Corporate Leadership

 

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Jeffrey Robbins: Founder, President, CEO

Jeff has led LiveData and served as strategic and technology visionary since founding LiveData in 1991. A passionate software innovator, Jeff led LiveData's early successes in manufacturing data acquisition and delivery at Ford, General Motors, and Boeing. He extended LiveData's appeal to other markets, particularly the electric power industry, by supporting a broad range of industry protocols and offering an open architecture solution for real-time data integration. In 2003 Jeff propelled LiveData into the healthcare market, winning a US Army SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase I award and joining the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), where LiveData led data integration for the Operating Room of the Future. Prior to founding LiveData, Jeff was CEO and founder of Cambridge Authoring Systems. He has served as Co-Chairman of CIMIT's Plug and Play Medical Device Communication Standards Working Group, as Senior Technical Advisor to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and on the US Advisory Board to the ISO & International Electrotechnical Commission. Jeff earned an AB in Philosophy with Honors from Harvard College. 

 

Matt Churchill: Vice President Healthcare SalesM_Churchill-Finished.jpg

Matt brings LiveData a combined clinical and healthcare sales background that focuses on delivering solutions to meet each customer’s needs and preferences. Matt began his career as a licensed physical therapist earning his BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut. He then transitioned into a successful sales career in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, winning several performance awards. 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Harkavy: General Manager, LiveData UtilitiesB_Harkavy 1-2017.jpg

Brad brings to LiveData more than 20 years of experience in executive-level roles growing public and private industrial and high tech businesses. He comes to the company from Sagewell, Inc., an early stage energy efficiency company where he was chief operating officer. Through his former consulting business, Harkador Partners, board positions, and mentorship, Harkavy has helped grow and fund more than 20 companies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Plourde: Vice-President, Engineering

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Will adds expertise in delivering high availability, high capacity, mission-critical applications for the healthcare industry to the LiveData management team. Prior to joining LiveData, Will served as CTO and VP of Engineering at HealthcareSource where he built and managed an international engineering and operations team and served as technical lead and architect developing platforms, products, and integration strategies to extend functionality and improve user experience. His industry experience includes electronics manufacturing, supply chain management, talent management, and healthcare delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Trocano: Corporate ControllerCharles Trocano

Charles has worked in the financial divisions of both international and U.S. data acquisition companies since 1997. He joined LiveData in 2001 and assumed responsibility for both finance and administration. Charles holds an AB from Harvard College, and an MA from Tufts University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward Finn, CPA, CFA: Chief Financial Officer

Ed brings 20 years of experience to the Chief Financial Officer role, where he operates in a consulting capacity, leading the Company’s financial strategy, planning, and operations.  In addition to serving LiveData, Ed services clients in the high tech and life sciences industries, in Boston and New York.  Previously, he held CFO positions in the Boston startup space, most notably with Crimson Hexagon, Gazelle, and GetConnected.  Prior to his roles as an operator, Ed was an investment banker with Stonebridge Associates in Boston where he helped clients in both a fundraising and M&A advisory capacity.  Ed began his career with Ernst & Young in New York, and he received a double major (finance and accounting) from Georgetown University.  He is a CPA as well as a CFA charterholder.  In his free time, Ed can be found in Boston’s North End with his wife and dog when not traveling and/or golfing.

 

 

 

Christine Halberg

Christine Lee Halbig, Director of Healthcare Product Management

Christine adds expertise in clinical management, including The Joint Commission (TJC)  projects, clinical redesign, and patient safety initiatives, to the LiveData team along with experience collaborating with surgeons, primary care clinicians, health policy, and medical researchers to define and deliver communication and performance improvement applications. She joined LiveData from Boston University’s Health Policy Institute where she supported two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Programs, designing and maintaining a complex relational database, and developing and growing the communications strategy for both programs. Christine also served as project manager at the Boston Medical Center Medical Information Sciences Unit, and as a Research and Program Evaluation Intern at the Latin American Health Institute in Boston. She led a committee at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, Conn., focused on patient access, performance improvement and TJC compliance. Christine holds a Master’s in Public Health and a BS from Boston University.

 

 

Chris DiTrani

Chris DiTrani, Director of Engineering

Prior to joining LiveData to lead the engineering, implementation, and product support teams, Chris held development and management positions at several startup technology companies in the Boston area, including Cambridge Signal Technologies and Microsystems Software. Chris attended Berklee College of Music and worked as a musician in Boston and New York before returning to school to earn a BS in Physics from Northeastern University.

 

 

 

 

 

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