Gary brings almost twenty-five years of experience in business development and strategic leadership with emerging growth and leading global technology companies. His core passion and mission is “to unleash the power of people. To allow all to dream; to allow all to harness their dreams; and to collect the power of those dreams to transform lives and society.” That personal mission is the foundation behind CLOUD.
Prior to CLOUD, Gary was most recently a member of the founding team and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kimbia Software, Inc., a leader in online fundraising technology. Prior to Kimbia, Gary has not only advised companies through Nueva Vista Ventures, LLC on strategic growth in the areas of product innovation, market segmentation and channel development but served as Apple’s Region Manager for Education in Texas, where he led a team of higher education and K12 Account Executives to be the leading education region in the division in 2006. Prior to this responsibility, Gary held a variety of sales and marketing positions at Apple in education, channel sales and corporate accounts.
Gary has been at the center of technology change through his founding and stewardship of the independent non-profit Texas eCommerce Association in the late 1990s and his leadership of the eGovernment Task Force as an appointee of then Governor Bush. That worked led to the Texas Online Authority, a pioneer in eGovernment and winner of numerous national innovation awards.
Gary received his BA at Northwestern University in 1987, continuing with an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 2000. During his legal studies, Gary also served as the Editor-in-Chief for the nationally recognized Texas Review of Law and Politics.
Katherine R. Tavitian brings to CLOUD over 30 years of leadership experience spanning the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, with proven success launching and leading new business units and organizations. She is a global and visionary thinker who is energized by what is possible and driven to move beyond the status quo in order to solve intractable problems. She has a collaborative leadership style and strong track record of building engaged, high-performance organizational cultures and deep and lasting multi-sector collaborative relationships.
Kathy has broad-based healthcare industry knowledge and experience, including a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the healthcare industry. Throughout her career, she has consistently worked to transform the healthcare system into a patient-centered system where high quality, value-driven and accessible healthcare services for all are the norm and not the exception.
In addition to being the Interim President and COO of CLOUD, Kathy is a co-founder and principal at Breakthrough Healthcare Solutions, a strategic business development consultancy.
Previously, Kathy was the CEO of the California eHealth Collaborative (CAeHC) and the CEO of the National Coalition for Health Integration (NCHI). Both organizations were formed to encourage and facilitate the secure, interoperable exchange of health data in order to transform the healthcare system into a patient-centric, value-based system, at NCHI by developing an open-source, national health information highway using distributed computing principles, and at CAeHC by creating an eHealth information and collaboration hub in California.
Prior to joining NCHI, Kathy served in increasingly responsible roles at Walgreen Co, a Fortune 50 company, where she led entrepreneurial B2B initiatives that contributed close to $1 billion in incremental annual revenue. During her 15-year career at Walgreens, culminating in her role as a Senior Vice President of Healthcare Business Development, Kathy built synergistic partnerships with executives from diverse healthcare industry groups and led the design and adoption of innovative healthcare solutions that enhanced patient-centric care. She built the Health System Solutions and Worksite Pharmacy businesses from the ground up and played a senior role in developing Walgreens’ retail medical clinic solution. She was also instrumental in several strategic acquisitions for Walgreens.
Kathy also practiced corporate and transactional law for nine years with several firms, including Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, and worked in the public accounting industry as a CPA for KPMG. Kathy earned her B.S. degree in General Management/Accounting from Purdue University – Krannert School of Management and her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Paul is an attorney, rancher, and technology and communications consultant in San Diego County. His professional and federal service has focused on using technology to add value to business and government.
From 2005 until 2009, he led the implementation of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, culminating in the adoption of several rules providing for a mandatory transition from unstructured document disclosure (or no disclosure) to structured data disclosure for public companies, mutual funds, and credit rating agencies. He worked to apply technology to Commission activities ranging from substantive regulation to communications to litigation.
From 2001 until 2005, Paul was Executive Director of the House of Representatives Majority Policy Committee. Previously, he was the committee’s Director of Communications. As a member of the senior leadership staff, he advised the House Leadership, including the Speaker, Majority Leader, and 45-member Policy Committee, on a variety of matters, with particular focus on economic, fiscal, tax, communications, and foreign policy. He worked with the Clinton and Bush administrations on domestic and foreign matters and participated in diplomatic and parliamentary missions to Beijing, Tokyo, and Moscow.
Paul also directed communications at the House Committee on Homeland Security and was a communications specialist at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has also been a wire service reporter, editor, and radio producer in Los Angeles.
In 1994, Paul earned his Juris Doctor from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was Editor in Chief of the Law Review. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1986.
The organizations’ Chief Technology Officer, Chief Experience Architect and other team members share a similar depth and breadth of experience in their respective areas.