Our executive team has decades of experience in security, IT, science, healthcare, and engineering. Together, we’re leading the charge to make the healthcare experience better for everyone.
Julian Lin – Chairman and Co-founder
Julian Lin has served the company as chairman and co-founder since 1995, when he entered the environmental security and safe care industry, starting from video surveillance in both digital and analog imaging technologies. Under his wise and far-sighted leadership, Julian turned great entrepreneurial vision into reality in 2010, by building a successful and innovative healthcare technology platform that provides managed services to improve the healthcare industry’s safety. He graduated with an EMBA degree from Guanghua School of Management of Peking University in China. He is also a member of China Zhisland, the number one high-end O2O social networking platform for top business leaders in China. Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo, Jack Ma of Alibaba and former Australian ambassador Geoff Raby are all its supporters or members.
Mike Sheehan – Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Mike Sheehan is chief executive officer and co-founder of IntelliCentrics, the healthcare industry’s leading provider of credentialing services. His responsibilities currently include oversight of worldwide company operations while serving on the Board of Directors for the consolidated entity as well as for each of the major subsidiaries. Mike has had an extensive career in environmental security and controls, but it is his multidimensional background in both entrepreneurial start-ups and Fortune 500 corporations (domestic as well as global operations) that makes him uniquely qualified to lead a company that operates at the leading edge of security and technology. Under his leadership, the organization has enjoyed five years of triple-digit compounded annual growth due primarily to the innovative, customer-centric culture he has established. Mike joined the company in 2004, following a successful career at Honeywell where he was most recently global vice president of marketing for the Video Systems Business and, prior to this role, the global vice president of Six Sigma for the $2 billion Security division of Honeywell. He’s been invited to speak as a UNT Distinguished Speaker at the University of North Texas College of Business, addressing the topic, “The Role Risk Plays in a Business.” Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. The Sheehan family has been a longtime supporter of the North Texas Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and prostate cancer research.
Charles Christopherson – Chief Financial Officer
Charles Christopherson is responsible for leading and developing the company’s global financial strategy, accounting, tax, treasury, asset management, capitalization, and investor relations. Through his career he has built trust, created value, and delivered extraordinary results in technology operations that have spanned 170 countries. His prior positions include a dual role as British Telecom’s CFO & Board Member for BT America and BT Global Services CFO responsible of the Pharmaceutical, Chemical, and CPG global verticals; Senior Vice President IBU for Global Administrative Solutions at SAP SE, responsible for the solution and business development for financial, human capital , business intelligence, analytical, and mobility solutions; and Cabinet Official, CFO and CIO of USDA, a government entity that conducts over a billion in annual nutritional research and supports over $80 billion in food and nutritional assistance around the globe. Christopherson has served on the Board of Directors for several companies and organizations including: the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Graduate School USA, Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, & Wyoming. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University, a MBA from University of Oregon, and is a licensed CPA in Washington.
David Taylor – Chief Innovation Officer
David Taylor is passionate about establishing innovative future-focused technology for a smarter planet while delivering shareholder value, streamlining business, reducing costs, increasing profits and capturing lost revenue. He joined IntelliCentrics in February 2016, bringing over 16 years of executive leadership experience across multiple disciplines. His knowledge base spans business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and channels, cloud operations, marketing, product management, design, product development, procurement, IT, finance and sales. Prior to IntelliCentrics, David served as executive vice president at Trintech, a provider of cloud-based financial software solutions, and most recently, held the position of vice president of contract management for MedAssets, a healthcare performance improvement company. A native of Cork, Ireland, David holds an Associate Chartered Management Accountant degree from the Cork Institute of Technology Ireland and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas, Dallas.
Michael McDonald – Chief Operating Officer
Michael McDonald is the Chief Operating Officer responsible for delivering trust to our customers by establishing and implementing innovative people and facility strategies that optimize credentialing and customer interaction to every global customer. Prior to joining IntelliCentrics, Michael was involved in the technology and operations field. Most recently, he was executive vice president, Operations and Manufacturing, at Peacock Alley, where he played a transformational role in growing the company three times faster than the industry rate. Prior to Peacock Alley, Michael was with Everthread, a Series A technology startup that offers a SaaS platform to mid- to large-sized retail clients looking to increase e-commerce and in-store sales. In this role, he consulted on service delivery operations, legal and organizational structure. In addition to his success and diverse experiences in operational leadership, Michael is a Texas licensed attorney with extensive international deal-making experience in the software industry and brings his legal acumen to his professional roles as a value-add. Michael was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1993. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Concordia College and his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University.
AVR Venkatesa – Chief Software Development Officer
AVR Venkatesa is the Chief Software Development Officer responsible for realizing the healthcare platform vision through agile software engineering practices, including scalable architectures, quality assurance, rapid deployment pipelines, and data analytics. He brings 25 years of experience in building large-scale software systems. Prior to joining IntelliCentrics, AVR led the Product Management and Engineering functions at Mobile22 and launched an electric vehicle shared mobility platform in Madison, WI. He has also been an entrepreneur and has built and sold startups in the publishing and logistics verticals. AVR holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Manipal University, India and a graduate degree in Business Computing Science from Texas A&M University, College Station.
Advisors to the CEO
Stephen Brobst is the chief technology officer for Teradata Corporation and managing partner at Sampo Technologies & Systems. His specialization is in the design and construction of analytic solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the United States and internationally. He performed his graduate work in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where his Master’s and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Stephen has authored numerous books and articles related to advanced data management techniques. He has been on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute since 1996 and teaches courses related to machine learning and artificial intelligence, agile analytics, real-time analytics, high-performance data warehouse design, future trends in analytics, aata visualization, capacity planning, big data exploitation, and enterprise information management. During Barack Obama’s first term of the presidency, Stephen was appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development where he worked on the development of big data strategy for the U.S. government.
John Trustman is a managing director of EY-Parthenon, part of Ernst & Young LLP, and is based in its Dallas and Boston offices. With a 40-year career as a strategy consultant, executive and entrepreneur, he serves in the healthcare, financial services and technology sectors and leads the firm’s “Full Potential Paradigm™” practice. John has recently served as the chief technology officer of MedidaMetrics, the leader in activity-based costing in hospitals, as well as the chairman of the Board of Directors of WAVi, a pioneer in the development of high-quality, low-cost brainwave analysis hardware and software. He was the cofounder of deNovis (now HealthEdge), the developer of breakthrough technology in natural language processing-based healthcare claims processing, and is the former senior vice president and chief information officer of Aetna Health Plans, the largest commercial health insurer in the United States and was a senior vice president of Fidelity Investments. John began his career at UST Corp in Boston, where he became senior vice president and chief information officer, and also worked at Bain & Company. He has patents in a range of areas, from natural language processing to movement disorder diagnosis and brainwave analysis. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BA from Yale University.