Kevin Charest

Chief Information Security Officer 

Dr. Kevin Charest joins Accumulus Synergy as the Chief Information Security Officer. As a member of the technology leadership team, Kevin is responsible for all aspects of the information security program and enterprise technology initiatives.

Prior to joining the Accumulus team, Kevin served in a number of entrepreneurial and senior executive positions in the private sector. Most recently, he acted as both the CISO and Chief Technology Officer for HITRUST, the leading healthcare security compliance framework. Kevin held similar positions at the BlueCross BlueShield family of companies and UnitedHealth Group. Before moving back to the private sector, he served as CISO for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was directly responsible for the HHS cybersecurity technology portfolio. Kevin’s leadership in technology applications, innovation, and security were instrumental to the development of numerous products and services.

Dr. Charest holds a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity from Capella University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Arkansas. He is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.