Richard is an accomplished entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and investor who has founded, scaled, or transformed a number of healthcare information technology companies in his 25-year career. With a unique blend of healthcare domain expertise, business sense, and technical acumen, Richard has led in a broad range of disciplines across those organizations including product management, product development, delivery and implementation, client experience, marketing, sales, information technology, and operations.
Some of Richard’s more visible ventures include Integrated Medical Networks, funded by Oracle, and acquired by QuadraMed Corp.; the industry leading healthcare interoperability solution Cloverleaf, acquired by Lawson Software, and subsequently acquired by Infor; and CareMedic Systems, which was acquired by United Health Group, and now forms the foundation of Optum’s $1.5 billion hospital revenue cycle workflow and analytics platform. Each of these companies launched disruptive, highly differentiated, solutions at the time, and became recognized leaders not only in North and South America, but also Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Richard is a visible industry thought leader and a highly sought after public speaker. He currently serves as an advisory board member for the Center for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) – US Healthcare Efficiency Index, Washington, DC, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG Health). Richard is currently working on several new healthcare ventures, focused primarily on healthcare information security to prevent the large-scale healthcare data breeches that have captured news headlines.