Drummond Group is 

an accredited lab and certification body

for HHS under ONC that provides high-level testing services for software developers in the healthcare space, as well as in other industries. Through our test offerings—auditing, quality assurance, conformance testing, customer software test lab services, software certification, web services tests, interoperability testing, and more—we give your EHR, Practice Management system, point-of-sale software, and other platforms the credibility they need to sell.

Test Offerings
  • Auditing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Conformance Testing
  • Customer Software
  • Software Certification
  • Web Services Tests
  • Interoperability Testing
  • More
The Faces You’ve Been Waiting For

Meet our Management Team

Brian Gibb


Brian Gibb is responsible for leading Drummond Group and shaping it’s strategic direction. In this role, he collaborates with clients, industry communities, and standards organizations to understand emerging business challenges and to develop compliance and certification solutions that drive security, interoperability, and financial results across entire value chains. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Amberton University.

He has a strong understanding of the business value of interoperable standards and independent certification and has actively contributed within the standards community for nearly 30 years. Brian joined the Drummond Group in 2016 after developing and managing the market leading Business-to-Business integration and Managed File Transfer software portfolios at Sterling Commerce and then with the IBM Corporation. During this period, he also led the Standards and Certification function ensuring product interoperability through close interactions with Drummond Group since 1999.

Doug Ochs

VP Operations

Lisa Palmer

Principal, Health IT Testing & Certification

Lisa Palmer has a Master’s Degree in Health Care Law from Loyola Law school. She's uniquely qualified for her role with Drummond, having worked on the both the developer side and the compliance side of the HealthIT equation. She's also worked as a compliance manager in the health insurance world and previously as Drummond’s Surveillance Director, which gives her a nuanced perspective into healthcare compliance and its delivery system.

Lisa’s work is focused on making a positive impact on patient care, not just testing software systems, but working with the developer community toward the greater goal of safer systems, better patient outcomes, and satisfied physicians who can spend more time with their patients.

If she's not out helping to make the Health IT world better, you can find her doing CrossFit, antiquing, watching Dallas Stars hockey, or walking her Doberman Pinscher. She lives in North Texas with her husband and son.

Aaron Gomez

Business Unit Leader - Supply Chain Security

As the Supply Chain Security Business Unit Leader for Drummond Group, Aaron Gomez has more than 30 years of experience in technology, software design, development, and project management. Gomez earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an emphasis on Digital Computer Design from California State University-Fullerton. He joined Drummond Group in 2002 as a principal in testing, interoperability, and certification.

In 2003, he was instrumental in overseeing the software design, development, and project management of Rik Drummond’s vision of InSitu®, Drummond Group’s patented Interoperability Test Automation System which has been in use for AS1, AS2, and AS3 Interoperability testing since 2004. In the health sector area, he was the primary lead in launching Drummond Group’s Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS) and electronic prescription of controlled substances (EPCS) Certification programs and continues to lead them. Gomez also leads the technical research activities and new opportunities to form the basis for strategic decisions alongside Brian Gibb.

Ken Rowe

HITRUST Business Unit Leader

With more than 25 years of experience in Information Security, Kenneth Rowe’s career includes past positions at Scottsdale Healthcare, Banner Good Samaritan, Boeing, Fannie Mae, and Wells Fargo. He has been involved extensively with compliance, auditing and security assurance.

He is just as comfortable at the Governance level with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), security policies, standards and operations, and a variety of compliance areas including HIPAA, HIPAA HITRUST, DEA EPCS, FERPA, FFIEC, GLBA, ISO 27001, ISO 27002, SAS 70, SSAE 16, PCI DSS and SOX. Ken is also skilled in the areas of penetration testing and computer forensics.

Ken received his received his Masters in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and his Bachelors in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University. Ken holds the following degrees and certifications: MBA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRMA, MCSE, MCT, CIPP, and HITRUST CCSFP.

Chris Nickerson

Business Unit Leader – Lares Consulting

Chris Nickerson, CEO of Lares, has spent the last 19 years of his career leading, inspiring, and sometimes irritating, the security industry. With Lares co-Founder Eric M. Smith, he created the unique methodology used at Lares to assess, implement, and manage information security realistically and effectively. Collaborating with a group of other InfoSec researchers, he founded the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and is working with the Red Team Alliance Training Collective to create a certification for Red Team Testing. He is one of the founders of the Security BSides conferences, he’s been a keynote, speaker, and/or trainer at more than fifty InfoSec conferences worldwide, including DEFCON, CyberWeek, and BlackHat. He’s a member and certification holder with ISACA, on the board of CREST, and holds CISSP, CISA, BS7799, and NSA IAM certifications. His book, Red Team Testing, is upcoming from Elsevier/Syngress. And despite all that, he is perhaps best known for his appearance on the TV show Tiger Team on TruTV, and his TED Talk, Hackers are all about curiosity, and security is just a feeling.

Sam Hinson

Business Unit Leader - PCI & Technical Risk Services


Want to work for us?

We’re currently looking for a few new team members – If you’re a passionate worker and think you have what it takes, send your resume and details to jobs@drummondgroup.com for all opportunities.

Current Openings:

Senior Security Assessor

View Opportunities

Contact Us

For general inquiries, contact 512-826-2938 or info2@drummondgroup.com.