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Dino Price

"The bend in the road is a deadend
if you don't know how to turn.


I have extraordinary zeal for communication, clarity, and purpose. I deliver Fractional Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) Services and author policies and procedures to facilitate compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, avoid risk, and improve workplace security, safety, and health.

I am a HiTrust Practitioner and Compliance Manager passionate for helping companies become and remain compliant with local, state, and federal policies and regulations, avoid risk, and improve workplace security, safety, and health. I have successfully led many state and federal attestations, including HiTrust, SOC, and others.


  • Compliance Floorplanning & Strategies
  • Risk Assessments & Third Party Risk Assessments
  • Contract Audits - Examination & Assessment
  • Policy, Procedures, Governing Document(s) Development
  • Cybersecurity Training Programs
  • HiTrust Certified CSF Practitioner, Readiness & Prep
  • FedRAMP & TXRAMP Assessment Preparation
  • SOC Preparation & Assessment
  • HIPAA Compliance Audits
  • PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Operational Technology (OT) Controls & SCADA Systems
  • AWS Cloud IT Risk & Compliance

Professional Development

  • Compliance Systems Managment, Cornell University
  • Legal Studies, University of North Texas
  • HiTrust CSF Practitioner
  • Amazon's Cloud IT Compliance Program Management
  • BAAS in Computer Science & Cybersecurity, University of North Texas, 2024
  • A.A.S in Artificial Intelligence at HCC, 2024
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Public Health, CCAF, Community College of the Air Force


  • Structures process improvement strategies to define, implement and continuously improve processes that increase delivery and operational efficiency.
  • Stakeholder management – interface with and influence stakeholders, balancing business needs vs. technical constraints and driving clarity in ambiguous situations.
  • Operational Excellence – monitor metrics and program health, anticipate and clear blockers, and manage escalations.
  • Authors’ policies, procedures, and governance documents to comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Socializing governance across multi-disciplined team members.
  • Authors’ tailored technical and non-technical governance documents across various formats, channels and audiences.
  • Develops Corrective Action Plans, Extensive Business Continuity and Disaster Response and Recovery Plans, & Efficient Risk Assessments and Mitigation Plans

Sept 2022 - Dec 2022

OT SCADA Policy Development

Southwestern Energy Company, Houston Texas

Three-month contract to develope thirty eight polices and procedures for Operational Technology (SCADA Environment) & OT/IT Operational Policies and related governing documents for its OT SCADA environment adhering to NIST.SP.800-82r3 Guide to Operational Technology (OT).

Mar 2020 to Sep 2022

Governance Risk & Compliance Manager

Cedar Gate Technologies, Houston Texas

Healthcare Governance Risk & Compliance Policy Manager for a healthcare management company reporting to the COO, CIO, In-House Counsel, and CISO. Interfaced with and influenced stakeholders, balancing business needs vs. technical constraints and driving clarity in ambiguous situations., and was responsible for crafting the company's first Governance Risk & Compliance program under NIST Controls and HIPAA Security Standards. Achieved the company's first and second HiTrust v9.3 Validated Certification Assessment, and subsequent annual recertification.

Jul 2018 - Present

Publisher & Editor

Texas Book Publishers Association, Houston Texas

Part-time Managing Editor & Publisher for a non-profit book publishing company to negotiate and acquires new titles and teach independent publishers and self-published authors essential writing/editing/marketing skills. As well as writing, editing, and proofing manuscripts, abstracts, and proposals.

Apr 2013 to May 2018

Publisher & Editor

John Hardy Publishing, Houston Texas

Acquisitions Editor and Publisher for Texas historical non-fiction and true crime books and novels and the Managing Editor for 6 imprints with a $1.2 million budget. Negotiated print and distribution contracts and increased sales revenues by an average of 165% annually to positive cash flow within two years, and innovated business development services for authors and bookstores. Reducing overhead by 43% and maintained a growth rate of 18%.

