Dan Spors is founder and Chief Commercial Officer for Health Factors. In this role, Dan leads the development and implementation of connected health programs for innovative medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and specialized health care companies.
Prior to Health Factors, Dan was a co-founder and life sciences director for Preventice, where he also led the development of health care programs for partner organizations. Dan started his career as a software engineer for IBM and ShowCase Corp before being named chief technology officer for Centerfield Technology.
Dan’s experience includes hands-on work with domestic and international programs in medical technology, clinical therapy models, program management, product development and reimbursement in medical device, clinical practice, pharmaceutical and consumer settings. He enjoys the business of health care and achieving on-the-ground results.
Dan received a Bachelor of Computer Science and Math from Minnesota State University, Winona. His areas of expertise include: cross-organization health care delivery programs, medical device market strategy, U.S. and E.U. market development, science-based deployment and go-to-market launches, health care technology development, and systems analysis and design. Connect with Dan on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @dan_spors.
Jodi serves as Vice President of Client Operations at Health Factors. In this position, Jodi leads product solutions strategy and technology management for HealthFactors’ clients and partners.
Prior to Health Factors, Jodi was Director of Professional Services at Vree Health, where she helped develop solutions and strategies surrounding technology-enabled services for healthcare providers, payers and consumers. Before joining Vree Health, Jodi was Professional Services Program Director at Preventice, where she collaborated with the sales team to develop value-based, custom mobile health solutions for the life science and provider markets.
Jodi has also held leadership positions in service-line planning, implementation and IT strategy as it relates to care coordination, virtual nursing, remote monitoring, and mobile health with a special focus on health information exchange, interoperability and business process management. Jodi is passionate about leveraging technology to reimagine the way health care is delivered.
Jodi holds degrees in Computer Science and Organizational Management and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Viterbo University. Her areas of expertise include: professional services, product strategy and innovation, technology management, business architecture, care coordination and transitions, virtual nursing, mobile health and remote monitoring. Connect with Jodi on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @PloJo1.
Gabe serves as chief financial officer at Health Factors. As CFO, he is charged with assessing the company’s finances, economic strategy and market forecasting. He brings experience in the areas of finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational planning to the team.
Prior to Health Factors, Gabe served as CFO of Vree Health, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., where he was responsible for finance, human resources and corporate development. Prior to joining Vree Health, Gabe worked for the Strategy, Development, and Investments Group at Bank of New York Mellon.
While in graduate school, Gabe worked on commercializing rapid-testing biomarkers with the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office and supported the Kenyan Red Cross in conducting an audit, which resulted in new financial and operational benchmarks.
Gabe received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Johns Hopkins University, where he subsequently obtained an MBA in finance. He remains active with the university as a guest lecturer, speaking on trends in the health care industry and its changing competitive landscape.
His areas of expertise include finance, human resources, operations, organizational planning, regulatory compliance, health care ecosystems and technology-enables services. Connect with Gabe on LinkedIn.
Ram Rajagopalan heads Strategic Program at Health Factors, a Med-Tech company, which aims to launch solutions that provide clinical benefit, make data actionable, leverage proven outcomes, and improve access to care. Ram’s current focus is on Therapeutic Transformation Services which enhances care delivery, reimbursement, and patient-centricity. Therapeutic Transformation is a more comprehensive approach to value-based healthcare as it can enable convenient care, improve health outcomes while reducing the cost of treatment.
Ram has 20 years of Continuous Improvement experience in Manufacturing and Service industries and is a LEAN SixSigma practitioner. He is an alum of the Carlson School at University of Minnesota and Clemson University. Connect with Ram on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @ramrajr.
An engineer by training but a business and marketing strategist at heart, Val has paved a well-rounded career path with experience in multiple functions. Having held previous leadership roles at C.R. Bard and Ximedica, Val uses her extensive management skills to drive commercialization progress in dynamic, fast-paced environments.
As Chief Commercial Officer for Health Factors, Val works closely with partners to identify the best path toward product commercialization for digital health products.
Val has nearly 20 years experience in medical device commercialization, including launching 4 Class III products and securing 3 patents. She is skilled at helping clients avoid roadblocks and mitigating delays in the product development process. Val has a passion for developing teams; communicating cross-functionally; driving progress; and balancing competing interests between what a company needs, what the market wants, and what the technology can deliver. Connect with Valerie on LinkedIn.