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Rafael Maldonado, Former NADA Executive and IT Expert with Decades of Leadership Experience, Joins Accelerate2Compliance Advisory Board

May 21, 2024

Accelerate2Compliance (A2C), the leading provider of information security compliance solutions for the automotive, RV, powersports, and marine industries, proudly announces the addition of Rafael Maldonado to its advisory board.

Maldonado, Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and former Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), brings over 30 years of experience in IT leadership in both private and public sectors. Maldonado’s strategic expertise in technology and cybersecurity will be invaluable in furthering A2C’s mission of helping companies achieve FTC privacy compliance.

“I am delighted to join Accelerate2Compliance’s advisory board,” said Maldonado. “A2C sets a high standard in simplifying security compliance for businesses, and I am eager to contribute as they provide innovative solutions in this evolving regulatory landscape.”

Maldonado’s extensive background also includes serving as global director of IT for ContourGlobal, among other notable leadership roles in the technology sector. He holds an M.B.A. from the Jack Welch Management Institute and a B.S. in computer information systems from Strayer University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rafael to our advisory board,” said Greg Pfleider, CEO of A2C. “His experience is second to none, and his experience at NADA will be invaluable as we work to support dealers in achieving and maintaining compliance. I know his strategic insights will complement our already stellar team of experts on the board.”

A2C simplifies the complexities of data privacy and compliance, offering a cloud-based subscription software that streamlines processes and equips businesses with tools to safeguard against security threats while addressing compliance requirements. In addition to Maldonado, other members of the A2C advisory board include Marguerite Watanabe, President of Connections Insights, and Rich Zellner, Founder of Automotive Resource Group, together providing over 80 years of dealership experience.

For more information about Accelerate2Compliance and its information security compliance solutions, visit

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