San Diego-based healthcare security provider MedCrypt Inc. announces that Jeffrey Polizzotto has joined the company as senior vice president (SVP) of business development. Polizzotto brings more than 20 years of executive-level healthcare, consulting, and global technology experience, leading market strategy, business development, and strategic partnerships for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, GE Healthcare, GreatCall, and AMN Healthcare. 

“What stood out most about Jeff is his previous experience in breaking in and scaling into new markets and how methodical and consistent his approach to market strategy and building relationships is,” says MedCrypt CEO Mike Kijewski. “As we see cybersecurity in healthcare resonating more strongly among device vendors, regulators and patients alike, we are presented with more opportunities to leverage this industry-wide momentum.”

“I was eager to join a team that’s leading the charge in understanding key cybersecurity challenges and vulnerabilities for device manufacturers and healthcare systems,” says Polizzotto. “I love the challenge of strategizing in an open field environment, and helping build an emerging technology company for the betterment of healthcare at large. I’m excited to develop, deploy and evangelize innovative solutions that change the narrative around cybersecurity with the MedCrypt team.”

At MedCrypt, Polizzotto will develop a formal sales process, build the customer pipeline, establish long-term client relationships, drive revenue growth, and grow the company’s business development team. Polizzotto’s expertise with marketing, messaging, business development, and sales will enable MedCrypt to crystalize and communicate its value proposition and key benefits to approaching the challenge of medical device cybersecurity.

Polizzotto joins a team of new executives that include industry veteran Axel Wirth, chief security officer, and Vidya Murthy, vice president of operations.