Dr. Chris Russell, M.D.
Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Russell brings extensive and unique talents to the company as a practicing Neurologist and software developer. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1987, and a M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in 1994. He is board-certified in neurology having completed his residency at Emory University in 1998. Dr. Russell was Chief Resident his final year there and has been in private practice with Peachtree Neurological Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1998.

Dr. Russell’s career includes work as a software engineer from 1984-1991 for Command Control Inc., on a variety of commercial and government projects. Dr. Russell was compelled to create NoteSwift in 2008 as no one could read his writing and he does not like to use a mouse.

Wayne Crandall
President & Chief Executive Officer

Wayne’s career in technology spans sales, marketing, product management, strategic development and operations. Prior to joining the NoteSwift team, Wayne was President and CEO of CYA Technologies, and then took over as President of enChoice, which specialized in ECM systems and services, when they purchased CYA.

Wayne was a co-founder, executive officer, and senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development at Nuance Communications and was responsible for growing the company to over $120M following the acquisition of Dragon and SpeechWorks. Before Nuance, he was the European managing director of Xerox Imaging Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, where he established them as the market leader in document recognition software throughout EMEA and the Pacific Rim.

Wayne’s other career successes included Kurzweil Computer Products, Philips Information Systems, NV, Lexitron (a division of Raytheon Data Systems) and Savin Business Machines. Wayne is much funnier than this executive summary. He brings humor and wisdom to the team, and the ability to find the right person for every job. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle with his family, puppies and of course the occasional round of golf.

Lou D’Amato
Finance & Operations Director

Lou joined the Noteswift team in 2015. In his role as Finance & Operations Director, Lou oversees financial reporting, internal controls, operations, cash management, and general administrative duties for the team. Before joining NoteSwift, Lou gained extensive experience in financial analytics and operations management while managing the implementation and consolidation of financial systems throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East.

Lou earned a B.S. in Accounting from Western New England University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Allan Straton
Vice President of Products

As VP of Products, Allan provides guidance and direction to the NoteSwift research and development team, and is responsible for product management and associated road maps. Allan joined the NoteSwift team in 2014 and is responsible for the creation of our virtual assistants. He is responsible for the entire product lifecycle, from planning and development to delivery and implementation.

Before joining the NoteSwift team, Allan held the role of Chief Architect of Imaging at Nuance Communications, where he oversaw creation of new products and patenting of new technologies. Allan earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, as well as an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He enjoys spending his free time playing guitar and hanging out with his wife and children.

Kyle Swanson
Senior Account Executive

Kyle Swanson joined the NoteSwift team in 2017 as a Senior Account Executive. Kyle brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare sales to the NoteSwift team, including several years with athenahealth, focusing primarily on pharmaceutical, device, laboratory, and software sales.

Kyle is passionate about growing disruptive businesses that have the potential to positively impact patient care and provider satisfaction. He is committed to building relationships and helping healthcare providers improve operational efficiency and reduce burnout.

Kyle earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Economics from Miami University. He is happily married with three young daughters, and enjoys spending his free time making memories with family and friends.

William Houston
Senior Account Executive

William “Bill” Houston joined the NoteSwift team in 2017 as a Senior Account Executive. Bill brings over 25 years of sales and Account Management experience to his role, with a focus on working with healthcare providers and payers.  He spent several years with Allscripts, as well as having owned and operated his own insurance brokerage for more than a decade.

In his role with NoteSwift, Bill works with prospective customers to identify the appropriate solutions to meet their specific needs. Moreover, Bill takes pride in his recommendations and took this role with the mandate that he stay in touch with those clients after the sale. As Bill likes to say, “proper Account Management is what takes a sale from a transaction to a relationship.”

Bill earned an Associate Degree from Valencia Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information Technology from Barry University in Miami, Florida. When he’s not working, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and tennis, and going to sporting and music events.

Kristy Blasey
Account Executive

Kristy Blasey joined the NoteSwift team in early 2018. As an Account Executive, she is often the first point of contact for prospective clients interested in exploring how Samantha and NoteSwift can increase their practice’s operational efficiency. Prior to joining the NoteSwift team, Kristy was an on-air meteorologist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Raleigh, North Carolina, before turning to the business side of things and launching multiple new products for local and national start-up companies.

Kristy earned a Master’s Degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.  She is addicted to Orange Theory workouts and loves giving back to her local community through a non-profit that she co-founded.  When she is not busy working or volunteering, Kristy loves finding new restaurants, spending time with her family & friends, as well as her English Mastiff, Whiskey.

Tim Platt
Principal Software Engineer

Tim is a vital part of the NoteSwift development team, handling software research and development and helping to make our development road map a reality. He joined the NoteSwift team in 2014, and pioneered the development of the patent-pending Dynamic Matching functionality that makes Samantha so effective.

Prior to joining the NoteSwift team, Tim gained experience as a Principal Software Engineer at Nuance Communications, where he contributed to the research and development of some of their core products. Tim earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and enjoys playing the viola during his free time.

Liz Treichler
Communications Director

Liz provides creative direction for NoteSwift’s sales and marketing efforts, including overseeing all content creation, messaging, design, website and social media efforts. Prior to joining the NoteSwift team in 2017, Liz gained more than a decade of experience in a variety of marketing roles, including public relations, business development, account management, content creation, website development, and social media outreach for a range of companies and individuals in a variety of industries.

Liz earned a B.A. in Journalism from Baylor University, and is passionate about travel and experiencing new cultures. During her free time, Liz enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her family.

Rachel Edwards, C.M.A.
Customer Success Manager

Rachel joined the NoteSwift team in 2013 as a Product Specialist, before taking over as Customer Success Manager in 2017. Her role is to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction by leading the implementation, training, education and support functions for NoteSwift’s valued customers.

Prior to joining the NoteSwift team, Rachel was a practicing pulmonary nurse, and later became a Certified Implementation Consultant of EHR Solutions for Allscripts, during which she trained new EHR users and helped customize Allscripts Professional EHR to meet users’ existing needs and workflows.

Rachel earned an Associate’s Degree from East Georgia College in General Studies / Pre-Nursing and Certified Medical Assistant license from Ogeechee Technical College. She is passionate about being a great wife, mother, and YiaYia to her family. During her free time, she can often be found on the softball field with her daughter, or dancing up a storm wherever the mood strikes her.

Jacqueline Oglesby
Customer On-Ramp Manager

As Customer On-Ramp Manager, Jacci is responsible for new product installations, upgrades, and providing ongoing technical support for all NoteSwift products. Prior to joining the NoteSwift team in early 2017, Jacci served as a Clinical Implementation Analyst for multiple healthcare organizations in Kentucky and Arizona.

Jacci earned a B.A. in Business Communication from Rosemont College and is currently in the process of earning a B.S. in Health Informatics from Western Governors University. She is a dedicated volunteer with both domestic violence and animal rights organizations. During her free time, she enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her five dogs.