magpie team of  technology healthcare marketing business executives

Ramesh Tumkur - Founder, CTO

At magpie, Ramesh provides the technology vision encompassing device development, security, content aggregation, data correlation and visualization. Ramesh brings in leadership expertise in strategic design, technical architecture and development of enterprise-class managed security services. Prior to magpie, Ramesh held architecture and development roles at several companies in Boston area including BBN, DEC, GTE, Genuity, Unisys and Level 3 Communications. Ramesh has a M.S from University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Kannan Ramasamy - Cofounder, CEO

Kannan is a seasoned C-Suite Executive and has been a serial entrepreneur since 2000 with a track record of delivering 5X-12X returns on a number of his business ventures over 4 year periods. He previously worked in executive roles at GE Capital, including serving as President & CEO of their India Business and SVP, Marketing & Sales for Global Automotive Leases in Chicago. Before GE Capital, Kannan was with Unilever, American Express & BOA. Kannan has a B.Tech. from IIT Madras and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

Dr. Joel Reich, MD, FACEP, CPE, SHIMSS - CMO

Dr. Reich brings in extensive CMO experience. His special interests include population health, innovative care and payment models, healthcare system transformation, care management, complex populations, and health technology applications.

Dr. Reich was the Department Chair and Medical Director of EMS, and then the Chief Medical Officer at Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). Following ECHN he was the interim Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance. He has presented at national seminars on topics including Health IT/telehealth, quality improvement, and accountable care. He is also active in the national HIMSS Physician and Innovation Committees.

Dr. Reich has a MD from SUNY at Buffalo, MMM from CMU, MS Health and Medical Informatics from Brandeis University and MS Technology and Human Affairs from Washington University.

Jeff Aliber - Strategic and Product Marketing, Advisor

Jeff is a hands-on business leader, go-to-market expert and product evangelist with deep 
expertise in cyber-security (IT/IoT), mobility and the cloud. He has many years of expertise in product marketing, management and strategy, and strategic alliances at companies including Genuity (BBN), McAfee, Kaspersky, Akamai, Verizon Media Platform and Mocana. Jeff has a degree in Finance from Georgetown University.

Dr. Phil Theruvakattil - Security, Advisor

Phil is an expert in network security, distributed systems, event correlation and remote monitoring of security devices. Phil's experience in the past includes architecting and building managed security services at several companies in Boston area including BBN, GTE Internetworking, Genuity and Unisys. Dr. Theruvakattil has a B.Tech. from IIT Madras and M.S/PhD from Iowa State University.

Dr. Naaznin Lokhandawala, MD - Medical Advisor

Dr. Lokhandawala is an endocrinologist currently working within the Steward Group Healthcare system. Her past experiences include working as an attending physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and serving as an Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lokhandawala completed her residency at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center and Fellowship at Lahey Clinic.

Lew Harrold - Medical Devices, Advisor

Lew is an expert in medical product design, biomedical engineering team development, program management, quality function deployment and clinical studies. He has deployed 15+ medical products for companies of all sizes that included 8 patents and 30+ successful 510(k)s. Lew has a B.S EE from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Ram Ramanathan - Wireless Protocols, Advisor

Ram is a Chief Scientist at goTenna. In the past Ram worked as Principal Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies. He helps invent, develop and prototype new technologies in wireless computer networks. Ram led several projects for US DoD/DARPA and is a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Ramanathan has a B.Tech. from IIT Madras and M.S/PhD from University of Delaware.

Som Das - Investment and Business Scaling, Advisor

Som is a former VC, an entrepreneur, an investor, a serial CEO, and is involved in helping scale early stage SaaS companies. He has extensive global experience around technology, venture capital and business services – including significant involvement in the US and India Healthcare markets. He also brings board-level experience (WebEx, others). Som has a MBA from Stanford University - Graduate School of Business.
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