Leadership

Executive Team


Michael Simpson | Chief Executive Officer

Neal Singh | Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering

Steve Shihadeh | Senior Vice President of Sales & Customer Operations

Christine Boyle | Senior Vice President of Marketing

Michael Robinson | Vice President, Services and Support

Brian Drozdowicz | Vice President of Population Health

Jim Campbell | Vice President of Identity & Access Management

Sandy Murti | Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances

Richard Craven | Vice President and Managing Director, Europe

Jim Xu | General Manager, Greater China Region

Lauren Salata | Chief Financial Officer

Tami Lamp | Chief People Officer

Warren Ratliff | General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Mike Willingham | Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

 

Michael Simpson | Chief Executive Officer

Michael Simpson is the CEO of Caradigm accountable to the company’s Board of Directors. Before being named CEO of Caradigm, Mr. Simpson served as general manager for GE Healthcare IT. In that role, he was responsible for product management, marketing, engineering and service strategies for Qualibria, a groundbreaking clinical knowledge platform.

Mr. Simpson has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience across various market segments, including healthcare IT, telecommunications, media and high-tech industries. Prior to joining GE, he was senior vice president of product strategy and development at QuadraMed Corp. Mr. Simpson also held several executive roles at McKesson Corp., including senior vice president and chief technology officer, McKesson Provider Technologies; senior vice president and chief technology officer for McKesson Technology Solutions’ international operations; and senior vice president and general manager, Horizon Clinicals.

Mr. Simpson has also worked as a general manager for Unisys and as vice president and general manager at Novell, where he was responsible for the company’s enterprise platform business and Novell India.

Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Phoenix.

Neal Singh | Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering

Neal Singh is the chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering for Caradigm.

Mr. Singh has spent more than 22 years working in enterprise business applications and previously served as the general manager, global development, for Microsoft Dynamics AX. In this role, Mr. Singh was responsible for leading a globally distributed enterprise resource planning (ERP) engineering organization for Microsoft Dynamics AX across the Global Development Centers in Redmond, Wash.; Fargo, N.D.; Copenhagen; Moscow; Shanghai; and Sao Paulo. Mr. Singh joined Microsoft in 2001 as director of Development and has held many R&D leadership positions, including product unit manager, director of Engineering Services and general manager.

Mr. Singh has a degree in electrical engineering from India and a master of business administration from Phillips University.

Steve Shihadeh | Senior Vice President of Sales & Customer Operations

Steve Shihadeh is the senior vice president of global sales for Caradigm.

Mr. Shihadeh was previously vice president of sales and field operations for Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, where he was responsible for relationships and business with providers, life sciences companies and other health organizations globally.

Prior to joining the Health Solutions Group, Mr. Shihadeh was general manager of Microsoft’s US Health Industry Vertical Group, where he led his team to recognition as the company’s top industry subsidiary. Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Mr. Shihadeh led North American sales and services while senior vice president of sales at Siemens Medical Solutions.

Prior executive-level healthcare industry appointments include vice president of customer operations for SMS, and general manager of Healthcare Data Exchange, an innovative electronic information exchange services company.

Mr. Shihadeh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Shippensburg University. He is Chairman-Emeritus and Board member of the United Way of Chester County.

Christine Boyle | Senior Vice President of Marketing

As senior vice president of marketing, Christine Boyle leads the development and execution of Caradigm's marketing strategies to drive adoption of the company’s analytics and population health solutions among healthcare organizations worldwide.

Ms. Boyle joined Caradigm from the Microsoft Health Solutions Group (HSG), where she led field operations as well as the sales and marketing integration of Sentillion, a healthcare IT company acquired by HSG in 2010. At the time of the acquisition, Ms. Boyle led all Sentillion corporate marketing and sales operations, including brand development, analyst and public relations, partnerships and creative services. Under her direction, the company re-launched its brand identity and integrated various critical sales and marketing functions such as technical sales support, lead generation, sales administration and territory marketing to create a unified and cohesive sales and marketing team.

Prior to joining Sentillion, Ms. Boyle held senior sales and marketing roles with consumer products organizations including The Pillsbury Company (acquired by General Mills) and Kryptonite Corporate (acquired by the Ingersol-Rand Company). She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Providence College.

Michael Robinson | Vice President, Services and Support

Michael Robinson is the Vice President of Services and Support for Caradigm, responsible for leading and managing all facets of the company’s U.S. Services, including delivery and implementation, technical services enablement, support services and customer satisfaction. He also holds dotted line responsibility for Caradigm services and support globally.

