Leadership Team

Roger C. Holstein

Chief Executive Officer

Roger brings with him more than 35 years of experience developing transformative new businesses in healthcare, digital media, and telecommunications. In addition to his responsibilities at Healthgrades, Roger is a Managing Director and co-head of the Heal... More

Jeff Surges


Jeff is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company working closely with Sales, Marketing, Operations, Product Development, Finance, and our Advertising unit. Jeff has a 25 year track record of success as a CEO, senior executive and a... More

Garrick Bernstein

Chief Financial Officer

Garrick is responsible for the finance and accounting teams, which he built, in addition to corporate risk management, internal and external reporting, along with other administrative matters.  Prior to Healthgrades, Garrick was a Principal at Vestar Capi... More

Judy Blackwell

Chief Marketing Officer

Judy launched the first electronic store in America in 1983 for Avon Products and was subsequently one of the first 50 employees at Prodigy where she led the development of Prodigy’s first online product, and was responsible for all of the business-to-bus... More

Kurt Blasena

Chief Revenue Officer, Hospital Solutions

Kurt leads all sales, sales operations, account management, client development, national accounts and business development operations for the Hospital Solutions group.   Kurt joined Healthgrades with nearly two decades of sales leadership experience in he... More

Rob Draughon

Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Solutions

Rob is responsible for leading the Healthgrades Hospital Solutions group.   Prior to Healthgrades, Rob was at Press Ganey, a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, where he joined as Chief Financial Officer in 2009 and was named Preside... More

Brad Graner

President, Publisher and Advertiser Solutions

Brad has helped Healthgrades become the #1 brand for Americans to find a doctor and prepare for their appointment.  Brad and his team have established Healthgrades as the top choice for health advertisers to reach consumers at the moment of maximum impact... More

Joel Liffmann

Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Joel joined Healthgrades in 2012 and served on the Healthgrades Board of Managers from October 2010 to October 2012.  Joel is responsible for researching and managing growth initiatives, evaluating and negotiating business opportunities, managing specific... More

Evan Marks

Chief Strategy Officer

Evan is responsible for building our value proposition with consumers, largely through the acquisition, analysis and conversion of physician and hospital data into meaningful information that consumers can use to make informed healthcare decisions. In add... More

M. John Neal

Corporate Development Officer

John focuses on corporate strategy and development for the Healthgrades Hospital Solutions group. John, an Internet innovator, is responsible for identifying and developing strategic opportunities for the company including partnerships and new products.  ... More

Andrea Pearson

Executive Vice President, Consumer Products

Andrea directs Healthgrades consumer product strategy, as well as its website and mobile operations, including traffic acquisition, product development, user experience, editorial content development, publishing and analytics. She joined Healthgrades in D... More

Doug Walton

Chief Information Officer

Douglas joined Healthgrades in February 2011 and now serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer.  Douglas is a proven senior technology and business leader versed in establishing strategic direction, leveraging and growing company asset... More

Board of Managers

Roger C. Holstein

Chief Executive Officer

Roger brings with him more than 35 years of experience developing transformative new businesses in healthcare, digital media, and telecommunications. In addition to his responsibilities at Healthgrades, Roger is a Managing Director and co-head of the Heal... More

Erick Hallick

Board Member

One of Erick J. Hallick’s most significant accomplishments was the development of CPM’s health care data model, which is the foundation for the company’s acclaimed CRM solution. He attended Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California where he received a ... More

Norm Alpert

Board Member

Norm is Managing Director in charge of the Consumer Group at Vestar Capital Partners and was one of the founders of the private equity firm. He was formerly a senior executive in the Management Buyout Group of The First Boston Corporation. Norm holds a BA... More

James P. Kelley

Board Member

Jim is a founding partner of Vestar Capital Partners. He was President of Vestar from 2002 – 2010. Currently, he serves as Co-chair of the Firm’s investment committee. Prior to the founding of Vestar in 1988, Jim was in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at... More

David Zug

Board Member

David Zug is a Vice President at HarbourVest Partners. He focuses on direct investments in growth equity, buyout, and mezzanine transactions of operating companies in the U.S and other regions.  David serves as a board member or board observer for Benefit... More

Jeffrey S. Lipkin

Board Member

Jeffrey has been a director since May 2014 and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. From April 2009 to April 2014, Mr. Lipkin served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games Corporation, a public traded gaming technology... More

Wayne Gattinella

Board Member

Wayne currently serves as CEO & President of DoubleVerify, the technology leader in providing media transparency, accountability and performance for the world's largest digital advertisers. Wayne previously served as CEO & President of WebMD. Under his 11... More

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