Named one of the DC-area's Top Association Tech Gurus by Trending 40 in 2016, Rick Bawcum is the CEO / Founder of Cimatri, a professional services firm specializing in association and healthcare IT.
He serves multiple clients as their virtual CIO and strategic technology leader. He has been a member of the leadership team in organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. Rick has a proven track record as member of the senior management team, consultant, and board advisor.
His accomplishments as a technology thought leader includes development of the long-range technology plan for Verizon Wireless, chief technology officer of software firms with major clients in the pharmaceutical industry, development of an association-focused managed services practice, and most recently, an entrepreneurial venture focused on cloud, internet of things, and security as a service for associations and healthcare clients.
Rick is a certified information security professional, and regular speaker on disruptive technologies ranging from the Internet of Things to Cloud adoption.
Rick has balanced his career across corporate leadership, entrepreneurial pursuits, and consulting engagements which has provided a unique perspective on transformation via disruptive technologies. His early career as a machine-level programmer provided a solid technical foundation while nurturing his interest in organization effectiveness and strategic planning.
His network includes technology thought leaders, venture capitalists, and educators. Rick is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Society of Information Managers (SIM).