PATRICK SOON-SHIONG, MBBCH, MSC, FRCS (C)
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since NantHealth’s founding in July 2010. A physician, surgeon and scientist, Dr. Soon-Shiong has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer, published more than 100 scientific papers, and has received over 95 patents on groundbreaking advancements spanning a myriad of fields.
R. HARIS NASEEM, MD, FACC, FHRS
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Naseem is Chief Executive Officer, responsible for NantHealth’s day-to-day strategy and execution. A Cardiac Electrophysiologist with over 30 years of experience in the practice of medicine, Dr. Naseem brings with him an impressive track record of leadership and innovation in the healthcare industry, along with a deep commitment to our mission of enabling data to fuel better and more effective patient outcomes. Dr. Naseem has achieved remarkable success in building clinical infrastructure that is supported by an all-inclusive care delivery platform built on value-based care models and AI predictive analytics.
Chief Operating Officer
Lauren Schiegg is Chief Operating Officer, responsible for NantHealth’s worldwide operations. Schiegg is a results-driven healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience in business development, data analytics, and strategic planning. Schiegg holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Option from Louisiana State University. Schiegg’s expertise lies in identifying growth opportunities, cultivating partnerships, and driving revenue growth for healthcare companies. For the past eight years, Schiegg has served as the Co-founder, Partner, and Chief Development Officer at Summus Healthcare and its subsidiaries. Schiegg has a proven track record in managing healthcare analytics, engaging providers and staff in quality improvement initiatives, and fostering relationships with payers and community stakeholders.
RONALD A. LOUKS
Chief Development Officer, NantHealth
Chief Executive Officer, The OpenNMS Group
Ron Louks is Chief Development Officer, responsible for NantHealth’s worldwide operations. Since his appointment in May 2017, the company has accelerated topline growth, streamlined operations and honed business focus on its software-as-a-service and molecular analysis solutions. The organization is also now well-positioned to leverage its data and analytics assets to drive value and efficiency for NantHealth customers. Louks has extensive experience driving innovation and scaling businesses—from globally launching new products to bringing mergers and acquisitions to fruition, and from efficiently managing operational processes to leading sales operations. Louks previously served as President of Devices & Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry Limited, Chief Strategy Officer at HTC Corporation, and Chief Technology Officer at Sony Ericsson.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob Petrou is NantHealth’s Chief Financial Officer. Petrou drives financial strategy for NantHealth and leads all financial functions including corporate finance, accounting, audit and investor/analyst relations. Since joining NantHealth in 2017, he has focused on maximizing long-term shareholder value by balancing investment, cost management, and ensuring the company is achieving financial performance. Previously, he spent 16 years with BlackBerry Limited—a telecommunications company—where he held various finance positions then ended as the Head of Finance, Mobility Solutions, and Handheld Devices and Emerging Solutions. Mr. Petrou holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from the University of Guelph and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
DR. TIFFANY AVERY
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tiffany Avery is NantHealth’s Chief Medical Officer, responsible for providing clinical strategic direction. Dr. Avery joined NantHealth in 2019 as the Medical Director of Oncology and is a board-certified Medical Oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer and differences in cancer survival. Prior to her role at NantHealth, she served as an Assistant Professor of Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and Wake Forest Baptist Health. After completing fellowship training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Avery focused and lectured on clinical research and the care of breast cancer patients. Dr. Avery has been an invited speaker on topics including cancer prevention, treatments, clinical trials, and survival disparities, producing peer-reviewed publications, conference abstracts, editorials, and serving as an investigator on several breast cancer clinical trials. Dr. Avery earned her BS and MPH in Epidemiology from Tulane University and MD from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and co-host of 3 Black Docs, a podcast aimed at addressing health and cancer disparities.
Chief People Officer
Arlyn Small is the Chief People Officer for NantHealth and leads the company’s overall human resources strategy. He is responsible for the acquisition, development and management of NantHealth’s most valuable resource: it’s employees. Small brings 25 plus years of experience in manufacturing, high tech, telecommunication and retail industries, and has spent his career helping people reach their goals and potential. Before joining NantHealth, he served as Vice President of Human Resources at Lassonde Industries, a global beverage manufacturing company, and served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Contegix LLC, a high tech, managed service provider. He has also held senior level roles at Qlik Technologies, Amazon, Tyco Electronics, and Microsoft. Small holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from Pittsburg State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Troy University. He is also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.
Senior Vice President, Product Development
Keith Krebs is NantHealth’s Senior Vice President of Product Development, responsible for the development, testing, and release of all NantHealth products. Prior to stepping into the product development role, he led the client implementations, project management office (PMO), client services engineering and client experience teams. Since joining NantHealth in 2017, Krebs has been responsible for ensuring customer experience excellence throughout the organization. Under his leadership, NantHealth leads the industry in customer satisfaction, driven by a passion for delivering NantHealth solutions seamlessly to payers and providers, helping them better care for the patients they serve. Krebs previously served in several roles at Harris Corporation, including Director of Operations for Harris Healthcare, Harris Corporation. Krebs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Vice President, Sales
Chad Brodeur is the Vice President of Sales for NantHealth leading top line growth initiatives. He is also responsible for sales and marketing operations. As a member of NantHealth’s leadership team, he has leveraged his 20 years of experience to restructure and strengthen sales operations processes, build an effective sales force, and optimize lead generation. Under his leadership, NantHealth has strengthened its internal & external client relationships and improved cross-functional collaboration. Previously, he worked for BlackBerry Limited as the Director of Sales Operations, where he executed global adoption and growth strategies. Brodeur holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College.
Vice President, User Experience
Charles Hunt is the Vice President of User Experience for NantHealth. As part of the executive leadership team, he brings more than 20 years of UX and product design experience to the company. Over the past three years at NantHealth, he has worked to elevate the role of User Experience in the company bringing greater focus to the design processes and research techniques needed to deliver impactful solutions that address both user and customer needs. Hunt’s industry experience spans influential companies in the mobile technology space, including Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, and HTC—creating and delivering holistic design experiences. In previous roles, he served as Principal Designer of BlackBerry Limited. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati.
Vice President, Client Services
Sameer Ramkrishnan is the Vice President of Client Services for NantHealth and a member of the company’s executive management team. He oversees the company’s operational teams along with Client Implementation delivering exceptional and distinctive client experiences across all product lines. He previously led the Project Management Office (PMO) at NantHealth. Prior to joining NantHealth, Sameer managed portfolios at payer and provider organizations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Care New England Health System. He has extensive experience leading programs at financial organizations including Barclays along with tenure at the National Stock Exchange. Sameer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computer Science along with Master of Science in Computer Science. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt. He is an avid runner and has completed multiple Abbott World Marathon Majors.