We Are Apixio
Our mission, team, and leadership enable us to transform
healthcare from an art to a science.
Apixio is the data science company for healthcare. Apixio’s patented cognitive computing platform extracts and analyzes clinical data in electronic and PDF health records, generating deep insights into patient health. It feeds these insights into applications such as HCC Profiler which enables fast, comprehensive, and accurate HCC coding review.
Now, with its world-class team of data scientists, engineers, product experts, and healthcare gurus, Apixio has set its sights on other applications that enable insurers and health systems to deliver better care.
Board of Directors
Darren Schulte, MD, has over eleven years of industry experience in healthcare analytics and technology. Darren served as the Chief Medical Officer and President of Apixio prior to being appointed CEO in 2014. Before joining Apixio, Darren served in executive leadership roles at Alere, Anvita Health, and Resolution Health.
Darren co-developed 25 clinical measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum to assess ambulatory care quality measurement using electronic data. Darren is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of healthcare analytics and quality improvement. Darren received his BS degree from Berkeley, MPP degree from Harvard, and MD from Stanford. He trained in Internal Medicine at UCSF, and is co-author of one US patent.
Shahin Hedayat has a passion for high tech entrepreneurship addressing complex problems through collective human ingenuity. Shahin has been an entrepreneur for 18 years starting companies with the aim of creating impactful social and economic benefits for all stakeholders. Shahin co-founded 4 companies, Centillium Communication, Beceem Communication, Enverv, and Apixio, at which he has served various roles as President, CEO, Chairman and Board Member. Centillium, Beceem and Enverv reached maturation through IPO and acquisitions generating over $4 billion of total shareholder value. Prior to 1997, Shahin held technical and managerial roles at Cirrus Logic for 11 years where he became VP of Engineering of a product line that generated annual revenue of $90 million. Shahin holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Michigan, and is co-author of 9 US patents.
Petro Estakhri co-founded and is CEO for Avalanche Technology. Prior to Avalanche, Petro served as the CTO of Lexar Media, a pioneer in flash memory technology, which he founded in 1996. Lexar Media grew to be the 55th largest company in Silicon Valley prior to its acquisition by Micron Technology, Inc. in 2006. Prior to Lexar Media, Petro developed the primary micro-controllers and co-founded the mass storage memory group at Cirrus Logic. Petro has also held positions at IBM and National Semiconductor. Petro has served as a member of many Boards, including Lexar Media and Silicon Stor, a company that Petro co-founded in 2002. Petro holds a BS and an MS in electrical and computer engineering from UC Davis. Petro is a co-author of over 95 patents related to magnetic media, flash storage controller and systems architecture.
Casey focuses on investments in Healthcare and Software & Technology companies. Prior to joining SSM, he worked at Petra Capital Partners and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation.
Casey received his bachelor’s degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Joel Portice is the Chief Executive Officer of Intermedix. He is responsible for the overall business and strategic direction of the enterprise. He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare data analytics in the public and private healthcare industries. Prior to joining Intermedix, Joel held several executive management positions; he was the President of Verisk Health and led it to unprecedented growth through innovation and increased market share, was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Enclarity, which was acquired by LexisNexis, and, most recently, he served as President of Government Solutions and Corporate Strategy at HMS Holdings Corp.. Joel earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Dakota and holds a Master’s degree in Management from Hamline University. He was appointed Trustee Emeritus of Hamline University in 2012 and received the Alumni Achievement Award for Professional Achievement from USD in 2013.
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Founded in 1984, Bain Capital has become one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms by constantly looking for new and different ways to create value.