October 17, 2016
Healthcare supply chain SaaS company Curvo Labs, Inc is proud to welcome top industry advisors Dr. Tom Faciszewski, Steve Piotraczk, Brent Petty, and Brian Groves to join Kent Parker on the company’s Advisory Board. Curvo CEO Andy Perry says, “Curvo has had the benefit of Kent’s expertise in building our company, and it’s been invaluable. We are excited to complement that in welcoming Steve, Dr. Faciszewski, Brent, and Brian to the Advisory Board. We’re honored to have such talented team members join this effort. Each comes with a perspective and track record of success in their field that will benefit our customers and Curvo.”
Kent Parker is founder and President of Snake Run Capital, where he works as an investor and advisor, helping software companies scale and grow their businesses. He currently serves on the boards of aPriori, kCura, Avetta, BusinesSolver, and Curvo Labs. Kent’s most recent operating role was as Chief Operating Officer of Ariba, where he helped lead the organization’s transformation to a cloud technology business model concluding with the sale of the company to SAP in 2012. His experiences outside of the technology industry include helping build and grow Caribou Coffee, as well as numerous leadership positions at Textron and United Technologies.
Dr. Tom Faciszewski — an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and VP of Supply Chain–has managed over $500 M in third-party spend and developed category management strategies and teams to successfully bend the cost curve. He has led clinically relevant Supply Chain initiatives in Orthopedic Total Joint, Spine, and Cardiovascular implants as well as Suture and Endomechanical devices. He understands the critical business issues facing hospitals, administration, clinicians, GPOs, and most importantly patients. He is experienced in bridging these seemingly disparate entities in successful third-party spend initiatives, bringing value to all.
Steve Piotraczk has more than 30 years of experience across sales, marketing, manufacturing, and general
management. Steve currently works for Aquila Healthcare Development, and he recently served as the vice
president of sales at Industrial Scientific. Steve also worked as a VP Sales for SAP in the areas of financial
services, supply chain, procurement, and manufacturing. Earlier in his career, Steve was instrumental in the
growth of FreeMarkets, Ariba and JM Solutions (JM Family Enterprises). Steve honed the art of solution selling while working the field for 12 years with Reynolds & Reynolds and owes his basic business training and experience to General Motors.
Brent Petty joined Lexmark in 2015 after serving 12 years as System Vice President, Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System, Kingsport, TN. In addition to his Lexmark responsibility, Brent has the distinct honor in being the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management. (AHRMM). Brent earned his professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) through the AHA Certification Center, a division of the American Hospital Association.
Brian Groves joined Strata Decision Technology in 2015 and brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology. Brian began his career in technical support and project management, and led over 100 system implementations. He has led regional and national business development teams for electronic medical records, revenue cycle, and decision support/analytics. Brian is responsible for Strata Decision Technology’s strategic accounts, channel partnerships, and community hospital sales team.
Curvo combines proprietary technology, data assets, workflows, and a connected vendor community to help hospitals shorten contracting cycles, engage clinicians, and manage spend more effectively. To learn more about Curvo, visit http://www.curvolabs.com.