Mar 2004 to Jan 2013

Owner, Director of Business Development

Ballyhoo Inc, Houston Texas

Produced 19 social media web pages with 248,000 total followers, 1,243,000-page views, and over 43,600 unique visitors per month with a 12% annual growth rate. Built foundations for 16 Influencer campaigns, attracting tens of thousands of followers and brand-loyal customers each month, and developed the Sales and Marketing Tradeshow, "BALLYPALOOZA."

Aug 2000 to Jan 2004

Technology Editor

Oklahoma Small Business News, Oklahoma City, OK

Part-time Manager and Editor for two columns for a local weekly 26-page paper focused on state and regional business, politics, capital events, and technology. I helped increase circulation by 600% to 26,000, gaining a 3 to 5 pass-through rate and revenue by 250%. Co-hosted weekly 1-hour Oklahoma Small Business radio program, reaching 120,000 listeners each week. Increased net revenues by 80%.

Aug 1997 to Oct 2004

Business Developer & Database System Architect

ACCUDAQ, Oklahoma City, OK

Architected and developed SQL database applications, DB2, dBase III-IV, & PARADOX for telcos, cell phone providers, banks and financial institutions, real estate management, retail franchise operations, and construction projects. Developed the PERKULATOR on Microsoft ASP.NET & MS SQL, a Knowledge Management System, and provided technical documentation architecture and content in XML DITA Open Toolkit for HTML5, Microsoft Compiled HTML Help, Markdown, XSL, Ant, and XSL-FO.

May 1985 to Aug 1997

Public Health Technologist

US Air Force, Worldwide

Managed Occupational and Public Health operations worldwide, investigating and reporting Occupational illnesses/injuries and compliance issues to OSHA and EPA authorities, inspecting hazardous storage facilities and maintenance, nuclear maintenance, and transfer facilities in compliance with the Dept of Energy. Supervised Public Health and Sanitation inspections and investigations of public facilities, food service operations, swimming pools, water treatment plants, and hotels for compliance with USDA and FDA guidelines and was instrumental in implementing HACCP Certification process for the Air Force. Directed and trained personnel on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and localized epidemics; authored and published over 120 agency operating procedures and technical manuals covering Occupational and Public Health management and inspections and training manuals.


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Dino Price has a brilliant mind and a gift of beautiful orchestration of the english vocabulary. As we have worked together through HITRUST requirements and submissions, It has been an honor to work with Dino professionally while witnessing his outstanding works of art. Professionally in his realm of work, he is second to none. So if your organization needs a talented writer whether for organizational policy writing or regulatory compliance, rest assured... You found your man.

Erich Horst, CISSP SSCP ECIH Engineer, Information Security and Risk, Cardinal Health
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I worked closely with Dino at Cedar Gate Technologies for close to a year. During that time, Dino consistently exhibited an incredible work ethic and proved to be a person of high character. Dino’s vast knowledge of HiTrust, governance and compliance were critical contributions to the successful completions of two major enterprise wide IT projects that I personally managed.

David Howley, PMO SR PPM, Southwest Enery
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He authored and managed Cedar Gate’s policies and procedures which were certified under HiTrust v9.2 controls for our governance program. His experience and unique qualifications are the foundations of Cedar Gate’s GRC Program. He has recently completed and delivered a flawless HiTrust Interim Assessment for 2021, and a new HiTrust Assessment under v9.3, and Cedar Gate’s first SOC II, Type II Assessment. I have been constantly amazed with Dino’s performance and quality of his work. It is characteristic of Dino to produce impeccable instruments, documents, and work products.

Oscar Jones CISO, Ceder Gate Technologies
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Dino is incredibly reliable, hard working and kind. He is honest and completes tasks at hand, while keeping deadlines a priority. I highly recommend Dino.

Emily Minnis Business Development Manager, Korn Ferry
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Dino is a great person and a very hard worker. Throughout the time working with him was a pleasure. Professionally his Policy and Procedure writing was amazing. His skills and knowledge around HITrust were also astounding. Being able to go in and out of the processes and controls, really made our project go swimmingly well. Dino would be a great addition to any team.

Sam Kersey IT Director at Global Healthcare Alliance

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"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking"
—Charles Marshall