Meet our management team and most important advisors out of the 50 people working on the Solve.Care platform.
Chief Executive Officer
Pradeep has deep expertise in health and human services, finance and technology. He has been in the CEO, COO, CIO and CTO roles at various innovative technology companies, for more than 25 years. Pradeep was deeply involved in designing and building solutions for several public programs such as Medicaid, Children health insurance, Medicare, SNAP, TANF, mental health and many others. He has worked for and with insurance companies, employer sponsored benefits and US government programs related to healthcare, benefits and financial administration
Chief Technology Officer
Vadym’s entire career in software development has been related to product design, development and adoption. Vadim spent more than a decade in the Health and Human Services sector building and deploying enterprise systems for government and commercial organizations. Since 2004, Vadym’s primary focus has been to deliver products and solutions which bring value to clients and citizens. Having been involved in several projects with potential for broad impact on large groups of populations, he has learned to combine technology, innovation and proven development methodologies with awareness of how technology can and should impact lives.
Dr. David Randall, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Advisor
Dr. Randall currently serves as Executive Director and is Resident Scholar with the American Research and Policy Institute (www.arapi.org) in Washington, DC. Dr. Randall has extensive experience as a former top insurance regulator, legislative staff member, health care lobbyist, consultant and executive with not only insurance companies, but also with several provider trade groups in Washington. He has testified before both U.S. House and Senate committees of Congress on a variety of health policy issues He also has over two dozen peer-reviewed and professional publications as well as book chapters on health information technology, health care entitlements and the policy process surrounding health care reform. He received his Ph.D. from Kent State University.
Karen L. Bowling
Karen Bowling is the Vice President of Care Delivery and Transformation for WVU Medicine. She served in a number of management capacities in both the hospital setting and higher education until 1990 when she began working in hospital administration. From 2013 until January of 2017, Karen was Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) under Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Also, she was a board member of many not-for-profit organizations, which included the Raleigh County Community Action Association, YMCA of Beckley, and the Beckley Healthright Clinic.
The Honorable James Moran
James Moran served as the U.S Representative for the 8th congressional district of Virginia from 1991 to 2015. During his tenure in the U.S. Congress, Mr. Moran focused heavily on technology issues and was inducted into the American Electronics Hall of Fame. While in Congress, he was a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, served as chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, was a senior member on the Defense and Military Construction Subcommittees, and served as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee for the House Democratic Leadership. Congressman Moran’s service on the Solve.Care Strategic Advisory Board will enormously assist the company to meet the goals we have established for the platform.
Mr. Brubaker served as the U.S Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administrator (RITA) as an appointee of President George W. Bush and Acting Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Brubaker has extensive experience as technology executive and currently serves as CEO at The Alliance for Transportation Innovation, Inc. Senior level public policy and private sector leadership with proven experience creating breakthrough innovations through the convergence of policy, practice, and technology.
Mr. Friou has extensive experience as a life and health insurance executive. Over the last 44 years, he has had a wide variety of career experiences with Aflac, based in Columbus, Georgia. His most recent position, for the last 18 years, was Senior Vice President, Director of Government Relations. In June of 2017, Aflac announced his retirement to make way for the next generation, and for his pursuit of other endeavors including his role as an advisor to the Solve.Care Foundation.
Mr. Petersen is a principal at Arbor Strategies, LLC. Arbor Strategies is a government relations and strategic consulting firm, specializing in health care and insurance regulatory consulting. The firm’s primary focus is representing clients before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, state insurance departments, federal agencies and Congress. Prior to joining Arbor Strategies, Mr. Petersen was a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Washington, DC office where he served as chair of the firm’s Insurance Regulatory Practice Group.
Mr. Upson served as the Cabinet Secretary of Technology Officer for the State of Virginia. Mr. Upson is President of Cybrforce, a MSSP and reseller of the world's most advanced endpoint antivirus protection: Cylance Protect. Serves as Partner of Upson Technology Group, a company he founded that built and manages two exclusive programs of the government tech sector: CES Government (CESG) and the Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF).
David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a family office based in NYC; Victoria Partners, LDJ Real Estate Group; Drake Hospitality Group; and, The Soho Loft Media Group. LDJ Capital's extended network of funds of funds and hedge funds manages 1.5 trillion USD in assets. David previously represented the US Commerce Department at the EU and he spoke at the UK Parliament. Mr. Drake’s access to 100,000 investors is maintained through his media holding investment The Soho Loft Media Group which has produced and sponsored over 1500+ global finance conferences since 2002. David Drake is actively involved in the crypto community as an advisor and speaker and has helped blockchain firms he advised raise $101M in funding through their ICO.
Mr. Grygoryev is a founder and COO of Aidditive Solutions. Previously served as CEO of Ukrsoft and Miratech, Director of EngagePoint. He is a longtime investor in US healthcare technology firms (e.g. state and federal CMS solutions). Mr. Grygoryev has a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, more than 24 years in business of Software Engineering, IT management and technology industry leadership, and a strong track record in process, project and product management for software technology and solutions.
Mr. Afian is an attorney and managing partner of Juscutum Attorney Association which is distinguished by innovative approach in legal practice. He advocates for legalization of Bitcoins in Ukraine and is constant participant of working and initiative groups on drafting bills, resources for liberalization in the economy and protection of investments in Ukraine. Member of the Expert Council under the Committee for Informatization and Information Technologies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Mr. Zamovskiy is the founder of Ambisafe. He has been involved in cryptocurrency development since early 2010, and has founded or took leading technical roles in multiple first of their kind projects, such as BitMerch (first bitcoin merchant service), HolyTransaction, Tether and several cryptocurrency exchanges, including orderbook.io
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Creative Quarter project in Kyiv, one of the lobbyists of 3G and PayPal in Ukraine introduction, adviser to Lviv city mayor on innovation and investment issues, public figure and evangelist of innovations. Ilia is an experienced professional in management, marketing, sales, strategic planning, product development and business administration. He is one of the leaders in the Ukrainian IT and start-up industries, mentor in a number of venture funds and innovative companies, publicist and speaker.
Jordy is the youngest person of our advisory board, however enormously experienced in cryptocurrencies, blockchain and ICOs. During his study Business Management at the University of Groningen, he has been involved as an investor, active community member and advisor of a wide range of blockchain startups. He works for GoBlock as a project manager for the GoCrypto department. GoBlock is a Dutch company partnered with NEM that helps organizations with the adaption of blockchain technology. With GoCrypto he tries to create the biggest crypto community of the Netherlands. Beside that he is the founder of Fiene Consultancy in which he advises blockchain startups. He looks at the project from the perspective of the investor and tries to represent their interests.