Leadership

Mark West

Mark C. West
President, SharedClarity LLC

Mark C. West is an executive with more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing high performing procurement and supply chain organizations. His proven leadership capabilities came through experience in key roles with multibillion-dollar companies, specializing in the re-engineering of procurement organizations due to mergers, acquisitions or historical underperformance.

Mark joined SharedClarity LLC in January 2013 after serving as vice president of supply chain management for UnitedHealthcare since late 2009. He is responsible for the launch of SharedClarity, focused on improving the quality and cost of medical supplies industry-wide. From 2005 to 2009, Mark was executive director of supply chain management for the Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System. His re-engineering efforts challenged industry-wide health care purchasing practices, yielding bottom-line cost savings nine times historical levels. Mark also implemented state-of-the-art technologies to improve materials management processes, highlighted by the deployment of a new 230,000-square-foot service center.

Mark was also the founder and president of Purchasing Partners Incorporated, a purchasing services company dedicated to helping companies reduce their cost of acquiring goods and services. His experience also includes serving as the vice president of corporate purchasing for US Airways (formerly America West Airlines) and corporate director of operations support for Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal Incorporated).

Mark received a Masters, Business Administration in Marketing from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Bowling Green State University. He is also Green Belt certified in six-sigma and sat on the Board of Directors for Spectrum of Supportive Services, Ohio Purchasing Alliance and Cleveland Health Network ISO.

Dr. Kenneth Ouriel

Dr. Kenneth Ouriel
Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Ouriel is currently serving as a consultant to SharedClarity, overseeing the creation of our methodology and studies for medical devices. A vascular surgeon, former Chair of Vascular Surgery and Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and former Chief of International Operations at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Ouriel has over 20 years of experience in clinical research. He holds an MD degree from the University of Chicago and MBA degrees from Columbia University and the London School of Business. Dr. Ouriel is the author of over 250 scientific articles and 3 textbooks and is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings.

He currently serves as President and CEO of Syntactx, created to fill an unmet need in medical device clinical research; bringing knowledgeable clinicians/researchers together with industry partners and regulatory agencies.

 

Alex Brown

Alex M. Brown
Vice President of Operations, SharedClarity LLC

Alex M. Brown has responsibility for leading customer and supplier on-boarding and customer service operations for SharedClarity. Brown’s keen focus on quality has driven dramatic efficiencies as an operational leader with more than a decade of leadership and project management experience.

He was most recently director of operations for MedAssets, Dallas, Texas with responsibility for contract data management and contracting communications. As director of operations, Brown managed and refined the contract loading process, reducing the time to implement contracts by 50 percent.

Alex has also worked as a project manager for Indotronix International in Dallas and as a program manager for Cymbal Corp. in St. Louis. His career includes positions with ADEA Solutions, ALCATEL and CNN Interactive.

Alex earned his Masters of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas, Dallas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Alex Brown

Michael Georgulis Jr.
Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, SharedClarity LLC

Leading SharedClarity's strategic sourcing, Mike Georgulis has responsibility for setting the strategic direction for all sourcing operations and contracting practices. Georgulis is a longtime health care supply chain executive specializing in helping health care organizations drive down supply costs through innovative and relevant solutions.

Michael joins SharedClarity after serving as vice president of strategic sourcing for Premier Health Alliance in Charlotte, N.C. During his 10-year career with Premier Health, Michael managed a portfolio of supply chain contracts valued at more than $20 billion, with contracts ranging from $100 million to $500 million.

Michael served as vice president of supply chain for Iasis Healthcare, a for-profit IDN, located in Franklin, Tenn. Michael has also held supply chain/purchasing-related positions with HCA and HealthTrust Purchasing Group in Nashville, Tenn.; Lutheran Health System in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis and Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Michael earned a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration on hospitals from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He received his Bachelor of Science in Hospital Administration from Indiana University in Indianapolis.

Alex Brown

Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD
Director, Clinical Review Teams, SharedClarity LLC

As SharedClarity’s clinical review team leader, Martina Cartwright will partner with SharedClarity’s Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Ken Ouriel, and Optum to drive the clinical reviews of the medical devices, the foundation for the business model of SharedClarity.

Cartwright, a researcher, scientist, professor and accomplished author and speaker, joined SharedClarity from Beacon Science, her own firm, where she served as president and chief executive officer. She has more than 12 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in Key Opinion Leader (KOL) development, medical-regulatory affairs, research, and product claim evaluation in the following therapeutic areas: sepsis, sepsis diagnostics, critical care, infectious disease, pulmonary disease (pulmonary hypertension); cardiovascular disease (statins, anti-coagulants, stents); diabetes/obesity and renal disease.

She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona, working with undergraduate and graduate nutritional science students.

As senior clinical research scientist for Eli Lilly & Company, Martina was responsible for clinical trial development and education materials for cardiovascular, critical care, Alzheimer’s Disease and pulmonary compounds.

Martina earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical/Community Nutrition from the University of Arizona and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics, also from the University of Arizona.

Cartwright is a member of the following professional organizations: American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Drug Information Association, National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), Sigma Kappa Sorority, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).