Diverse leaders transforming industries
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Stephen is a technology executive, entrepreneur, and angel investor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the CEO and Chairman of Newfire Global Partners, a consulting firm that helps companies with digital transformation and innovation. Stephen has held senior operating roles in startups to NASDAQ-listed companies and has experience as an independent board member. He is also a board member of BioProcure Inc. and Scrum Inc. Stephen is a respected tech leader and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He has a keen understanding of building shareholder value and is known for his strategic perspective and technical prowess.
Sonali Damle is a seasoned executive specializing in human resources and organizational development. As the Chief People and Transformation Officer at Newfire Global Partners, she brings extensive experience in driving change and transformation. With a strong background in organizational design, leadership development, and talent acquisition, Sonali has made significant contributions to the growth and success of various companies. She also serves as a Strategic Advisor at Innovaccer and is a respected member of the Forbes Human Resources Council.
William Crawford has been a leader in the healthcare and technology industries for 25 years, including at Fitbit (as VP of Engineering), Medically Home (CTO) and SmartSense by Digi (Chief Product Officer). As CTO at Invantage, Inc, he launched the first major SaaS platform for Clinical Trial Management. From 2006 to 2007 he was the HIT Policy Lead at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is the co-author of three books on enterprise software published by O’Reilly & Associates, and has been an invited speaker on technology, healthcare and policy issues around the world. As an angel investor he has supported many successful startups and continues to mentor startups through TechStars Boston. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MS and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Greg has been helping investment and technology executives de-risk their software development strategies for over 15 years. He’s primarily focused on providing strategic guidance and tactical resources to accelerate product development, assess technology gaps, identify data assets, and formulate technical product roadmaps. His professional background encompasses digital healthcare, life sciences, FinTech, EdTech, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Anatolii has 20 years experience managing engineering and product management teams in Asia, Europe and the United States. His solid technology and product background combined with business acumen help ensure the highest level of service to Newfire’s clients and team members.
Craig works with functional leaders at Newfire Global Partners to ensure that all organizations operate in a best-in-class manner and provide a real competitive advantage for the business. He is an energetic operations and finance executive with diverse experiences in fast-paced information technology & healthcare business settings. Craig has successfully collaborated and partnered with industry leaders and founders of emerging growth firms in information technology and digital healthcare. He has a demonstrated track record of helping firms to develop and implement high-value financial, operational, and growth strategies.
Francisco Alba is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of driving business and digital transformation. With expertise in general management, strategic planning, and operational effectiveness, he has achieved outstanding results throughout his career. Francisco has held key leadership roles at renowned companies such as Fiserv, Experian and Hewlett-Packard, where he consistently exceeded expectations and achieved world-class performance. As the General Manager for LATAM at Newfire Global Partners, he continues to drive innovation and deliver exceptional outcomes.
Hrvoje is a dynamic and hands-on Technology Executive with over 10 years of leadership experience, adept at guiding complex projects and assembling proficient teams. With a deep understanding of business processes and service delivery, his expertise spans telecom, business support software, FinTech, IoT, High-performance Computing, Managed Services, and general ICT. His international experience and the capacity to embrace diverse teams emphasize his commitment to problem-solving and maximizing efficiency within organizations. Hrvoje is well-versed in honing technical and leadership skills through interactive training sessions and progressive mentorship programs. Heralding over two decades of experience in the high-tech industry, Hrvoje's blend of multi-sector experience, international exposure, and robust problem-solving skills make him a remarkable asset to Newfire Global Partners.
Tetyana Sakhno is a seasoned finance and operations executive with a proven track record of success in driving organizations forward. With extensive experience in senior leadership positions at Newfire Global Partners, Eni, Ericsson, and a number of other international companies she has honed her expertise in strategic financial management and operational excellence. Tetyana's deep understanding of financial planning, budgeting, and operational optimization has been instrumental in achieving exceptional results. With strong leadership abilities and a commitment to driving growth, Tetyana brings a wealth of experience and a track record of outstanding financial performance.
With an illustrious 30-year career in healthcare technology, Laurie McGraw brings a wealth of experience to her role. Her expertise in leading high-growth healthcare firms and commitment to innovation greatly enhance company strategies. At Allscripts, Laurie spent 14 years navigating the startup's transformation into a $1.5 billion enterprise, leading key projects as Chief Client Officer, President of Strategic Accounts, and President of Enterprise Solutions. At the American Medical Association (AMA), she held roles as President of Innovations and Senior Vice President of Health Solutions, directing critical data solutions both nationally and internationally. Laurie's early career includes significant contributions to ChannelHealth's EHR product development. Beyond her professional work, Laurie hosts the podcast, “Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw,” and participates in the Forbes Technology Council, using these platforms to champion innovation, leadership, and inspire others in digital health and beyond. A recognized TEDx Speaker, Laurie continues to empower others to make impactful changes.
Michael is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Ardan Equity, a healthcare enterprise software private equity firm. He was most recently Managing Partner of Optum Ventures, a leading health services company focused on digital health innovation. Michael previously co-founded and served as CEO of Humedica, a pioneer and leader in the field of population health management and big data.