Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Bill has spent the last 20 years of his career building software and data companies in the Pacific Northwest. As CEO and President of multiple companies, he brings extensive experience in the healthcare market and software development to Navigating Cancer. Prior to joining, he held leaderships roles at technology companies including Kernal Labs, EagleView Technologies, Clarity Health and Vertafore. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Director of Human Resources
Clara brings over 15 years of HR leadership experience primarily building HR infrastructure in start up environments. She partners with executive leadership and management to drive change by focusing on organizational structure, workforce planning, goals based performance management in alignment with corporate objectives, coaching and conflict resolution. She is passionate about employee engagement as well as cultivating a healthy company culture and celebrating diversity. Her expertise spans many industries and more recently has been focused in the biotech and healthcare space. Clara has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary.
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Michael has managed many software-development projects and teams over his 20-year career in technology. Prior to Navigating Cancer, Michael was an executive with Ancestry.com, serving as Senior VP and General Manager responsible for consumer & family site strategy, design and development. Previously, Michael spent 14 years at Microsoft as a General Manger, Product Unit Manager and Group Product Manager for products such as Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Office, MapPoint, Streets & Trips, and Windows Mobile. At Microsoft, Michael launched multiple version 1.0 products and led businesses targeting consumers, enterprises, and software developers. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Idaho.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff has over 20 years of CFO experience, working primarily with technology and healthcare companies in driving financial performance, strategic initiatives and company valuation optimization. He has experience with early and growth stage private companies. Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, he was CFO at several companies including SCI Solutions, Clarity Health, Vertafore, and divisions of GE and JP Morgan/Chase. Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.
Senior VP of Pharmaceutical Solutions
Chief Technology Officer
Ryan is an entrepreneurial and results-oriented leader who is experienced at building award winning products for ambulatory physicians across the healthcare industry. At Navigating Cancer, Ryan applies expertise from his career in healthcare and technology to develop insightful strategies and help translate customer’s needs into innovative solutions. He believes this is best achieved through a close collaboration with customers and partners. Ryan has over 15 years of leadership experience serving in technology and software companies. Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, he held increasingly prominent leadership positions in Product Management, Engineering, and IT at Nextech Systems, SRS Health, and MapInfo. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Siena College.
Senior VP of Provider Solutions
Linda Smith has 25 years of management experience in capital equipment and healthcare informatics companies. Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, she was the VP for Neuroscience sales and marketing in the U.S. for Elekta, Inc., the manufacturer of the Gamma Knife and Linear Accelerators. Linda also has operations experience with Elekta where she was responsible for revenue cycle management and lead the training & implementation teams for the full product portfolio. Most recently, Linda served as the VP of Commercial Transformation, where she led the global sales team on the adoption of Salesforce.com. Earlier in her career she gained extensive oncology health care informatics experience with IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. Linda holds a master’s degree from Saint Joseph College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island.