Kathy Collard is the Principal Consultant at Edgewater Technology with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. She is an experienced leader and has a background in delivering both technical and analytical projects. She has experience in all aspects of the project and system development life cycles including project management, sales support, client management, full RFP process, analysis, design, development, business process initiatives, process improvement, system implementation, documentation and training. She specializes in insurance projects and is PMI PMP certified and ALMI LOMA certified (FLMI). As a consultant she maintains a wide variety of client, business, process, industry and system knowledge that supports her clients and colleagues.
Dane Dover is a CPA who knows more than numbers. He has been involved in several business success stories, from Fortune 500 companies to serial entrepreneur led companies. He also helped in the sale and merger of several companies.
Companies want to tell the world about their product or service but most of the time the message they convey is to much information for the consumer and is confusing. Schell Gower uses storytelling principles to help companies clarify their message and develop a content strategy so costumers understand what they offer. She is a Certified StoryBrand Guide and also has a certification in Storytelling from IDEOU. She's worked with large and small companies to help them clarify their message across all content channels.
Kim Young is a technology consulting professional with 20 years experience in software engineering, solution delivery and professional services. She has over 15 years of experience in technology related to the insurance industry including P&C, Life, Dental, Vision and Health, as well as technology related industry experience in financial services, hospitality and government.
Chris Bell CPA, CGMA, has over 14 years of experience as an accountant, business consultant, and business owner. He has a proven ability to identify deficiencies in organizational structures and develop and execute strategic recommendations that lead to significant operational and financial improvements. Mr. Bell is the founder of Complete Consulting, a certified, full-service public accounting firm providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to public schools and not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves as the Manager – Internal Audits for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation. As a leader, Mr. Bell was recognized as 40’ Under 40’ by Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) and has recently completed the State Chamber’s Leadership Arkansas Program. Mr. Bell was also featured in ABPG highlighting Complete Consulting’s expertise in leveraging strategic partnerships with other professionals to provide the ultimate outsource accounting experience for its clients.
2006-2016 IMWell Health, as a cofounder for a startup company that establishes primary care clinics onsite or near site for large employers with self-funded health plans in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Annual revenue grew to $10 million in revenue in 2015. Business was sold to Premise Health in 2016.
1987-2006 Healthscope Benefits, a managed healthcare company and third party administrator. Led management buyout from CNA Insurance. Management buyout included $9MM in venture capital investmen. While COO and CEO from 2001-2006, I led the company from $18 MM to $31 MM in revenue while maintaining a profitable business.
1978-1987 Baptist Health. Started as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and was steadily promoted to evening shift supervisor for general surgery floors, unit supervisor for a 40 bed neurology/neurosurgery floor and then Vice President for 140 bed Baptist Rehabilitation Institute.
Education: Master of Business Administration-Webster University, Little Rock, AR, 1995 Master of Science in Nursing-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 1987
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 1978 -Awarded Distinguished Alumni, 2016
Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (President 1977-78)