Prior to sovaSage, Will started multiple technology companies including NewCare Solutions, an innovative sleep monitor that helps keep elderly residents living in assisted living and memory care safe, and medSage Technologies, a software company that developed the first patient management solution for the home healthcare industry. medSage was sold to Philips Respironics in 2011. Will is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, a mentor for Alpha Lab, and has served as an Executive-In-Residence at UPMC Enterprises. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.
At sovaSage, Christian is responsible for research, software development, IT operations, and product delivery. Before sovaSage, Christian was CTO at Careform, which was acquired by ConnectiveRx in 2017, at NewCare Solutions, and at medSage Technologies, which was acquired by Philips Respironics in 2011. During his time at McKesson Automation, his team implemented the first-ever electronic order transmission of intravenous medication administration for barcode-enabled point-of-care. Christian has a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Dortmund, Germany.
R Patrick Karem has been in sleep medicine for almost 30 years. His career include VP with Salter Labs, Director of Hospital Sales with ResMed, CEO of Innomed Technologies, CEO of Somnotech, and well as multiple consulting global consulting and design projects. Patrick hold multiple degrees from University of Akron, The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Robert Morris University. He is an avid fisherman and resides in North Carolina.
At sovaSage, Kristine is responsible for customer deployments, product training, and technical support. Kris has more than 25 yeas of experience ein thee home healthcare / sleep space including serving as Director of Deployments at medSage Technologies, Sr. Manager of Solutions & Worldwide Product Manager for all Masks and Accessories at Respironics. She holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Julie Kaigler has worked in the healthcare insurance and telemedicine space for the past 15 years. She has served in founding roles at three separate start ups. Julie has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Insurance Management from Boston University. Julie is responsible for operations, including HR, Accounting, and Finance.
The success of any company is the result of a great team and sovaSage is no exception. Toward that end, we openly publish our mission and values statement for the world to see. We want everyone, especially our customers, to know who we are and what we are about.
Customers are the lifeblood of our organization. When we deliver our services as promised, they reward us not only with fair compensation but proactive feedback and positive references to their colleagues.
We conduct ourselves with customers, team members and our shareholders with integrity. We are unfailingly honest and direct about what we believe to be ethical and right.
Hierarchy and politics are unimportant to the sovaSage team members. We understand that positive customer results are the sole basis upon we measure our performance.
sovaSage team members are proactive, assume responsibility, and speak up if they disagree. Consensus is less important than getting it right, even if that means taking risks and learning lessons along the way.
sovaSage team members devote their full care and attention to superior quality in every task we take on. We strive for defect-free work, and when we fall short, we make sure we do not repeat mistakes.
At sovaSage, we lead, we do not follow. Our commitment to outside the box thinking helps position our customers ahead of the curve in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment.