Founded in 2001 to create a software tool to assist physicians and lab owners in the expansion of their sleep operations; SleepEx in 2008 has a new Board of Directors and a new focus to deliver the best and most useful software products in the industry and to provide outstanding customer service to its customers and partners.
With its existing SleepEx software, online education products and an all-new clinical operations database; SleepEx continues to lead the way with innovative new features and new products to streamline and automate the management of labs, patients and healthcare information.
> CEO: RJ Nicolosi
RJ has deep healthcare and software experience. His software experience dates back over 15 years ago when he helped build the largest and most flexible credit card transaction processing system in the world. He also led the very first secure transactional web site for one of the Top 10 banks in the US in 1996. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s RJ worked with large pharmaceutical and distribution companies refining and executing their internet strategies.
RJ's core areas of expertise are strategic planning; sales and marketing process improvement; IT strategies; organizational review; and business process improvement.
RJ also is a Partner with Inc CEOProject, where he works with fast growing companies to help them identify and eliminate the constraints in their business.
Previous to SleepEx RJ served as the CEO of Midwest Electric. During his tenure at Midwest Electric he helped grow the organization from 17 employees to over 350. When he was CEO, Midwest ranked #192 (in 2006) and #356 (in 2007) in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the US. Mr. Nicolosi was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008.
Before joining Midwest Electric, he worked at Arthur Andersen, where he led a regional consulting team. In addition, RJ served as the project manager for a technology merger integration of a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical distributor into a leading integrated health-care company. He has also served as the interim CIO for a tier-three automotive supplier.
RJ recently served as Interim Executive Director and Chairman on the Board for Junior Achievement of Central Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with majors in international relations and philosophy and resides in Granville, OH with his wife Kristina, eighteen year old daughter and six year old daughter.
> Vice President: Cheryl Harner
Cheryl Harner, SleepEx Vice President of
Product Development and Marketing, has extensive experience in electroneurophysiologc and PSG testing. Her clinical experience includes her work as Technical Director of the Electroneurodiagnostic Laboratories and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for managing equipment, staff, on-going education, departmental billing and budgeting.
In addition to her clinical work, Cheryl has served as an examiner for the American Board Registration of EEG Technologists, a frequent lecturer for the American Society of EEG Technologists and is on the faculty of Widener University/Crozier-Chester Medical Center where she developed an on-line course on Digital EEG for EEG/PSG technology students. Before joining the Pro-Tech development Team in 2005, Cheryl worked as Sleep Systems Product Manager for 13 years at Telefactor Corporation and later Grass-Telefactor/Astromed, where she was responsible for managing new PSG data acquisition, review and analysis products.
phone: (800) 235-9830 ext. 704
> Director of Sales: Sean McDonough
After beginning his professional career with the Walt Disney World company in 1990, Sean joined Chrysler Corporation in 1992 in the U.S. Sales and Marketing division where he was responsible for merchandising and sales initiatives. In 1997, after going through several process automation and technology courses, Sean joined telephony software start-up CTI as the VP of Sales and Marketing where he was responsible for establishing channel sales distribution agreements with CRM and Automotive software companies which resulted in distribution and OEM selling by organizations like Symantec, Goldmine, Saleslogix, and ADP.
In late 2001, Sean and software developer Herb Stevenson began collaboration with Roy Hathcock and employees from SleepWorks; Sensormedics and Respironics on the development of a sleep diagnostic operating system which came to be the SleepEx software product. In March of 2002, that collaboration became SleepEx Systems Inc. which was acquired in 2005 and subsequently spun off by Pro-Tech Services in November 2007 and where Sean is now Director of Sales and is responsible for all prospecting, marketing and sales.
phone: (800) 235-9830 ext. 709
> Support Manager: Giac Nghe
Board of Directors
> Arnie Hendricks
|Arnie Hendricks is the SleepEx Chief Financial Officer. He works as a management consultant in the Seattle, Washington area.
> Roy Hathcock
Roy L. Hathcock has been involved in the healthcare industry as an executive and investor for the past 35 years. He began his career as founder and CEO of Respiratory Care Services, which established respiratory therapy departments with over 130 hospitals nationwide until it was sold to American Medical Inc. in 1984. He was responsible for the establishment of several independent companies from 1985 through 2000 which provided diversified healthcare services to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and patients in their homes. These services included respiratory, cardiology, home medical equipment and infusion/pharmacy. In addition, one of these companies, RCS Healthcare Services, based in Atlanta, Ga., was the first company in the southeast to provide sleep lab services to hospitals on a contractual basis. Each of these companies were sold to or merged with larger healthcare companies.
The early involvement with hospitals for the provision of sleep services, led to the development of a new company in 1998, SleepWorks Inc. This company established free standing labs at a time when the majority of sleep studies were being done in hospitals. These labs were affiliated with boarded sleep physicians on a contract or joint venture basis.
SleepWorks Inc. was sold to American Healthcare Services in 2002 and the product being utilized as the mechanism for managing data within the company, was setup as a separate company. This company SleepEx Systems Inc., was the beginning of what has become a more comprehensive product that is offered by SleepEx today.
|In Loving Memory...||
In honor and memory of our Chairman and co-founder of SleepEx, Wally Carruthers, our mission will be to continue his vision of "We will build great products - provide excellent customer support and make our company a good and fun place to work, then we will be successful".
We were blessed to have had this amazing man in our lives and on our team. He will be greatly missed.