Joanne Rohde

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Passionate about making healthcare more effective

We believe the current state of the US Health System is sub-par, but it doesn't need to be. Despite having the world's most renowned doctors and hospitals as well as enormous investment (twice as much per individual as any other country in the world), the US ranks 37th in healthcare efficacy according to the World Health Organization. We can do better simply by getting critical information to the right people at the right time and involving patients in their own care.

With our combined experience in both the business world and the healthcare system, we seek to bring open-source principles to the health information exchange. It?s not about lessening security, but about making existing data access more intuitive and effective. Our ultimate vision is to connect all the parties in the Health ecosystem safely and securely.

On a personal note, my mother, husband and I have gone years without proper diagnoses of chronic and acute illnesses that led to failing health and reduced quality of life. Through it all, we saw dozens of doctors at some of the best hospitals in the world. We all had private insurance, a rarity to be sure, but only one of us was covered for the majority of our costs. I am convinced that if all the doctors had had the same information, they could have diagnosed us more quickly. Furthermore, if we had been more informed ourselves, we would have researched better, found more support groups and gotten well faster.

While better connectivity alone cannot solve the nation?s healthcare problem, information is the beginning of change. We believe that by getting the information to the people who need it, we can start making a significant impact.

Joanne Rohde

The Axial team has brought disruptive innovation to financial services and enterprise software. Healthcare is next.

Board of Directors

Joanne Rhode

Joanne Rhode

CEO and Founder
CEO, brings 30 years of relevant experience growing companies using disruptive business models. Former COO and Director of Health IT Strategy of Red Hat, Ms. Rohde supervised revenue growth from $100 to $500 million. As CIO of UBS Investment Banking IT, she managed a $1 billion annual budget and 1,500 mission-critical systems. jrohde (at) axialexchange.com
Stephen Bloch, M.D.

Stephen Bloch, M.D.

Board Chairman
General Partner, Canaan Partners. Having been an entrepreneur and practicing physician, Dr. Stephen Bloch knows firsthand how to navigate the opportunities and challenges of building successful healthcare companies. He draws on his experience in medicine, government and business to invest in areas of healthcare that promise to change how medicine is practiced. Stephen received his medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (radiology) and Lenox Hill Hospital/Cornell Medical School (internal medicine). He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester, a MA in the history of science and public policy from Harvard University and an AB degree from Dartmouth College. Stephen was honored as a Ewing Marion Kauffman Fellow in 2002, an educational program that develops future leaders of the global venture capital industry.
Bob Fleming

Bob Fleming

Bob Fleming has been a successful venture capitalist, strategic advisor, and entrepreneur since 1985. In 1995, he founded Prism Venture Partners, a Boston-area venture capital firm, where he built the firm as Managing Partner to manage $1.25 billion in five funds. Prior to founding Prism, Bob was a General Partner with two venture capital firms, Norwest Venture Capital and the Vista Group. While at Vista, he opened and managed the firm’s West Coast office from 1988 to 1993. He returned to New England in 1993 to join Norwest.

Leadership

John Casey

John Casey

VP of Customer Success and Co-founder
VP Operations and Finance, brings 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance and in the leadership of service and implementation businesses. Mr. Casey is a former Executive Vice President of UBS Investment Banking IT and Vice President of Equity Capital Markets, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation. He holds an MBA from Wharton Business School, majoring in Finance with emphasis on Healthcare. jcasey (at) axialexchange.com
Mark Ragusa

Mark Ragusa

VP Business Development and Co-Founder
VP Business Development, has over 25 years in technology and has held senior leadership roles in strategic planning, product and corporate marketing, and business development at Nortel, Fujitsu and Sumitomo. He has held key executive positions at start-ups Videoserver (IPO) & Aegis Technologies (sold to New York Life) and has over 15 years of exposure in many standards-setting bodies including the ITU, IETF, ATM forum, DAVIC, DSL Forum and the IEEE. Mr. Ragusa holds a BS from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an ME from Western Carolina University. mragusa (at) axialexchange.com

Team

Raf Cabezas

Raf Cabezas

Application Developer
Guangming Cui, Ph.D.

Guangming Cui, Ph.D.

Director of Engineering
Nick Miano

Nick Miano

Application Engineer
Ally Salzano

Ally Salzano

Manager Customer Success
Casey Korinchock

Casey Korinchock

Manager Customer Success
David Millsaps

David Millsaps

Director of User Experience + Brand