Hospitals Attending

  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital
  • Jackson Health System
  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • Sutter Health
  • Adena Health System
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • USC Department of Public Safety
  • HSS/Henrico Doctors Hospital

Tarsus Direct

At Tarsus Direct our mission is to bring together Industry Leaders to build relationships that influence critical decision making by offering specific and relevant content and the ability to share best practices. It has become increasingly more challenging for industry providers to truly understand the unique and complex needs of their specific markets. We recognize this, which is why we have created the Industry Specific Direct Connections Summit Series.

Through our research we uncover vertical market best practices relative to the unique challenges they face. We then invite carefully selected solution providers and engaged end users to meet at an exclusive summit where the findings will be released.

Connecting Buyers and Sellers

Tarsus is focused on developing a business that facilitates relationships between buyers and sellers, helping them do business in their respective markets efficiently and profitably. One-on-one meetings offer a unique and unparalleled proposition for highly engaged interactions, and are particularly resilient in markets where personal relationships are so highly valued.

The connections and networking that take place at these events are strengthened and reinforced by online interaction, education, as well as the provision of market-leading publications and thought leadership conferences.


RD is Executive Vice President for the Tarsus Group (Ticker: TRS.L) and CEO of Tarsus Direct. Through his 28 year career, RD has become an expert developing communities that bring buyer and seller together. He has deep knowledge in growing events, education models, and sponsored/subscription businesses. RD has developed professional online media, research, event and education business across multiple industries. Prior to his current role, RD Whitney was CEO of the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) publisher of the “Security Directors Report” and partner with ASIS on the Landmark study “The United States Security Industry: Size and Scope, Insights, Trends, and Data” 

RD Whitney
Chief Executive Officer

Innovative and strategic Omnichannel marketer with over 20 years experience in multiple roles solving marketing challenges in an always on and evolving environment.

Specifically, Alyson has expertise in Integrated Digital Marketing Planning & Execution, Measurement & Analytics, Market Research, Audience Insight Research and Development, Training & Education, Team Building and Leadership.

Alyson Kaye
Chief Marketing Officer

Patrice has made a career in bringing together buyers and sellers in a variety of markets. Holding positions such as National Sales Manager at Diversified Communications, and Associate Publisher of Consulting Magazine, her predominant role has been connecting sellers to buyers via conference participation, lead generation marketing, event planning, integrated media campaigns, and consultative sales.

Patrice Hampson
Director Business Development

David is an experienced business leader, media executive and entrepreneur. He has started and developed numerous conferences and trade shows in a variety of professional and industry sectors.

He has played a key role in conferences for professionals in: Human resources, safety and health, investment management, corporate finance, accounting and technology.
He was employed by Thomson Corp. (now Thomson Reuters) where he held several senior positions including director and publisher. He specialized in introducing and growing new products. His sectors of emphasis included–banking, business, human resources, law and healthcare.

David Beck
Group Publisher and Research Director

Garett Seivold is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for nearly two decades. He has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. Since 1998, he has served as the principal writer and editor of Security Director’s Report, a monthly publication highlighting trends and best practices in corporate security management, and is the former editor of Environment of Care Leader, a twice monthly newsletter for healthcare safety and security professionals. He is a contributing writer for LP Magazine and authors branded content and sponsored editorial for a wide range of security service and technology companies. Seivold has authored dozens of survey-based research reports including: Physical Security Performance: Metrics, Benchmarks and ROI; Corporate Anti-Terrorism Benchmarks and Best Practices; Benchmark Report on Security Department Training Practices; Security Guard Firm Ratings & Benchmarks Report; Security Policies, Practices and Management Standards; and Security Salaries and Budgets Benchmarking Report. In addition, he has authored numerous best-practice manuals on crime prevention, disaster preparedness, and workplace violence, including: The Complete Guide to Managing Risks To—And From—The Mobile Workforce; Disaster Preparedness: The Guide to Building Business Resilience; Security Regulatory Compliance & Liability Prevention Manual; and Master Guide to Workplace Violence: Threats, Prevention, Policies & Best Practices. He grew up outside Baltimore, Md., graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and currently resides in Indian Wells, California.

Garett Seivold

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