Leadership

Ravi Kalla

Ravi Kalla

Chief Executive Officer

Ravi Kalla is a noted entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of SymphonyCare. Ravi believes in employing a rigorous process to every aspect of the company’s operations to bring predictability, transparency and cost savings to clients.

Ravi has founded several other successful healthcare technology companies including Symphony Corporation, Symphony Data (acquired by Apollo Health Street), HighFiveRx, EmOpti, and Intellivisit. He is the Managing Director at SymphonyAlpha Ventures and a Partner at Blue Cloud Ventures (BCV). SymphonyAlpha Ventures provides investment for early-stage healthcare-focused companies. BCV provides growth equity for late-stage Software-as-a-Service and enterprise software companies.

As an active investor and advisor, Ravi has also helped propel several cutting-edge healthcare technology and service companies. His portfolio of companies includes Strategic Health (acquired by American Health Holdings), Liazon Corporation (acquired by Towers Watson), Health Unity (acquired by ZeOmaga), Qik (acquired by Skype), Falcon Care, Review Trackers, 411.ca (acquired by Yellow Pages), Iowa Waste Systems, and Alan AI.

Sal Braico

Sal Braico

Chief Operating Officer

Sal most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of HighFive Health, a medication management technology company that helps health systems aggregate and reconcile medication lists across the care community. Before HighFive Sal served as Chief Operating Officer of Mallatt’s Pharmacy, a regional healthcare company with retail and long-term care pharmacies and home healthcare. Sal was also the co-founder and CEO of Flex Biomedical, a medical device company, and the first employee and COO of ConjuGon, a biotech company.

Sal earned a BS in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sal retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves as an officer in 2003.

Siva Dakshinamurthy, MCA

Siva Dakshinamurthy, MCA

Chief Technology Officer

Siva Dakshinamurthy has more than 20 years of experience delivering IT consulting services and solutions in business intelligence, enterprise data management, data integration, and systems integration. Siva has served various leadership roles with Wipro Technologies, iGATE, GE Health Care, APS Health Care, Universal American, KEPRO, and WEA Trust. He has managed large scale data services operations for APS Health Care that serves Medicare and Medicaid populations. He has built and managed geographically diverse teams to develop software applications and analytic solutions for Fortune 500 clients across US in healthcare, manufacturing, and the forest products industry. Siva earned a Master Degree with a major in Computer Applications and minor in Management Information Systems and Operations Research from Bharathidasan University in India.
Joseph Cochran, RN

Joseph Cochran, RN

Vice President, Population Health

Joe brings to SymphonyCare 15+ years of both information technology and healthcare experience. After graduating from LSU in MIS and spending several years in software support and development for a Microsoft Gold Partner, Joe’s passion for healthcare led him to return to school for a second degree in Nursing. Joe’s diverse background includes several years of clinical practice as both an ICU-RN and Clinical Education Specialist before transitioning his career into the health information technology realm where he has spent the past decade implementing and supporting electronic health records and population management software solutions. He has a passion for improving the IT healthcare experience that he strongly believes correlates to better outcomes and satisfaction for both providers and the patients that they serve.
Andrew Opichka

Andrew Opichka

Customer Success

Andrew Opichka is an accomplished healthcare technology professional. He has more than 25 years of diverse experience in leveraging advanced technology hardware and software solutions within world-renowned system integrators, enterprise software vendors and healthcare providers.
His specialties span: systems integration; architecture strategic consulting; technology program management; integration and interoperability architecture (HL7/XML/CDA/FHIR); as well as business process management.

Prior to joining SymphonyCare, Andrew worked two years as an Enterprise Business Transformation Solution Architect at Cisco Systems. Andrew also worked more than 18 years at Siemens Healthcare where he was integral in the development, delivery and management in the Advanced Technology Professional Services Division.

Andrew holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science as well as in Mathematics from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI, and many IT technology professional certifications.

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