Mr. Robinson brings more than 18 years of healthcare industry experience managing large implementation and consulting teams; developing and managing strategic initiatives, and selling complex hospital information systems (HIS) and consultative service engagements to a broad spectrum of acute care customers. Prior to joining Caradigm, he served as Vice President of Services for HealthTech Holdings, a provider of solutions for acute care facilities, surgery centers, and emergency care departments. Mr. Robinson previously served nine years at McKesson in a variety of roles, including Executive Director of Implementation Services and Territory Vice President of Sales for McKesson’s 14-state Western Region. Mr. Robinson also has held executive and manager roles in healthcare at IBM Global Services, Qwest Communications and Andersen Consulting.

Mr. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Brian Drozdowicz | Vice President of Population Health

As vice president of population health for Caradigm, Brian Drozdowicz is responsible for defining and delivering the company’s healthcare analytics and population health management solutions for providers and payers.

Prior to joining Caradigm, Mr. Drozdowicz served most recently as vice president of perioperative and critical care solutions for Picis/Optum, where he gained expertise in developing and marketing healthcare software for one of medicine’s most complex domains. He had previously spent six years as director of North American service operations for Picis, where he led numerous successful initiatives to drive efficiency and improve the quality of the company’s implementation and support efforts.

Mr. Drozdowicz holds a BS in business administration focused on management information systems and finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an executive MBA from Northeastern University.

Jim Campbell | Vice President of Identity & Access Management

Jim Campbell is vice president of Caradigm’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) business, responsible for driving the development, sales, implementation and support of Caradigm Provisioning, Single Sign-On and Context Management solutions for hospitals and health systems.

Mr. Campbell joined Caradigm from the Microsoft Health Solutions Group, where he held a variety of product leadership positions, including group program manager for IAM and Director of Engineering for Microsoft Amalga HIS in Thailand. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Campbell was vice president, Solutions Engineering at Sentillion, where he managed a variety of Sentillion’s product and service offerings, including Sentillion Vergence, expreSSO and Provision. Mr. Campbell also has held a variety of technology roles at Duke Medical Center, IBM and Arthur Andersen.

Sandy Murti | Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances

Sandy Murti is the vice president of partnerships and alliances for Caradigm, responsible for business development and management of channel partners, application partners and technology licensing.

Mr. Murti was previously director of business development with the Microsoft Health Solutions Group (HSG) where he was responsible for partnerships with healthcare consulting firms, system integrators and software vendors. He played an integral role in building out HSG’s first implementation services and training teams, as well as collaborating with system integration partners worldwide to augment client service capabilities.

Prior to his role in HSG, Mr. Murti held a variety of positions with Microsoft, Philips and Epic spanning product management, field marketing, implementation and technical support services.

Mr. Murti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lawrence University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Richard Craven | Vice President and Managing Director, Europe

Richard Craven is vice president and managing director of the Europe region for Caradigm. In this role, Mr. Craven has responsibility for leadership and management of Caradigm’s sales, marketing, service delivery and partnership activities throughout Europe.

Mr. Craven brings 26 years of experience in healthcare, 22 of them in IT solutions. Most recently, he held an executive management position leading new business sales and business development for Cerner Corporation in the UK. Prior to his role at Cerner, Mr. Craven drove product development, market expansion and new business sales as executive director with Clinical Solutions, a privately held clinical decision-support company. Mr. Craven also served as CEO, Asia Pacific region, for iSOFT, now part of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a global healthcare software provider operating in more than 35 countries. Before joining iSOFT, Mr. Craven was CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa with Per-Se Technologies, a global leader in developing comprehensive business management services, decision support solutions, and Internet-enabled connectivity to the healthcare market.

Mr. Craven holds a BS in medical physics from the University of Sheffield and a master’s degree in criminology and law from Cambridge University. He has also earned postgraduate qualifications from Manchester Business School.

Jim Xu | General Manager, Greater China Region

As general manager of greater China for Caradigm, Jim Hui Xu is responsible for the company’s operations, sales, marketing and customer service in the region.

Most recently, Mr. Xu served in a similar capacity for Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group (HSG), where he held responsibility for overall strategy, sales, marketing, and service for Microsoft’s software solutions developed exclusively for healthcare organizations. Mr. Xu led a team effort to establish the brand, positioning and localization of HSG China and its products.

