John has over thirty years of successful management experience in IT most recently in his own consultancy, Chart Solutions. For thirteen months until August 2010 he had been Executive Director of the Oregon Bioscience Association. And for two years, until Feb.2007 he had been President of the Software Association of Oregon. For the three years prior to its acquisition by WebMD in 2003, he had been a VP at WellMed Inc, with roles including Operations, Marketing and Strategic Business Affairs.
Prior to joining WellMed in 2000 John was VP and GM of the Blood Bank Division of Mediware Information Systems Inc. (NASDAQ MEDW) a health information systems company which had acquired John’s company in 1998. Since its inception in 1980 John had been founder Chairman and CEO of Informedics, Inc, (formerly known as Western Star, Inc.). Informedics provided medical laboratory software to healthcare customers in six countries. The Company completed an IPO in 1983 and made three strategic acquisitions before merging with Mediware.
John’s career in IT began at Burroughs Corporation where, as an Account Manager in San Francisco, he headed a team of professionals who sold and serviced mainframe computers. He then moved to Raytheon Data Systems as the Western Regional Manager and, prior to founding Western Star, John was the Bay Area Manager for Durango Systems, Inc. a manufacturer and distributor of business computers.
Topics I can mentor
Executive Management, Strategic or Business Planning, Operations, Budgeting, Business Development, M&A, Team Building, Negotiation, Business Restructuring, Change Management, Contract Negotiation