Why VigiLanz

The work we do matters, and we work hard to make it happen. Dynamic. Inquisitive. Smart. Committed. At VigiLanz, you’ll notice that our people are curious and our projects move fast. Our solutions are changing lives for the better, and we look forward to innovating and leading for years to come.

Leadership

Dr. Goldsteen is the co-founder of VigiLanz, and serves as Chairman and CEO. He is a founder and former Chairman and CEO of Vascular Science, Inc., purchased by St. Jude Medical (NASDAQ:STJ). He is the founder and Managing Partner of Global Capital Investments, LLC, a boutique merchant banking group. He previously served as a board member/financier of SurVivaLink, a medical device manufacturer sold to Cardiac Science (NASDAQ:DFIB), MediaDVX, a digital media provider sold to NetStar LP, InfoPet, a veterinary microchipping company, and Quantech, Ltd, a medical diagnostics company. From 1988–1993 he served as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Emergency Services at Health One, a predecessor of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, a diversified healthcare delivery organization. Dr. Goldsteen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, performing his residency in Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He received board certifications in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He received his M.B.A. in 1994 from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Adam has been with VigiLanz since 2001 and is one of its founding members. He has expertise in designing, building and supporting large-scale data driven applications and is responsible for driving the technological vision of the company. Prior to joining VigiLanz, Adam held technical positions with DaVinci Software, Software Architects, and Red Sky Technologies. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Kansas, as well as an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Erik is an accomplished Global Marketing Software Executive with a broad background including marketing, sales operations, business development, and digital transformation in Health Information Technology, Medical Technology and Supply Chain industries. Erik has worked with notable brands such as 3M, Wolters Kluwer and HighJump Software in helping to deliver top and bottom line growth for multiple products and markets in many states and global geographies. Erik received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Iowa State University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Jim is responsible for architecture, management and reliability of the VigiLanz Private Cloud infrastructure. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and chair of the Security and Performance committee, he leads VigiLanz’s Information Security program by developing Policy, Standards, Procedures and a Secure Environment to protect sensitive data. Jim, with an electrical engineering background, has years of experience designing networks, distributed control and power distribution systems for mission-critical heavy industry processes.

Mike Coughlin is responsible for VigiLanz’s finance, accounting and human capital.  His role also includes accountability for all commercial agreements.

Mike brings over 25 years of experience with market leading SaaS technology companies.  He has a successful track record of leading value creation through revenue growth, improved margins, acquisition integration, building a continuous improvement culture and enhanced employee engagement.

Mike joins VigiLanz from eSolutions, a Healthcare IT company in the RCM market.  During Mike’s tenure as CFO at eSolutions revenue increased over 200% and EBITDA improved by over 300%.

During his career, Mike has successfully partnered with a variety of stakeholders in the growth and eventual strategic sale of three entities:  VUE to Pearson PLC, Paisley Software to Thomson Reuters and GovDelivery to Granicus.

Mike holds a BS in accounting from the University of St. Thomas and was a licensed C.P.A while working as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP.

Shannon joined the VigiLanz team in 2020, and brings over 15 years of healthcare IT marketing and management experience with a strong focus in product marketing, market intelligence, strategic planning and sales enablement. Prior to joining VigiLanz, Shannon held leadership positions at market-leading organizations including Optum, 3M and Wolters Kluwer. Shannon graduated with a BBA in Information Systems Analysis and Design from the Wisconsin School of Business at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Craig leads the company’s technical organization. He oversees all software development projects devoted to continuous enhancement of VigiLanz’s current product portfolio, as well as system security and interoperability services with third-party EMR platforms and best-of-breed vendors. Craig has extensive experience in systems design and relational data model design. His background includes architecting and leading software development in the manufacturing, financial services, telecom and retail services sectors. Craig holds a B.S. in computer science from Northern Illinois University.

Walker has built a career in healthcare focused on helping growth stage companies surpass their revenue goals.  His specialties include digital health, managed services, and medical device. Over his career Walker has built three national sales organizations leading each of these teams to become the national leader in their respective space.  He received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University with a focus on Advertising as well as Sales and Marketing.

Char has directed Human Resources for VigiLanz since its inception in 2001. She has extensive experience developing and implementing Human Resources and overall administration for early-stage medical organizations. Her broad experience includes benefits, employee relations, payroll, talent acquisition and management. Additionally, Char is hands on with finance in her role assisting the CFO. She has supported companies from launch through IPO, and has contributed to PMA and 510K submissions. She is passionate about employees achieving a healthy work/life balance, and is a contributing member of the VigiLanz Leadership Team, as well as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Board of
Directors

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David Goldsteen

Chairman

Dr. Goldsteen is the co-founder of VigiLanz, and serves as Chairman and CEO. He is a founder and former Chairman and CEO of Vascular Science, Inc., purchased by St. Jude Medical (NASDAQ:STJ). He is the founder and Managing Partner of Global Capital Investments, LLC, a boutique merchant banking group. He previously served as a board member/financier of SurVivaLink, a medical device manufacturer sold to Cardiac Science (NASDAQ:DFIB), MediaDVX, a digital media provider sold to NetStar LP, InfoPet, a veterinary microchipping company, and Quantech, Ltd, a medical diagnostics company. From 1988–1993 he served as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Emergency Services at Health One, a predecessor of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, a diversified healthcare delivery organization. Dr. Goldsteen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, performing his residency in Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He received board certifications in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He received his M.B.A. in 1994 from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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David Abelson

Director

David Abelson, MD has had a career in medicine, health system design, and executive leadership. David trained in general internal medicine and after a time in private practice joined a large integrated delivery system, Park Nicollet Health Services. In 2010 David became CEO of Park Nicollet Health Services and led the direction of Park Nicollet to value-based payment resulting in a merger with HealthPartners in 2013. As Senior Vice President of HealthPartners and CEO of Park Nicollet, David led a delivery system with multiple hospitals, clinics and specialties with a combined annual revenue of $2.2 billion. David retired in 2014 and is now President of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.

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Jeff Zalasky

Director

Jeff Zalasky, JD served as General Counsel for VigiLanz until his retirement in 2014 and currently serves as an observer of the board of directors. He is a vice president of Global Capital Investments, LLC, a boutique merchant banking group. Jeff served on the board of Vascular Science, Inc. prior to its acquisition by St. Jude Medical in 1999, and he was a board observer for MediaDVX. Jeff received his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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David Klass

Observer

Dr. Klass is the developer of VigiLanz’s prototype technology and served as Chief Medical Officer from the company’s founding in 2001 through his retirement in 2014. He has had a long-term interest in the logic of pharmacy ordering systems and the relation of these systems to laboratory results and the creation of tools that could mine and combine both systems intelligently. Dr. Klass graduated from the University of Manitoba and the University of Chicago. He lives in Spain and Chicago.

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David Orbuch

Director

David Orbuch is a values-based leader that has successfully led businesses on three continents. David achieves results by leveraging the power of strong and diverse teams, relentlessly focusing on operational excellence, and recognizing that a healthy corporate culture is a sustainable competitive advantage. His core leadership strengths include, financial management, strategy development, business planning, and operational execution. David is also a recognized leader in the area of governance, corporate responsibility and health care compliance

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