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 is famous for weaving disparate or raw ideas and facts into actionable ideas that move leaders forward—a “provocateur,” a client once called her. Linda believes strongly that what you solve is more important than what you sell, so her favorite moments are when clients find what’s possible–and then commit to do what customers value, not simply what they’ll accept.

Linda is a true thought leader in customer experience. Linda is the author of the book, Domino, in which she teaches leaders how to use customer experience to tip everything in a business toward better financial performance. Earlier, Linda and Aveus Partner Chris LaVictoire Mahai wrote THEM: The Handy Experience Manual.

Linda wins among Aveusians for the number of industries or kinds of functional leader chairs she has been in. From manufacturing to M&A work, merchandising to division general manager, restructuring divisions to new venture start-ups, Linda brings a combination of specialist detail and broad picture perspective to work every day.

Immediately before joining Aveus, she was CEO of FORWARD I, a strategy and marketing consulting firm. She has held executive positions at Wilsons Leather, Digital River, Genesis Direct, PaperDirect, and Deluxe Corporation.

Linda holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she taught in the MBA and Executive MBA programs for over 10 years. She serves on the boards of Community Health Charities America, Hennepin Theatre Trust, and Braun Intertec.

The optimist in Linda loves the kind of science fiction that demonstrates “we’ve figured out a few things by then,” which explains the small statue of Princess Leia on her desk. She is a traveler. So, whether gazing at stars, in a new city, or on a hiking trail, she constantly craves the depth of perspective she feels in cultures new to her.