Carl Ascenzo - PMP, GDPR F, CSXF

A career emphasizing project, program and portfolio management including executive positions with Aetna, PwC and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Expert in leading complex, matrix teams while being accountable for all aspects of project delivery. Uses perspectives gained as a customer, technology vendor and professional service provider to develop comprehensive plans and resolve issues to deliver challenging mission critical initiatives.




CyberSecurity Program & Project Management - Principal

2015 - Present

Most recently completed a GDPR remediation for a U.K. private equity firm and a data protection assessment & strategy for a pharma company. Ran a multi-year Program Management Office and hands-on managed 24 cyber security projects for a global Fortune 500 financial services company. Solutions delivered addressed  information classification, malware detection, data loss prevention, incident response, cloud monitoring, user entity behavior analytics, identity access management, digital rights, threat intelligence, threat and vulnerability management, security operations.



Ascention Consulting - Principal

2008 - Present

Specializing in managing programs and projects to deliver new business capabilities in the healthcare, insurance and financial services industries. Additionally provided go-to market assistance to early stage and mid-sized IT companies. Served as a Director and Chairman of CaseNet (a provider of care management software), a Director of Cyber Inspectors (a cyber security consultancy) and on the Executive Advisory Council of Ticonderoga Capital.



Social Wealth, Inc. - Chief Operating Officer

SocialWellth is a digital health optimization company, offering a gateway to enable sponsors (health plans and self-insured employers) to connect and deliver best in breed healthcare and balanced living digital interventions to members. 



NewVantage Partners, LLC - General Partner, Practice Leader

NewVantage is a premier consultancy that helps Fortune 1000 executives leverage the power of their information assets including how to capitalize on Big Data.



Virtusa, Inc. - Vice President, Head of Global Healthcare Solutions

An IT services provider, the healthcare business unit included all industry verticals. Responsibilities included strategy, service offerings, alliances, marketing, revenue, profitability and client satisfaction. 



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts - Senior Vice preseident and Chief information Officer

Responsible for the company’s information technology strategy, architecture, security, development, and operations. Scaled IT capabilities to support exponential increase in membership and recognized with numerous awards for the innovative use of technology.



PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Partner, Practice Director

Responsible for the profitability of a regional IT consulting practice serving all market segments. Accountable for all facets of the business including marketing, sales, service delivery, risk, HR and finance.



Aetna - Vice President, Aetna Health Plans – Information Technology

Delivered new systems for Aetna Health Plans including customer service, data interchange, physician practice management, nurse clinical decision support and the federal CHAMPUS program.