Experience Matters.  Especially in Healthcare.

Our team has years of experience helping leading healthcare organizations turn their raw data into improved clinical and operational outcomes, including Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Department of Defense, the National Cancer Institute, over 200 Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals, Johns Hopkins, University of Utah, over 60 community hospitals, Ariadne Labs, Optum, Senior Whole Health, Beacon Health Options, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston Medical Center Health Plan, and more.

Our Team

Leonard D'Avolio, PhD
Leonard D'Avolio, PhDFounder & CEO
Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D. is the co-founder & CEO of Cyft and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He led informatics for the nation’s largest genomic medicine initiative and embedded the first clinical trial within an electronic medical record system for the Dept of Veterans Affairs. He founded Ariadne Labs’ informatics team, led strategic partnerships, and developed a system that has been used to improve 70,000+ childbirths in India. His work has been funded by several government and philanthropic agencies, he is an advisor to several philanthropies and startups, and speaks and writes on the topic of using data to improve healthcare.
Carter Montague
Carter MontagueChief Operating Officer
Carter Montague’s career spans 25 years in healthcare. Prior to joining Cyft, he was VP of Product Development and Analytics for Executive Health Resources (EHR), where he founded a CDI related business that sold to over 60 hospitals, launched numerous products, and significantly increased EHR’s analytics capabilities. Carter also held P&L responsibility for the Constituent Web Solutions business at TriZetto, Inc. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Math from Washington and Lee.
Jon Bass
Jon BassDirector of Engineering
Jon Bass is passionate about building great teams and effective software. Jon loves working on infrastructure automation and cloud architecture, and has deep experience with Amazon Web Services. Jon is a 20 year veteran of startups and enterprise software companies in both the Boston and Twin Cities areas. Jon has an MS in Computer Science and a BA in History from The University of Chicago.
Brendon Kellner
Brendon KellnerDirector of Marketing and Business Development
Brendon tells Cyft’s Story. He has spent the last decade working to improve human health through biophysics research, policy analysis, and business leadership. Most recently, he led the marketing strategy and communications, product roadmap, and presales support team for PerkinElmer’s first natural language processing analytics solution. He holds a B.S in Physics & Philosophy from Northeastern University and M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
Thien Nguyen
Thien NguyenPrincipal Engineer
Thien is principal engineer at Cyft with over a decade of experience in converting novel ideas into production systems for both industry and academia. He enjoys building cloud-scale software that allows users to extract information locked away in unstructured data using natural language processing and machine learning. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from the University of Oregon and can be found kayaking on the Charles or Mystic River.
Jeff Plourde
Jeff PlourdeSoftware Engineer
Jeff enjoys building software that solves real world problems. He spent seven years in capital markets devising trading algorithms before moving into the healthcare arena where he initially focused on medical device data interoperability. He has a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Computer Science both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Brian Morin
Brian MorinSoftware Engineer
Brian Morin is a software engineer with a background in cloud-based web applications. His past experience includes application development for a subsidiary of Cigna Health Insurance. Prior to joining Cyft, Brian spent years leading the agile process for a team of engineers. He holds a B.S in Economics from The University of New Hampshire.
Mary Forde
Mary FordeEngineering Co-op
Mary works on our cloud infrastructure and the tools we use to make our platform secure and efficient to use. She joins us as part of Northeastern University’s Cooperative Education program.
Robin Pepper
Robin PepperOperations
Robin was previously the Global Head of Clinical and Data Operations at Quintiles where she oversaw over 350 employees across a variety of operational groups in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. She received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Davidson College.
Gus
GusHuman Resources
Gus is our official office doggo. When he’s not signing documents or enforcing office policies, he enjoys chasing tennis balls, running in the park, and playing with other dogs. He holds a Ph.Dog. in human resources from D’Avolio University’s School of Business For Dogs.

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Derek Baird
Derek Baird
Derek is the “growth guy” at AVIA, the nation’s leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform. He’s spent 15+ years leading marketing, product management, and sales teams for high-growth digital health companies. Most recently, he led Health Language through rapid growth and a 2013 acquisition by Wolters Kluwer Health. Derek is an advisor to RxREVU and former board member at Clockwise.MD. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phillips
Jon has a passion for healthcare information technology. Through his many years in the industry, first as a consultant then as an investment banker and now as a private investor, he has worked with many unique healthcare technology companies to help them deliver solutions to improve quality, reduce cost and expand access. Jon runs the private equity arm of First Trust, a diversified financial services enterprise with over $100 billion in assets under management or supervision. Jon also runs First Health Capital Partners, an early stage investor in healthcare technology and services companies.
Keith Figlioli
Keith Figlioli
Keith Figlioli was most recently Premier, Inc.’s Senior Vice President of healthcare informatics. In this role, he led the company’s enterprise healthcare technology business unit and helped the company raise $820M in its IPO. Prior to Premier, Keith was with Eclipsys (acquired by Allscripts) as its Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, where he was responsible for all go-to-market activities, market planning and solution strategic direction across clinical, financial and operational product offerings. Keith has an M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.A. from Wheaton College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Wheaton College. He has previously served on the Health IT Standards Committee for the Office of the National Coordinator and the board of directors for Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), Activate Networks, Good Sports, and MassBike.
Pam Gossman
Pam Gossman
Pamela Gossman has over 30 years experience developing health care delivery models that foster care coordination and a wholistic approach to individual health care needs. She was President of Senior Whole Health Massachusetts (SWH), one of the first Medicare Advantage Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (MA-SNP) in Massachusetts serving over 10,000 seniors and participated in its expansion to New York. Ms. Gossman was part of the founding team responding to the initial RFP and building the company. Ms. Gossman also worked with Massachusetts Program for All- Inclusive Care for Elders (PACE), a care coordination program for Children with Special Health Care Needs (MHSPY), and in the development of new rural community health centers integrating public and state mental health programs in Michigan.
Rich Gliklich, MD
Rich Gliklich, MD
Dr. Richard Gliklich is the CEO of OM1, Inc (formerly Better Outcomes). Previously, he was founder and CEO of Outcome, which he led from inception through its acquisition by Quintiles.

Dr. Gliklich is well known in the areas of registries, outcomes and analytics. He is senior editor of the landmark publication by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) handbook “Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide” and the PI for the Outcomes Measures Framework, which focuses on standardization of outcomes measurement. He has led several key national and international efforts focused on evaluating the safety, effectiveness, value and quality of healthcare. Dr. Gliklich also holds several patents for both health outcomes systems and medical devices.

Dr. Gliklich is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School and a former Charles A. Dana Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a surgeon and the Leffenfeld Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Steven Lindseth
Steven Lindseth
Steven has founded/co-founded companies in healthcare devices, technology enabled services, digital media and enterprise software. he has served on numerous boards and participated in raising dozens of equity and debt financings from both venture capital and corporate sources. He has sold companies both with and without the assistance of investment bankers. He has built teams at all stages of company development. He has filed, prosecuted and managed numerous patents and other intellectual property. He has been an advisor to numerous Healthcare Provider Innovation groups for over 15 years.