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Faith has over two decades of Training and Recruiting experience, with a focus in the industries of transportation and health care. She is passionate about teaching others and helping them to reach their full potential. She has successfully facilitated Leadership Training in multiple professional environments, helping management teams to build morale and coach employees to not just meet but exceed their goals. She accomplishes this by teaching leaders to determine the core behaviors that drive data and coach accordingly.
Faith’s experience has given her a very real and in-depth perspective into exactly the type of compassion, care and professionalism that SendaRide provides to all riders and has allowed her to hand pick the best drivers to join the SendaRide team as Care Partners.
Kelly Houchin is the Director of Client Relations at SendaRide, where she also leads the operational team on daily activities. She came to SendaRide in June of 2018, backed by 20+ years in the areas of Health Information Management, Executive Assistance and Project Management. Kelly graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in 1998, quickly capitalizing on her administrative and organizational skills, as well as her medical knowledge.
She has worked directly with grant-funded community programs in Oklahoma City, tapping into her love for her community and helping the people within that community. Kelly has had extensive experience working directly with at-risk populations as well as with executive leadership. She believes strongly in the power of networking, personal development and team building.
Scott comes to SendaRide after more than thirty years’ experience in healthcare, employee benefits, sales strategies and expansion in both Oklahoma and Texas markets. A proven sales leader who has achieved top sales awards throughout his career, he is responsible for the growth of SendaRide’s expansion into the North Texas marketplace.
Chris was on the founding team of pioneering Internet companies such as United Online Services (Nasdaq: UNTD) and Merrill Lynch’s Intelligent Technologies Group. He has founded, advised, or invested in dozens of startups, including Ustream and PBworks. Chris is a much-quoted thought leader in the field of marketing and entrepreneurship; his research and publications have been incorporated into the Harvard Business School curriculum. Chris holds two degrees from Stanford University, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar (High Distinction).
As CEO of Apex Dental Partners, David is responsible for the strategic leadership. In addition, he leads the company’s new practice affiliation efforts as Apex continues to grow in both new and existing markets. Prior to founding Apex, David was an investment professional at Brazos Private Equity Partners where he was responsible for identifying and executing acquisitions across the healthcare, consumer, industrial and business services industries.
While at Brazos, he served as a board observer for Impact Confections, Ennis-Flint and National Bankruptcy Services. Prior to Brazos, David was an investment professional at J.F. Lehman & Company, where he focused on sourcing and executing investments in the aerospace, defense and maritime industries. David began his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. David received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Principal, Purple Arch Ventures. Wayne has held positions in both successful startups and thriving tech firms and brings a wealth of operational experience building teams, executing deals, and developing clients. He is committed to the growth of the venture and tech community in Chicago, serves as an advisor to a number of startups, and is a founding board member of Great Lakes Academy Charter School.
Previously, he led the analysis, negotiation, and deal execution for the global content acquisition team at Netflix. Before that, he was VP of Business Development at Silver Chalice Ventures, a digital media startup owned by the Chicago White Sox. Wayne began his career in the US Navy, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.
As Executive Vice-President of Benefits at Summit Benefits Inc., David has over 30 years’ experience in the Health Insurance industry including, ten years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. After founding and managing his own Insurance Agency for six years he became a merger partner at Arthur J. Gallagher.
As a consultant, his focus is to bring innovative and cutting-edge solutions to his current and prospective clients regarding health management, plan design and resources that will have a positive impact on their Employee Benefits budget. His team provides critical insight and analytics to the Human Resources department to support meaningful decision-making by the corporate level executives.
As Senior Vice President of Client Services, Mark manages our team of Venture Advisors who work closely with client companies helping them with market assessments, evaluation of technical and commercial feasibility, review and refinement of client business plans and financial models, determination of company valuations, guidance in the preparation and delivery of investor presentations, and identification of potential capital sources given the client company’s specific stage of development. He also oversees the SeedStep Angel group, managed by i2E, Inc.
