Bart Foster‚ Founder & CEO of SOLOHEALTH, is an award-winning entrepreneur and business executive with more than 15 years of international sales and marketing experience across the consumer products, technology and health care industries. In 2007, Foster founded SoloHealth to empower consumers about their health through innovative, self-service technologies.
Prior to SoloHealth, Foster held leadership positions at CIBA VISION, the eye care division of Novartis AG. He also held sales and marketing roles at Peachtree Network, a successful Internet start-up based in Montreal, Canada, and at Kellogg's before then. Foster was named one of the top five CEOs to watch in 2010 and "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006 by industry trade groups. He has been covered by numerous media outlets, including FOX News, CNBC and Forbes.com and is a regular contributor to various media and trade publications.
Foster holds a BS in marketing from the University of Florida and an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix. Foster is an active triathlete, having participated in competitions including Escape from Alcatraz and Ironman 70.3 Hawaii. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.
Stephen Kendig‚ EVP & CCO of SOLOHEALTH, is a seasoned executive with experience spanning sales management, finance, global marketing, manufacturing, R&D, market research, regulatory and legal divisions. Kendig’s role is closely aligned with SoloHealth’s long-term revenue growth and strategic direction. He oversees the sales and marketing teams, as well as the company's retail and health care partners.
Prior to SoloHealth, Kendig worked with the eye care division of Novartis (NVS), where he held various executive positions across research, process engineering, new product development and global project management. During his tenure at Novartis, he managed a new product portfolio of over $200 million, led global product launches, filed five patent disclosures and was awarded the 2006 executive award.
Kendig holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his MBA from Georgia State University.
Chad Terry‚ CFO of SOLOHEALTH, is a 20-year finance executive with a proven track record of strategically guiding companies through venture capital rounds, strong increases in revenue and profits, and successful acquisitions. As the CFO, he is responsible for the management and direction of SoloHealth's financial planning and accounting, as well as the strategic financial long-term growth and direction of the company.
Terry began his career in public accounting at Faucett Taylor and Associates performing financial statement audits and consulting for companies in a variety of industries. He held the CFO position at Alogent Corporation, where he helped lead their financial turnaround and ultimately achieved a successful acquisition. Terry has worked as CFO in multiple technology companies, where he has helped to increase revenue and profit and has been instrumental in raising rounds of venture capital.
Terry holds a BBA from Kennesaw State University. He received his MBA from the University of Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Eric Hoell‚ SVP Product & Regulatory of SOLOHEALTH, has more than 22 years of technology experience within retail and customer-facing applications. One of SoloHealth’s first employees, Hoell has been at the forefront—concept to deployment—for all of SoloHealth’s innovative products. He currently leads production, field operations and product development, including quality assurance and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining SoloHealth, Hoell held several leadership roles at NCR, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies, during his seventeen-year tenure there. He also led customer service, field implementation and account management at Horizon Software. Hoell’s leadership style and ability to successfully deliver innovative and complex solutions continues to fuel SoloHealth's vision to bring self-service health care solutions to the world.
Hoell holds a BA in computer science from Hofstra University.
Jeff Hancock‚ Head of Relationship Management of SOLOHEALTH, is a veteran leader in the health care industry with proven success in the health insurance, health IT and health care payments industries. At SoloHealth, Hancock is driving the company’s long-term business development strategy, as well as new product and business initiatives that stretch across both the consumer and enterprise markets.
Hancock has a rich and diverse professional background. He brought new products to market for John Deere Health and United Healthcare; consulted with employers for PayFlex; led RelayHealth's consumer-driven health care product strategy; and directed TSYS' health care strategy for health care payments.
Hancock holds a BS degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia and received a dual-master's degree in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University. He resides in Marietta, a suburb of Atlanta, with his wife and five children.
Robert Lort‚ VP Operations of SOLOHEALTH, oversees the production, deployment and support of the SoloHealth Station. Since 2011 when Lort joined the company, the number of SoloHealth Stations in market has vastly increased - going from less than 100 Stations deployed nationwide to over 3,500. Lort successfully deployed those machines and scaled the company’s support team during that short period. He has also been an instrumental figure in developing partnerships with companies such as Dell and NCR.
Prior to his time with SoloHealth, Lort was responsible for the deployment of Horizon Software’s POS systems in various vertical markets including major hospital systems, colleges and universities, retirement facilities and private schools across the country. Professional organizations he is tied to include Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Operations Managers of America.
