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.
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.
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.