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Donna Grindle / Kardon Compliance
Founder & President
After 30 years in IT, Donna Grindle has seen a lot of changes. As a self-professed techno-nerd, she has been thrilled to test out new tech as it has come along. Donna started in Healthcare IT as a programmer for Atlanta based, Millard-Wayne, Inc. in 1987. When the company was acquired in 1997, Donna was Vice President of Operations.
In 1999, Donna formed the technology consulting firm, Kardon Group, LLC, with her now wife and business partner Karla Kreitner. Today, doing business as Kardon Compliance, they help companies manage their HIPAA compliance programs.
Donna is also a speaker, blogger, and podcaster on topics concerning HIPAA compliance as well as technology and cybersecurity for small business. Donna and Karla are active in a variety of community organizations such as For The Kid, Health Initiative, Atlanta Independent Women’s Network, and more. They live in the Tucker area with their sheltie, Chantz.
Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (Host) / bbr Marketing
Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk has been a member of the creative and marketing services community for over 20 years and does not appear to be leaving it anytime soon. As president of bbr marketing, she has relished the challenges of entrepreneurship as she worked to grow and nurture a new business. Since the firm’s inception in 2009, Bonnie has led the young company to become widely recognized and respected within the professional services marketing niche, with award-winning client websites and an outstanding history of business success having worked with clients in 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces.