Larry Gerdes‚ CEO & Executive Chairman of SOLOHEALTH, Mr. Gerdes has served as CEO of SoloHealth, a private health-care company in Atlanta, since February, 2014, and as its Executive Chairman of the Board since November 2013 and as its Chairman since 2012. Since 1983, Mr. Gerdes has also served as a general partner of Sand Hill Financial Company, a venture capital partnership. Mr. Gerdes is a general partner of Gerdes Huff Investments and a major shareholder and President of Friesland Farms, LLC . Mr. Gerdes formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Transcend Services, concluding with the sale of that company in April 2012 and as a director of Access Plans, Inc., from 2001 until its sale in June, 2012. Mr. Gerdes previously served as Chairman of the board of SoloHealth and on the board of CBOT Holdings. Mr. Gerdes is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and serves as trustee for Monmouth College.
Stephen Kendig‚ Chief Operating Officer 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.
Robert Lort‚ VP of Kiosk Network 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.
Ryan Sloan‚ Chief Marketing Officer of SOLOHEALTH,
oversees consumer marketing, product strategy, partnerships, and new business ventures for SoloHealth.
Prior to his time at SoloHealth, Ryan spent 12 years with Aetna in Corporate Strategy, Sales and P&L Management. He led a high profile division to exceed an aggressive 2012 Sales Plan by 40%, 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 America region.
Ryan 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‚ Chief Financial Officer 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.