President and CEO
Prior to co-founding HealthUnity™ Corporation, Prem was a Group Manager in the BizTalk Server division of Microsoft, responsible for the BizTalk Accelerator line of server products including the HL7 and HIPAA Accelerators (integration engine). Prem incubated these initiatives from concept to $10 million in incremental revenue in 3 years. Prior to Microsoft, he founded a B2B software company Commercia Corp, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2000.
Prior to that Prem held the position of CTO of Petopia, now a division of Petco Animal Supplies (NASDAQ: PETC). Under his leadership, Petopia was ranked by InfoWorld in its e-Business 100 list in 1999. Previously, Prem worked for 4 years in the consulting services division of Microsoft, where he was one of the youngest persons to be elevated to the position of Principal Consultant in 1998. In this capacity, Prem led the program that launched the very first electronic commerce presence for Gap, Baby Gap and Gap Kids. Prem has founded companies in India and US in the software consulting and product areas.
He holds a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University in Computer Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prem has 3 patents pending in the area of message-oriented middleware systems.
Senior Vice President Strategy and Market Development
Jay has over 15 years of experience working with customers in delivering mission critical enterprise solutions in diverse industry verticals such as healthcare, financial services, retail, and government.
Prior to co-founding HealthUnity™ Corporation, Jay spent 14 years with Microsoft where he was involved with various teams holding senior engineering, project management and business development positions mostly focused towards Microsoft's large enterprise customers, leading ISVs, IHVs, ODMs and OEMs. During his career, he led various projects which enabled Microsoft win major market share in strategic enterprise software market segments. Customer focus, Jay believes, is his defining value with a "can do, never give up" attitude.
Jay has been actively involved in the community for decades and he presently serves as a board member to the Autism Spectrum Treatment and Research Center in Seattle. Previously, he was a member of the technical advisory board of Habitat for Humanity International. He holds a BS and an MS in Computer Science from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Vice President of Business Development
Eric is an accomplished sales executive with over 14 years of experience building and leading high performance sales teams in the enterprise software business. His successful track record includes leadership roles across the full spectrum of IT operations and Healthcare information management technologies. At HealthUnity, Eric is the senior sales executive and has responsibility for worldwide sales and technical field operations.
Prior to joining HealthUnity, Eric held various executive positions with HP Software's enterprise and SMB sales organizations. Eric joined HP Software via their acquisition of Opsware subsequent to Opsware acquisition of iConclude. At Opsware he was the Worldwide Vice President of Sales for a major product line. Before joining Opsware, Eric spent over 10 years in various leadership roles in sales and field technical operations at iConclude, Pacific Edge Software and Cerner. Eric holds a BS in Marketing from the St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, prior to that he attended Aalborg University in Denmark.
Vice President of Sales
Sam Godwin is Vice President of Sales and Strategy for HealthUnity. He has spent over 30 years in the field of information technology, healthcare and computer science and is known by his customers, peers and partners for his active involvement and passion for their success. Prior to joining HealthUnity, Sam was with Optum (a United Health Group company) which acquired Axolotl Corp., the pioneer of scalable HIE solutions. There he led sales, solution architecture and the business development teams. He has extensive experience working with technical organizations that have to solve difficult problems and exceeding their expectations.
Sam has also held senior level roles in sales and business development management at Optum, Crossbow (acquired by Moog), Wind River Systems (acquired by Intel), Spectron Microsystems (acquired by Texas Instruments), Cadre Technologies, Tektronix and Optimem- XeroxParc. Sam received a Bachelor in Computer Science with emphasis on mathematics and physics from North Georgia State University.