ROLLING MEADOWS, IL (September 20, 2012) – LaunchPoint, a provider of cloud-based healthcare business information services and solutions, today named Roderick S. Walker to its Board of Managers. Mr. Walker will guide LaunchPoint and its divisions, Ajilitee and Discovery Health Partners, on the development of the Company’s proprietary healthcare analytics platform, market strategy, and other aspects of the business.
“Rod brings to LaunchPoint decades of visionary leadership and C-level management experience within the business intelligence and information management industry. We are incredibly fortunate to add a veteran of Rod’s caliber to our board,” said LaunchPoint Chief Executive Officer Terrence Ryan. “Having worked closely with Rod in years past, I can testify to Rod’s talents and track record. He is an ideal partner to help guide our most strategic growth initiatives.”
Throughout his 41-year career focusing on information services and consulting and systems integration, Mr. Walker has demonstrated significant expertise in growing maturing entrepreneurial ventures into IT powerhouses.
Most recently, Walker spent five years at Hewlett-Packard in key executive roles overseeing business intelligence solutions and services within various HP software and consulting units. Prior to HP, Walker served for seven years as president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Knightsbridge Solutions. Under Walker’s leadership, Knightsbridge grew to be the largest privately held business intelligence consulting firm in North America, with 700 employees and a reputation for technical and execution excellence. In 2006, Walker led the acquisition and integration of Knightsbridge into HP. Walker also was a co-founder and senior executive of Technology Solutions Company (TSC) and a partner with Arthur Young & Company.
“The future is big for LaunchPoint. It has tremendous intellectual and human capital and has achieved impressive results,” said Rod Walker. “I’m honored to join LaunchPoint’s advisory team as it aims to deliver a new genre of cloud-powered healthcare business information solutions.”
Mr. Walker has earned multiple awards and honors for strategic business and operational excellence, including Ernst & Young’s Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in computer science and a Master of Science in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.