A graduate of both Georgetown University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Rice University with an MBA with concentration in finance and entrepreneurship, Mark brings more than two decades of experience working for both large and small corporations. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Strategic Alliances with Reliant HR Technology in Tulsa. He also has experience at USIS in Tulsa, and Ashford, Inc., and Koch Industries in Houston.
Arun has more than 20 years of experience in business development, sales and marketing. He works closely with several startups and companies in capacities including product design, strategy and business development. A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded Trellisys.net, a software consultancy with deep expertise in technology solutions for the healthcare, mobility and ecommerce space. He was also part of the founding team of ZoomIn, India’s largest online photo printing company.
In 2013, he co-founded Papertrell, a leading digital publishing platform. At SendaRide, Arun is primarily focused on scaling the sales and marketing efforts through automation and a globally distributed team of sales professionals and account executives.
Devon has spent his career as a software developer at one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals – a facility that was among the first to be all-digital and create custom software within EHR. It was there he designed and developed applications for specific clinical workflows, such as diabetes management, anticoagulation checks, patient diagnostic resulting, and many more. From there he was recruited into a software startup where he led projects to publish a mobile app and designed integrations with multiple industry partners.
Devon has a passion for the healthcare industry and designing technology to improve the patient experience. As the Director of Product and Technology at SendaRide, Devon will continuously work to improve the core product, improve the software development pipeline, and demand operational excellence. His end goal is to see SendaRide scale nationally and play a major role in breaking open the healthcare industry for the better by improving the patient and provider experience.
Greg is a senior healthcare finance executive with more than 30 years of experience, focused on improving financial operations, new business development, strategic and business plan development and implementing alternative financing arrangements with health plans and physician groups.
He is a recognized leader in Value Based Care having developed the first Clinically Integrated Network in the State of Oklahoma with more than 1,000 physician participants. In addition, he has received recognition in numerous national publications for his work in Consumer Price Transparency as well as the Consumerism movement in Healthcare. This resulted in Greg serving as a national advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its efforts to improve patient billing.
Greg joined SendaRide in 2018 and is responsible for client contracting and assisting in the continued growth of the company.
Laura Fleet is a leading expert in health care and regulatory law, having represented health insurers, providers and hospital systems for more than twenty years.
Her professional career as legal counsel, lobbyist and Executive Director for numerous non-profit Associations in the health care sector has given her a unique perspective into our health care delivery system. Having successfully identified an opportunity to bridge one of the many gaps, she launched and Co-Founded SendaRide.
During her career she has continually been at the frontline of our ever-evolving healthcare delivery system, shaping and interpreting the laws that providers, insurers and hospitals operate within. She is identified as an industry expert and thrives on solving the many problems the healthcare industry faces – whether regulatory, legal, legislative or implementation.
SendaRide was built from the bottom up for the healthcare industry by a healthcare lawyer ensuring that the insurers, providers and hospital campuses that put their trust and business in SendaRide can be confident that they are complying with the multitude of complex laws and regulations that govern the industry.
She also capitalized on her unique problem solving skills when carefully considering each feature that would instill a feeling of safety, security and trustworthiness for every rider, family and patient utilizing the SendaRide platform.
Ms. MacKinnon holds an Executive MBA from University of Missouri and a B.S. from Kansas State University. As Founder/CEO of BeyondNow Technologies, Inc, a high-growth, health-tech business, MacKinnon achieved greater than 50% Annualized Growth for nearly a decade. MacKinnon led the acquisition by Cerner Corporation in 2003.
MacKinnon demonstrates her ability to strategically assess the environment, build internal organization capabilities, develop competitive strategies and strengthen market positioning. MacKinnon excels at collaboration externally to expand strategically important relationships and navigates the internal placement of opportunities. During her more than 13 years as a consultant, MacKinnon’s client portfolio has achieved an average of 63% Annualized Growth.
MacKinnon won numerous awards and was recognized for her business achievements as a Smithsonian Laureate, Deloitte Touche Fast 50, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and Healthcare’s Best in KLAS.