Mr. Xu brings deep experience in developing and marketing cost-effective healthcare solutions. In a previous role with GE Healthcare as general manager of the China Value Products Initiative, he built a R&D and marketing team to develop and market cost-effective healthcare solutions for emerging markets such as China and India. Prior to this role, Mr. Xu spent several years in the U.S. with GE Healthcare’s Quality organization, where he earned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He also has experience in biotechnology, having served as senior product manager for Sigma-Aldrich Corporation.

Mr. Xu holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in chemical engineering from Tianjin University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science (MS) degree in chemistry from the University of Toledo, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Chicago.

Lauren Salata | Chief Financial Officer

Lauren Salata is the chief financial officer at Caradigm.

As CFO, Ms. Salata leads global finance, accounting, sourcing and treasury activities, as well as playing an integral role in developing company strategy with the rest of the leadership team.

Ms. Salata most recently served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Care Innovations, an Intel and GE company, where she was responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, corporate compliance and internal audit functions.

Prior to Care Innovations, Ms. Salata spent 14 years at various GE businesses. Her last role with GE was Chief Financial Officer of GE Rail Services, leading the global finance function and managing key business levers for their full service rail equipment leasing business. She served in various financial leadership positions at GE Corporate, GE Capital and NBC Universal where she oversaw financial and accounting functions, including the consolidation and reporting for GE's annual operating plans and long term planning sessions. Ms. Salata was a 2002 graduate of GE's Experienced Financial Leadership Program. Prior to joining GE, she began her professional career in the audit department of Deloitte & Touche.

Ms. Salata received her Bachelor of Science in Management and Accounting at Tulane University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Tami Lamp | Chief People Officer

Tami Lamp is the chief people officer at Caradigm responsible for leading human resources.

Ms. Lamp was previously senior HR director at Microsoft, where she was responsible for leading employee and manager training and development programs globally. Prior to that role, she led the HR function for Microsoft’s Developer Division in the Server and Tools Business, which included supporting the India and Canada Development Centers.

Before joining Microsoft, Ms. Lamp held a variety of HR positions in organizational development, compensation and benefits, and staffing at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Starbucks Corp., HomeGrocer.com and WRQ.

Ms. Lamp has a master of industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, a master’s degree in aeronautical sciences and business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a bachelor of science from the University of North Dakota.

Warren Ratliff | General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Warren Ratliff is the General Counsel and the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Caradigm.

Over the past decade, Mr. Ratliff has held a variety of senior business and legal positions in healthcare IT. Prior to Caradigm, Mr. Ratliff served as chief counsel and business development leader at GE Healthcare Knowledge & Connectivity Solutions, where he supported the development and commercialization of several new product lines while also working with GE’s established healthcare software businesses. Earlier, Mr. Ratliff held several legal and business leadership roles across McKesson’s provider and payer IT divisions, including general counsel and vice president of corporate development for McKesson Health Solutions.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ratliff has focused on technology businesses. After law school and a clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, he joined and later co-chaired the Intellectual Property & Technology practice at Farris, Warfield & Kanaday  in Nashville, Tenn. During his time in Nashville, Mr. Ratliff also served as the founding chairman and executive director of the Nashville Technology Council, a non-profit bringing together regional leaders from business, government, and academia. In Atlanta, Mr. Ratliff helped found a logistics technology venture, where he served as chief operating officer and general counsel.

Mr. Ratliff holds a bachelor of arts in political science and history from Duke University and a juris doctor from Yale Law School.

 

Mike Willingham | Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Mike Willingham is the vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs for Caradigm. 

Mr. Willingham most recently served as senior director of quality & regulatory for the Philips Healthcare Ultrasound business, where he was responsible for managing the quality systems and regulatory certifications for five factories in the US, Canada and China.  

Mr. Willingham has several years of experience in the medical device industry, with roles in Q&R, R&D, HR and International Business. Prior to joining Philips in 2006, he worked for Medtronic Emergency Response Systems where he held positions as the vice president of international business operations and vice president of quality and regulatory. Mr. Willingham is an engineer with expertise in safety, reliability and quality engineering principles. He chaired international (IEC) and national (AAMI) medical device standards committees for electromagnetic compatibility, external defibrillators and pacemakers. He has been an active member of several industry groups including AAMI, AdvaMed, ASQ, IEC and NEMA.  

