Unrivaled Protection, Unparalleled Savings
Mike Dendy, MHA/MBA
Mike joined AMPS as Chief Executive Officer in February 2005. Mike is first and foremost a consultant, visionary, writer and teacher specializing in strategy for the payment integrity space. As a recognized thought leader, Mike’s educational, yet entertaining, style has made him one of the most visible and requested spokespeople, helping self insured employers protect their bottom lines. He has been interviewed by national media including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time Magazine, Bloomberg and Business Insurance, and was awarded the 2014 Professional Achievement Award by Georgia State University Institute of Health Administration.
Kirk joined AMPS as COO/CTO in 2016 and is responsible for daily operations, technology and all services. Kirk is a seasoned technology executive with over 20 years experience serving Healthcare and Insurance, combined with in-depth expertise in IT strategy, service delivery, enterprise integration, application development, and analytic solutions. Kirk has also worked in leadership roles at several consulting and software firms that, in some capacity, have all served the healthcare market. His past clients have included multi-facility Integrated Delivery Networks, Children’s Hospitals, Community Hospitals, Physician Groups, National Payers and Healthcare IT Vendors. Kirk holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Western Illinois University, Cum Laude. He is also a member of numerous healthcare advisory boards for companies and foundations.
Mark Medvedeff, MD
Mark served AMPS predecessor company as Medical Director for several years and assumed the roll of Chief Medical Officer in April 2005. From 1978 until 1997, Mark practiced emergency medicine full time and was the Medical Director for three Emergency Departments. He contributed significantly to the clinical management and Utilization Review processes for two local hospitals by his participation on multiple management committees. Since 1997, Mark has supported several third-party administrators by providing large claim review, as well as appeals and eligibility review. Additionally, he was regularly called upon to provide independent claim review services to corporations, health insurance providers and individuals. Dr. Medvedeff received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
John joined AMPS in 2017 and has deep experience with consumer health media in online, digital video, custom hospital and health insurer wellness publishing, magazines, and point-of-care. As a media executive, he has led ad revenue generation for Hearst Magazines, iVillage, Yahoo, RealAge, and Healthguru. He has built teams and revenue from scratch as well as managing teams of 70 people generating $300 million annually. He has a highly successful management record in the creation and growth of new digital businesses and the redevelopment of existing digital businesses that led to profitable investor exits. In his 30+ year career, he has led numerous sales teams, many in consumer healthcare, creating marketing solutions to deliver results for Fortune 500 companies. John has an MBA in Marketing from New York University.
EVP of Sales & Marketing
As one of the most visible healthcare cost management experts, John has lectured across the nation and at international conferences on five continents. He has been interviewed by national media including A&Es Investigative Reports, Dateline NBC, 60 minutes, Business Insurance, Claims Magazine and the New York Times. John is the coauthor of Surveillance Risk Management 101 and the author of Greenhorn Traveler. He is widely known as one of the most successful fraud investigators in the industry having conducted investigations in all 50 states and over 120 countries internationally.
Stewart W. Karge
Chief Legal Officer
Stewart joined AMPS in 2016 and is responsible for its legal operations. Prior to joining AMPS, he was a Capital Partner and practice group leader at the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery, one of the largest law firms in the world. He defend or prosecuted cases for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries. Stewart holds a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University and a B.S. from Indiana University. He is admitted to practice before the following courts: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, State of Illinois and State of Georgia.
Karen OBrien, RN
VP of Client Services
Prior to joining AMPS in 2005, Karen worked as a Patient Financial Services Representative for WellStar Health System, a large healthcare system in Atlanta. In that capacity, she worked with patients and insurance representatives to resolve billing and payment issues. Karen’s experience includes four years with GlobalCare, a large claims repricing aggregator. In her position as Manager of Claims Administration, Karen worked with the technology team and programmers to design an in-house claims repricing system to facilitate the company’s business expansion from travel care to claims repricing. She organized and managed the claim-repricing department and recruited and trained customer service and support staff. Karen is a graduate of Columbus School of Nursing, St. Anthony’s Hospital in Columbus, OH and spent three years as a pediatric nurse before venturing in to health care in a role other than bedside nursing.
In February 2005, Tom co-founded AMPS as a division of Anasazi Medical Payment Solutions by acquisition of all the assets of Eldorado Services Group. Tom has over 45 years experience as a system developer, consultant, corporate executive, and technology and healthcare entrepreneur with multiple successful companies.
James Delaney, MPH
Chief Knowledge Officer
In February 2005, Jim co-founded AMPS and was Chief Operating Officer after working for multiple health care consulting and operating companies for over 20 years prior. Jim is a seasoned executive with extensive healthcare leadership experience in strategic planning, systems development, and project management.
Leavitt Partners invests in opportunities serving the health care value economy -- the result of a simultaneous shift in demand by patients, physicians, policymakers and payers, for a cost-effective, patient-centered, yet high quality health care system. Leavitt Partners founded by former U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Mike Leavitt. Prior to his Cabinet Position under President George W. Bush, Leavitt served as the three term Governor of Utah.
Cimarron Healthcare Capital
Cimarron invests in companies that make a positive difference in the healthcare industry’s lower middle-market with the ability to capitalize on new growth opportunities and changing trends within the industry -- businesses they believe are positioned at the forefront of the evolving healthcare market.