Matt founded Casechek when he couldn’t find a hospital that was happy with how they managed vendors and vendor inventory. Thanks to loyal customers and their amazing feedback, what started as simple software solution in December of 2014, is now a comprehensive platform and service used by leading institutions and healthcare systems across the country.
Prior to starting Casechek, Matt spent most of his career in sales and marketing roles for healthcare startups and medical device companies. He grew up in his favorite city, Toronto, Canada and somehow made his way to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami, Matt played football and graduated with a double major in Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management. Not to be outdone by his studious parents, Matt went back to school and earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Matt lives in Chicago’s West Loop with his amazing wife Margo, their three over-active children and Jost.
Mike leads our development team and oversees system architecture. He joined Casechek at its inception and built our initial platform from scratch. He has an intimate and detailed understanding of the gaps and inefficiencies in the ortho/spine supply chain. Prior to joining Casechek, he single handedly built the software platform Zimmer Canada uses to manage its inventory.
Mike will tell you that he’s Canadian even though he sounds thoroughly English and drinks tea instead of coffee (most of the time). He graduated with honors from the University of East Anglia (UK) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Adam oversees Casechek’s customer operations to ensure every user gets the most out of the system. He works with our customers using his karate training (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) to install and leverage Casechek as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Before joining Casechek, Adam spent 5 years in operations and process improvement positions with R1 RCM, a hospital revenue cycle management firm. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Heidi makes sure our platform is awesome and that everyone knows about it! She keeps the development team in line through sprint-segmented project management and rainbow colored flow charts. Heidi’s been to all seven continents and loves breakfast sandwiches.
Prior to joining us, Heidi spent 5 years at Stryker in quality engineering and business analytics. She coupled her biomedical engineering degree at Duke with a minor in art history and received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Joe leads backend software development and drives system quality, integrity and scalability. When Joe is not behind a keyboard, he can be found behind a guitar, most often with The Mizzerables or Klingon Pop Warrior (yes, you read that correctly). Joe holds a Bachelor of Music from Michigan State University and an MBA from DePaul University where he graduated with distinction.
Director of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development
Michael and his team ensure Casechek’s applications and services are changing the healthcare landscape. No small task! In his most recent role at Sg2, Michael established and led operational departments for customer initiatives and strategic account management. He initially launched his career in Operational Excellence at MedAssets, where he spearheaded the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
Michael received undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, where he also played on the Men’s Volleyball Team. He completed his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Director of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development
Director of Product Management
Aaron makes sure our products and services exceed customer needs. Prior to Casechek, Aaron spent over 6 years at Sg2, where he partnered with health systems and their suppliers to create future-focused strategic plans. When not working, Aaron is usually deep in a sci-fi or fantasy book series. He’ll frequently choose reading the next chapter over sleep or seeing other humans.
Aaron graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He currently resides in Chicago where he manages a list of the best places to get crispy french fries.
Gretchen keeps our hospitals happy and drives rep compliance. She turned account implementation into a science – it’s also her favorite part of the job!
Gretchen graduated from Ole Miss where she majored in Pre-Med Biology and minored in Business Administration. She lives in Chicago and enjoys eating in Chinatown and playing every sport possible (without tearing her ACL… again).
Brendan comes to Casechek from the beautiful San Francisco Bay area. His passion and persistence around eliminating the stresses of vendor inventory makes him a great addition to our team. Previously a software consultant at a tech firm, Brendan does not shy away from those lengthy IT conversations.
Brendan graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a degree in Marketing. He played on the Men’s Lacrosse team, where he earned All-Conference Honors all 4 years. In his free time, Brendan likes to play golf and ride his mountain bike.
Talia is a champion of our customers’ ongoing success. She ensures you are completely supported from the moment you start with Casechek to your daily vendor needs.
Talia graduated from the University of Minnesota where she majored in Health Services Management with a Minor in Public Health and a Certificate in Applied Business Beyond the office, Talia hopes to open a family craft beer brewery with her dad.
Sally is responsible for leveraging Casechek customer data to improve vendor performance and process efficiency. She leads report generation, client data analysis and technical integration builds. Sally has the calmest energy in the office and enjoys trying out top rated sushi places around town!
