Voalte Founder and President Trey Lauderdale Named CEO
SARASOTA, Fla. (July 1, 2014) Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced a new Board of Directors following the company’s major infusion of capital earlier this year. The company also announced the transition of current president Trey Lauderdale to CEO.
“Our new board joins us with a level of expertise and support that is unmatched in the mobile healthcare industry,” said Trey Lauderdale, CEO of Voalte. “Their strategic guidance will contribute significantly to our company’s current initiatives and our long-term goals.”
The new board members join Voalte with expertise in a wide range of healthcare, customer service and high-tech businesses. The board includes Tom Johnson, former Founder and CEO of Global Imaging Systems; Nico Arcino, Senior Director at Kaiser Permanente; William Gish, Senior Director of Cerner Corporation; Isobel Harris, Chief Customer Officer of PeopleFluent; Jeffrey Lozon, former President and CEO of Revera; and Michael Marvin, Founder, first CEO and Chairman Emeritus of MapInfo Corp.
“Voalte is making an extraordinary contribution to improving healthcare communication with innovative smartphone solutions,” said Michael Marvin, Voalte Board Member and Founder, first CEO and Chairman Emeritus of MapInfo. “I’m looking forward to helping steer the company toward major growth and success.”
The Board of Directors:
Tom Johnson is a graduate of the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and Harvard Business School. He held several senior positions at Alco Standard Corporation, including COO of the copier division, and was COO at Danka Industries. In 1990, he started a consulting business in the copier industry, and in 1995 founded Global Imaging Systems. Global became a public company in 1998, and was named by Forbes in 2007 as one of the 400 Best Big Companies in America ($1.3 billion in revenue). Global was sold to Xerox later in 2007, and Tom retired from his Chairman and CEO role in 2008. Tom and his wife Jane continue to be major benefactors to the University of Florida, where he is on the Board of the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Tom is also the namesake for the Thomas S. Johnson Masters in Entrepreneurship and the Head Coaches Office (UF Football). In 2007, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus, and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Business School. He also serves as a Distinguished Director for Gator Boosters.
As Senior Director at Kaiser Permanente, Nico Arcino is charged with developing digital health strategies and initiatives for one of the largest nonprofit integrated care delivery systems in the United States. He focuses on the transformative capabilities of mobile, social, web, voice, video and cloud innovations, and studies closely how they might be applied productively in real-time healthcare settings. He strives always to find technology solutions that will benefit and assist the more than 9 million Kaiser Permanente members and 17,000 physicians in his organization. Nico comes to healthcare IT with a longstanding desire to help others. On the path to medical school, he became a paramedic. He took a position in an Emergency Department while continuing his studies, now centered on both medicine and information technology. Combining that background in patient care delivery and information technology, he is now focused on health IT and the real-world impact that it can deliver for patients everywhere.
As Senior Director at Cerner Corporation, Bill Gish leads all business development activities at the company. He previously was Director of PowerWorks, Cerner’s Ambulatory business unit. Before his ten years with Cerner, Bill held multiple leadership positions in Finance, IT Project Development and Operations at Sprint. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from Kansas State University.
As Chief Customer Officer of PeopleFluent, Isobel Harris has more than 25 years of strong, effective leadership and a wealth of experience in the software industry. At PeopleFluent, she ensures that the company’s Services and Support organizations are designed to help customers optimize their current software investments with new PeopleFluent Talent Management innovations and industry best practices. Previously, Isobel was VP and General Manager at Geac, where she had global responsibility for the growth and day-to-day leadership of three of the $450 million global enterprise software company’s largest business units. With a proven track record and a disciplined approach, she has created results-oriented teams, many of which have included Sales, Services, and Global Support and Maintenance, supporting multiple products and technologies in more than 50 countries. Isobel has held senior management positions in Canada and the United States, playing significant roles in corporate strategic planning and evaluating market potential and opportunities, and she has been a key contributor during due diligence for acquisition initiatives.
Since 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Jeffrey Lozon was President and Chief Executive Officer of Revera, a leading provider of senior living, care and services. Before his leadership role at Revera, Jeff was President and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto for 17 years. He was Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the Province of Ontario from 1999 to 2000, and has served on a number of national and provincial committees and organizations, including chairing the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Jeff holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from Bishop’s University, a Master’s of Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta, and a Bachelor of Arts, graduating with honors, from the University of Guelph, Ontario. In 2009, he was appointed as a Member to the Order of Canada.
Michael D. Marvin
Currently Managing Director of MDM Advisors, Michael Marvin has over 25 years of experience assisting boards and CEOs achieve dramatic growth or reinvent their companies. He has been active on many boards, including PeopleFluent, KZO Innovations, Blue Slate Solutions, Geac Inc., Vicarious Visions, ReQuest Multimedia, MRO Software, LearnLinc and PowerOne. He is an advisor to Bedford Funding, a $1.4 billion private equity fund focused on IT in the Human Resource Management and Healthcare sectors. As Founder and first CEO of MapInfo, Michael led the company’s evolution from a startup in 1986 to a NASDAQ listed company. He was a Founding Partner of Exponential Business Development Company, has held various positions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was a Principal in Marvin Associates, a manager at Westinghouse, and a programmer for the NASA Apollo project while at Sperry Univac. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Trey Lauderdale is the visionary leader behind Voalte. He has helped grow the company since its inception in 2008, and led the sales organization in deploying thousands of smartphone solutions in some of the country’s top hospitals. Trey’s healthcare industry knowledge stems from experience with leading companies such as Siemens and Emergin. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and Minors in Engineering Sales and Electrical Engineering. He earned his Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.
Voalte develops smartphone alternatives that simplify caregiver communication. As the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy, Voalte enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely. Voalte customers benefit from a solid smartphone infrastructure that supports their existing systems and expands to accommodate future technologies.
Founded in 2008, Voalte is a privately held company based in Sarasota, Florida. Over 35,000 caregivers use Voalte products every day. For more information, visit voalte.com or follow @Voalte on Twitter.