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Hal Andrews, Chief Executive Officer
Hal Andrews is a successful entrepreneur and investor with more than two decades of experience founding, leading and growing a diverse set of healthcare businesses, including hospital companies, technology firms, start-up businesses and healthcare joint ventures. He previously served as CEO of Data Advantage, a healthcare information technology company acquired by Press Ganey. During his tenure at Data Advantage, he led the launch of the Hospital Value Index™, the first index to study the value of care delivered by U.S. hospitals to their patients.
Mr. Andrews was most recently co-founder of Mainland Morgan & Co, a holding company with interests in healthcare, information technology and real estate. Prior to founding Mainland Morgan, Mr. Andrews was managing director of The Martin Companies, where he was responsible for leading the firm's healthcare investment activities, including creation of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund. Mr. Andrews has had leadership roles at a number of healthcare companies, including Cogent Health (national hospitalist company); Essent Healthcare (hospital management); InPhact (first ASP model for digital radiology, now Evolved Digital Systems); and Arcon Healthcare (hospital management). He began his career as a hospital mergers and acquisition attorney with clients such as Columbia/HCA, HEALTHSOUTH, Surgical Care Affiliates and HealthTrust.
He currently serves on the boards of Care Team Connect, Shareable Ink and SurgiChart, as well as the advisory board of the Nashville Capital Network. Mr. Andrews previously served on the boards of Ascender Software (acquired by Matrix Medical Network) and Medify (acquired by Alliance Health Networks). Mr. Andrews earned undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University in history and real estate and is a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law.
Earl T. Winter, Founder
Mr. Winter has more than 25 years of experience building and growing businesses, new ventures and industry-level practices within the healthcare, electronic commerce, telecommunications, data networking, CRM and business process outsourcing industries. Previously, Mr. Winter spent eight years at Nortel Networks, where he was one of the founding members of the Meridian Norstar Division, considered to be Nortel's most successful new business launch. He spent over 10 years in electronic commerce and business process outsourcing at GE Information Services, Sterling Commerce, MSX and ClientLogic, where he built telecommunications, electronics and utilities practices. Mr. Winter also held the position of Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Telco Research, a telecommunications software company, where he was instrumental in growing the business from $17 million to $40 million, resulting in its sale and an increase of over 500 percent in stockholders' equity. While at Telco Research, Mr. Winter developed new Telco channels in North America and Europe and introduced a hosted services model to complement the company's software distribution model. He was also the executive in charge of European markets.
Irene Barron, Chief Operating Officer and Product Management Officer
An expert in her field, Ms. Barron has more than 25 years of experience in business office operations and revenue cycle management, with extensive knowledge of registration, insurance billing, collections and reimbursement, as well as overall monitoring and reporting of accounts receivable. Ms. Barron has been instrumental in developing and implementing policies and procedures in all aspects of the business office in order to keep up with the ever-changing healthcare industry. She began her career in the early 1980s as an insurance biller in a 200-bed facility, and quickly reached the level of Director of Patient Accounts and completed all modules of the HCA Business Office Management programs. She has served in a consulting capacity for Triad Hospitals in both the hospital and clinic settings, and she has successfully implemented central scheduling departments and upfront policies and procedures in order to maximize accuracy and upfront collections. Ms. Barron holds a degree in supervisory management technology and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Wilk Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Davis brings nearly two decades of experience as a senior technology executive to nTelagent's management team. Most recently he served as the Director of Internal Systems for ClientLogic Corporation, a leading international business process outsourcer in the contact center and fulfillment industry. Prior to that he was Vice President of Information Systems for ServiceZone, a top provider of outsourced call center services, including technical support, customer service and sales support (acquired by ClientLogic in 2004). At ServiceZone, Mr. Davis designed, implemented and supported server environments in multiple call center facilities and managed network staff, capital models and budgets. Prior to ServiceZone, Mr. Davis spent nine years at Gateway in various technical support and IT roles, most recently as a Senior Infrastructure Design Engineer.