About Champion

Leadership Team

We pride ourselves not only on creating technology solutions that amplify the effectiveness of healthcare, but also on the talent of our people. We are successful because of our people and because our commitment to leading the organization with integrity, pragmatic innovation, aspiration and camaraderie.

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Pete Casady

Pete Casady

CEO & Co-Founder

Peter I. Casady has over 28 years of experience in field sales and distribution in the medical device field. In 2000, He founded a surgical implant distribution company called Heritage Medical Group, representing 8 different manufacturers and serving over 500 hospitals in the Midwest. In 2006, after seeing first-hand the costly gaps in managing inventory within hospitals and through his manufacturers, he and Tom Casady created Champion Healthcare Technologies to create solutions like UDITracker® to address this pervasive need.

He has been a speaker at the FDA’s annual UDI Conference, GS1 Connect and the AHRMM (Association for Resource and Materials Management) annual conference, where he presented client case studies. He is widely published in leading industry publications, including Modern Healthcare, Becker’s, Healthcare Executive Insight, RFID Journal, and the Journal of Strategic Supplies and Services (AHRMM). He published a white paper and hosted a public briefing for industry and media, ‘How Hospitals Can Maximize the Value of Unique Identification in Medical Device Management’.

He has 4 grown children and looks forward to being a grandfather someday. He is also an avid Cubs fan and looks forward to a World Series win in his lifetime.

Thomas Casady

Thomas Casady

CTO & Co-Founder

Thomas E. Casady has over 30 years of software development experience, primarily in healthcare informatics. After starting his career developing perpetual inventory control and purchasing systems for the retail industry, he worked for Community Health Computing (later acquired by Cerner Corporation) designing laboratory and radiology information systems. In the mid-1990’s, he joined the Emtek Healthcare division of Motorola, which is now part of Eclipsys Corporation, engineering applications for critical care units in hospitals. Before creating Champion with Pete Casady, Tom was with Carefx Corporation implementing a patient information aggregation system to form a unified view of the clinical record.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing softball and golf, and is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan.

Steve Coloia

Steve Coloia

Vice President, Sales

Steve Coloia has over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience in the web-based software, or Software as a Service (SaaS) sector. He has launched and led several sales teams in the healthcare IT software vertical over 10+ years, including the launch of the Champion Sales team. Steve brings expertise in the implementation of web-based solutions and the ongoing customer support and training necessary to ensure maximum value to customers in the healthcare field.

In his “free” time Steve chases around his four children and takes naps.

Peter J. Carroll

CFO

Pete has a wide ranging background in driving prudent financial and operational decision making at companies mature and nascent.  His strategic focused experience includes varying executive roles and advisory positions, as well as strategic finance capacities in corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, investor relations, financial planning & analysis, and in operational roles including sales management, product and project management, and six sigma quality.  Pete was most recently Principal and Operating Partner at Manasota Capital serving as CEO of RGB Lights, and previously at RR Donnelley, and SIRVA, Inc.  He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children in his free time, including coaching and watching hoops, Saturday morning dance parties, and having detailed conversations about Elmo.

Amanda Butler

Amanda Butler

Senior Director, Customer Support & Implementation

Amanda has over 15 years of Customer Service experience with both the Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer programs. She has supervised and motivated her staff to improve productivity, increase efficiency, enhance quality, and strengthen company profitability. Amanda has worked for several large corporations including AT&T, BP, and Walgreens where she ensured prompt and proper delivery and ultimate customer satisfaction.

Amanda received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Chicago State University and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School. In her free time she enjoys traveling, playing softball, and she holds a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Charity Carney

Director, Software Development

Charity Carney has over 15 years of management experience including operations, administration, and project management in the IT and retail industries. Her focus on quality and process improvement has helped streamline organizational functions and increase productivity in both large and small companies.

Charity earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, her home state, and a Master of Management from University of Phoenix in Arizona, where she now resides. In addition, she has earned the accreditation of Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.

In her spare time, Charity researches and ghost-writes for a popular orthopedic surgery blog. She is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and does plenty of hunting, fishing and hiking whenever the opportunity arises. Much to the dismay of her Chicago-area team members, Charity is a rabid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoys taunting Bears fans on most Monday mornings.

John Gianneschi

John Gianneschi

Director, Implementation

John Gianneschi brings over 25 years of experience in the medical device field to the Champion Healthcare Technologies team. John initially worked with Peter Casady at Osteotech, Inc. and continued his relationship with him at Heritage Medical Group as Vice President of Sales. John’s extensive product knowledge in the area of biologics, orthopedics, spine, trauma and wound care has provided him a strong foundation to teach and train hospital staff and surgeons. John received a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and gardening.

Donna Smith

Donna Smith

Director, Sales Operations & Human Resources

Donna has over 20 years of human resource management and administration experience. As its first employee (other than Pete and Tom!), Donna has been a part of Champion since its inception in 2005. She is responsible for all corporate and administrative functions including business analysis, sales operations, contract management, and human resources. Donna received a B.S. in Hearing Impaired Education and Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University. Donna is a proud parent of an MIT undergrad and decompresses by working in her flower beds filled with dozens of perennial varieties.

Heidi Lau

Heidi Lau

Regional Sales Director

Heidi Lau brings over 15 years of sales and sales management experience in the IT, Real Estate and Event Planning industries. Her exemplary track record for increasing sales revenue and creating successful sales strategies has led to the growth of Champion’s inside sales group which has doubled in size since it’s inception in 2014. She also proudly holds the title of “Champion of the Year” in Sales.

Heidi’s three very active children keep her weekends full of sporting activities and performances. She is also an avid Starbucks and Pinot Noir drinker and, despite having no natural talent or ability, she is a passionate karaoke singer/performer.

Matt Clark

Regional Sales Director

Matt has over 10 years of sales and sales leadership experience in the medical device and healthcare IT fields. His expertise in strategic growth strategies has led to rapid incremental market share in his region. Matt has worked in sales for several large healthcare companies including, Bayer Healthcare, Misys Healthcare Systems (Acquired by Allscripts), and Allergan, Inc.. Matt proudly holds the title of “Champion of the Year” in Sales for 2015. Matt received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

In his spare time he enjoys traveling, golfing, skiing, and is an avid sports fan, proudly cheering on his Fighting Irish on college football Saturdays.

Jason Rolfe

Regional Sales Director

Jason Rolfe brings over 15 years in outside sales and sales management experience in the technology, software as a service, and healthcare markets. He has spent the last six years calling on hospitals with an expertise on clinical EHR integrations. His entire sales career has been focused on growing market share through new business development. Jason received a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Delaware, currently sits on two Regional AHRMM Boards, and serves on the Board for the Delaware Community Foundation’s: NextGen Chapter.

In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Paul Cicciarelli

Product Manager

Paul Cicciarelli has over 25 years of sales, marketing and product management experience in petrochemicals, orthopedic medical devices and biologics. In his previous roles, he has successfully launched, marketed and sold olefin polymers with Exxon/Mobil and Huntsman, joint replacements with DJO Surgical, spinal fusion systems with Nuvasive and SpineCraft and human tissue products with Osteotech. Paul brings a comprehensive understanding of the evolving needs of healthcare providers and the changing regulatory government landscape to the Champion Team. He is passionate about bringing value and support to his customers and fellow team members.

Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and performing Country music with his band.