Co-Founder and CEO
Ross has over 25 years experience in the life science and healthcare industries, including senior positions in Sales, Marketing and Business Development. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the President of DDN, a leading business process outsourcer to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. DDN’s outstanding financial performance under Ross’ leadership was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal, Corporate Report Wisconsin, and BizTimes. Ross is a two-time regional finalist in Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year program and PharmaVoice magazine has previously recognized Ross as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in Pharmaceuticals.
With 5 knee surgeries under his belt and two active sons, Ross knows his way around a surgical suite and the E.R. Fortunately, his wife of over 20 years is less accident prone! His passion around creating price and quality transparency stems from his personal experiences and helping employees and friends navigate our healthcare system. Ross and his wife, Diane, reside in the Milwaukee area and spend their free time enjoying outdoor activities and volunteering in the community.
Ross has a MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthew Olson has 17 years of software development experience, including 10 years as CTO for software/data management firm facilitating project and product strategy and architecture, often also acting as development lead. Matt has considerable experience designing and developing analytical systems and databases, and incorporating structured and non-structured data sources into customer solutions. Prior work experience includes 4 years performing internal software development for large national law firm.
Matt earned a BS in Computer Science from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1995, and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. His primary focus has been Microsoft platforms, tools, databases and languages including .Net Framework, C#, and SQL Server, along with data security mechanisms such as PGP, SFTP, and DES. Matt has a working knowledge of non-Microsoft tools, platforms, and databases, such as Java, Oracle, Linux, etc.
Ojash Shrestha has 9 years of experience in all phases of software development life cycle and hands-on experience with n-tier Architecture and Design. Over the years, Ojash has been engaged in software solutions for Warehousing, Transportation, Healthcare, Retail, Marketing and Manufacturing domains. Ojash has developed applications in windows, web, and mobile platform.
Ojash has a M.S in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and B.S in Mathematics and Management Computer Systems from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
Ojash and his wife Prija, was born and raised in Nepal and have been living in Milwaukee, WI since 2000. He spends most of his free time on his non profit organization, Ganga Ghar, that helps the children in Nepal with education.
Director of Communications
Mike Luedke has 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, and product development. He has worked with several technology startups in the consumer and business space, in addition to consulting for personal clients and advertising agencies as a writer/editor and technical marketing expert. He has deep experience working in paid and organic campaign management, user experience and interface design and testing, and analytics driven decision making.
Mike has a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Political Science from Marquette University. He and Ojash work together on Ganga Ghar to advance education in Nepal. He is an avid scuba diver and world traveler, having taught English in South Korea, spent time aboard Semester At Sea, and been an editor for a travel magazine focusing on Asia.