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.
As Chief Financial Officer, Ray House Jr. brings more than two decades of financial leadership to the Amitech leadership team. Mr. House is primarily responsible for overseeing finance and accounting functions and driving Amitech’s financial strategy and execution to help accelerate growth.
Prior to his position at Amitech, he led the accounting and finance teams at Interface Security Systems as its Senior Vice President of Finance. Mr. House’s tenure at the managed services provider included roles as Vice President of Finance and Director of Finance. He also served as Controller at IntralSP Software Solutions, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Meramec Valley Bank, and progressively advancing roles in public accounting for approximately eight years.
Mr. House holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Saint Louis University. Mr. House carries his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure from the State of Missouri and is designated as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mr. House is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA).
Lawrence (Russ) Russell has over 25 years of IT and consulting sales experience. As Vice President of Healthcare Solutions, Mr. Russell is primarily responsible for driving growth with sales and marketing and further expanding the company’s strong relationships with payors, providers, and partners.
Before joining Amitech, Mr. Russell served in leadership roles for delivery and business development at Perficient and led a company-wide transformation initiative as the Director of Business Information Services at McAfee. He has a proven track record of partnering with customers to deliver high visibility and large impact business transformations across multiple industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Retail, and Telecom.
Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Services from Texas A&M University.
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.
Randy Fretland is VP of Customer Success for Amitech Solutions where he is passionate about leading the Customer Success team to ensure client satisfaction through exceptional delivery of Amitech’s services and solutions. Mr. Fretland is a results-oriented leader with 30 years of experience building service programs and teams; supporting rapidly growing organizations to deliver products & services for Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Fretland holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute.
Julie Wiethop has over two decades of experience supporting organizations with marketing leadership. She provides companies with world-class marketing strategies, backed by the voice of the customer and data-driven plans. As Director of Marketing, Ms. Wiethop is primarily responsible for developing and executing the company’s marketing strategy and tactics to support its growth and revenue objectives.
Before joining Amitech, Ms. Wiethop served as Director of Affiliations Marketing at Heartland Dental, the largest dental service organization in the country, where she was responsible for leading demand generation strategies through marketing and growing the DSO’s footprint. She also has served in other healthcare marketing roles for pharmaceutical and service companies along with a background in agency-side marketing.
Ms. Wiethop holds an MBA from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia.