His accomplishments span more than 30 years of healthcare senior executive experience. He served for ten years as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Adventist Health System (now known as Advent Health), a multi-billion-dollar hospital company, and as a consultant in a national consulting firm. He also worked as an auditor and CPA for Ernst & Whinney as well as collaborating with the Mayo Clinic in managing a $25 million venture capital pool and mentoring start-ups.
He has been an ongoing pioneer in ventures pertaining to healthcare and patient health information for more than 30 years. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Wiese founded Wellspring Clinical Labs, Inc. (founded in 2006) and Kalibratev, Inc. (founded in 2016). Both of these ventures continue to operate and are critical components of the Project supported by this Offering. As part of his responsibilities in this position, Wiese continues to provide executive leadership to those entities, as he has for the past 12 years. He will have broady, ongoing discretionary powers over the Company.
Mr. Wiese has a proven track record as a serial solver of large, complex problems that have chronically defied solution, as well as monetizing those solutions to realize outsize returns for investors.
Between September 2006 and the present, he has served as president and director of Wellspring Clinical Lab, Inc. From February 2016 to the present, he has served as president and director of Kalibratev, Inc.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Gary Skilton has served as the Company’s vice president and chief financial officer since its inception in December 2018. He leads its finance, accounting, funding, and capitalization initiatives. He holds a master’s degree in management (MBA equivalent) with emphasis in finance and marketing from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
His experience includes 21 years as vice president and treasurer for Adventist Health System (now known as Advent Health), a multi-billion-dollar hospital company, where he managed the treasury functions and led multiple highly complex security offerings. He developed and managed innovative tax, debt, and asset management strategies that were widely recognized as setting the bar for health and hospital systems, including $4 billion in assets and more than $3 billion in debt.
He developed a groundbreaking tax-exempt hospital accounts receivable securitization program, which realized approximately $3 million per year in arbitrage profit. He also previously served as an auditor and CPA for KPMG Peat Marwick and was the director of tax and accounting for a Fortune 1000, publicly-traded, multinational manufacturer of motion control devices.
Prior to the founding of the Company, Mr. Skilton served as the chief financial officer for Wellspring Clinical Lab, Inc. (founded in 2006) and Kalibratev, Inc. (founded in 2016). Both of these ventures continue to operate and are critical components of the Project supported by this Offering. As part of his responsibilities in this position, he continues to provide financial leadership for those entities.
Mr. Skilton is a seasoned professional with an established track record at the executive level in the consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, and public accounting industries. He has exceptional talents building and being a strong contributing member of world class performing teams. He is a visionary and creative problem solver with a reputation for being compassionate and intuitive as well as for being an excellent communicator.
Between February 2016 and the present, Mr. Skilton has served as vice president and chief financial officer of Kalibratev, Inc. Between March 2013 and the present, he has served on the board of directors of Waterman Village Inc., a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Mt. Dora, Florida.
Senior Strategic Advisor
Alan Dowling consults and researches internationally on health strategy; health information exchange; EHR and PHR adoption; technology-based process innovation and reengineering; and information systems design, adoption and outcome measurement. He teaches graduate courses in health information systems as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University and serves as the Health Informatics Consultant to Inter-American Development Bank.
Dowling has published and lectured at leading institutions and conferences internationally on the adoption of health information technology, including EHRs and PHRs. He has over 35 years’ experience in health informatics having, as a U.S. Air Force officer, developed the conceptual design for a worldwide DoD EHR in 1975.
Dowling served on the federal Office of the National Coordinator – Health Information Technology’s National Alliance Work Group on Defining Health Information Terms (EMR, EHR, and PRH). He was a member of the Clinton Administration’s Healthcare Reform Task Force; the Information Management Task Force of the JCAHO; the Health Information Infrastructure project of the Council on Competitiveness; the Long-Range Informatics Board of the National Cancer Institute; the federal National Nursing Minimum Data Set Task Force; and the Boards of the VNAA, Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Healthcare Informatics Telecom Network, Health Matrix, and Clinical Data Management.
Formerly a partner with Ernst & Young, Dowling’s positions included director, healthcare information technology, and director, global healthcare consulting. He previously served as president of HealthMagic Inc. (an early PHR start-up); as senior vice president of Covansys’ health division; as executive director of Noblis’ Center for Health Innovation; and as health services administrator and director of medical systems of governmental academic medical centers, hospitals and clinics (in which he designed an EMR intended for worldwide DoD use; and as President of the American Health Information Management Association.
Dowling has also served as an assistant professor at the Schools of Medicine and Management at Case Western Reserve University, and as an adjunct professor at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Georgetown University.
