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.
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.
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.
Andrea Bryant is responsible for onboarding, immigration, payroll, performance management, employee engagement and employee relations.
Right out of college, Ms. Bryant joined Amitech as an HR Associate. In that role, she picked up the basics of human resources and gained broad experience in a variety of HR functions. Fast forward four and half years and she now serves as Amitech’s HR Manager (with a stop at HR Generalist station along the way)!
Ms. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and has her SHRM-CP certification.
Experience, Trust, Results
Our senior advisors guide us much like we guide our customers 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.