Abraham Gutman, President and CEO
Abraham Gutman has had a long career in global technology management. Prior to founding AG Mednet in 2005, he founded and served as president and CEO of Emperative, Inc., a telecommunications software startup. Emperative, the creator of a proven carrier-class provisioning engine, was a venture-backed enterprise with more than $35 million in capital from lead investors including Greylock and Pequot Ventures. Gutman later sold the company to AT&T.
Prior to founding Emperative, Mr. Gutman led the team designing customer care, provisioning and trouble ticketing systems for the nascent broadband operations of Continental Cablevision, then one of the top three cable operators in the U.S. Earlier, he was CIO of The Liberman Group, an international conglomerate focused on the telecommunications and agriculture industries. There, he was responsible for the management of the conglomerate’s global information and strategic technologies and systems in nine countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Gutman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Computer Science degree from Yale University.
Lawrence Christofori, Chief Operating Officer
Larry Christofori joined AG Mednet as COO in 2012, and is responsible for the company’s operating and financial activities. He joined the company from Pilot House Ventures where he was Executive in Residence, working with portfolio companies on a range of operational and financial projects. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Mazu Networks, Inc. a network-management software company acquired by Riverbed Technology. In addition to his experience with venture-backed companies, Mr. Christofori’s background includes banking, leveraged finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Chrisotofori has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Brian Kelly, Vice President, Business Development & Worldwide Sales
Brian A. Kelly joined AG Mednet in 2010 after spending the last 8 years working in the field of imaging clinical trials. Mr. Kelly was most recently the VP of Marketing and Sales for SYNARC, the world’s largest imaging core laboratory. Prior to that, he served in the same role at Optasia Medical, Inc., a medical device software company producing image analysis tools for clinical trials. He also has experience as a project manager supporting global, clinical imaging trials in core laboratory settings. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kelly held roles in outsourcing and technical project management for Genuity, a tier one internet backbone provider, and as a warranted Contracting Officer for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Mr. Kelly has an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Doug Steinfeld, Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Doug Steinfeld joined AG Mednet in 2008 after many years of delivering computers and computer-based products to the market. An early employee at Stratus Computer, he helped grow the company into the leading producer of fault-tolerant computing systems by leading the design and manufacturing of several high-end platforms. In a subsequent position at Digital Equipment Corporation he headed up Intel PC Server Engineering, delivering well in excess of 100,000 systems annually. After DEC, Mr. Steinfeld joined Maptech, Inc., where he managed the design and manufacturing of marine navigation hardware and software. Additional early-stage company experience included product management of networking software at CNT/Brixton, and heading up design and manufacturing for ViewWriter Technologies. Mr. Steinfeld began his career as a software engineer at Data General. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Barbara J. McNeil, M.D., PH.D.
Barbara J. McNeil, MD, PhD, is the Ridley Watts Professor and founding head of the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. She is also a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. McNeil’s research activities have focused on several areas, most notably technology assessment and quality of care. Her most recent work includes two large studies supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The first focused on a comparison of quality of care for veterans with cardiac disease with the care provided to Medicare beneficiaries seen in private settings. Its report led to the introduction of many changes in the care of veterans with cardiac disease. As a result of that study, she and her colleagues are currently performing a similar study on cancer care; they will study patients with lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, or several hematological malignancies. Dr. McNeil also works closely with the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in several areas related to the identification and dissemination of approaches to improving either the quality or the efficiency of care in plans across the country.
Dr. McNeil received her AB degree from Emmanuel College, her MD from Harvard Medical School, and her PhD from Harvard University. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences (where she is chair of its Board of Health Care Services) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. McNeil is also a member of the Blue Cross Technology Evaluation Commission (TEC), the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and the Council for Performance Measurement for the JCAHO. She recently began serving as chair of an IOM committee on the identification of high clinical value services. Previously Dr. McNeil served as a member of the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission and the Publications Committee of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Benjamin Gomez serves as Managing Director of Pilot House Associates, a family investment office in Boston. Ben joined Pilot House in 1998 as Treasurer. Prior to joining Pilot House, Ben held various positions at Continental Cablevision and The Bank of New York. He received a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service, with honors, from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.