Deborah Gage
Deborah Gage
Deborah Gage is a proven business transformer. She has built her career as an entrepreneur founding and leading technology companies to the next stage of growth.

Deb joined the Medecision team after observing the investments the company had made to expand its broad platform of applications, the breadth and depth of the company’s talent, and its sizeable, growing and increasingly diverse customer base—she knew Medecision could be a major player in the transformation of healthcare. Deb oversees the Medecision mission to transform healthcare one big app at a time, while directing the company’s continued growth and innovation. She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations, including continued platform development, solution deployment and operational effectiveness.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Deb earned both a BA degree in Economics and an MBA from the Ross School of Business where she served as chair of the University’s Women’s Leadership Council for a decade and is a past member of the Alumni Board, the Corporate Advisory Board, and a member of the Ross Visiting Committee.

Ezra Ernst
Ezra Ernst
Ezra is the Chief Executive Officer at Physician’s Weekly and has years and years of experience in healthcare, most recently at Treato as Chief Commercial Officer. Before Treato he served as Senior Vice President, General Manager at Medscape, a division of WebMD. At Medscape he managed a complex digital media organization, significantly grew revenues, and developed valuable partnerships with the CDC, FDA, The White House and others.

Prior to Medscape, Ezra served as President, OptumHealth Education for UnitedHealth Group. His career includes senior executive roles in leading global companies including SIS, Inc. a division of SIS, BV (Netherlands), Wolters Kluwer and the Internet Partnership Group. He holds a BA in English Literature from University of Rhode Island. Ezra is an avid skier and fly fisherman, he lives in South Jersey with his wife Suzanne and three lovely children.

Linda Ireland
Linda Ireland
Linda Ireland’s corporate career crosses eight industries and a dozen functional areas, but she’ll say she’s done just one job for 30 years: help leaders envision an ideal future, then reverse engineer the path to get there. A provocateur, a CEO once called her.

Co-founding the Aveus we are today with Chris Mahai over 15 years ago, Linda recently shifted from Co-Owner and Partner to become Principal and Aveus Advisory Board Member to provide more space for her governance and philanthropy work.

Linda currently serves on the boards of Braun Intertec, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, and Community Health Charities America. She is an Investing Partner with Social Venture Partners, an angel investor in woman owned and woman-led businesses, and member of the Women Business Leaders in the Health Care Industry Foundation.

Prior to Aveus, Linda held executive roles at Wilson’s Leather, Digital River, Genesis Direct, Deluxe Corporation and a manufacturing sole source supplier to 3M.

While partner at Aveus, Linda wrote Domino: How to use Customer Experience to Tip Everything in Your Business Toward Better Financial Performance.

Rick Dow
Rick Dow
Rick is a principal with the DOJO Group, a Minnesota marketing agency specializing in business growth strategies, brand positioning and marketplace activation.

Rick has had leadership experiences across a diverse range of categories and businesses, from established global brands to start-up ventures.

Prior to The DOJO Group, Rick was CMO at BringMeTheNews, a new media venture also based in Minnesota.

Previous experience includes senior marketing positions at Midas International, Burger King, Thomson Reuters, Delta Airlines and the Olin Corporation.

Rick is a past chair of the board of the American Marketing Association and is active with arts and charitable organizations, having served on the boards of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wilderness Inquiry and the Chicago Film Festival.

He currently has advisory roles with Lipman Hearne Marketing and Communications, Bluewater Marketing, Kaleidoscope, Big Watt Beverages, Zone Coverage Media and My Burger.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Notre Dame – and founded a blues and jazz bar in South Bend shortly upon graduation.