ROBERT CAPINJOLA:
 
ALEX BURKULAS




 
 
 
 
 
President and Founder of TruArx in Farmington Hills. TruArx provides cost-effective, easy-to-implement IT governance, risk, and compliance systems. Founded in 2001, the company also has offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Nashville; and Washington, D.C. In 2005 TruArx expanded its offerings to include health care consulting by acquiring a company with nationally recognized expertise in health care regulatory compliance and HIPAA. TruArx recently completed a merger with Texas-based TruComply to enhance its tools and technology with the web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model. TruComply brings additional expertise in payment card industry compliance management and functionality that is complementary to the TruArx product suite. Even in the current economy, TruArx has experienced continued revenue growth with TruComply. TruArx expects to more than double SaaS revenue in 2009, making SaaS the majority of TruArx revenues for the first time. Capinjola has more than 15 years of experience in network security sales, management, and consulting. Prior to founding TruArx, Capinjola was a vice president at Internet Security Systems (ISS) where he directed managed security service sales, consulting, and implementation teams. He also supervised field operations in the central United States. Before ISS, Capinjola was a partner at Netrex Secure Solutions. He helped clients design enterprise and managed security systems and managed the company's Eastern U.S. field operations. Heís involved in the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Computer Security Institute (CSI). Capinjola received his bachelorís degree in business administration from Oakland University.


WHERE BORN: "Pontiac."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "My family. I had seven brothers and sisters, all older than me. I learned to work as a team member, how to resolve conflicts, and how to negotiate with others. That experience applies in the real world from a business standpoint and helped me be successful."

LAST BOOK READ: "The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr. It discusses how Edison made major technology advances that are now mainstream and commodities. History repeats itself and we take technology for granted today.Ē

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Competitive, hard-working, committed, motivated, not a quitter, and compassionate."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Weíre in IT governmental risk and compliance, a relatively new concept. Organizations feel and have demonstrated they can leverage such technology. A growing number of organizations are struggling to comply with increased regulation while balancing and implementing industry best practices that can significantly reduce risks and exposures. All of these organizations have limited budgets and resources to effectively manage compliance and risk. TruComply can reduce the regulatory burden that they face. Itís a proper alignment of spending and automates a lot of components, making it faster and more collaborative, as well."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My most liked and most used is my iPod. I love music."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Rome, Italy, because thereís so much history, and Iíd split it with Ireland, because Iím a big golf lover."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Golf, softball, coaching baseball, listening to many different kinds of music."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Sushi and anything seafood-related."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "It wouldnít be playing video games against my kids. Iím very good at home improvements, construction, and working with power tools."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As someone who is always willing to help someone in need."