Board of Directors
Robert E. Watson
Robert E. Watson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Mr. Watson has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare information technology industry as a CEO, board member and advisor to multiple companies.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Watson was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of DocuSys, Inc., a leading provider of anesthesia information systems that was acquired by Merge Healthcare Inc. in March 2010. Immediately prior to joining the Company Mr. Watson was engaged as a consultant to several venture capital firms and growth stage healthcare companies.
Prior to joining DocuSys, he was Executive Vice President of Business Development of Concuity, a healthcare division of Trintech, Plc. Before that position, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director at Concuity Inc, which was acquired by Trintech, Plc. in December 2006.
Prior to joining Concuity in 2001, Watson was acting Chief Executive Officer of HealthTrac Corporation, Vice President and General Manager at Cerner Corporation while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of its IQHealth business unit and has been the founder or senior executive of several successful healthcare organizations throughout his career. Mr. Watson was a director of Satori Labs, Inc. which was sold to Quality Systems, Inc. in 2011.
Jonathan R. Phillips
Jonathan R. Phillips, has been a Director of the Company since May 2005 and was appointed Chairman of the Board effective May 27, 2009.
Mr. Phillips is the founder and Managing Director of Healthcare Growth Partners, a provider of strategic and financial advisory services to healthcare technology companies. Mr. Phillips has completed nearly 60 transactions at HGP for over $1 billion in aggregate value. HGP was recognized in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for 2012 and 2013.
Prior to founding Healthcare Growth Partners, Mr. Phillips was a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at William Blair and Company. Prior to William Blair, Mr. Phillips served in various roles in the healthcare practice of Deloitte Consulting where he provided strategic consulting to healthcare providers and other organizations.
Mr. Phillips serves on the Boards of Vivify Health, Conversio Health and Lightbeam Health Solutions. Mr. Phillips also serves on the nonprofit Board of the Ray Graham Association where he is a member of the Finance Committee.
Andrew L. Turner
Andrew L. Turner, has been a Director of the Company since November 2006.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of privately held Trinity Healthcare Systems, LLC, an operator of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities founded by Mr. Turner in 2009.
Mr. Turner has also been a director of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company, since 1997, where he has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and the Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Turner was elected Chairman of the Board at Watson in 2008.
Since 1994, Mr. Turner has also served as a director of The Sports Club Company, Inc., an upscale workout public company. From 1989 until August 2000, Mr. Turner served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., a health care services provider. Mr. Turner received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Political Science from The Ohio State University in 1970.
Mr. Turner’s experience in executive management in the health care and a variety of other industries allows him to provide the Board of Directors with different perspectives in managing and growing the Company’s business and developing the Company’s strategic direction. Mr. Turner’s service as a director of several other publicly held companies and on their different committees facilitates his ability to bring leadership to the Board with respect to its various committees.
Edward J. VonderBrink, CPA
Mr. VonderBrink has been a Director of the Company since May 2005.
He is the retired Southeast Area Managing Partner of Grant Thornton LLP, Certified Public Accountants. Mr. VonderBrink began his career with Grant Thornton in 1967, became a partner in 1977, and served in such capacity until his retirement in 1999. He then became Director of the Entrepreneurial Center of Xavier University, in Cincinnati, OH from 2000 to 2004. He is currently an independent consultant to closely held businesses with emphasis on strategic planning.
Mr. VonderBrink is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. VonderBrink received his BSBA in accounting from Xavier University in 1966 and his Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University in 1968.
Mr. VonderBrink’s financial and accounting expertise are valuable attributes for his position as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. His experiences as a leader of a large organization, coupled with his work with smaller businesses and strategic planning, further qualifies him in general to be an effective Director of the Company. The Company’s Board of Directors has determined that Mr. VonderBrink is an audit committee financial expert under SEC and NASDAQ standards.
Michael K. Kaplan
Michael K. Kaplan brings more than twenty years of healthcare experience as an operator, acquirer, venture investor, board member, consultant, and investment banker.
Prior to founding Altos Health Management, Mr. Kaplan was a partner at Three Arch Partners, a venture capital firm focused on healthcare. He was involved with 18 portfolio companies during nearly a decade at Three Arch.
Before joining Three Arch Partners, Mr. Kaplan was an operating executive at Blue Shield of California where he had a variety of roles, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, Regional Chief Executive for Northern California, and Vice President of Business Transformation.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kaplan was a Senior Manager in consulting for APM Incorporated/CSC Healthcare and a Financial Analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated.
Mr. Kaplan received a BS in Business Administration with High Honors from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Allen Moseley has been a director of the company since August 2012.
Mr. Moseley has served as a General Partner at Noro Moseley Partners (NMP) since 1998 and leads the firm’s healthcare practice focused primarily in healthcare information technology, healthcare and medical devices. He currently represents NMP on the boards of various healthcare vendors, including Streamline Health.
Prior to joining NMP, Allen was in the corporate finance group at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, an investment banking firm previously owned by Citigroup and most recently acquired by SunTrust. Allen worked extensively in the healthcare and business services industries, advising on a number of initial public offerings, M&A transactions and private placements. He was also involved in R-H Capital Partners, the private equity investment arm of the firm. Previously, Allen held investment banking positions with Bowles Hollowell Conner & Company and Merrill Lynch & Co.
Allen currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Research Alliance and the Technology Association of Georgia. He was recently Chairman of Venture Atlanta and Chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia. Allen received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Michael Valentine has been a Director of the Company since October 2012.
Mr. Valentine has served as the CEO of Netsmart since May 2011. Prior to that position, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cerner Corporation. He held a succession of business ownership roles during his 13 years at Cerner.
Prior to his role as COO, he maintained ownership of all client delivery and relationships for Cerner’s worldwide operations. This included serving as a driving force behind the advancements made in the predictable delivery of Cerner’s solutions to its clients—most notably the standardization and centralization of Cerner’s delivery mechanisms. Additionally, under his leadership, Cerner advanced its solutions through innovations with key client partners and other strategic partners.
Prior to joining Cerner, Mr. Valentine started and managed a Midwest-based technology solutions and services company. Before that, he was an executive in telecommunications and technology industry groups for seven years at Andersen Consulting.
Mr. Valentine earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Kansas State University.