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A Georgia native, Ortez Gude has served as Corvado’s chairman and CEO of Corvado since 2007. In this role he chairs the board of directors and is responsible for managing the company’s development, formulating and executing long-term strategies; and directing relationships with customers, employees, partners, investors and other stakeholders.
Prior to Corvado, Ortez served as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Strategy & Development for GMG, a leading Atlanta-based construction consulting firm. During his service GMG was named the 6th fastest growing private company in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and was awarded prominent projects including the internationally recognized Center for Civil and Human Rights, a noise abatement contract for the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International, and Metropolitan Atalnta Rapid Transit Authority among others.
Prior to GMG, Ortez was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Haskell Company, one of America’s leading Design-Build companies. At Haskell, he led a business-technology transformation that resulted in Haskell being named the construction industry’s most highly performing and innovative company in the US.
Prior to The Haskell Company, Ortez served in various technology leadership roles for Skanska AB, a $17 Billion Fortune Global 500 construction services firm. Ortez’s roles included Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer for Beers Skanska, and General Manager of Skanska IT Solutions’ Hub Operation for North and South America. During his tenure, Ortez led Skanska to the top ranks of Information Week’s list of most innovative companies five consecutive years.
Ortez has been a featured speaker at business and technology conferences around the world.
Michael Cadger/Monocle Health Data
Mike Cadger is the Founder and CEO of Monocle Health Data. Mike’s executive leadership includes roles as a PWC Partner as well as CEO/CFO of insurers and health systems. Throughout his career, he’s been a healthcare innovator including developing the first hospital rate placement/product line profitability software, the first Centers of Excellence networks, the first custom PPO networks for large employers and now the first comprehensive, truly independent healthcare price and quality transparency solution. He served many Fortune 500 companies and is a noted leader in developing innovative products that ultimately become industry-leading standards.
Mike holds a BS with Honors in Finance from the University of Tennessee and an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He served as Vice-Chair of the Grady Health Foundation and on the Finance and Development Committees during the recent turnaround of the Henry W. Grady Health System. He is also active in healthcare IT work force economic development initiatives for the state of Georgia and is the Chair of the Public Policy Subcommittee, Bioscience Leadership Council at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
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