We are very excited to welcome four new additions to our growing leadership team. They include Kent Elmer, Chief Financial Officer; Jim Kelly, Chief Revenue Officer; W. Bryan Smith, Chief Scientist; and Jack Lunn, Vice President of Professional Services.
In addition to announcing these new team members, we thought it pertinent to offer some color as to who they are in - and out of the office. Without further ado, please meet the latest additions to the PokitDok family:
Kent Elmer, Chief Financial Officer
Kent is originally from Greenville, South Carolina and is huge fan of all things sports. He spends his spare time with his family on the lake, rooting for Arsenal, his favorite soccer team, and listening to ‘80s jams by Journey and Chicago. Once upon a time he ate a rattlesnake - but that, he says, is a story for a different time. He is excited to continue his PokitLife because of the team’s propensity for disruptive innovation and his passion for changing the face of healthcare - one number at a time.
Jim Kelly, Chief Revenue Officer
Jim, originally from Chicago, is known for a great many things including, but not limited to, his endless (sans-caffeine) energy, an unwavering allegiance to the Cubs, and a passion for road biking. When asked, he said he would love to have dinner with Thomas Edison because of “his willingness to challenge the status quo - and his relentlessness to be successful.” Jim is also an avid traveller, having visited all but one of America’s 50 states (No worries, Jim, we'll see if we can't send you to New Hampshire soon.) He joined the PokitDok team because, he “loves working with smart, talented people who have no fear [and who are] changing the future.”
Bryan Smith, Chief Scientist
Bryan is a California native who spends his spare time with his family or running around the Berkeley hills. One day, he would love to travel to Kepler-438b - and encourages someone to offer shuttle service soon. He decided to join the PokitDok team for a number of reasons, the main one of which is to “break healthcare… so we can fix it”. Consequently, Bryan makes it his mission to break stuff daily- and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Jack Lunn, Vice President of Professional Services
Outside the office, Jack, originally from Baton Rouge, is best known for his sense of humor. He has a strong allegiance to the LSU Tigers, loves dogs of all shapes and sizes, and is a dedicated student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Having dinner with Alexander the Great and traveling to Hong Kong rank high on Jack’s wish list and he’s a surprisingly big fan of Dr. Seuss. Jack also enjoys the X files because “it’s a cool show and [he] loves scifi.” Jack is excited to join the PokitDok team because he feels it’s an opportunity to be part of a team of cutting edge technologists who are diligently working to improve the business of health.
“The greatest barrier to innovation in healthcare to date has been legacy infrastructure which was never architected to support real time, patient-centered business models,” said Lisa Maki, co-founder and CEO, PokitDok. “With fresh capital and new leadership, PokitDok is strategically positioned to place major market bets and embark on a significant period of growth and expansion internationally. We’ve been fortunate to quickly attract and recruit senior executives ...to help lead the way and will be announcing more additions to our team next quarter.”
A big PokitDok welcome to Kent, Jim, Bryan and Jack in addition to all of our other recent hires and feel free to read the full press release.
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