What you will find out about the leadership team and board at OpenTempo is that they have a tremendous amount of experience in healthcare IT, and most of them have passed through the halls of IDX Systems Corporation (purchased by GE Healthcare in 2006) at some point in time. We’re all excited about making practices and hospitals more efficient and helping them optimize their #1 cost … their people. In 2006, Rich Miller and Travis Peckham started OpenTempo. In 2013, Jim Crook, Walt Marti and John Jordan joined on as investors because they saw something very special in what Rich and Travis had created.
We hope you agree that the team we have assembled is “rock star” quality and we’re always looking to add others to our band.
Chief Executive Officer
Andy brings nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology to this role, having worked with companies like IDX, McKesson, PureWellness and, most recently, Cerner. Prior to joining OpenTempo, Andy had executive responsibilities for Cerner’s population health solutions for the global markets and the eastern half of the U.S. Andy originally joined Cerner with the PureWellness acquisition where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Before PureWellness, Andy was Vice President of Strategic Market Development at McKesson Corporation. He was responsible for maximizing McKesson’s market opportunities in the healthcare information technology space, and facilitated strategic alignment across McKesson’s technology businesses and cross-business market execution.
Andy has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Vermont and his personal joy comes from spending time with his three daughters at their home in Charlotte, VT.
Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder
After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1995, Rich launched his first venture, 6 Degrees Software & Consulting, Inc., which created successful products and service lines for the Software Tools, Corporate Training, Research, Legal and Medical markets. In 2006, after significant market research and analysis, Rich launched OpenTempo. In 2013, we re-incorporated as OpenTempo, Inc. to reflect our company’s singular focus and commitment to our product and the medical systems market, and brought on its first investors. Rich continues to be the driving force behind our customer success and corporate growth.
Rich is an avid sailor, musician and father, known for his high-energy, dedication, and exceptional understanding of the healthcare domain. He is also a culinary wizard and has a freakish memory on any topic you wish to discuss.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Travis started working with Rich for 6 Degrees, designing and developing a programming language and development environment for building database applications in the groupware product FirstClass. He then worked as an independent consultant and software developer, creating custom applications and delivering software development tools. After a 9-month hiatus when Travis traveled across the globe, he returned to the corporate world as Manager of Customer System Management at IDX/GE Healthcare, where he worked extensively in the field of radiology imaging. He eventually rejoined with Rich and started OpenTempo in 2006.
Travis has a BA in computer science from Boston University. He loves rock climbing and has written a very comprehensive book on climbing in Vermont (Tough Schist). Travis is prized at OpenTempo for his ability to keep 1,000 balls in the air – even as someone throws in a chainsaw.
Chief Administrative Officer
Walt contributes a world of experience to OpenTempo, in both healthcare technology and strategic growth.
Walt has more than 25 years of industry experience. He most recently was Vice President of the Strategic Relationship Group for GE Healthcare IITS. Prior to that he was Vice President and General Manager for the Imagecast Division of IDX Systems Corporation, growing that division from $10 million to $130 million before being acquired by GE Healthcare.
Walt earned a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degree from Colorado State University. He enjoys sailing, skiing and traveling with his family. Walt is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, US Swimming and the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, where he is the Director of the Junior Sailing Program.
Chairman of the Board
Jim Crook has spent 35 years in the healthcare business. After a brief career as an IBM salesman, he joined IDX Systems Corporation in 1981. In the ensuing 25 years, Jim held various executive operating roles including President and CEO from 1999-2006.
Since selling the company to GE in 2006, Jim has been a very active early stage venture capitalist. Most of his interests are in healthcare software and services. He plays lead governance roles in RcxRules, Armistead Senior Care, Open Tempo, Northstar Leasing, Dealer Policy, Medirevv, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, and Parent.Co among others. Jim is a member of the Colby College Board of Trustees and a former long term member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees.
Jim lives in Delray Beach, Fl in the winter and summers in Shelburne, Vt. He and his wife Andrea have three daughters and two grandchildren.
Jack is our most recent addition to the OpenTempo Board. Jack has extensive business leadership and management experience working with board members, investment banks, banking, legal, and real estate professionals.
For 22 years, Jack was the CFO of IDX Systems Corporation and was integral to their growth and eventual acquisition by GE Healthcare.
Jack splits his time between Florida and Vermont with his wife and family. He serves on several other boards in and out of healthcare and is a graduate of Brigham Young University.