Adam Ochstein
CEO
A serial entrepreneur who is addicted to the challenge of building and scaling a startup. Adam joined PolicyCo in May 2021 to help lead the company from a concept to an industry leading solution for Policy Management Software. In his previous company, Stratex, he founded and led a vertically-focused HR/Payroll SaaS company into being the largest restaurant and hospitality provider in the industry. He successfully led the company from concept to acquisition by Toast, the undisputed market leader in Restaurant Management Systems. Adam is also an active advisor and consultant to numerous startups. When he is not busy at work, he can be found on a baseball diamond with his sons or a chauffeur to his numerous kids’ activities. He is married with four kids and resides in Chicago. He is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, a die hard Yankees fan, and fanatical Bruce Springsteen worshiper. He has allegedly been to more than 70 Springsteen shows.
Adam Ochstein
CEO
A serial entrepreneur who is addicted to the challenge of building and scaling a startup. Adam joined PolicyCo in May 2021 to help lead the company from a concept to an industry leading solution for Policy Management Software. In his previous company, Stratex, he founded and led a vertically-focused HR/Payroll SaaS company into being the largest restaurant and hospitality provider in the industry. He successfully led the company from concept to acquisition by Toast, the undisputed market leader in Restaurant Management Systems. Adam is also an active advisor and consultant to numerous startups. When he is not busy at work, he can be found on a baseball diamond with his sons or a chauffeur to his numerous kids’ activities. He is married with four kids and resides in Chicago. He is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, a die hard Yankees fan, and fanatical Bruce Springsteen worshiper. He has allegedly been to more than 70 Springsteen shows.
Bill Butler
VP Engineering
Bill Butler is a founding partner in PolicyCo and VP of Engineering for Advent Health Partners and the inventor of CAVO, an innovative document processing solution. He has 15 years of experience as the founder of two regional ISP’s, Telalink and Butler Networks, and 15 years of experience managing software development teams focused on the healthcare market. He is passionate about matching user requirements with technical feasibility by acting as a translator between the C Suite, SMEs and Application Developers. Bill is a firm believer in the Agile process and dynamic DevOps architecture ensuring continuity and fault tolerance across the enterprise. On Sundays, there’s a chance he’s enjoying a beach day, tinkering on his 1979 lobster boat or exploring a small general aviation destination.
Bill Butler
VP Engineering
Bill Butler is a founding partner in PolicyCo and VP of Engineering for Advent Health Partners and the inventor of CAVO, an innovative document processing solution. He has 15 years of experience as the founder of two regional ISP’s, Telalink and Butler Networks, and 15 years of experience managing software development teams focused on the healthcare market. He is passionate about matching user requirements with technical feasibility by acting as a translator between the C Suite, SMEs and Application Developers. Bill is a firm believer in the Agile process and dynamic DevOps architecture ensuring continuity and fault tolerance across the enterprise. On Sundays, there’s a chance he’s enjoying a beach day, tinkering on his 1979 lobster boat or exploring a small general aviation destination.
Darin McCloy
VP of Professional Services
Darin McCloy is a Cyber Risk Adviser and Information Technology executive with over 20 years of experience in multiple industry sectors. Darin has a passion for educating early stage companies and helping them to cut through the news swirl of security breaches and the constant sales pitch bombardment of touted security “solutions” that will solve all their problems. His mission is to provide clear and actionable insights so these companies especially can make sound security and compliance investment decisions. In his full time and consulting roles Darin has designed and implemented information security, compliance and data privacy programs for dozens of companies, led teams of up to 200 people, and managed programs with budgets up to $90 million per year. Darin has served as a program manager, director of operations and lead cyber defense officer for a global telecommunications and IT program supporting the US military and coalition partners overseas, as a VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a multi-billion-dollar healthcare services company in the US, and for over 5 years as a cyber security consultant based in Nashville supporting clients globally. Darin holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and is a graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Darin McCloy
VP of Professional Services
Darin McCloy is a Cyber Risk Adviser and Information Technology executive with over 20 years of experience in multiple industry sectors. Darin has a passion for educating early stage companies and helping them to cut through the news swirl of security breaches and the constant sales pitch bombardment of touted security “solutions” that will solve all their problems. His mission is to provide clear and actionable insights so these companies especially can make sound security and compliance investment decisions. In his full time and consulting roles Darin has designed and implemented information security, compliance and data privacy programs for dozens of companies, led teams of up to 200 people, and managed programs with budgets up to $90 million per year. Darin has served as a program manager, director of operations and lead cyber defense officer for a global telecommunications and IT program supporting the US military and coalition partners overseas, as a VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a multi-billion-dollar healthcare services company in the US, and for over 5 years as a cyber security consultant based in Nashville supporting clients globally. Darin holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and is a graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Emily McMakin
VP of Product and Services
Emily McMakin is VP of Product and Services and one of the founding members of PolicyCo. In this role, she oversees the vision, strategy, design, and development for PolicyCo’s products and services. With more than 11 years of experience in product development, Emily has a passion for solving complex processes with intuitive design. She focuses on delivering products that increase efficiency and provide actionable insight to transform policy management. In addition, she is responsible for ensuring the operational excellence of business processes and practices. Emily is Lean Six-Sigma-certified Green Belt. She resides in Nashville with her husband and 3 kids. When not at work, Emily can be found walking her Labradoodle or building LEGO Mario courses with her sons.
Emily McMakin
VP of Product and Services
Emily McMakin is VP of Product and Services and one of the founding members of PolicyCo. In this role, she oversees the vision, strategy, design, and development for PolicyCo’s products and services. With more than 11 years of experience in product development, Emily has a passion for solving complex processes with intuitive design. She focuses on delivering products that increase efficiency and provide actionable insight to transform policy management. In addition, she is responsible for ensuring the operational excellence of business processes and practices. Emily is Lean Six-Sigma-certified Green Belt. She resides in Nashville with her husband and 3 kids. When not at work, Emily can be found walking her Labradoodle or building LEGO Mario courses with her sons.
Alex Grohe
Director of Marketing
As Director of Marketing for PolicyCo, Alex spearheads all marketing efforts for the company from research and planning to execution and analysis. With intention to increase brand awareness and name-share in the market, her first initiative at PolicyCo entailed launching a brand new website, blog, and social media strategy. She has a demonstrated history of working in the tech and software industry. Alex is based in Chicago and loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends. When she is not busy flying around the world, you can find her reading yet another book or trying the best restaurants in the city. A University of Iowa graduate and proud supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Alex Grohe
Director of Marketing
As Director of Marketing for PolicyCo, Alex spearheads all marketing efforts for the company from research and planning to execution and analysis. With intention to increase brand awareness and name-share in the market, her first initiative at PolicyCo entailed launching a brand new website, blog, and social media strategy. She has a demonstrated history of working in the tech and software industry. Alex is based in Chicago and loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends. When she is not busy flying around the world, you can find her reading yet another book or trying the best restaurants in the city. A University of Iowa graduate and proud supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Corie Kellman
Director of Product Experience
Corie Kellman leads our Client Success efforts at PolicyCo. Corie has 15+ years in client-facing roles and has played a part in growing other fast-paced tech startups like Sonos, Postmates and Toast. Corie’s decision-making is driven by her core values: 1. Solve a problem, 2. Be kind, 3. Do good, and 4. Drive a memorable experience. In her free time, Corie loves to do Pilates! She will talk your ear off about all the great benefits of moving your spine in all directions and building your core strength!
Corie Kellman
Director of Product Experience
Corie Kellman leads our Client Success efforts at PolicyCo. Corie has 15+ years in client-facing roles and has played a part in growing other fast-paced tech startups like Sonos, Postmates and Toast. Corie’s decision-making is driven by her core values: 1. Solve a problem, 2. Be kind, 3. Do good, and 4. Drive a memorable experience. In her free time, Corie loves to do Pilates! She will talk your ear off about all the great benefits of moving your spine in all directions and building your core strength!