Sally received her bachelors of science from the University of Wisconsin and went on to complete a masters degree in biomedical informatics from the University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago, her capstone project revolved around the Analysis of the Process of Medical Practice Facilitation Using a Business Process Model. Safe to say she’s an academic rockstar!
Kaylee leads Casechek’s brand marketing and strategy. She works closely with our sales and development team and oversees the go-to-market strategy for new software releases and integrations. In a past life at Casechek, Kaylee implemented Tableau, directed client data analysis and lead performance reviews. When Kaylee’s not planning Casechek’s conferences or writing marketing campaigns, she’s busy being the office botanist.
Prior to joining Casechek, Kaylee worked for the Huron Consulting Group as a Healthcare Performance Improvement Analyst. Kaylee graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Health Planning and Administration and a minor in Business. She received her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Purdue University.
Darren rounds out Casechek’s development team with two degrees in poetry from Macalester College and Brown University. He once convinced approximately 80% of his college professors to accept poems instead of papers. Don’t ask about the other 20%.
For some reason, he makes himself do triathlons and learned how to swim using Youtube. He also refuses to wear a wetsuit, even if Lake Michigan is below 60. When he’s not entering triathlons, you can find him reading. His library fines have exceeded $300 but don’t tell the city of Chicago. It’s a problem.
Darren thinks code is magic and should be used for good, especially in a world that sometimes feels like a big, lonely pressure cooker. He’s passionate about building systems and designing user experiences that help people feel seen, productive, and ready to make the world better.
Johnny oversees the security of Casechek’s platform. He’s responsible for configuring, monitoring and supporting our cloud infrastructure in AWS, as well as protecting our data tunnels. In a next life, his dream would be to open up his own jerk chicken sports bar!
Prior to joining Casechek, Johnny worked as a network engineer at Brightstar, Gogo and Comcast. We sleep better at night knowing he’s protecting our software!
Sarah is the first Product Business Analyst at Casechek! In the role, she uses data and customer research as evidence for what our product team is building – fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a detective. When she’s not overseeing our product roadmap or collecting customer feedback, she’s looking for new artists that are up and coming. In college, she was a part of an acappella group and helped plan Northwestern’s music festival. We’re still waiting to hear her sing!
Prior to joining Casechek, she completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northwestern University and interned at the Modern Language Association as a web developer.
Javier joined Casechek to add some creative flare to the dev team. He’s super passionate about the user experience and has the eye to turn our crazy design ideas into reality.
Prior to Casechek, Javier worked in the advertising world and crafted websites for household brands like Whirlpool and Jenn Air. With a degree in acoustical engineering from Columbia College Chicago, he’s always on the lookout for the next big thing in music. We hope it’s his band – everyone wants to know a rockstar!
Ben strives to create the perfect user experience for ORs across the country. Before joining Casechek, he freelanced for multiple digital agencies, a restaurant conglomerate, and a university. In a previous life, Ben worked as a high school english teacher and received an MSEd in Secondary Education from Northwestern University.
Ben enjoys early morning runs along Lake Michigan and binge reading until his eyes hurt. He boasts a high bowling score of 211.
Nour is responsible for backend software engineering projects that allows our systems to integrate across the hospital ecosystem. Prior to Casechek, he completed 2 Masters degrees (Electrical & Computer Engineering + Information Technology & Management) from IIT Chicago.
Nour is a rare French native who hates cheese. He’s passionate about crafting the perfect meal and is working through a bucket list of restaurants to try in the United States. Recommendations welcome!
Anais was the Casechek team’s first female developer! She works with the product team to develop new applications for the marketplace and maintains our existing platform. Anais was born and raised in France and fell in love with Lake Michigan when she moved to Chicago. She loves reading (the legend says she read all Harry Potters 21 times) and cooking.
Anais attended the National School of Applied Electronics before receiving her masters degree in digital systems technology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Dan is Casechek’s Mobile App guru. He previously worked at Yahoo as an Android Software Engineer, where he realized his passion for AI and machine learning. Dan graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and earned high honors. ILL!
In his free time, Dan cooks and play board games. He’s a proud parrot owner and swears the bird is older than him.