Mr. Willingham received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Clinical Team


Ed Barthell, MD | Medical Director, Americas

Joel Ratnasothy, MD | Medical Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dana Alexander, RN | Chief Nursing Officer

Sameer Bade, MD | Vice President of Clinical Solutions

 

Ed Barthell, MD | Medical Director, Americas

Edward Barthell, MD, is medical director, Americas, for Caradigm.

As a senior member of the product strategy and clinical leadership teams, Dr. Barthell focuses on new business development and helping existing customers maximize the benefit of their investments in Caradigm solutions as they pursue healthcare transformation. He oversees application definition to drive growth; provides clinical oversight of the quality, compliance and safety programs; and analyzes future needs and business opportunities.

A board-certified emergency physician with more than 20 years of clinical practice experience and an advanced degree in medical informatics, Dr. Barthell has long been an advocate of sharing health information across institutional boundaries and using analytics to support population health. He previously co-founded Infinity Healthcare, a physician practice, and served as its president, executive vice president, board member and CIO. Dr. Barthell also co-founded EMSystem, a provider of networking software for emergency medicine that is currently in use at over 35 percent of the nation’s hospitals.

Dr. Barthell holds a BS in molecular biology and an MD from the University of Wisconsin as well as an MS in medical informatics from the Milwaukee College of Engineering.

Joel Ratnasothy, MD | Medical Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Joel Ratnasothy, MD, is the medical director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Caradigm.

In this role, Dr. Ratnasothy has responsibility for leading business growth throughout the EMEA region as a critical element of building a sustainable international presence for Caradigm. He also provides direction for EMEA-specific product development and industry insight into sales, marketing, partnerships and implementation. Drawing on his background in both clinical practice and healthcare IT, he contributes to the company’s ongoing effort to increase clinical engagement and ensure that customers receive the most advanced solutions to meet the rapidly evolving challenges of healthcare.

Dr. Ratnasothy has worked and trained in the health sector for 17 years, including seven years in IT. He served most recently as medical director for the UK and Ireland with Fujitsu, where he also worked in the company’s strategy and innovation departments. Prior to that, he completed training in surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals after a residency at Addenbrooke and Hinchingbrooke hospitals, where he gained experience in the management of GI, vascular, orthopedic, plastic, breast and transplant surgery. Earlier, as a clinical research fellow at Imperial College, London, he developed innovative surgical techniques and new modes of assessing surgical performance.

Dr. Ratnasothy holds a BSc degree in neuroscience, a medical degree and medical doctorate from Imperial College, London.

Dana Alexander, RN | Chief Nursing Officer

Dana Alexander is chief nursing officer for Caradigm.

In this role, Ms. Alexander guides strategy to help achieve the company's vision of transforming healthcare by aligning nursing practice with the needs of the integrated care team and by using innovation and analytics to improve patient experience, care outcomes and the economics of health and wellness.

Ms. Alexander brings more than 30 years of executive management and clinical experience with academic and community healthcare systems as well as integrated delivery networks. Her responsibilities have spanned the entire care continuum, including long-term care, post-acute care, home health, hospice and other specialty services. For the past decade, Ms. Alexander has specialized in healthcare IT, serving previously as vice president and chief nursing officer with GE Healthcare. A HIMSS member since 2006, she has served part of that time as board member.

Ms. Alexander holds a BSN from Indiana University, an MSN with certification as neonatal nurse practitioner from the University of Texas and a MBA from the University of Colorado.

Sameer Bade, MD | Vice President of Clinical Solutions

Sameer Bade, MD, MS is the vice president of clinical solutions for Caradigm.

In this role, Dr. Bade works with health systems and provider organizations in configuring Caradigm solutions to help solve the rapidly evolving clinical, operational and financial challenges they face. Before joining the company, he served for five years as director of clinical solutions with the Microsoft Health Solutions Group. Prior to that, he was assistant vice president of clinical informatics and chief medical technology officer for MedStar Health, the largest integrated delivery network in the Maryland/District of Columbia area.

As a physician specializing in internal medicine, with fellowship training in biomedical informatics from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Dr. Bade brings over 20 years of experience in the health sector.

Board of Directors

John Dineen
President and CEO,
GE Healthcare

Jan De Witte
President and CEO,
GE Healthcare IT and
Performance Solutions

Kirill Tatarinov
President, Microsoft
Business Solutions Division

Dave O'Hara
Chief Financial Officer, Online Services Division at Microsoft 

 

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