Executive


Terrence Ryan

Chairman

Terrence is chairman of LaunchPoint, a company he co-founded to specialize in building information-centric businesses that leverage emerging technologies such as cloud computing and advances in information management and analytic disciplines.  LaunchPoint’s two divisions are Discovery Health Partners, a healthcare cost containment specialist, and Ajilitee, a consulting firm with competencies in business intelligence, information management, agile analytic solutions, and cloud enablement.   Before LaunchPoint, Terrence led the Worldwide Information Management practice for Hewlett-Packard (HP), where he was responsible for building HP’s global presence for information management services. In this capacity, he led strategy, portfolio development, and programs for consulting services in business intelligence, content management, data management and unified information management.  Terrence joined HP in late 2006 when HP acquired Knightsbridge, the leading business intelligence consultancy in the U.S. that he co-founded.  Prior to Knightsbridge, Terrence held various leadership roles at Lante, Technology Solutions Company and American Management Systems. Terrence’s consultative management background, significant domestic and international leadership experiences, and executive oversight in many capacities have directly impacted many companies’ year-over-year growth and success over the last 20 years. This includes service on multiple Boards of Directors for corporations, universities, and not-for-profits.


John Bair

Chief Technology Officer

John has decades of experience building complex information management systems and is an inventor on six data management patents.  Before joining LaunchPoint, John worked as the lead technologist of the Worldwide Information Management (IM) Services practice for Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for defining HP’s technology strategy, reference architectures, and methodologies for business intelligence and information management services.  John previously worked as CTO for Knightsbridge Solutions, a leading BI consultancy, which HP acquired in 2006. There he served as chief architect on enterprise data integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence implementations for Fortune 200 financial services, healthcare, retail, and high tech industries.  Previously he served as Principal Engineer and Data Warehouse Architect at Amazon.com, where he created high-performance scalable e-commerce business intelligence systems including Amazon’s enterprise data warehouse and analytic services. In 1995, John co-founded Leep Technology, a developer of data mining, customer relationship management, and data warehouse software that was acquired by Amazon.com in 1999.  John is a frequent presenter at business intelligence and data warehousing conferences.


Diann Bilderback

Chief Marketing Officer

Diann brings to LaunchPoint 25+ years of experience in technology marketing, primarily in fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses.  Most recently she was Director of BI Services Marketing within Hewlett-Packard’s newly formed Worldwide Information Management Services practice and its successor organization, the Worldwide Business Intelligence Solutions team. At HP, Diann led the global marketing launch of multiple new service offerings and managed an integrated program to establish HP’s BI consulting credentials. Prior to HP, Diann was Director of Marketing of Knightsbridge Solutions, a leading business intelligence consultancy. At Knightsbridge, Diann built a powerful and durable brand and established the company as a thought leader in the BI space, earning Knightsbridge more than a dozen industry awards for leadership and best practices.  Prior to Knightsbridge, Diann  held executive marketing roles at Technology Solutions Company and Advanced System Applications, served as a marketing consultant to early stage technology firms, and published a magazine targeted to the interests of students planning careers in technology.


David Chandler

Chief Financial Officer

David brings to LaunchPoint over 20 years of experience in progressive financial leadership roles at technology companies.  Most recently, Dave was Chief Financial Officer of CareXtend, a healthcare wellness online marketplace.  Prior to CareXtend, he was Chief Financial Officer for an IT services company, Fruition Partners, the largest implementation partner for ServiceNow SaaS applications.  Prior to Fruition Partners, Dave led all Finance & Operations for Razorfish – Americas, a $400M digital marketing firm. Dave also held leadership roles, including Corporate Controller and Senior Director of Financial Planning at Diamond Technology Partners, a digital strategy consulting firm throughout its rapid organic growth, an IPO and four acquisitions.  Dave attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received his Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.


Jennifer Fields

Vice President

Jennifer Fields is Vice President of People Programs for LaunchPoint. She leads all human resources, recruiting, staffing, and training initiatives. Jenny previously worked at Hewlett-Packard as a Lead Resource Deployment Broker overseeing a team responsible for resource selection and staffing across a global consulting business. Prior to HP, she held roles as Resource Manager and Director of Human Resources for Knightsbridge Solutions, where she devoted 11 years to helping the company grow from a young startup to an industry leader with 700 employees.

 


David Grice

Vice President of Strategic Development

David brings significant sales leadership experience from leading companies including HP, Knightsbridge, and Ernst & Young, where he successfully built high growth, profitable, and well-operating teams.  At HP, David’s sales leadership resulted in his appointment to lead the HP Global Healthcare BI Solutions Practice.   David joined HP from Knightsbridge, where he distinguished himself as the highest producer in company history.   David worked to diversify Knightsbridge’s practice focus to include all aspects of the healthcare value chain including provider, payer, pharmaceutical, medical products, and health services enterprises.  He also was a key player in expanding the practice’s functional experience into key business areas, including clinical management, supply chain management, sales and marketing improvement, and R&D.  Before then, David specialized in healthcare emerging technologies and provider data integration at Ernst & Young, where he also served as the regional expert for the firm’s hospital data integration practice.

 


Elizabeth Longo

Vice President of Legal Services

Liz is an established cost containment attorney with nearly 20 years of business accomplishments and improved results. Before joining Discovery Health Partners, Liz was a senior attorney with the law firm of Coghlan Kukankos LLC, where she had broad responsibility for administration, management and development of the firm, including hiring and training as well as benefits compensation and incentive plan design. During that time, Liz earned extensive experience in subrogation and coordination of benefits and reimbursement, and developed and grew subrogation programs for numerous self-funded and insured health plans. Liz has handled thousands of subrogation cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, specific risk and legal malpractice with significant positive outcomes. Her extensive knowledge and hands-on approach to implementing subrogation programs has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars annually for plans she has represented. Liz has litigated noteworthy employment and benefits cases in federal district courts and state courts throughout the country as well as complex commercial litigation cases involving employment and trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property issues. She has provided clients with comprehensive representation in all aspects of the litigation process, including depositions, drafting motions, protective orders, temporary restraining orders, briefs and appeals argued at both the state and federal levels. Liz is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois. Her federal practice admissions include the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations.


Paul Vosters

President

Prior to founding LaunchPoint, Paul led HP’s Information Management Services practice for Health & Life Sciences.  In this capacity, he provided leadership oversight for the strategic and technical solutions for healthcare payers, providers, biopharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturers, and health services companies, leading to double-digit growth for the practice.  His teams were known for applying innovative solutions to client problems, winning awards for excellence and business impact.  Prior to HP, Paul led the Health & Life Sciences practice at Knightsbridge Solutions, where he built the practice to become the company’s largest revenue and profit contributor. Successful client initiatives include reducing operational costs by 40% for a healthcare decision support solution provider, and leading the charge to develop the nation’s first statewide surveillance system to detect bioterrorism and infectious outbreaks for the State of North Carolina.  Before then, Paul held key business and technology posts at Baxter Healthcare.  His varied roles included leading the company’s global data warehousing initiative as Global Architect; consolidating 128 data centers into a single location in Europe; and running Baxter’s global supply chain, decreasing inventory by 10% while tripling churn.  His 20+ years of leadership and project management includes ERP implementations, data management architecture, and global data warehousing solutions with windows to supply chain, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, finance, and customer service.  Paul also worked for international companies in the manufacturing and retail industries while living in Belgium, Norway, Spain and Germany.


Recognized

LaunchPoint ranked 100 on Inc Magazine list of fastest-growing companies

Inc. magazine has ranked LaunchPoint #100 among the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.