At Amitech, our leadership philosophy is based on our core values of diversity, agility, quality and empowerment. Our leadership team is committed to promoting a collaborative culture where teamwork is valued over individual contributions and employees are empowered and trusted to make a big impact.
Our Leadership Team
Collaboration, Trust, Empowerment.
Amit Bhagat is a recognized industry thought leader, speaker and management consultant with a passion for applying advanced data analytics and change management strategies to solve the most pressing and persistent challenges in healthcare. Amit’s expertise lies at the intersection of data analytics and operations to improve organizational performance, create new operating models, help implement large organizational transformations, and develop new ways of improving profitability and growth. Amit has twenty-plus years of experience in helping clients succeed by developing information management, governance, business intelligence, advanced analytics, organizational design and performance management strategies and solutions. In an era of increasing change, Amit has worked extensively with clients in healthcare organizations to develop and implement growth strategies as well as drive measurable improvement in their operational performance by combining complex and innovative information-based technology solutions, culture, people and processes, all working in concert. As CEO of Amitech, Amit leads the firm’s client facing strategy and business development, and enjoys working with client executives in an advisory capacity to solve complex problems facing today’s healthcare industry. Amit holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, India.
Michael Demos is Chief Operating Officer for Amitech Solutions. As COO, Mr. Demos is responsible for operational excellence, process optimization, firm management, strategic initiatives, business performance, financial modeling, and professional recruitment. In addition, he serves as general counsel in specific corporate areas and oversees the Amitech Solutions Diversity Excellence Program. As a local to St. Louis, Mr. Demos holds a J.D. with honors from Washington University (2007), as well as a bachelor of science with highest honors in chemical engineering (2004) from Washington University, where he graduated class valedictorian. Mr. Demos also holds an international M.B.A. with honors with specialization in finance and international business from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (2010) in Hong Kong, China while spending time in India, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea.
With over 30 years of leadership under his belt, Tim Branham is a U.S. Army veteran who believes in dedication to his mission—whether in the public or private sector—and has put that dedication to work for clients in nearly three dozen countries around the world. As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Branham is responsible for the leadership and development of Amitech’s sales and delivery organization, as well as the long-term growth strategy of the company. Mr. Branham also serves in a key consulting capacity for senior-level Amitech clients, helping leaders navigate both acute and long-term challenges and develop strategic planning initiatives.
Mr. Branham’s prior leadership experiences include multiple years of C-suite responsibilities within large, global organizations including AutoWeb, Inc. and Fujitsu Americas. In addition to these roles, Mr. Branham has led Professional Services organizations for Siemens Business Services, SunGuard Public Sector and Perficient, Inc. and has extensive experience working with several healthcare payor and provider clients. Mr. Branham is a veteran of the United States Army, having served as an Airborne Ranger in the Third Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children.
Paul Boal serves as Amitech’s Vice President of Innovation, defining the products and services most needed by our clients to address their emerging challenges and opportunities, as well as leading practice growth and maturity. Paul’s 20+ years of experience with healthcare information management, analytics and operational solutions includes the development and implementation of enterprise strategies across a range of disciplines including enterprise data management, master data management, data warehousing and business intelligence, data science, automation and custom applications. In addition to his position as an adjunct professor at both Washington University and St. Louis University, Mr. Boal is currently focused on giving healthcare companies the tools they need to adapt to an evolving industry where data, analytics and automation are increasingly crucial for business optimization, innovation and transformation.
Jeff Hatfield has more than 25 years of experience developing business solutions for Fortune 100 partnerships. He provides clients a unique wealth of expertise and knowledge from work across numerous industries and disciplines including customer experience, data management maturity, digital transformation and management consulting. Prior to joining Amitech, Mr. Hatfield served as the lead Client Services Executive at Perficient, where he was responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through quality execution and delivery, developing and cultivating client partnerships, and developing complex business and IT solutions. He is a seasoned business and organizational leader with decades of experience developing strong talent, leadership and client solutions. He has also previously served in top executive positions at Daugherty Business Solutions, Jordan Lawrence and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Mr. Hatfield holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a B.S. in Finance from the University of Missouri Columbia and an M.B A. in International Business from St. Louis University.
As Vice President of Finance and Accounting, Tim Pierce brings more than 25 years of financial leadership to the Amitech executive team. Mr. Pierce is primarily responsible for financial operations and reporting, leading and coordinating the annual and long-term planning process, tax and audit compliance, and pricing and financial analysis.
Mr. Pierce comes to Amitech from Macroeconomic Advisers LLC, where he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for 15 years. During his tenure, Mr. Pierce led the finance and accounting organization for a premiere economic consulting firm and successfully executed Macroeconomic Advisers’ sale to IHS Markit in September 2017.
Prior to Macroeconomic Advisers, Mr. Pierce managed the internal financial reporting for Thomson Reuters (after the acquisition of Bridge Information Systems) as their Director of Financial Reporting. He was also an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 8 years.
Mr. Pierce holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Management from Washington University in St. Louis.
As Direct of Talent Acquisition, Jennifer Patton is responsible for all company recruiting and the strategic direction of talent acquisition. Additionally, Jennifer provides leadership to help shape the future of Amitech through its people, build an award-winning culture and grow the Amitech value system.
Jennifer has over 20 years of national recruiting and leadership experience. Most recently with Perficient, she led the hiring of digital transformation experts and corporate executives across the country.
Prior to Perficient, Jennifer was with Daugherty Business Solutions for 11 years as a senior recruiter specializing in the recruitment of highly specialized technical resources. Her background encompasses executive, consulting, corporate and temporary staffing talent acquisition models. She champions a best-in-class candidate experience throughout the recruitment life-cycle.
