NTC Tech Talk
Keys to Scaling a Successful
It’s a cruel world out there for startups: depending on who you ask, 80-95% don’t make it. Of those who do, what’s their secret to success? In this panel discussion, three Nashville tech startup leaders share their company stories and the decisions they’ve made that have led them to not just survive but thrive. Together, they will discuss:- Achieving product-market fit
- Putting the right team together
- Establishing metrics for success
- Deploying strategic outsourcing
- Fundraising and beyond
Michael Cerino, CEO, Growthwright
Michael currently serves as the President of Growthwright, as well as the CFO of Powered Health. He has over 18 years of healthcare finance and management experience and started his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young. After several years as a financial executive in the automotive supplier industry, Michael moved into healthcare and served as Vice President - Operations Finance for Renal Care Group. He continued his healthcare career with Ambulatory Services of America where he served as both a financial and operational executive.
Daniel Fabbri, Founder and CEO, Maize Analytics
Daniel Fabbri, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. His research, which is sponsored by the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, focuses on database systems and machine learning applied to electronic medical records and clinical data. He also is the founder and CEO of Maize Analytics, which provides healthcare organizations privacy tools to ensure the appropriate use of patient data.
Joan Butters, CEO, XSOLIS
With more than twenty years of healthcare IT leadership experience across the Payer, Hospital, Physician and Pharmacy verticals within healthcare, Joan Butters brings unique insight and expertise to her position as Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of XSOLIS. Founded with the mission of bridging healthcare silos, XSOLIS uses real-time cognitive computing and predictive analytics to analyze and score disparate clinical, administrative and financial data to support level of care decisions, reimbursement accuracy, and denial prevention.
Tod Fetherling, CEO, Perception Health
Currently the CEO of Perception Health, Tod's career has been a series of "firsts" in various industry segments. He built one of the first public health portals at HCA, created the first home health use rates, directed the first live surgery and first live birth on the Internet, first K-12 Health Curriculum online, and now he is bringing the first cloud-based care management system to life. Previous leadership roles have included: Chairman and Founder, Stratasan; President, Nashville Technology Council; Chief Executive Officer, Relegent (HealthTeacher, Discovery Hospital, and Planning 2.0); Vice President Business Development, First Consulting Group; Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy; President, The Health Network