Two veteran technologists and healthcare entrepreneurs add depth and perspective to LaunchPoint Board of Directors
ITASCA, IL (September 18, 2017) – LaunchPoint, a provider of cloud-based information-driven solutions for healthcare organizations and parent company of Discovery Health Partners and Ajilitee, today announced it has appointed John Bair and Mark Luck Olson to its Board of Directors.
John Bair, LaunchPoint’s CTO, will bring to the Board his deep expertise in technology and information architecture and his long history with the company as a valuable perspective to discussions of vision and strategy. As CTO of LaunchPoint, John leveraged his decades of experience building complex information management systems to architect the industry’s first 100% cloud-based payment integrity platform. John’s distinguished career also includes senior technology roles at Hewlett-Packard, Knightsbridge Solutions, and Amazon.com.
Mark Luck Olson, healthcare strategist and executive advisor, brings to LaunchPoint 25 years of experience driving growth agendas with senior leaders in healthcare. Mark is currently President of the Global Consulting Services for Decision Resources Group (DRG), a 1200-person insights and analytics provider serving health and life sciences. Prior to joining DRG, Mark co-founded ChapterHouse, a healthcare consulting firm, and stayed on as a Partner when it was acquired by Oliver Wyman. Earlier in his career, Mark served as a Director at Baxter Healthcare, where he met LaunchPoint co-founders Terrence Ryan and Paul Vosters.
“I’ve dedicated my career to improving the cost and quality of our healthcare system, which is fraught with waste,” commented Olson. “When I look at LaunchPoint, I see tremendous potential for replacing the old ways with technology that enables massive change and value creation in our healthcare system—and that’s exciting,” he added.
“These two new Board members complete our Board of Directors and nicely complement the knowledge and talents of current Board members,” said Terrence M. Ryan, Chairman and founder. “They bring tremendous business and technology acumen, entrepreneurship, and industry expertise to help us chart our future growth, and we are delighted they have joined the team,” he added.
In addition to Ryan and its two new members, the LaunchPoint Board includes Alexander Mason and Stephen Unterberger, Managing Directors at Carrick Capital Partners; Terri Kline, President and CEO of Health Alliance Plan; and Paul Vosters, LaunchPoint founder and President of Discovery Health Partners.
LaunchPoint operates businesses that provide cloud-based information-driven solutions for healthcare organizations. Its two divisions are Discovery Health Partners, a provider of payment and revenue integrity solutions for healthcare payers, and Ajilitee, a healthcare information and analytics consulting business. LaunchPoint has been repeatedly named a fast-growth technology innovator by Inc. 5000, which recognizes the country’s fastest-growing companies; by Crain’s Chicago “Fast 50” list of fastest-growing companies in the Chicagoland area; and as a finalist in Chicago High-Tech Innovation Awards.
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