Dan Strong to Join Health Catalyst as Chief Financial Officer
Veteran Finance Executive Brings Significant Public Company Experience to Healthcare Analytics Firm
Co-Founder Tom Burton Moves to Client Operations; Dale Sanders Appointed Executive Vice President of Product Development
SALT LAKE CITY– August 26, 2015 – Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced the upcoming appointment of Dan Strong as Chief Financial Officer effective October 1, 2015.
Strong has served for over seven years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, including playing a central role in Control4’s transition from private to publicly-traded company. He will lead finance for Health Catalyst as the company continues to grow and expand operations to support healthcare transformation. Current Health Catalyst CFO Jeff Selander will become the company’s Chief People Officer, expanding the role he has played for several years leading human resources, infrastructure, and culture.
“We are at a critical stage in our growth, supporting the ever-increasing demand for outcomes improvement with our health system clients,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Dan has the breadth of finance and operations experience we need to help our company continue to grow and scale. And we are excited to expand Jeff’s role in building the resources and infrastructure needed to maintain our company mission, vision and culture during this time of rapid growth.”
Strong brings more than 20 years of public company and start-up experience in operations, finance, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Control4, Strong spent five years as the CFO at iBAHN, a leader in hospitality networking. Before iBAHN, he worked for 14 years at Iomega Corporation as vice president of financial planning and analysis, vice president and corporate controller, and interim CFO. Strong has also held executive-level corporate finance positions at Campus Pipeline, Inc., and Pro Image Corp.
“In this era of healthcare industry flux, improving clinical and financial outcomes is paramount,” said Dan Strong, incoming CFO of Health Catalyst. “Health Catalyst’s deep, mission-driven focus on outcomes improvement has enabled the company to build a sustainable, industry-leading business model. I am delighted to join a leadership team that is deeply committed to scaling this company to enable us to accomplish this crucial mission.”
Internal Transition Supports Growth of Client Operations and Product Development
In a related move, Health Catalyst Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Tom Burton, currently in charge of product development, will join Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Steve Barlow in leading the company’s client operations organization. Dale Sanders, currently Senior Vice President of Strategy, will assume the role of Executive Vice President of Product Development.
“Enabling our customers to successfully and scalably improve outcomes is our central objective as a company, and this transition supports that goal by significantly enhancing our high-performing client operations organization and adding a true industry innovator to our already-strong product development organization,” said Dan Burton. “Tom and Steve have been incredible partners from day one, and together they bring enormous credibility, experience and synergistic partnership to help us scale to serve 10 times the number of clients we currently serve. And Dale, as the father of the Late-Binding enterprise data warehouse, an experienced healthcare CIO, and a mentor to many healthcare IT leaders, is uniquely suited to help us grow and continue to be a prolific source of technology innovations for healthcare.”
Sanders has been an influential leader in healthcare analytics and data warehousing since his earliest days in the industry, starting at Intermountain Healthcare, where he was a primary architect of the health system’s enterprise data warehouse (EDW) infrastructure and regional director of medical informatics at LDS Hospital. Sanders also served as the CIO of Northwestern University’s physician group and the chief architect of the Northwestern Medical EDW, as well as CIO of the national health system of the Cayman Islands.
About Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst is a mission-driven data warehousing, analytics and outcomes-improvement company that helps healthcare organizations of all sizes perform the clinical, financial, and operational reporting and analysis needed for population health and accountable care. Our proven enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 50 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. For more information, visit https://www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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