As CEO of Qstream, Rich is responsible for running all facets of the business. He brings a proven management track record and more than 30 years’ experience driving customer success and sales growth in the life sciences and software industries.
Prior to joining Qstream, Rich was Senior Director of Global Sales, Consulting and Customer Success for Abbott Diagnostics’ Informatics division, with responsibility for all commercial sales and services worldwide. Prior to that he served as Global Director of Consulting and Customer Success with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Earlier career tenure includes sales leadership positions at Rational Software and Lotus Development, now part of IBM.
Rich holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.S. Degree from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Dr. B. Price Kerfoot is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a staff urologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System. His research over the last decade has focused on utilizing rigorous clinical trial methodologies to assess the efficacy of online educational methods. In addition, he has worked to incorporate cognitive psychology research findings into online education to increase long-term retention of learning.
Through this educational research, Dr. Kerfoot developed a new form of online learning termed “Spaced Education”. In over 20 large randomized trials, spaced education has been shown to improve knowledge acquisition, boost knowledge retention, durably change clinician behavior, and improve patients’ health measures. Harvard University submitted a patent on the spaced education methodology and launched Qstream to host this methodology outside of its firewalls.
Dr. Kerfoot has degrees from Harvard (MD & EdM), Oxford (MA) and Princeton (AB). He received a Rising Star Award from the American Urological Association and was honored at the White House with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his education technology research, the highest honor bestowed by the US government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Each day Mary consults with some of the world’s largest and most reputable healthcare systems, teaching hospitals and medical associations to help identify and introduce technology solutions for improving the knowledge and skills of their clinicians. Prior to joining Qstream in 2011, Mary advised corporate, institutional and government accounts on the acquisition and application of advanced data visualization technologies. She graduated with a BS in Accounting and Marketing from Bentley University, always enjoys a good game of golf, and is actively involved with her kids’ youth hockey activities.