Management

photo- Chris Gardner

Christopher Gardner is the Chairman and CEO of US Health Futures. He is the author of Measuring Value in Healthcare (2008) highlighted as among the best papers on the science website arxiv.com owned by MIT’s Technology Review, and the highly acclaimed book The Valuation of Information Technology: A Guide for Strategy Development, Valuation, and Financial Planning (John Wiley & Sons, 2000) which was favorably reviewed by the Harvard Business School. He has guest lectured at the Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Previously he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1999-2002 in the New York office. He was a partner at Bain & Company from 1996-1997 and worked at A.T. Kearney from 1992-1995, where he was elected principal by the Board of Directors. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company from 1989-1992. He has served clients across industries. Prior to consulting, he worked in the high technology industry for over 8 years as a manager in semiconductor, office workstation, and computer system development groups, from 1980 to 1988. With corporate support he co-founded The Software Agency in 1984, a company engaged in the business of representing software authors to software publishers. He was educated at the University of Chicago where he received his MBA in Finance in 1980 and a BS in Physics a year earlier in 1979. He spent his summers working at Fermilab and at the Enrico Fermi Institute and is a graduate of Bronx Science. cgardner@ushealthfutures.com

photo- Michele Sprietsma

Michele Sprietsma is EVP of Marketing and Business Development at US Health Futures. She has more than 20 years of industry experience. Previously, Michele was President and founder of ITEC Capital Markets – a boutique consulting company formed to develop innovative products for the energy futures market and customized software for the financial industry, including the development of a realtime software system for Jim Rogers’ International Commodity Index. Michele is career veteran of the F500 high tech industry with over 15 years of experience in dealing with real time software systems designed specifically for the telecommunications industry. In the telecom field, Michele held numerous positions in engineering, project management, and business development. Her responsibilities included managing North American, European, and Asia Pacific customer accounts. Michele received her B.S. & M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech, and graduate studies in Electrical Engineering from SMU. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi Academic Honorary Society. Michele received NCAA All American status as a Division I swimmer, held numerous local, state, and national records. msprietsma@ushealthfutures.com

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