FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Akron, Ohio – WillCo Tech, a leading provider of CyberSTAR, the premier cyber workforce expertise management platform serving the federal government and defense industrial base, is proud to announce the latest addition to its Board of Advisors: Rick Piña, the esteemed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Inspired Solutions.
Rick Piña brings a wealth of experience and expertise to WillCo Tech, having commenced his illustrious career in the United States Army. He served for 25 years, culminating his tenure in the Pentagon as the Army’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Following his distinguished military service, Mr. Piña joined Worldwide Technology (WWT), where he significantly contributed over eight years in various roles, including as the Chief Technology Advisor for the Public Sector and the AVP of Advisory Services for the Public Sector. His leadership at WWT involved guiding federal, state, and academic institutions through complex technology solutions, ranging from data and digital strategy to AI/ML platforms and multi-cloud architectures.
Recognized for his leadership, Mr. Piña has been honored by FedScoop as one of the Best Bosses in Federal IT and named among the 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in technology in the United States by HITEC. His commitment extends beyond professional spheres, as he and his wife Isabella actively contribute to non-profit initiatives, mainly focusing on serving the underprivileged in the Caribbean.
Holding an M.B.A. and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trident University, Rick Piña is also a distinguished member of the U.S. Army Signal Regiment and a recipient of the Signal Corps Regimental Association’s Silver Order of Mercury award.
“Rick’s extensive experience in technology, operations, and revenue generation, coupled with his profound understanding of the federal and defense sectors, makes him an invaluable asset to WillCo Tech,” said WillCo Tech President Marling Engle. “His addition to our advisory board is a significant step in our ongoing efforts to refine and expand our services within the DoD and defense industrial base, enhancing our contributions to national cyber security.”
CyberSTAR, a flagship product of WillCo Tech, is deployed across several agencies and notably supports over 1.2 million users in the U.S. Army.
“I am thrilled to join the Advisory Board of WillCo Tech,” said Rick Piña. “It’s a privilege to be part of an organization at the forefront of addressing critical cyber workforce challenges. I look forward to contributing to WillCo’s mission in empowering the cyber workforce and advancing the human element of cyber security.”
About WillCo Tech
Founded in 2005, WillCo Tech enhances national security and force readiness for military and commercial enterprises by providing a suite of software capabilities related to the human element of cybersecurity.
For more than 15 years, WillCo Tech’s proprietary CyberSTAR™ platform has served and continues to serve as the largest cybersecurity compliance and readiness platform utilized by the federal government and the Department of Defense (DoD). White-label branded as ATCTS (Army Training & Certification Tracking System) by the U.S. Army, WillCo Tech has a long history of supporting large DoD deployments. With an expanding user base that includes federal agencies and other defense contractors, CyberSTAR is the premier cyber workforce platform.
CyberSTAR™ automates the monitoring, management, and alerting for cyber workforce credentials and compliance and is the only DoDD 8140-compliant platform contracted for use within the Department of Defense. The platform includes an online assessment tool to map personnel qualifications to DoD-designated categories, specialty areas, and roles.
For more information about WillCo Tech and its Advisory Board, please visit https://www.willcotech.com.
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