Dania Beach, FL – April 13, 2023 – IntelePeer, a leading Communications Automation provider, today announced Gary Starling has been named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). With more than 20 years of domestic and multi-national IT and information security experience, Gary will streamline complex IT and security solutions across all of IntelePeer’s business units, steering the company to develop a high-performance security team in opposition to new and emerging threats.
“We could not be more excited for Gary’s advancement at the company,” said IntelePeer President and CEO Frank Fawzi. “His experience and reputation for working collaboratively with all departments at IntelePeer to build information security awareness programs designed for employees make him a valuable asset to IntelePeer. Information security is essential to IntelePeer in providing industry-leading communications automation and Gary will further position us as trusted advisors for customers and partners eager to leverage our latest offerings.”
Starling has been with IntelePeer for two years, recently serving as its Vice President of IT & Security. In this role, he developed and led cross-departmental teams and was responsible for policy, operations and strategy for its Information Technology and Information Security units. He also led IntelePeer’s compliance program, successfully achieving SOC 2 Type 2, PCI and HIPPA compliance alongside critical security and compliance initiatives.
Prior to IntelePeer, he worked with the University of Denver, holding several positions, including interim CIO, assistant vice chancellor of IT infrastructure and CISO, where he introduced and guided its over 4,000 employees across 14 locations toward the adoption of emergent technologies. He was also director of global IT, Networks and Security for EchoStar/Hughes Network Systems, responsible for NOC/SOC operations in Europe and the United States. Additionally, he served as Avionics Communications Systems Specialist in the US Airforce and as Telecommunications Specialist, Tech Control for NORAD. Starling earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Colorado Technical University and a master’s in information systems management from Capella University.
“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and am eager to continue my journey with IntelePeer,” said Starling. “In this current age of new and emerging technology, like generative AI, I see many opportunities to collaborate with the great minds on the IntelePeer team to improve the existing systems, policies and procedures to surpass industry security standards.”
For information about IntelePeer products and services, visit: www.intelepeer.com.
IntelePeer helps customers communicate better, faster and smarter, through its Communications Automation Platform. Our low- and no-code solutions provide customers with simple, easy-to-use tools that can be utilized by anyone. Powering automation through AI and analytics, IntelePeer provides industry-leading time-to-value and rapid time to improved customer experiences with solutions that work seamlessly with existing business software and infrastructure.