Our Story

In 2002, ComplyAssistant began as a security and compliance consulting company, managing HIPAA compliance for healthcare organizations. With years of hands-on experience performing security risk assessments, we learned what was truly needed for a structured software solution.

Today, we’re a nimble GRC software company, focused on the highest-quality technology and customer service. If it’s a single assessment project, or building your security and compliance strategy from the ground up, we’ve got you covered.

Focused

We’re not a big, difficult-to-navigate technology organization. Small, but mighty, we focus on our core business of providing high-quality software and consulting for security and compliance.

Agile

We listen. We adapt. It’s actually one of our favorite things about our job. Using the Agile Method, we can quickly shift and modify our structured software solution based on what we hear from our clients.

Caring

We care for you like family. Seriously. We aim to build close relationships with our clients because it’s the best way to help them get where they want to be. That’s why our very first client is still with us today.

Leadership

Gerry Blass

Gerry Blass, President and CEO

In 2002, once serving as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a major healthcare system in New Jersey, Gerry knew he had a problem to solve. After years of manually documenting assessments and trying to keep track of thousands of pieces of data, it was time to build a better solution.

Using his real-life experience as a CISO and healthcare compliance consultant, Gerry worked with his team to create a structured, automated tool that would work for healthcare compliance and other verticals.

Today, ComplyAssistant provides GRC software and service solutions to over 100 healthcare organizations, with a focus on cybersecurity and compliance frameworks and regulations, including HIPAA-HITECH-OMNIBUS, PCI, HITRUST, OSHA, Accreditation, OIG Medicare and Medicaid, Conflict of Interest, and other federal and state healthcare regulations.

Gerry currently chairs the NJ HIMSS Privacy, Security and Compliance Committee and participates in national and local chapter events that include NY, NJ and Delaware Valley.

Gerry regularly writes for healthcare compliance and health IT publications. He’s an active member, contributor and speaker at industry association events with HIMSS, HFMA, AITP, NCHICA, NJPCA, NJAMHAA and HCCA.

Find Gerry on LinkedIn, and check out his group HIPAA 411.

James Schroeder

James Schroeder, VP Software Engineering

A trained computer scientist and self-proclaimed “nerd,” James helped build ComplyAssistant’s proprietary GRC software from the ground up. Motivated to develop a technological solution that could be applied to security and compliance for healthcare, James joined the team in 2009.

Building on his prior software engineering experience at Garmin, TuneCore and Songtrust, James was able to bring a focus on high-quality software development to ComplyAssistant. He and his team continuously listen to the market and to customers, and use the Agile Method to implement new features and alter the user interface to suit client needs.

James graduated magna cum laude from Stony Brook University with a bachelor's degree in computer science. An outdoor enthusiast, James takes time away from the computer screen to cycle in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

Find James on LinkedIn.

Ken J. Reiher

Ken J. Reiher, VP Operations

With more than 17 years of consulting and management experience in healthcare, Ken knows how quickly things can shift. Ken’s prior work in revenue cycle, finance, corporate compliance and auditing helped him build relationships to develop strategies and facilitate required change.

Today, Ken wears quite a few hats at ComplyAssistant. He manages business operations, supports consulting engagements, assists with product development and supports client engagement. He listens to client needs, and works hand-in-hand with the software development team to create solutions that work for the modern needs of security and compliance in healthcare and other verticals.

Ken earned both his BS and MBA degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison. Today, Ken contributes to various industry publications, and is affiliated with HIMSS (NJ, NY, Delaware Valley and National), NJPCA, NJAMHAA and HFMA (NJ and National).

Find Ken on LinkedIn.

Bob Pagnotta

Bob Pagnotta, Strategic Advisor

With more than 40 years of executive experience in healthcare, Bob now serves as a strategic advisor to the ComplyAssistant team. As the founder and manager of a variety of companies focused on computer services, consulting and Medicaid eligibility, Bob has served more than 400 clients across the country.

Partnerships

You don’t have to go it alone. ComplyAssistant is here to help you build and maintain a governance, risk and compliance strategy for the long term. Contact Us Today