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Ned Moore has been involved in the healthcare industry working with health care payers for more than 10 years. He brings to Portico Systems an understanding of the current market challenges along with their strategic impact and the opportunities that they present for the industry. Building on this experience, Ned was a key visionary behind the Portico product platform that is currently the entire focus of Portico Systems.
As part of his work in the healthcare industry Ned has consulted with several of the industry top executives regarding industry trends and their strategic outlook. He has also worked closely with plans on helping them bridge the gap between business needs and how to apply technology to gain value from their investment.
Outside of Portico Systems, Ned has had an impressive record of success in a wide array of sectors including information technology, real estate and distribution industries. As part of this experience he has focused on all facets of these industries including enabling companies to leverage and build customer relationships as well as financial and operational excellence. He brings this broad range of experience to the healthcare sector and applies the appropriate business and operational principles to enable Portico Systems to produce tangible value to the healthcare market.
Ned graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale where he also serves as the Chairman of the Robert G. Hamilton Endowment Fund. Ned has been recognized by the Eastern Technology Council as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year, was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal Forty Under Forty award, and was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 Greater Philadelphia and a semi-finalist for the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
As co-founder and chief technology officer at Portico Systems, Scott Fraser is the technology visionary behind the Portico product platform and has been the driving force behind adoption of web-based technologies and the strategic product direction.
Bringing more than twenty years experience and expertise in the information technology sector and more than ten years of healthcare technology experience to Portico Systems, Scott has an intimate knowledge and broad reaching experience in myriad software development platforms and technologies as well as a deeply rooted command of network, infrastructure and architecture platforms.
Scott began his career in computer technology immediately after high school and later attended Eastern College in St. David's, PA, graduating with a B.S. in Biology with an environmental focus. It was there that he discovered his love of birding and he has since traveled to Scotland, Kenya, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the Galapagos for international birding expeditions. In the US Scott has covered ground from Key West to Prince Edward Island.
As the author of fraser.blogs.com he became an internet phenomenon as a film he posted there of flocking starlings reached the #2 position on the Google Video Top 100. Scott continues to support his interest in the environment as a member of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and the Society for the Preservation of the Evansburg Historic District.
Bill Pocklington leads sales and business development and is responsible for all company revenue including direct sales and channels. He works with the rest of the management team to evaluate and drive new strategic business opportunities, including strategic alliances.
Prior to joining Portico Systems, Bill led sales, business development, consulting services and marketing for more than twenty years for Strategic Management Group, Inc., a highly successful computer-based business simulation software company. While leading sales at Strategic Management Group, Inc., Bill successfully grew revenue from $500,000 to more than $27,000,000. Serving more than 150 of the Fortune 500 companies, Strategic Management Group's business simulation software products modeled their clients' businesses and were utilized by senior executives for planning and training purposes. While at Strategic Management Group, Bill consulted with many Fortune 500 companies regarding their strategic plans and executive development strategies.
Bill graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Bill is also a Director of Adaptiv Learning and Planning and Control, Inc. He is also an avid golfer.
Sam Muppalla leads Portico Systems' product strategy, marketing and corporate strategy. Prior to his current role, Sam was Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for setting product direction and building operational excellence at Portico. Since joining in March 2005, he has strengthened Portico's competitive stance by re-branding the company, modularizing the product platform, and introducing the industry first Integrated Provider Management solution.
Before joining Portico, Sam was CIO and VP of Product Management at Comcast Commercial Services (CCS). In this role he defined, commercialized and launched the CCS product portfolio to capture share in a $1.5BN market. He also led the IT department which was responsible for a portfolio of 30+ applications and a Telco-grade data center. Prior to Comcast, Sam was the CIO for Broadnet Europe, where he played an instrumental role in building and launching the company in 5 countries. Sam also served as CTO for Deloitte Consulting's CRM Practice where he advised numerous Fortune 500 clients with their plans to focus on better ways to manage relationships with their customers.
Sam graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India.
Nanci Ziegler is responsible for overall customer satisfaction at Portico Systems where she is actively involved in customer interactions and collaborates with account management, business development and industry marketing. Nanci also heads up our partnership activity. Her extensive healthcare industry experience is leveraged to deepen understanding of the marketplace across the entire organization.
Prior to joining Portico, Nanci accumulated more than fifteen years of experience in the healthcare field at CIGNA, INTRACORP and NovaCare. Most recently, she was the VP of Provider Project Delivery at CIGNA where she managed several enterprise provider information management projects. She has extensive experience with growing software companies, including an AVP role at INTRACORP, a leader in disability case management software, clinical guidelines and provider billing review software, at Comshare, a company specializing in human resource and Executive Information Systems and at Diamond Management Systems, a niche software company specializing in accounting software for country clubs. At each of these organizations Nanci was instrumental in significantly growing the business through targeted acquisition and retention strategies.
Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Engineering from Lafayette College and further studies at the Austro American Institute of Vienna, Austria.
Nanci is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt and she serves on two boards of directors: the Montgomery County Community College Foundation Board and Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc. (PHX).
Mike Flanagan is responsible for product management and product quality at Portico Systems. He is accountable for determining product direction, managing the overall product portfolio, executing the product roadmap and for ensuring product quality. Since joining Portico Systems in April 2001, he has overseen all of the Portico platform releases and successfully delivered on the product roadmap.
With more than nine years of healthcare industry experience and more than 20 years of marketing and product management experience, Mike brings a depth of health care knowledge regarding provider enrollment, credentialing, contracting and network management.
Prior to joining Portico Systems, Mike served in various product management roles. He was a product manager for the fastest growing product line at StarCite, a leading provider of on demand global meeting solutions. Previous to StarCite, he was the managing director of Wharton's Family Controlled Corporation Program (FCCP) and responsible for directing operations and global research efforts. Mike also served as a regional marketing and technology manager for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in their Midwest region and was responsible for directing more than 20 offices. He began his career as a director of marketing for Flanagan Financial Group and was recognized for his innovative approaches to marketing financial products.
Mike is a board member of the Product Development and Management Association's (PDMA) Philadelphia Chapter. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor degree in Marketing and holds a Management of e-Commerce certificate from Villanova University. Mike is also an avid biker and runner.
Matias Klein is the Senior Vice President of Technology at Portico Systems, where he is oversees all of Portico's technology operations, including product development, client implementations, and innovation projects. Matias is also responsible for all of Portico's corporate IT infrastructure, including the company's hosting business.
Previously, as Vice President and General Manager of Portico's Tools and Collaboration (TAC) division, Matias had P&L responsibility for many of Portico's foundational products and led Portico's emerging efforts to deliver enterprise clinical integration and quality improvement solutions to health plans and other provider organizations.
Matias has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare IT industry. Prior to joining Portico, he served as President and CEO of Ethidium Health Systems, where he positioned the startup company as a leader in the clinical information management and exchange markets. Matias helped grow Ethidium from an idea to a rapidly growing business with a globally installed footprint. In 2008, Ethidium Health Systems was acquired by Portico Systems.
Matias is a widely recognized expert in the use of web technology in health information systems and has authored several pending patents on the subject. Matias is a Senior Fellow at the Jefferson School of Population Health, one of the nation's premier academic institutions offering graduate programs in the fields of health policy, population health, healthcare quality and safety, and chronic care management.
Matias is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology, with a minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.