Mr. Thompson joined Aptus Health as President and CEO in March 2016, bringing with him over 20 years of healthcare industry experience and a proven track record of building and leading high performing organizations, including early stage and Fortune 100 companies.
Prior to joining Aptus Health, Mr. Thompson served as the Chairman and CEO of Intervention insights, a health information services company focused on supporting evidence-based care in molecular oncology. Prior to Intervention Insights, Mr. Thompson served as the President and CEO of Proventys, an innovative healthcare technology company that developed web-based decision support solutions in oncology. Before joining Proventys, Mr. Thompson was a business development executive at Aetna, Inc., serving as Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions and the Head of Strategic Business Development for Aetna Health Information Solutions.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Thompson served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development for PHT Corporation, a privately held mobile data capture and clinical trial software company. He joined PHT after successfully negotiating the sale of Clinical Data Solutions, Inc. where he had been founder and CEO.
Mr. Thompson received a BA in Zoology and Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire where he was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Chief Financial Officer
John is Aptus Health’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for oversight of financial affairs, business development and human resources.
John brings decades of experience in senior leadership in finance, M&A, and strategy roles within the healthcare industry. Previously, John served as CEO for Strategic Claim Services, a third-party claims administrator, and as CEO of Teratech Corporation, a medical device company. He also spent over 20 years at Aetna, Inc., during which he established a Business Development Group responsible for all M&A activity. Under John’s leadership, Aetna executed 10 strategic acquisitions totaling approximately $1.5 billion in value.
Prior to forming this group, John was a managing director in and ultimately ran Aetna’s Corporate Finance unit, playing a leading role in more than $50 billion of acquisitions, divestitures and financings for Aetna. Most recently, John has served as an independent board member, advisor, and private investor for a variety of small to mid-size companies.
John received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and his BA from Trinity College (Hartford, CT).
Chief Technology Officer
Peter is responsible for overseeing technology and product development, including its proprietary data management platform and mobile advertising and messaging platforms.
Peter most recently served as Senior Vice President Technology & Operations for VIBE Media where he oversaw the strategic direction of the company and its digital product portfolio, including its premier location-based service and marketing. Prior to VIBE Media, Peter served as the Vice President, Technology & Operations for mtvU/MTV Networks, where he was responsible for overseeing and operating several top performing and award-winning online properties. Peter was also part of the team that introduced and established Protegrity, an information security company that developed a revolutionizing encryption database-protection solution.
Peter received a DIHM Diploma in Business Administration, International Marketing and Economics from IHM Business School, Gothenburg, Sweden, and has a Gymnasial degree in Computer Science from Hersby Gymnasium, Stockholm, Sweden.
General Manager, International
Ragnar leverages his nearly two decades of leadership in customer engagement, strategy, and marketing analytics to drive the successful development of international business and the evolution of our international HCP platform, Univadis.
With an extensive history of success in growing business at the global and regional level, Ragnar’s experience is broad-ranging, with specialties in Go to Market Model development and Multi-Channel Marketing, including strategy development, establishing contact center and online customer reach, hand campaign development and execution.
Prior to joining Aptus, Ragnar spent over 15 years at Merck, where he served in multiple roles, including: Executive Director, Global Leader, Digital Marketing Excellence & Innovation CoE; Executive Director, Global Head of Multi Channel Marketing; Executive Director, International & Operations Leader, Global Multi Channel Marketing CoE; and EMEAC Multi Channel Marketing Franchise Support Director. In these roles he drove brand development through creating innovative digital marketing solutions, managing MCM Brand operations and MCM International and US Strategy, and establishing contact centers.
Ragnar has been a speaker at international congresses like Eyeforpharma and Digipharm, and is Six Sigma and Lean technique certified.
He is a graduate of BI Norwegian Business School in Business Administration and Economics, and holds an MSc in Pharmacy from the University of Oslo.
President, US Life Sciences
As President of the US Life Sciences division of Aptus, Rick is responsible for driving the strategy and operations of the multichannel engagement business that serves pharmaceutical, medical device and other companies in the industry. Rick has spent over 20 years as both a management consultant for large high-growth companies and as an operating leader of innovative start-up organizations in the healthcare technology space.
Most recently, Rick served as the President and CEO of Plasma Surgical, a leading-edge medical device company with 200 hospital customers worldwide. Rick led the company’s first commercialization plan and worked with a team of industry veterans to accelerate the adoption of Plasma’s advanced energy technology. Prior to Plasma Surgical, Rick served in a senior commercial role for an innovative clinical decision support company in the oncology field called Proventys. The company’s product platform was acquired by McKesson and integrated into its large-scale oncology franchise.