With over 17 years experience in data and analytic solutions, Eric Keeney is Amitech’s Robotic Process Automation Practice Lead. Mr. Keeney leverages experience from the Publishing, Financial Services, Retail, and Health Care industries to solve data challenges and implement high value solutions. Having led development of solutions in data warehousing and dash-boarding, data integration at scale, master data management for Customer/Product, and big data e-commerce technology, Mr. Keeney combines his technical experience with lessons learned from building executive relationships and a strong business acumen thriving on solving the toughest data challenges. Mr. Keeney is focused on the growth and maturity of the RPA practice at Amitech while providing implementation leadership.
Scott Lambert adds over 30 years of experience in healthcare innovation, technology and change management to Amitech’s executive team. In addition to the management of several key accounts, Mr. Lambert is also responsible for business development activities and senior level consulting services. Throughout his career, Mr. Lambert’s experience with emerging technology, data sources and patient engagement strategies has developed into a deep expertise with provider-side processes and challenges that serve to help Amitech clients successfully navigate the transformation of the healthcare industry. Mr. Lambert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University.
As Amitech’s Engagement Lead, Drew Marco is responsible for strengthening and expanding the organization’s efforts to emphasize client and consultant engagement. In addition to leading efforts to wow our clients, Drew’s work also focuses on the career development of Amitech consultants and the constant search for ways to help our clients above and beyond the scope of our contracts.
Prior to his position at Amitech, Drew enjoyed a long tenure at Daugherty Business Solutions where he served most recently as the principal Data and Analytics Practice Lead. Through his 20+ year duration with the firm, Drew provided technical, architectural and delivery leadership for teams from three to 30 and developed a reputation as a leader with the ability to build and maintain strong, cohesive teams with a clear focus on both client delivery and career development.
Drew holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Drake University and currently serves as Secretary of the St. Louis Chapter of TDWI.
Paul Smith serves as Amitech’s Program Director and has over 25 years of consulting delivery experience. Paul is responsible for Delivery Excellence and leading client engagement experiences, serving as a trusted advisor to clients and the development and oversight of a key portfolio of client projects.
Paul has previously held Client Director roles with Perficient and Avanade. In addition to holding senior leadership roles at several other consulting firms, Paul has also led many large enterprise delivery programs and developed service offerings for a number of Fortune 100 companies. Paul holds an MBA in Information Systems from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management from Oklahoma Christian College.
Experience, Trust, Results
Our senior advisors guide us much like we guide our clients by being trusted, experienced advisors focused on results. They provide strategic and tactical advice, a global reach and network, industry knowledge, and thought leadership.
Dr. Gaurov Dayal is an innovative physician leader who has over two decades of experience in health care. Dr. Dayal currently works as a senior advisor and consultant to Amitech Solutions where he assists clients in large-scale business transformation projects. He has served in senior leadership positions at leading US healthcare systems where he has been instrumental in spear – heading innovation and transformation. He has led initiatives across the spectrum of health care management including Clinical Informatics, Insurance, Physician Groups and Hospitals. Dr. Dayal has wide-ranging experience in launching programs designed to improve the health of diverse populations. Most recently he served as President – Health Care Delivery, Finance and Integration for SSM Health (SSM), one of the leading integrated healthcare systems in the nation where he was responsible for transitioning SSM from a traditional hospital system to a value based provider. He had operational responsibility for Dean Health Plan, the largest HMO in Wisconsin; Navitus, a Pharmacy Benefits Manager, which operates in 38 states and SSM’s Centers of Clinical Analytics, Clinical Informatics, Patient Quality and Safety and Clinical Excellence. He also oversaw SSM’s initiatives around ACOs, CIN, Narrow networks, Managed Care contracting and Health exchanges. Prior to this role at SSM, he served as Interim CEO of SSM’s Wisconsin division and was appointed as SSM’s first system Chief Medical Officer. In 2013, Dr. Dayal was named to the editorial advisory board for FierceHealthcare and was listed among the “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2014, he was appointed to MedCAC (Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee) and to the Health Care Transformation Taskforce, an industry consortium of payers, providers and purchasers that is seeking to accelerate the transformation to value based reimbursement. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dayal received his M.D. from Northwestern University and completed his residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to SSM, he served as System CMO of Adventist Healthcare in Maryland and as management consultant for McKinsey and Co.
Mr. Chauhan has over 25 years of experience in General Management, Management Consulting, Technology Management, and Healthcare Startups. He implemented multiple, large-scale business turnaround and transformation projects resulting in sustainable change and bottom-line benefits for clients and his own companies by establishing high trust C-level relationships, hands-on operational control, and deep organizational engagement. As CEO and General Manager of multiple companies, Mr. Chauhan has driven change in multiple challenging business situations. He knows what it takes to run and maintain control of the business while simultaneously implementing substantial change.
Matthew Harris has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including 15 years spend in healthcare and a decade focusing on emerging technology. Through his work in marketing analytics and senior leadership in two national health systems, both during the disruption of national health care reform and in the early stages of the informatics movement, Mr. Harris developed a strong insider’s awareness of the challenges facing healthcare. Previously, Mr. Harris was also engaged with many of the nation’s premier heath care providers as a managing director at top international advertising agency J Walter Thompson. Most recently, Mr. Harris has focused on the technology space, with hands-on product development in enterprise software and SaaS platforms at American Express and in fintech / insurtech start-ups. Mr. Harris received his B.S. in Marketing from Missouri State and an M.B.A from Washington University Olin School of Business in St. Louis.