athenahealth Company Overview
At athenahealth, we're not afraid to do things differently. In fact, we think it’s essential. That's why we continue to build the nation's largest connected healthcare network—a digital bridge between 100,000+ providers and their wealth of shared knowledge. With an unflinching pursuit of emerging technology and a spirit of endless innovation, athenahealth believes a better healthcare industry is just over the next hill. And we won't stop until we're there.
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Chairman & CEO
Bob Segert joined athenahealth in February 2019 after serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Virence Health. He is a seasoned leader with a passion for understanding and delivering on the needs of the customer, a relentless commitment to operational excellence, and a track record for driving outstanding results.
Bob has over 20 years of leadership experience in the software & IT services industry – spanning across sales, marketing, operations, and corporate strategy. He has served as Executive Chairman of Aspect Software and President and CEO of Expert Global Solutions, where he scaled the company’s global footprint and achieved market-leading positions in customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services. He was also President and CEO of GXS, Inc., the world’s largest B2B cloud integration platform.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of EPAM Systems, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Board of Governors and Foundation Board. He also sits on the executive committee of the Vogel Alcove, which supports early childhood development of homeless children in Dallas. Bob holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Senior Vice President, Product Engineering
Richard Barnwell serves as SVP of Product Engineering at athenahealth, responsible for leading the engineering teams developing our core products. Richard came to athenahealth in March 2018 from Microsoft, where he was a partner engineering manager, leading teams which develop unified endpoint management and security products.
Earlier in his career at Microsoft, Richard led teams developing the Dynamics 365 business applications. Prior to Microsoft, Richard held engineering leadership roles at a number of early-stage companies, working in a variety of domains including indoor location, industrial Internet of Things, and eCommerce. Richard started his career at Dun & Bradstreet software, working on business applications.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Jessica has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel since June 2018, after joining athenahealth in September 2016. Prior to her time with athena, she held a number of legal leadership positions at Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and Raytheon. Earlier in her career, Jessica was a partner in the Corporate Group at Brown Rudnick LLP, where she concentrated on business and securities law.
Senior Vice President, Technology Enabled Services
Matt Levesque joined athenahealth in 2007 and since February 2018 has been responsible for athenahealth’s revenue cycle, clinical, and integration operations. Since July 2015, as a representative of athenahealth, Matt has served on the board of directors of the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange, or CORE, a collaborative initiative launched by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Inc., or CAQH. CAQH CORE is governed by industry-wide stakeholders focused on the development and adoption of national operating rules for healthcare administrative transactions. He received his B.S. in Finance from Siena College.
Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
Bret Connor has served as our Senior Vice President, leading Customer Success since joining athenahealth in August 2017. He oversees our customer success organization that supports and enables our clients in their journey to transform healthcare by utilizing our cloud-based platform and services to improve their revenue capture, deliver better healthcare outcomes, and spend more time providing care. Prior to joining us, Bret served in executive leadership roles at VMware, Inc. and McKinsey & Company. Bret received his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President, Transformation and Business Operations and Interim Chief Marketing Officer
Tim O’Brien joined athenahealth in 2011, and prior to his current role, served as our Chief Marketing and Commercial Operations Officer since January 2016. Prior to that role, he formerly served as athena’s Vice President of Corporate Development, where he oversaw business development, integration efforts, and marketing initiatives. Tim has held a variety of positions within athenahealth, including Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Vice President of Enterprise Solutions and Operations. Tim began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP. He received his B.A. in finance from The Catholic University of America and his M.B.A. from Babson College.
Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer
Jonathan Porter has served as our Chief Product Officer since May 2018, integrating the product strategy and product management of our Network and Core Services. Prior to becoming Chief Product Officer, Jonathan served in a variety of leadership roles, overseeing the development of number of products and services as the More Disruption Please accelerator and marketplace programs to advance our mission of transforming healthcare. Prior to joining athenahealth, Jonathan founded and served as the CEO of Healthcare Data Services LLC, a healthcare software technology company, which we acquired in September 2012. He received his B.S. in accounting from Babson College.
Senior Vice President, Cloud Engineering and Operations
Karl joined athenahealth in February 2019 following his time as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations at Virence Health. He is a senior technology and operating executive with more than 20 years of experience across multiple sectors, including healthcare, higher education, and telecom.
Before joining us, Karl was at Laureate Education, Inc. as Executive Vice President and the company’s first Chief Information Officer. Prior roles includes senior leadership positions with IBM, Schering-Plough, and McKinsey & Company. Karl holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech.
athenahealth didn’t start as a cloud-based services provider for medical practices. We actually began in 1997 as a medical practice and birthing center in California called athena women’s health and the Birthplace. Founders quickly recognized that they were spending an enormous amount of effort just trying to get paid for their services. When they couldn’t find a solution to their problem, they developed their own.
What emerged was the origin of the cloud-based services athenahealth is known for today. With our proven combination of cloud-based software, networked knowledge and back-office services, we are focused on creating a national health information backbone that helps healthcare work as it should.
how we work
United by a passion for our mission to heal healthcare, and driven by the force of our collective potential, work at athenahealth is fast-paced, collaborative, data-driven—and above all—it inspires us. As we've grown from a start-up to a nation-wide healthcare IT solution, we strive to perfect our products and services. And we're always working to bring partnerships with clients to the next level.
diversity & inclusion
We believe in a spirit of unconditional positive regard for each other—and while we strive to become caregivers’ most trusted support system, that goes double for our colleagues. athenahealth is proud of its four Employee Resource Groups that are focused on creating an inclusive, diverse and dynamic workplace: the athenaDiversity Council, athenaParents, athenaProud, and the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF). Through the WLF, we have partnered with the Lean In organization.
athenahealth was launched with a disruptive, entrepreneurial spirit. It’s important to us to preserve that culture, even as we grow as an organization. We offer so much more than competitive benefits—at athenahealth, we enjoy engaged and vocal colleagues, creative workspaces, food trucks, lawn games, a casual dress code, discounted gym memberships, and more. Plus, all employees are bonus eligible.
“I enjoy working at athenahealth because I am making something that matters. My passion isn’t writing code - it’s what writing code enables me to do, which is make something for other people. And there’s no nobler cause than healthcare.”
“athenahealth has a mission to transform healthcare, which is something I really admire. Every company out there is trying to grow, but I think our focus on making an impact and delivering value is really powerful. Our work is about improving people’s lives.”