His education includes a doctoral degree in healthcare management and management information systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, master’s degree in computer science and engineering management with an emphasis in health systems from the University of Dayton and Northeastern University, and bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross.
Larry Hufty is a diversified professional with 20 years of experience as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He eventually joined the securities industry, holding positions as a financial consultant, operations manager, and administrative officer followed by a significant stint in home office management. He currently owns three retail franchise stores. He has superior skills in organization, accounting, efficiency, and cost control.
Hufty served for seven years on active duty Naval service and thirteen years in the Reserves. eventually retiring as Lieutenant Commander. He then joined Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant and ultimately transitioned into branch management.
After fifteen years, he left Merrill Lynch for a corporate position as the head of branch administration for Legg Mason, with administrative and financial responsibility for 122 branch offices and their staff.
Ten years later, he accepted the position of branch financial officer for Morgan Keegan and eventually assumed the role of managing director of Branch Administration. After nine years with Morgan Keegan, he felt the call of entrepreneurship and bought into the franchise of Great Clips Hair Salons.
Hufty holds a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis on management from Baldwin Wallace University.
Cecil Wiese has a ten-year track record as an organizational solution-seeker. He has worked in the area of organizational problem-solving and solution-seeking in the boardrooms of large and small hospitals as well as in multinational corporations.
Mr. Wiese has served since 2013 as a facilitator at the Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, working with hundreds of organizations on design-seeking projects. He continues to work with FHIL on a per diem basis.
He is also a co-owner of Orlando City Combusha, a licensed Kombucha brewery in the Orlando, Florida, area.
He completed his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Central Florida in 2012.
Sandra Eisenberg has more than 30 years of product management, marketing, and sales experience. As the former director of CRM product management at Avaya, Eisenberg oversaw development of partnership product management for all contact center software.
Prior to serving at Avaya, Eisenberg ran the NCR/Microsoft alliance co-developing and branding joint solutions. Eisenberg also product managed Teradata CRM industry specific data warehouse (OLAP) solutions for healthcare, transportation, finance, and retail. Most recently Eisenberg has run the Southern Region for e5 Marketing as managing partner.
Eisenberg was the first woman to win the AT&T National Sales Award and worked closely to form an alliance between AT&T and Adventist Health System, resulting in the creation of Health Magic, an early internet-based solutions company founded by Calvin Wiese.
Eisenberg holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephens College in Missouri. She also completed graduate-level studies at the London School of Economics.
Mark Bond has 30 years of experience in graphic and visual design, corporate identity and branding, and healthcare marketing and communication. He also has more than ten years of experience in nonprofit communication, publishing, brand management, marketing strategy, editorial, public relations, media relations, social media, photography, event planning, and promotion. He is particularly adept at communicating complex concepts to varied audiences.
He began his career as a graphic designer for Anson-Stoner, one of Orlando’s top ad agencies, serving clients such as Disney, Pizza Hut, and Universal Studios. He eventually became the art director for Florida Hospital-Orlando. He continued to do contract logo and corporate identity work for Adventist Health (now Advent Health) and Florida Hospital even after he left full-time employment in 1996 to co-found Edgerton-Bond, a graphic design and marketing communication business.
In 2000, he co-founded Red Canoe Creative (formerly BONDesign), a company that specializes in branding, marketing, and information design.
He earned his B.S. degree in business and corporate communication at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas.
Lead Systems Engineer
Cisco Garcia has extensive experience as a systems architect and software engineer. Career and project highlights include:
Howard Fertilizer and Chemical Company – lead developer and systems architect for MRP Solution 4 plant proprietary mixing, industrial material handling and accounting system.
INSTeTAG Corporation – chief architect and system developer of a temporary tag electronic delivery system for Florida car dealerships.
SWORD Banking Systems – software engineer for financial network systems, including an “unbanked ATM” machine and a FED checking/debit card system with advanced document authentication devices.
Pace Electronics – software developer and chief scientist for research and development for warehouse management systems, data acquisition circuits, and PCB designs.
AT&T Global Information Solutions – field engineer for personal computers, business servers, laser printers, and networking/Unix.
Electronic Barn – systems builder for personal computers, business servers, and custom high-performance systems for mid-sized businesses.
Pinball Connection – member of electronic engineering development team for amusement/arcade industry performing PCB board design and component-level repairs.
Mr. Garcia is trained as an NCR Field Technician in AS/400, System/370, Teradata, PCs, banking proof machines, and ATM machines. His certifications include CNA, CCNA, Cisco, Baynetworks, Auspex, A+, Network+, and Telecom (T1/CSU/DSU).