CareCloud Appoints Brad Blakey as Vice President of Sales
Healthcare IT Industry Veteran Brings More Than 20 Years of Sales and Operational Experience
MIAMI (April 19, 2012) – CareCloud, a leading provider of web-based practice management, revenue cycle management, electronic healthcare record (EHR) and medical billing software and services, today announced that the Company has hired Brad Blakey as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Blakey brings decades of experience establishing and scaling sales operations in the healthcare technology industry. He will join CareCloud as a member of its executive leadership team and will be responsible for managing and streamlining the Company’s growing sales organization. Mr. Blakey will report to Richard Lopez del Rincon, Executive Vice President of Sales.
Brad Blakey most recently served as Vice President of Sales at NextGen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions. He was responsible for all new business sales in the Southern Region. Prior to his role at NextGen Healthcare, Mr. Blakey was Vice President of Sales at athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a provider of cloud-based revenue cycle management and electronic health record services. During his time at athenahealth, he worked to launch the company’s original web-based revenue cycle management service offering, athenaCollector, and established the company’s brand and sales operations in the Midwestern region.
“CareCloud continues to add some of the top executive talent in the healthcare technology market. Brad brings tremendous sales management experience in an entrepreneurial environment, having been a key member of athenahealth’s sales team as it was scaling from less than $1 million in revenue to nearly $100 million by the time of his departure,” said Albert Santalo, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CareCloud. “Given the growing demand for our cloud-based technology, it’s vital that we have top sales leadership talent on the team to ensure that our sales engine is unrivaled.”
“I could not be more excited to join CareCloud at such a pivotal time in its evolution. Having worked in healthcare technology and been exposed to so many different technologies, it is very clear that cloud computing will be the dominant model for how doctors manage their operations and deliver care,” said Blakey. “I cannot think of a company better positioned or with a more disruptive business model than CareCloud. I look forward to working with the leadership and sales teams to bring in new business and sales opportunities.”
Mr. Blakey received his Bachelor of Science from Western Illinois University.
CareCloud is a leading provider of web-based practice management, revenue cycle management, electronic health record (EHR) and medical billing software and services for medical groups. The company’s products are connecting providers to one another
CareCloud is helping more than 1,200 physicians to increase collections, streamline operations and improve patient care in over 30 states. The company was named a winner of IBM’s SmartCamp Silicon Valley 2010 for its innovative technology and received over $20 million in Series A funding from Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. To learn more about CareCloud, please visit www.carecloud.com.