Gus D. Halas — Chairman of the Board
Mr. Gus D. Halas served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Central Operating Companies of Central Garden & Pet Company (Central Garden & Pet Corp.) from April 2011 to June 2013.
Mr. Halas served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of T-3 Energy Services Inc. from May 2003 to March 2009.
He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Clore Automotive, Inc. from August 2001 to April 2003 and also served as its President. He also helped institute Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing principles on a global scale.
From January 2001 to May 2001, he served as the President at Marley Cooling Tower Company at United Dominion Industries Limited. From January 1999 to August 2000, he served as the President of Pump Services Group at Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company.
From 1986 to 1999, he served in various management roles, including the Senior Vice President of Customer Support Services of Sulzer Industries Inc. He served at Sulzer, Ltd. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Interpet Limited. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer at Marley Cooling Industries and served as the President at Ingersoll-Dresser’s Pump Company. He served as a Partner and Member of Advisory Board of White Deer Energy. Mr. Halas served as the Chairman of T-3 Energy Services Inc., from March 2004 to April 2009 and as a Director from May 2003 to March 2009. He has been an Independent Director at Aquilex Holdings LLC since June 2007 and School Specialty, Inc. since July 2015. He has been a Director at Triangle Petroleum Corporation since October 2011 and Hooper Holmes Inc. since April 2013.
Mr. Halas has been a Director of OptimizeRx Corporation since August 2014 and Madalena Energy Inc. since January 2015. He served as a Director of Aquilex Corporation until July 2011.
He has significant experience in the energy industry and in public companies in both an executive and board role.
Mr. Halas holds an M.B.A. from Imede Lausanne Switzerland and a BS in Physics and Economics from Virginia Tech University.
James Lang — Director
Mr. Lang brings to OptimizeRx more than 25 years of experience in healthcare data, analytic, and technology enabled business services.
Lang presently serves as an executive advisor to Water Street, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on building market-leading companies in healthcare. He is also a director of BioVie, a development-stage company pioneering an innovative therapeutic that targets complications due to liver cirrhosis.
Previously, Mr. Lang served as CEO of Decision Resources Group, DRG, a leading healthcare research and consulting company providing high-value healthcare industry analysis and insights, where he helped transform the company into an industry leader. Earlier, he was president of Strategic Decisions Group, a premier global strategy consultancy, and he expanded the life sciences practice and later sold it to IMS Health.
He is an active private investor and advisor with healthcare companies, including Boston Heart Diagnostics (acquired by Eurofins) and AlphalmpactRx (acquired by IMS Health).
James Lang holds a BS summa cum laude in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and earned an MBA with distinction from the Tuck School of Business where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar.
He currently guest lectures at the Tuck School of Business in strategy and decision-making.
Lynn O'Connor Vos — Director
Lynn is the President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the leader in the fight against muscular dystrophy and ALS through its funding of research, clinical care, support service, and education.
Lynn has a hands-on appreciation for patient care, and she has considerable executive experience and expertise in the fields of pharmacology, medical and clinical education, and digital marketing.
Prior to her arrival at MDA, Lynn was CEO of ghg | greyhealth group for nearly 23 years and is credited with creating, building and acquiring companies — specifically, nine acquisitions — to grow ghg’s global footprint. While at ghg, Vos led global expansion and diversification strategies and within two years grew the company from a small, domestic professional player into an award-winning global enterprise with fully integrated, multi-channel offerings.
She is a recognized thought leader in the industry with published white papers and articles outlining new, successful approaches to health care technology and communication.
Patrick Spangler — Director
Patrick Spangler has over 32 years of experience in IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, operations and financial management experience in the medical device and health care IT industries. As a transformational leader he has been responsible for driving high-performance emerging growth firms as well as large publicly traded companies and has also served in the private equity sector successfully improving operational results and exit strategies with a broad array of portfolio companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of On Target Laboratories which has developed fluorescent markers to target and illuminate cancer during surgery. Prior to On Target Laboratories, Pat served as Chief Financial Officer of MHC Software supplying document automation software to a variety of industries. Previous to MHC, Pat served as Chief Financial Officer of Vigilanz Corporation, Chief Financial Officer of Healthland Inc, SVP and CFO for Epocrates (EPOC), SVP and CFO of ev3 Inc. (EVVV), and ... Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for EMPI Inc (EMPI). Prior to joining EMPI Inc. Pat served for over eleven years in various senior finance leadership positions at Medtronic, Inc (MDT).
Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago and also serves on the Board of Directors of Lifespace Communities Inc, OptimizeRx (OPRX) and previously served on the board of Urologix Inc (ULGX) a leader in less invasive in office BPH treatment.
Greg Wasson — Director
Greg Wasson founded Wasson Enterprise, a family oﬃce that partners to build sustainable, high-growth businesses that do well by doing good. Wasson Enterprise brings a wealth of knowledge, including leadership, operations and governance experience to those WE supports. Additionally, Greg is a Co-Founder of CoolerScreens, Co-Founder and Director of Golden Fleece Beverages Inc., Co-Founder of Innventure, and Executive Chairman of Innovation Associates.
As the former President and CEO of Walgreens, Greg led this Fortune 35 company to record ﬁscal 2014 sales of $76.4 billion. He is credited with creating signiﬁcant ﬁnancial and shareholder value, initiating and completing game-changing mergers and acquisitions, leading complex organizational and structural change, assembling a diverse and high-performance senior leadership team, and establishing Walgreens’ position as an industry leader. Before retiring from Walgreens, Greg had transformed an iconic 114-year-old domestic company into the ﬁrst global pharmacy-led, health, well-being, and beauty enterprise via the successful merger with European-based Alliance Boots to create Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Greg began his career as a pharmacy services intern in the Walgreens corporate oﬃces—an opportunity that led to his being hired by Walgreens upon graduation. Greg then spent many years in store operations, leading and opening new markets around the country. Greg also had the opportunity to run Walgreens Health Services which gave him a keen insight to the health care services side of the Walgreens business. This role eventually led to Greg becoming the COO of Walgreens. Greg was with Walgreens for 35 years, retiring as the President and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. He received his BS in pharmacy in 1981 from Purdue University and is a registered pharmacist.
Greg serves on the boards of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Cooler Screens, Performance Health Systems, Innovation Associates, Innventure, OptimizeRx, The Economic Club of Chicago, Corporate Leadership Center, and AUSL.
William J. Febbo — Chief Executive Officer | Director
Connecting the Pharma & Healthcare industry with compliant innovation has been Febbo’s trademark in over 18 years of leading health service & technology companies.
In 1999, he co-founded MedPanel, a market intelligence and communication provider to the biomedical & medical device industries. When Febbo sold it in 2007 to Merriman Capital, he held dual roles as COO of the bank and CEO of Digital Capital Network which he launched pioneering digital compliance & transparency product in the financial industry.
Febbo is also founder of Plexuus, an early stage payment processing platform for medical professionals with Sunshine Act-related activities.
Febbo holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Dickinson College, in Pennsylvania and serves on the board of The United Nations of Greater Boston, a non-profit focused on building global citizens within inner-city schools in Massachusetts.
Febbo has joined MIT linQ as a faculty member. LinQ is a new collaborative initiative focused on increasing the potential of innovative research to benefit society and the economy. linQ’s portfolio of international innovation programs demonstrates a new paradigm for technology research and training. Thus far, Febbo has participated in two of these programs, IMPACT and Idea2 global.
Currently, he holds the position of CEO at OptimizeRx and continues to discover, innovate, and connect both products and people to meaningful experiences to improve health outcomes.
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