Leadership

Venkat Reddy

President

Mr. Reddy has over 25 years of business and operational management experience in consulting and information technology and specializes in healthcare systems design, development, implementation and operational management. He leads TFI with a keen focus on performance excellence through a deep healthcare domain knowledge and the ability to combine TFI subject matter experts with proven IT solutions to achieve business objectives or mission goals. He served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Union Hospital Health System and led this organization to become an international reference site in the use of patient safety and a regional longitudinal medical record systems. He also was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Holy Cross Home Health and Hospice (HH&H) where he implemented the first clinical point of care system and managed entire revenue cycle operations for several healthcare providers. Mr. Reddy has started or run several IT consulting companies prior to founding TFI and has built an impeccable reputation in industry combining his technical expertise with sound management practices.


Jeff Wilson

Executive Vice President

Mr. Wilson has over 27 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has extensive experience in business and contract operations, client relationships, opportunity identification and capture management, market analysis, solution offering through compelling proposals, and strategic partnering. With over 17 years in executive level management conducting strategic and operational planning, Mr. Wilson is able to establish and maintain C-level relationships with various Executive, IT, Procurement, and Finance officials to develop and execute on strategies that effectively communicate value and mission achievement. Previously, Mr. Wilson was Corporate Vice President and equity owner of Project Performance Corporation (PPC). His responsibilities included the oversight and management of the firm’s strategic direction, business development, marketing and proposal development, and corporate communications. Mr. Wilson joined the company in 2004 and during a 6 year tenure, he helped guide PPC from a small business to a significant mid-size IT and management consulting firm nearly tripling revenue; increasing headcount 150%; achieving independent certifications for SEI CMMI Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008, and was part of the executive team that successfully completed the acquisition transaction of PPC to AEA Technology Group in 2008. Prior to joining PPC, Mr. Wilson has held senior management positions with increasing responsibilities and track records of success with notable firms such as RS Information Systems, Northrop Grumman, BTG and IBM where he was instrumental in new sales growth, account management and leadership over business development, capture and proposal personnel.


Robert Annechiarico, FSCT

Sr. Director of Clinical Research Informatics

With a progressive career with over 35 years of experience leading clinical research efforts, including research management, database/application development, systems management, and network support, Bob has designed and led the development of integrated solutions for the deployment of single-site and multi-center clinical research projects and other investigational studies, both domestic and international, including protocol development, data management, and regulatory compliance. Key activities include systems and business analysis, requirements gathering, vendor reviews, grant writing, contracting, and maintaining bio statistical priorities. He has recruited, developed and directed highly technical teams in information technology and clinical research at four major medical centers – University of Rochester as the Program Manager – Heart Research; Wake Forest University as the Director of Research Computing; The Cleveland Clinic as the Director of Medical Research Informatics; and Duke University Cancer Institute as the Director of Cancer Center Information Systems and most recently with Technical Frontiers, with a primary assignment as the clinical trials and informatics subject matter expert to NIH and other clinical research organizations.


Wayne Brandes, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Wayne Brandes is a board-certified family practice physician with subsequent master’s degrees in public health and information systems from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr Brandes has more than 20 years of experience in clinical medicine, public health, health information systems and federal contracting. He has extensive experience leading health information technology technical assistance and evaluation projects for federal clients. Among these include evaluating the impact of electronic health records on diagnosis data used for Medicare Advantage risk adjustment for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), evaluating the outcomes of the Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center program for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, development of interactive clinical practice guidelines tools for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH, and redesign and development of the CMS Web-based State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) National Performance Reporting (NPR) system. Dr. Brandes has held senior consultant positions with the American Institutes for Research, IMPAQ International, and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition, Dr. Brandes has extensive experience in public health and clinical health care.

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