Meet the Medfusion Leadership Team.
At Medfusion, being patient-centered and practice-focused starts at the top. Our leaders are committed to improving the patient experience—and lightening the IT burden on practices—every day. We are lead by:
Kim Labow, CEO
An accomplished leader with over twenty years of information technology and services experience, Kim has a strong foundation in business strategy, marketing and sales. Her history with Medfusion goes back to its early days, when she worked closely with founder, Steve Malik, serving as the company’s Vice President of Marketing, Product Management and Inside Sales. Following senior executive positions at leading healthcare technology companies, including NaviNet and ZirMed, Labow rejoined the Medfusion team in 2015 as Vice President of Product Management and Vice President of Marketing and is currently CEO.
Outside the office, Kim serves on the board of multiple animal rescue organizations including AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center in Cary, NC and Harvey’s House Rabbit Rescue and Sanctuary in Louisville, KY. She has an MBA in Marketing Management, enjoys travel on her Harley Davidson, and is a devoted Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Chris Barbee, VP, Finance
Chris brings over 16 years of financial leadership to Medfusion. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President of Finance for Cohera Medical, Inc., a medical device company, and has also held financial leadership roles with Quintiles, SciQuest and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chris graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and is a certified public accountant in North Carolina.
Outside the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, and his interests include photography, hiking, and running.
Vikram Natarajan, CTO
Vik began his career as an application developer and over the years grew in areas of leading technology design, development, and operations. Over the last 10 years, he has developed solutions for consumer health, clinical research and tele-health. Today, he is responsible for product development and IT operations.
Outside the office, he loves watching UNC and NCSU college basketball and has interests in photography and “foodploration.”
Michael Bishop, VP, Sales
Michael brings a decade of sales experience to Medfusion where he leads the sales team. He has a proven track record of success as both a sales leader and individual contributor—growing a prior sales organization from a team of 8 to more than 100 and contributing to a 25x growth in annual revenue. Michael has a metrics-driven methodology and is excited to take Medfusion to the next level of success.
Michael loves being active outside, including with his two sons. He enjoys fishing and baseball.
Ryan Magnes, EVP, Enterprise Sales
Ryan is a top performing sales leader with more than 20 years of experience. After almost a decade in the television advertising industry managing many of the largest accounts in the U.S. for FOX or NBC in markets such as Louisville, Los Angeles and Boston, he transitioned into healthcare technology sales. Over a ten year span at GE Healthcare, Ryan was fortunate to have developed lasting relationships with executive teams at key strategic health systems in the Midwest and delivered more than $300M in revenue to General Electric over the same period. After three years at ZirMed, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company delivering cloud-based healthcare solutions Ryan joined the team at Medfusion to launch the Enterprise Sales team responsible for taking Medfusion Plus and its surrounding Enterprise API products to market. Ryan has earned a reputation for delivering impactful, revenue driving solutions to clients in a straightforward and actionable manner.
When Ryan isn’t on an airplane, he enjoys spending time with his family which usually entails coaching soccer or cheering a bit too loud during swim meets and field hockey games.
Michelle Murray, VP, Marketing
Michelle brings more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience to Medfusion. Her expertise across a variety of high-tech businesses and industries gives her a unique perspective and a passion for Healthcare IT. As the Vice President of Marketing, Murray oversees all internal and external marketing activities including demand generation, sales enablement, brand awareness, digital marketing, industry events, social media and public relations. Prior to Medfusion, Michelle held management positions within EDM, M*Modal, Cree, Inc. and Nortel.
Michelle and her husband live in Raleigh with their three active and soccer-obsessed kids.
John is a lawyer and oversees legal, compliance, human resources, operations and customer care. Prior to joining the Medfusion team, John was Vice President, Human Resources and Regulatory Affairs at a provider of cloud-based financial and clinical performance management solutions.
John’s previous roles have included Managing Director of a UK-based investment wrap platform; Counsel and Corporate Secretary with a UK-based medical device business, where he had a lead role in the Company’s initial public offering and admission to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange; Senior Manager, Corporate & Public Affairs at a leading Schedule 1 Canadian bank and financial group; and Head of Corporate Affairs at a UK-based internet services provider, which he helped steer through an IPO and listing on the NASDAQ.
John graduated from law school at the University of Edinburgh, he holds an MA from California State University, Fresno, and did his undergraduate work at Brock University in Canada. John is a professionally licensed corporate secretary. He is married, has 4 daughters, and 2 Airedale Terriers, Guinness and Haggis.
Steve Malik, Executive Chairman
David Jones, Bull City Venture Partners
Prior to co-founding Bull City Venture Partners, David was (and continues to be) a partner with Southern Capitol Ventures. David was with the Deloitte Consulting practice in Washington, DC where he managed strategic technology projects for the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. He is co-Founder and former Chief Technology Officer of medical device portal, Orthocopia.com, which provides surgical information to operating room professionals. David’s background in technology stems from the military where he served as a Naval Aviator flying over 1900 hours in the P-3C Orion.
John Crumpler, Hatteras Venture Partners
John co-founded Hatteras in 2000 after a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. At Hatteras, John is responsible for the firm’s investments in healthcare and life science information technology, and overall fund operations. He was founder and CEO of E-Comm, Inc., a software development and services firm specializing in remote and mobile computing that was acquired by XcelleNet. John ran the services division of XcelleNet until the company was acquired by Sterling Commerce.
John Neal, Healthgrades, Inc.
Since 2003, John has served in a variety of roles with Healthgrades, Inc., a company he co-founded. From 2008 until 2014, John worked as EVP for Healthgrades and focused on product innovation, corporate strategy, business development, hospital and provider strategy solutions, and national health system strategic relationships. From 2003 to 2007, John oversaw Healthgrades’ consumer Internet efforts including product development, business development, and business strategy. Prior to joining Healthgrades, John was responsible for HomeAdvisor’s online and strategic business development initiatives. Previously, John worked as an investment banker with Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.
Brad Wilson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Brad serves as president and CEO of the state’s largest health insurer, with 3.8 million customers and is committed to making health care more affordable while helping BCBSNC adapt in a changing health care environment. He serves as director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and BCS Financial Corporation. Brad is immediate past chair of the National Institute for Health Care Management and the chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. He is also a board member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and a past chair of the University of North Carolina Board Of Governors.