Established in June 2011, David Dyer and Jim Higgins began work on the design of a solution for referring doctors to transfer images to specialists for remote review in a highly reliable, secure but easy way. In January of 2012, the first pilot system was launched in the Kansas City area. Using feedback from this pilot program, the first production version was created and launched in June of 2012.
PRN Management Team
David Dyer, M.D., Chairman of the Board, Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder
Dr. Dyer is co-founder, Chairman and CMO of PRN and has served as a practicing retina specialist since 1994. Dr. Dyer has a successful track record leading the growth of healthcare businesses including one of the top retina practices in the country with more than 10 locations. At PRN, Dr. Dyer has created strategic partnerships with leading healthcare industry partners and has built a management team with substantial experience in healthcare, software development, sales, strategic
planning, and investment finance that has positioned PRN for rapid growth. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and served as an Ophthalmology Resident at the Storm Eye Institute of the Medical University of South Carolina. He also was a fellow at The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute in Baltimore, MD and Rush-Presbyterian at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
Vincent Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Vince serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director for PRN. He is formerly the Chief Executive Officer of National City Commercial Capital Corporation (formerly, Information Leasing Corporation ("ILC")) and Procurement Alternatives Corporation ('PAC'), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Provident Financial Group, Inc. ('Provident'). Mr. Rinaldi founded ILC in 1984 prior to its acquisition by Provident in 1996. Prior to founding ILC, Mr. Rinaldi served as Executive Vice President of Finalco, and he was employed by Xerox Corp. from 1973 to 1984. He started his career at Ernest and Ernest from 1971 to 1973. He serves as Director of Healthcare Waste Solutions, LLC. Mr. Rinaldi serves as Director of Thrucom, Inc., Qsys International Inc. and Infonet Inc. He served as Director of Pomeroy It Solutions Inc. (formerly Pomeroy Computer Resources Inc.) from June 1999 to May 29, 2008. He served as Director of ThruComm Inc. since 1996. He serves as a Director of several business and charitable organizations. Mr. Rinaldi received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati in 1971
James Higgins, Vice President, Engineering, Co-Founder
Jim is co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for PRN. He brings 25 years of engineering experience spanning healthcare information technology systems, nuclear power systems, plant security systems, and robotic optical storage systems. Jim is responsible for all aspects of the company’s engineering product development activities. He will focus on the structure and operation of the engineering department, ensuring it operates as a cohesive unit. Further responsibilities include, conceptualizing new products and the day-to-day management of simultaneous projects; delivering high quality, scalable, and reliable projects that meet specifications within time and budget constraints, and the fostering of innovative solutions to customer needs. Jim was a Senior Director at Cerner Corporation, a healthcare IT leader with installations in more than 9,000 facilities worldwide. At Cerner, Jim was responsible for innovation within the DeviceWorks engineering organization that led to the creation of its CareAware™ line of solutions. Jim holds a Masters of Engineering Science in Computer Science from Loyola College, Baltimore, MD and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Jim was a 2008 Computerworld Honors Laureate, which recognizes those whose information technology benefits society.
David Hulshof, Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Co-Founder
David is co-founder, Vice Chairman and CFO for PRN. He has over 20 years of experience in leading the strategy, development and financing of early growth companies. As Vice Chairman and CFO of PRN, his responsibilities include management of the company's financial operations and development of the overarching strategy, capital structure, financing, strategic partnerships and new business development. He started his career at CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann CPA Firm in 1989. David serves as a Director and Partner of RED Walnut and President of RED Capital & Advisory, affiliates of RED Legacy and the RED Development commercial real estate organization, a multi-billion dollar real estate firm with a portfolio totaling more than 22 million square feet over 39 projects across 12 states. David received a B.S. Business Administration in Accounting from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.
James Gould, Advisor, Director, Co-Founder
Jimmy is co-founder, advisor and was elected to our Board of Directors in December of 2012. He is a Managing General Partner of The Walnut Group, a group of affiliated private equity funds, and he has held that position since 1994. He is also the Managing Member of Gould Venture Group V, LLC, a diversified financial concern, and is the owner of Management One Ltd., a firm he founded that represents professional athletes. He serves on several private company boards, including Flat Out Crazy, a restaurant chain, Wild Things Gear, a designer of high-end outdoor apparel, The O’Gara Group, a global products and services company, and Adspace Networks, a mall digital media network. He has served on numerous charitable boards, including Prevent Child Abuse America, Camp BrightLight in partnership with the YMCA and the Cincinnati Ballet Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. Jimmy resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and their four sons.
Alliance Healthcare Investment Fund
Alliance Healthcare Investment Fund LP (“Fund”) is a Delaware limited partnership that invests in early-stage and growth-stage companies in the healthcare industry. The Fund seeks out companies that have devices, procedures, technology or services that improve patient outcomes and or allows the provider of healthcare services to reduce costs of delivery quality health care. The Fund’s investment strategy is to emphasize investing in management teams that have prior success and experience in similar or related business endeavors, and companies in high-growth markets with manageable capital needs. The Fund’s Principals have substantial experience in a wide range of healthcare businesses and view that a combination of their experience in the healthcare space along with access to their extensive network of contacts in the healthcare industry will provide invaluable to the Fund’s portfolio companies. The typical Fund investment is structured in the form of a preferred stock or convertible debt with warrants and will provide the Fund with either a seat on the Board or observer rights to Board meetings. As such, it is not the Fund’s intent to be a passive investor as we believe we bring more than just capital to our investments. For a company that is looking for funding and have the investor remain passive and be content with receiving annual financial reports – we are not their type of investor. However for those companies that are looking to raise capital and have access to a team of seasoned healthcare professionals and access to extensive healthcare “C” level contacts – the Fund would be the ideal investor.