The GPMF Difference

Through a combination of embedded operations and “standard” consulting services, GPMF companies assist hospitals in creating the IT infrastructural, operation, and financial changes that must be embraced to succeed in today’s competitive healthcare industry landscape.

Healthcare organizations spend millions of dollars every year on consultants that tell them what to do. They swoop in, conduct their analysis, file a report, make their recommendations, and commonly leave the hospital not fully prepared to implement their recommendations.

GPMF companies shift the paradigm.  We firmly believe that our expertise should be integrated into a client’s culture. We’ll take the lead but ultimately, it’s our job to write the roadmap and allow them to own it. We take the necessary operational roles (interim CIO, CTO, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Director of Technology,) needed to overcome the cultural inertia that interferes with progress. Further, GPMF abilities include clinical, regulatory, financial, operational, and legal services in addition to first rate technological skills. The “secret sauce” is the proper blending of these abilities into a unified approach, with flat rate billing and flexible scope that over time, underscores the success achieved at leading healthcare organizations throughout the United States.

GPMF Leadership Team

Michael Feld

Chief Executive Officer

As a Founder of the company, Michael has provided telecommunications leadership, IT consulting, and engineering support for healthcare providers, telecommunications carriers, as well as mid and large sized businesses for more than two decades. A recognized innovator in the field, he has managed the company’s meteoric growth and remained on the bleeding edge of technology innovation, while maintaining his unique “personal” touch to client relationships.

As interim CTO for University of Chicago Medicine, former CTO at Temple University Health System, and as Executive Consultant to Baystate Health and Lancaster General Health System, Michael has been central to the roll-out of modern, foundational technologies such as hyper-converged architecture, desktop virtualization, VoIP/unified communications, advanced storage, and the networking infrastructure needed to support EMR deployment. His significant IT and management experience outside the medical world has allowed clients to utilize proven and successful technologies and designs in a medical context, further increasing financial and operational efficiency, total systems availability and resilience, and overall improvements in clinical performance.

Gregory R. Pellerin

Chief Operations Officer

President, VertitechIT

Overseeing operations, sales, and new business development efforts, Greg Pellerin serves as GPMF Chief Operating Officer and the President of VertitechIT.

He has been at the forefront of the telecommunications and IT industries for more than 15 years. Before teaming with Michael Feld in founding the company, Greg served as the Director of Commercial Sales for regional ISP Javanet, Director of Commercial Voice and Data Services for national broadband service provider RCN, and Director of Service Delivery for Connecticut Telephone, a Hartford Connecticut-based CLEC.

Teresa Grogan

Chief Information Officer

Terry was the founder and principal consultant of Health Technology Solutions prior to its acquisition by VertitechIT. Since 1997, she has served as a senior level Technology Director for some of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions and brings with her, a strong understanding of healthcare business drivers. She has expertise in streamlining IT operations, directing administration of complex infrastructure environments, and meeting business objectives.

Terry is currently the interim Chief Information Security Officer for Temple University Health System and serves as an Executive Project Officer for several mid-sized healthcare clients in the mid-west and mid-Atlantic regions of the country.

Dr. Neil Kudler

Chief Medical Officer

Bridging the technology gap between clinicians and the IT departments that support them is the primary responsibility for VertitechIT’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Neil Kudler is the former Chief Medical Information Officer for Baystate Health and the former Senior Healthcare Innovation Strategist for TechSpring (Baystate Health’s Technology Innovation Center). As CMO, Dr. Kudler also consults and provide guidance to clients in the areas of diversified health system operations, population health, and data analytics.

Mike Machulsky

Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Mike was the co-founder and President of Software Logic before joining VertitechIT and GPMF Holdings as Executive Vice President, Business Development in 2016.  He also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

For over two decades, he has developed technology solutions in a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, and education, with specific expertise in the integration of Microsoft-centric hybrid cloud solutions. Mike has worked collaboratively with leading technology firms, such as Microsoft, HP, and Cisco, while establishing award winning sales and customer service programs. Prior to Software Logic, Mike served in a variety of CIO and Director positions at CGI, Cigna, and GE.

Steve Shaw

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Having spent more than 30 years in the marketing and communications industries as a television reporter, production agency founder, and multimedia network executive, Steve brings his creative talents to GPMF Holdings as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications. He also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

A nationally renowned corporate storyteller and Emmy Award-winning producer, Steve works in developing new business opportunities and heads up branding and marketing efforts as well as communications. In addition to his internal duties, Steve consults with healthcare IT clients across the country in developing effective strategies for communicating IT organizational change.

Brad Mondschein

Chief Corporate Counsel

Brad has over 20 years of experience practicing law in both private practice and in-house counsel positions.  In private practice, Brad gained a national reputation for negotiating complex IT and networking arrangements and helping to lead numerous companies through the merger and acquisition process.  He has worked on numerous high-profile transactions involving health care entities as well as representing technology companies that provide services to the healthcare industry.

Gerry Gosselin

Chief Technology Officer

Gerry oversees a team of senior engineers and architects and is responsible for determining technology, scope, and level of effort for all company projects. He originally joined VertitechIT in 2013 bringing with him a wide variety of high-level IT experience across the whole stack including network engineering, monitoring and management, virtualization, system administration, and systems integration. His expertise in programming often brings a unique approach to problem solving, infrastructure automation, and data acquisition. The confluence of such skills lends itself perfectly to today’s age of software-defined-everything, DevOps, containers, and hybrid clouds.

Entity Leadership Team

Barbara Casey

Nectar Strategic Consulting | Chief Executive Officer

Having played an integral role in shaping the worldwide healthcare strategy for Cisco and serving as a strategist and business adviser to healthcare, managed care, and Fortune 500 technology companies for two decades, Barbara Casey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nectar Strategic Consulting. As the Global Healthcare Leader for Cisco, Barbara conceived of, built, and led the company’s healthcare focus into a multi-billion-dollar business. Prior to joining Cisco, she was charged with corporate strategic planning at HCA, Inc. where she facilitated the company’s broad Consumer and Patient Experience strategy and served as a consultative resource to the Central Group (55 hospitals in the Central US and 6 hospitals in London) and its divisions’ senior management teams.

Patrick Streck

baytechIT | President

A strong believer in partnership and shared purpose, Patrick serves as President of managed service provider baytechIT. His deep experience in business, services delivery, systems implementation, software development, and process redesign gives the company unique insight and perspective. Prior to assuming management duties for baytechIT, Patrick served as Senior Director I&T at Baystate Health System, overseeing IT Services, Clinical Engineering, and Project Management. He has previously held leadership positions at Bottomline Technologies, Linedata, and Sun Microsystems.

Dave Audibert

akiro | President

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Dave has extensive experience in implementing accounting process, and building accounting teams at high growth entrepreneurial healthcare companies. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of healthcare conglomerate Wilson Enterprises and Origin Healthcare Solutions, a national revenue cycle management company.

Bill Evans

Liberty Fox Technologies | President

A nationally recognized expert and popular speaker on blockchain technology and software development, Bill Evans is the President of Liberty Fox Technologies.  As a software solutions architect, he leads a staff of 15 engineers and coding technicians and services clients throughout the northeast and across the country.