DataMotion’s Board of Directors
Bob Janacek is the Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO of DataMotion . Bob has over 20 years of security and software design experience, and is the architect, designer and original developer of DataMotion’s managed information delivery platform. In his role as CTO at DataMotion he is responsible for keeping DataMotion technology on the cutting edge, while his ongoing communications with customers ensure that the products are easy to use and manage. In 1999 he co-founded DataMotion, and in 2004 he received a fundamental patent for ‘dynamic creation of recipient accounts upon receiving a message.’ Previously, Bob was co-founder of Safetynet, and served as architect and developer of their award-winning suite of data security products. He has worked closely evolving security standards including the NSA Rainbow Series, FIPS and Common Criteria. Bob holds a BS in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University.
Mahesh Muchhala is President and co-Founder of DataMotion. He was the President & CEO from its inception until 2008 when he handed over the reins to the current executive team. From 2008 until 2016 he was Executive Chairman of the Board of DataMotion. Prior to co-founding DataMotion in 1999, Mahesh co-founded Safetynet, Inc. in 1991, a security software developer focused primarily on the data access control requirements of the Department of Defense. He has been an entrepreneur since 1974 and is experienced in corporate, government and international contracts. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay and an MS in Chemical Engineering from New York State University.
Peter Tippett, MD, PhD, is a Health IT and Computer Security pioneer, visionary and an active co-Chairman of the Board. Tippett most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer and VP of industry solutions at Verizon. An information security pioneer, Tippett has led the computer security industry for more than 20 years, initially as a vendor of security products, and more recently as a key strategist. He is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus. Tippett is frequently quoted and has written many articles and papers on enterprise information technology, health IT and information security.
As CEO of DataMotion, Inc., Bob Bales is responsible for driving the company’s strategy and day-to-day operations. A successful entrepreneur, Bob has served on DataMotion’s advisory board and brings his proven leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of technical and business strategies to DataMotion, Inc.
Bob has a proven track record of building successful companies from the ground up. He launched his first company, the National Computer Security Association (NCSA), in 1990. As President and Chief Operating Officer of NCSA, Bob helped grow the organization to 100 people with revenue of $8M. NCSA evolved into Cybertrust, which was acquired by Verizon Business Systems for $450M. Bob’s next venture was PestPatrol, which he formed in June 2000. Bob managed the growth of PestPatrol to 72 employees, with revenue of $16M, and oversaw its sale to Computer Associates, Inc. (CA) in August 2004 for $40M. Bob also co-founded Exploit Prevention Labs, which he grew and sold to AVG in December 2006.
Bob is an instrument rated private pilot, and when he isn’t starting companies or flying, he can be found on the tennis courts, where he is a competitive doubles player.
Raghu Sugavanam has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry with a focus in deploying technology solutions for the direct marketing industry. He has managed the successful deployment of large-scale direct marketing database solutions for several Fortune 1000 companies in the healthcare, technology, finance and retail industries. As Anvita’s chief technology officer, Sugavanam is the head of IT strategy, and leads the information technology group.
Prior to joining Anvita Health, Sugavanam was the founder and president of Mercantile Software Systems, a developer of a high performance database marketing system. In 1997, Mercantile Software was acquired by leading direct marketing services company Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Sugavanam began his career at Engelhard Corporation, managing large systems projects for the company’s metal refining operations. He then went to AT&T, where he managed the design and implementation of the systems for billing and consumer marketing applications for millions of users. Sugavanam received a master’s degree in computer science from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India.
Kathleen Ridder Crampton has over 30 years of executive management experience and an excellent track record across a diverse set of Health Care business environments, including health insurance, hospital management, health care consulting, and start-ups. Her background includes involvement in early stage companies that were funded by venture capital.
From 2009 to April of this year, Kathleen was the President and CEO for United Healthcare of Florida, Inc. Community Plan. A wholly owned subsidiary of United HealthCare Group, a NYSE Fortune 20 company, the Florida Plan is one of the largest providers of managed care services to the Medicaid population in Florida. Before United, Kathleen spent 9 years with the Centene Corporation, an NYSE Company where she was President and CEO Managed Health Services of Wisconsin and President and CEO of Buckeye Community Health Plan of Ohio.
Prior to 2000, Kathleen acquired extensive experience in the health care industry, having worked for the following organizations: PriceWaterhouse Coopers, HealthTech Services, Kaiser Permanente (Mid-Atlantic States Region); Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan; Boston Children’s Medical Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Martha Eliot Health Center and the Massachusetts League of Neighborhood Health Centers.
Kathleen has been recognized over the years for her contributions to health care. This past year she was the recipient of the Commonwealth Foundation 2014 Outstanding Woman Leader in Florida award; and in 2012 United Healthcare Group awarded her that company’s prestigious Collaboration Cup.
A graduate of Boston University with a BA in American History, Kathleen holds an MPH in Public Health from Harvard University, and a MBA in Finance from George Washington University. She is a Certified Financial Planner/CFP.
Kathleen and her husband, Lew, now live in Florida where he is the President of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. They have two married children and two grandchildren.