MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABILITY Network Inc. announced today that Kathy Zirker-Smith has joined the management team as Executive Vice President in charge of managing strategic projects corporate wide. ABILITY is also pleased to recognize the promotion of Bud Meadows to the position of Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President.
Ms. Zirker-Smith brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to ABILITY, encompassing many facets of the healthcare industry, including healthcare information technology services. For the past 12 years Kathy has managed a successful consulting business that focused on strategy development to support the adoption of new technologies by healthcare providers. Previously, Kathy spent six years in Corporate Strategy at McKesson and worked as a strategist at Kaiser Permanente.
Ms. Zirker-Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas, a Graduate Degree Diploma in International Business from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and earned an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
"ABILITY continues to bring innovative new services to the network and develop increasingly strategic relationships with our partners, healthplans, and providers. I'm thrilled to welcome Kathy and her leadership and strategic perspective to the senior management team as we continue to manage our tremendous growth," said Mark Briggs, CEO of ABILITY.
Bud Meadows joined ABILITY bringing 17 years of sales, business development and marketing leadership experience, centered on various aspects of healthcare services. Under Bud's leadership, ABILITY has developed an unrivaled sales and marketing team that has helped fuel the company's explosive growth. With his promotion as the company's first Chief Revenue Officer, Bud will be responsible for a majority of our customer interfaces including sales, marketing, account management, product implementation, and customer support services.
"All of us at ABILITY cherish our relationships with our customers and strive every day to listen to, and learn from, each of them in how we can continue to better serve their needs. For the past several years, Bud has exemplified this with his outstanding leadership of our market-facing teams and now our entire organization is excited to welcome his expanded focus over our support and implementation teams. I could not be more pleased with Bud's exceptional leadership and commitment to excellence, and I look forward to how this change will enable a more cohesive conversation with our market," continued Briggs.
ABILITY Network Inc. is a leading healthcare technology company, trusted for over a decade by thousands of hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, DME providers and physicians to provide secure and reliable connections to Medicare and other payers. ABILITY provides a broad suite of innovative products and services that help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare. ABILITY is elevating the healthcare conversation, bringing about meaningful change by ultimately improving the patient experience and helping providers focus on what is most important: providing the best possible care to each patient in every community across our country. To learn more, please visit www.ABILITYnetwork.com.
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