In his time away from SoloHealth, Lort enjoys watching his two sons play baseball and basketball, keeping up with the latest trends in technology and playing the drums.
Elyse Marks‚ VP Sales of SOLOHEALTH, manages advertising sales for SoloHealth and interacts with our manufacturers, shopper marketing teams and retailers daily.
Before SoloHealth, Marks was with News America Marketing, a provider of in-store advertising, newspaper inserts, direct mail promotions and online marketing, where she held various roles within their consumer product group brand teams and their pre-print insert business for more than 10 years. Accounts she worked with at News America included Bush Brothers, Mount Olive Pickles, Huhtakmi, Regions Bank, Darden Restaurants and Captain D’s. In 2012, Marks moved into the shopper marketing division and became responsible for all aspects of their Dollar General business.
Marks holds a BBA, with a concentration in marketing and consulting, from Emory University’s Goizueta business school. In her time away from SoloHealth, Marks enjoys being active – playing tennis and running – and spending time with her three daughters.
Evan Rowe‚ VP Analytics of SOLOHEALTH, oversees report automation, analysis, professional services, case studies, ROI and sales efficacy for SoloHealth and is well suited for the job. Rowe has led analytics efforts for agencies and consulting firms and has overseen innovative marketing solutions for large companies as well as designed emerging technology roadmaps. Professional accomplishments include: developing innovative customer segmentation for a major airline; building and managing a five-year marketing technology roadmap for a major beverage company; and co-founding Hepzibah Farms, a sustainable farm in Talladega, Alabama that offers flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables to locals. He has held key positions at Digitas and Regions Financial.
He attended both the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) and the University of Alabama. Rowe enjoys writing music, working on the farm, and spending time with his wife and daughter. He has won poker tournaments in multiple languages and has a variety of pets.
Dallon K. Shirley‚ VP User Experience of SOLOHEALTH, is responsible for delivering software and hardware solutions against the SoloHealth roadmap, which is a collaborative effort between the Product Management, Operations and Sales teams to ensure a high level of product delivery success. His leadership role includes the management of the Product Development department, consisting of software engineers, UI architects, business analysts and network security administrators.
Shirley is well versed in the complete development lifecycle with 10+ years as an application developer, business analyst and project/product manager. He has held senior positions in product development and consulting for companies like Accenture and Georgia Power.
He has a BS in education from Valdosta State University. In his time away from SoloHealth, Shirley enjoys swimming, biking and running. His interest in the sports enticed him to complete an Ironman in 2012 and he is preparing for it again.
Ryan Sloan‚ VP Strategy & User Development of SOLOHEALTH, oversees corporate development, strategic partnerships and new business ventures for SoloHealth.
Prior to his time at SoloHealth, Sloan spent 12 years with Aetna in Strategy, Sales and P&L Management. He achieved 104% of 2012 Sales Plan for a high-profile division, accounting for one third of Aetna’s growth that year. He worked closely with leaders from premier health systems and medical groups across the country to develop and execute go-to-market strategies for launch of 12 joint-products. He was also in charge of special projects including Aetna’s Health Care Reform implementation and strategic business planning post-Reform for the Mid Atlantic region.
Professional organizations he is tied to include Sierra Club and Seven Generations Ahead. Sloan holds a BA in economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family, and environmental conservation. He plays drums in a rock band – The Illiterates – and is a legal citizen of three countries – the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Joe Stephens‚ VP Customer Delivery of SOLOHEALTH, started with SoloHealth in March, 2013. In his role with the company, Stephens oversees the implementation, delivery and data analytics and reporting for all programs that are live on SoloHealth Stations.
Prior to SoloHealth, Stephens was VP of Process Improvement at Nuance Communications, where he created scorecards to measure and maintain field operations, managed 12 overseas vendor relationships and drove operational efficiencies through process improvement initiatives. He also spent time in sales at Tractor & Equipment Company, where he developed a new business unit within the organizational framework of the larger company.
Stephens was recognized as the top salesman in the country for Komatsu Utility in 2006 and holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, with a concentration in finance and marketing. In his time away from SoloHealth, Stephens enjoys investing in the stock market, learning about sustainable energy and spending time at the beach. Stephens also was a member of the varsity football team at Auburn University.