Blake McCool
Director of Engineering
Blake is half computer geek, half outdoorsman - a walking oxymoron, if you will. Some claim to be jacks-of-all trades, able to design, do front-end development, back-end development, architecture, and everything in between with 5 different languages. Maybe it’s possible, but he prefers to be the best at what he does, and he is excellent at building web apps with JavaScript. While he works well alone, he enjoys being part of a team. He doesn’t care who gets credit as long as he is having fun building and learning the ins and outs of JavaScript. One skill that can’t be quantified is his ability to communicate about technology. Since he was a kid, he’s been the go-to guy for family and friends with technical difficulties. This knack for tech is represented in his focus on UI/UX. He works hard to understand with whom he is communicating, and crafts his message depending on their “interest,” and it’s okay with him that everyone doesn’t share his enthusiasm. When his face isn’t glowing from the light of his text editor, you can find it on his mountain bike, rafting, camping, or trailblazing in my Jeep. However, most of the time he enjoys being with his family. Specialties: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Angular, TypeScript, Node, Git, SCSS
Blake McCool
Director of Engineering
Blake is half computer geek, half outdoorsman - a walking oxymoron, if you will. Some claim to be jacks-of-all trades, able to design, do front-end development, back-end development, architecture, and everything in between with 5 different languages. Maybe it’s possible, but he prefers to be the best at what he does, and he is excellent at building web apps with JavaScript. While he works well alone, he enjoys being part of a team. He doesn’t care who gets credit as long as he is having fun building and learning the ins and outs of JavaScript. One skill that can’t be quantified is his ability to communicate about technology. Since he was a kid, he’s been the go-to guy for family and friends with technical difficulties. This knack for tech is represented in his focus on UI/UX. He works hard to understand with whom he is communicating, and crafts his message depending on their “interest,” and it’s okay with him that everyone doesn’t share his enthusiasm. When his face isn’t glowing from the light of his text editor, you can find it on his mountain bike, rafting, camping, or trailblazing in my Jeep. However, most of the time he enjoys being with his family. Specialties: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Angular, TypeScript, Node, Git, SCSS
Casey Blount
BDR Manager
Casey Blount leads our Business Development team at PolicyCo. Having several years experience in the business development world, and a degree in Health Information Management, Casey brings a unique perspective to our GTM vision. Casey has a passion for helping those around him thrive and be the best versions of themselves. When not working, you can typically find him spending time outside with his two young boys and wife. As an avid Titans fan, he understands dealing with adversity and appreciating the good times.
Casey Blount
BDR Manager
Casey Blount leads our Business Development team at PolicyCo. Having several years experience in the business development world, and a degree in Health Information Management, Casey brings a unique perspective to our GTM vision. Casey has a passion for helping those around him thrive and be the best versions of themselves. When not working, you can typically find him spending time outside with his two young boys and wife. As an avid Titans fan, he understands dealing with adversity and appreciating the good times.
Keith Mullins
Board Member
Keith Mullins is a private equity investor with more than 25 years of experience in the investment business. Mullins spent much of his career in finance and emerging growth markets at corporations such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Before joining Powered Health as a partner and executive vice president, Mullins worked as the managing director for Greenwoods Capital Management in New York City and the senior managing director for Shroeder Salomon Smith Barney as head of European Technology Investment Banking. He received both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the College of William & Mary. In addition, he studied for two years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as a James Blair Fellow.
Keith Mullins
Board Member
Keith Mullins is a private equity investor with more than 25 years of experience in the investment business. Mullins spent much of his career in finance and emerging growth markets at corporations such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Before joining Powered Health as a partner and executive vice president, Mullins worked as the managing director for Greenwoods Capital Management in New York City and the senior managing director for Shroeder Salomon Smith Barney as head of European Technology Investment Banking. He received both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the College of William & Mary. In addition, he studied for two years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as a James Blair Fellow.
Jim Sohr
Board Member
Jim Sohr is a private equity investor and healthcare entrepreneur based in Nashville. In 1995, Sohr co-founded AIM Healthcare Services Inc. and served as president until its acquisition in 2009 by Ingenix (now operating as Optum). In 2013, Sohr founded Powered Health to support a number of healthcare IT startups where he was a founder or primary investor. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, and he holds an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. Sohr has been a mentor to many business leaders on how to deftly navigate the process of growing a company from infancy into a thriving business.
Jim Sohr
Board Member
Jim Sohr is a private equity investor and healthcare entrepreneur based in Nashville. In 1995, Sohr co-founded AIM Healthcare Services Inc. and served as president until its acquisition in 2009 by Ingenix (now operating as Optum). In 2013, Sohr founded Powered Health to support a number of healthcare IT startups where he was a founder or primary investor. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, and he holds an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. Sohr has been a mentor to many business leaders on how to deftly navigate the process of growing a company from infancy into a thriving business.