Before Proventys, Rick ran the Strategic Initiatives Division at Joslin Diabetes Center a Harvard Medical Affiliate where he managed three healthcare services and technology businesses that generated significant revenue for the Center. Prior to these roles, Rick was a Partner on the Health & Life Sciences team at Mercer Management Consulting (now part of Oliver Wyman), where he led several large strategy engagements for Fortune 500 clients.
Rick has also founded and been a part of the growth of multiple nonprofit organizations. In 2003, he formally launched Family Reach Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial relief and support to families fighting cancer. Family Reach has become one of the only national organizations to address the financial toxicity of cancer. Family Reach has helped thousands of cancer patients and their families pay for a variety of everyday expenses that mount during the treatment period and reduce potential barriers to care. Rick now serves on the Board of Directors as the organization continues to grow nationally and support families in over 40 states.
Rick earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.
General Manager, Univadis
Fabrice manages the US and International teams that support the global Univadis platform, ensuring that it evolves to address market needs while providing an engaging, valuable experience for healthcare professionals.
Fabrice joined MSD in 2009 to lead Univadis in Europe, even before the platform became part of Aptus Health. Since then, he has extended Univadis’ geographic scope to all regions of the world, including the US and key emerging markets such as China, Russia, Mexico and Brazil.
Prior to joining Aptus Health, Fabrice held a series of Head of Internet positions in various industries, developing ecommerce and digital activities for innovative start-ups and small-sized organizations. He also ran his own company for three years. Earlier in his career, Fabrice spent several years in the video-game industry, during which he developed the best-seller “POD” –the first real-time racing game playable on the Internet—which sold 4.5M units.
Fabrice holds a degree from the HEC School of Management in Paris.
General Manager, Tomorrow Networks
As President & GM of Tomorrow Networks (a division of Aptus Health), Patrick is responsible for defining and executing the strategic vision and growth of this media and technology business. Since its founding in 2012, Tomorrow Networks has redefined the context of digital healthcare marketing within a mobile-first environment and has developed a unique methodology which combines big health data and location to create powerful campaign strategies that can drive both scale and highly targeted reach.
Patrick has also served as Executive Vice President, Digital, at Remedy Health Media, where he oversaw the digital expansion and transformation of the company through organic growth and acquisitions. He managed the digital strategy, P&L and operations across advertising & sponsorship, lead generation and e-commerce business units.
Prior to Remedy Health Media, Patrick served as Chief Marketing Officer of Revolution Health Group, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company’s marketing strategy for a network of health websites. This included growing and managing an audience of over 15MM visitors a month, developing sales & product initiatives, managing key distribution partnerships, and managing Revolution’s active subscriber database. Patrick joined Revolution Health through the acquisition of HealthTalk, a health information site dedicated to helping patients and caregivers manage chronic conditions. In his leadership role at HealthTalk, he was instrumental in the sale to Revolution Health.
He has also held the position of Senior Director, Business Intelligence and Marketing Strategy at WebMD, and management positions at OnHealth Network Company (sold to WebMD in 2000), CondeNet (CondeNast’s internet division) as well as Ziff-Davis.
Patrick has an MBA in Finance and Media from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science and English from Cornell University.
President, Consumer Business
Lilia is responsible for setting and executing strategy for MedHelp, the consumer health division of Aptus Health. Previously, she led key functions within the organization including Product Management, Design, and Engineering.
Lilia brings her engineering background and 20 years of experience in technology—to including over a decade of experience managing digital consumer products—to the team. Before joining Aptus Health, Lilia was Head of Product at Scribd, a top 100 website with 100 million monthly unique visitors, and millions of mobile app users. At Scribd Lilia was instrumental in transforming the advertising-based business into a successful and profitable premium subscription service.
Other experience includes hi5 (2nd largest social network after Facebook, acquired by Tagged) and Verizon Wireless where she took products in the mobile video, gaming, and social media space from concept to launch and beyond. In 2007 Lilia co-founded TownHog (acquired by Gilt Group), a social buying platform, where she managed the product, inside sales and marketing teams.
In his role as General Counsel, Jim is responsible for applying the law to maintain the company’s competitive advantage. His has nationally-recognized health and life sciences law expertise in the areas of complex corporate, contractual, regulatory, and reimbursement transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, licensing, clinical trials, dispute resolution, and the full range of compliance and regulatory issues.
For more than 20 years, Jim has represented national and regional health care payors, providers and vendors as a health law partner at two other leading national law firms, serving practically all types of health care products and services stakeholders. During that time, Jim served as general or special counsel to many well-known industry associations, such as NCQA, URAC, AMA, AHA, AHIP, HDMA, AAPPO and ABC.
Before entering private practice, Jim served as in-house counsel to the American Psychological Association and as a member of the Clinton White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform. Jim holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.