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Management Team

LiveData’s Management Team brings together the key skill sets needed to keep the company on a powerful trajectory.
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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. 

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Matt Churchill

Vice President Healthcare Sales

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 B.S. 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. 

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Charles Trocano

Corporate Controller

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.

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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 B.S. from Boston University.

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Dorothy A. Van Ryzin

Director of Healthcare Engineering

Dorothy brings over 20 years of proven success leading development of analytical and workflow solutions in the healthcare and financial services industries. She has extensive experience developing both enterprise on-premises and cloud-based solutions. She has particular expertise in data architecture. Before joining LiveData, Dorothy was Technical Development Manager at McKesson Corporation’s Change Healthcare subsidiary for products including cloud-based healthcare data platforms, risk assessment and predictive analytics, and compliance and quality reporting. Prior to that she has worked at Microsoft and TriZetto corporations. Dorothy has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Boston University.

Board of Directors

David Mahoney

Former President and CEO
Applix, Inc.

David is former President and CEO of Applix, Inc. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Verbind, Inc., a provider of real-time behavioral analytic software and event triggering technology, which was sold to SAS Institute. Prior to joining Verbind, David served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LeadingSide, Inc., an e-business solutions provider; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Hill Software Inc., a knowledge management software provider; and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Systems, Inc., a networking software company he founded. Earlier, David was the Director of Communication Product Development at Data General.

Joseph C. McNay

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Essex Investment Management Company

Joe is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Essex Investment Management Company. In addition to his direct portfolio management responsibilities on a variety of funds, Joe oversees all of Essex's investment strategies. As one of Essex's four Managing Principals, he is responsible for the overall management of Essex. Prior to founding Essex in 1976, Joe was Executive Vice President and Director of Endowment Management & Research Corp. for nine years. Before 1967, Joe was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at the Massachusetts Company. Currently he is serving as Trustee of National Public Radio, Trustee and Chairman for the Investment Committee of Simmons College, Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Trustee and member of the Children's Hospital Investment Committee. He received his AB degree from Yale University and his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Finance.

Jeffrey Robbins

CEO, President, Founder
LiveData, Inc.

As LiveData CEO and President, Jeff has led the company and served as its strategic and technology visionary since founding the company 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. This strategy evolved to embrace the concept of smart integration and LiveData's expansion into healthcare industry applications. 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.

Bill Gerraughty

CFO and Board Member OnProcess Technology

Bill is CFO and Board Member of OnProcess Technology, a private equity backed managed service provider that specializes in service supply chain operations. He has three decades of operating and financial experience in publicly-held and private technology organizations. With expertise in both growth and “turn-around” companies, he has raised private and public capital, expanded international operations, managed multiple acquisitions, and successfully sold several companies. Bill started his career at PWC (Coopers & Lybrand) and has since helped a variety of companies scale, including Sparta Systems, NMS Communications, Infinium Software, and Intellution. He holds a BS in Accounting from Babson College, an MBA from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, and is a CPA in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Jerry Rulli

Former COO Progress Software Corp. and EVP Iron Mountain, Inc.

Jerry is a technology industry executive with a diversified background and demonstrated track record and reputation for building, revitalizing, and directing transformation to produce profitable and effective organizations. He has extensive experience leading international teams in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, and Development and a rich history leading and transforming complex teams to leverage direct, channel, and inside sales models. Most recently he was COO of Progress. Previous roles included EVP Sales at Iron Mountain, and several executive management roles at Infor including President Americas and President Enterprise Systems Group.

Advisory Board

Julian M. Goldman

MD

Department of Anesthesia, OR of the Future, Massachusetts General Hospital

Medical Director, Partners Healthcare Biomedical Engineering
Director of Interoperatibility, CIMIT

Chairman, Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Program, CIMIT/MGH

Aileen Killen

RN, CNOR, PhD

Director, Patient Safety Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Warren S. Sandberg

MD, PhD

Chair, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt Medical Center

Previously – Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Co-Program Leader, CIMIT OR of the Future Project

Walter MacIntire Whitehouse, Jr.

MD

Executive Consultant, Trinity Health.
Previously served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS), a member of Trinity Health; Medical Director, Department of Surgical Services SJMHS; and Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was recently honored with the Walter M. Whitehouse, Jr., MD Endowed Chair, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Health System.