Steve Curd, General Manager
Steve joined Global Care Quest and KARL STORZ in 2009, bringing a distinguished reputation for building successful, customer-focused health care technology organizations.
As the Chief Operating Officer of Healtheon / WebMD, Mr. Curd helped lead the company's unprecedented growth and built an organization that introduced high-value, innovative technology solutions to virtually all aspects of the health care industry nationwide. It was at WebMD that Steve honed his intense focus on customer satisfaction, and a drive to deliver innovative, reliable solutions to the market.
More recently, Mr. Curd served as the Chief Executive Officer of VantageMed Corporation, a public company that developed and supported Practice Management solutions and services for health care providers. Under his leadership, VantageMed significantly improved its products, its levels of customer satisfaction, and the fiscal health of the company. VantageMed was successfully acquired in 2007 as a profitable and growing company.
Mr. Curd said, "I'm thrilled to have joined GCQ at such an exciting time in the Company's evolution, as well as during such a promising time in the health care technology industry. GCQ’s well-developed integration competence and deep clinical roots bring a unique and valuable ability to present complex clinical data in highly cognitive ways. When this combination is coupled with our ‘minimally invasive software’ and the quality-focused KARL STORZ team, there is no question that our SurgeonConnect™, Clinical Command & Control™, and VIEW1™ are the right products at the right time. I look forward to working with the rest of the GCQ team to lead the Company through a period of significant advancement and customer base growth."
Earlier, Mr. Curd served in successful executive roles at United HealthCare, CIGNA, and American Airlines. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.
Dr. Neil Martin, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
Dr. Neil Martin co-founded GCQ, and currently serves at its Chief Medical Officer. In this capacity, Dr. Martin provides the expert clinical guidance necessary to ensure that all of our products are clinically appropriate, highly cognitive, and immediately useful in the “real world” of medicine. Dr. Martin also serves as a Professor, and the W. Eugene Stern Chair of Neurosurgery at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital in Los Angeles, California. His additional roles include Head of the UCLA Stroke Center and Director of the Aneurysm and AVM program. Dr. Martin specializes in the research and treatment of neurovascular disorders, including arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm and stroke.
Under Dr. Martin’s leadership, the UCLA Neurovascular Program has become recognized as one of the leading centers in the world for the management of vascular disease of the brain and spinal cord. Over the past ten years, Dr. Martin and his team have collaborated with colleagues in interventional neuroradiology and stereotactic radiosurgery to treat more than 2,000 patients with central nervous system vascular disorders including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and carotid and intracranial atherosclerosis. The Global Care Quest technology has been a significant contributor to this team’s success.
Dr. Martin’s awards include the Good Housekeeping List of Best Stroke Doctors, one of the "Best Doctors in America" (Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery) since 1997, he is listed in Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors" Editions 3-7 (current), and can be seen frequently on “The Doctor’s TV”.
Mark Heinemeyer, Executive Director
Mr. Heinemeyer became intrigued with GCQ’s Clinical Command & Control solutions in the course of his broader work in healthcare information and technology. “I found [in GCQ] a remarkably elegant use of technology to quickly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medicine while simplifying life for physicians.” Mr. Heinemeyer formally joined the company in 2010.
Having served as a senior executive with a division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), he appreciates the challenges facing healthcare executives and clinicians. Mr. Heinemeyer has also held positions as Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Executive Vice President and President/CEO with such companies as Fiserv, CCN and CorVel Corporation.
Mark was recently affiliated with Best Doctors, Inc and serves on select healthcare advisory boards. His specialties include solution integration, product development and channel / sales optimization.
Victor Culafic, Director of Engineering
Mr. Culafic joined the Global Care Quest team in February 2012 with six years' experience in the medical field, most notably software development for medical devices. He brings team-building experience and a solid understanding of software development processes in tightly regulated environments, with emphasis on safety, system integrity and customer satisfaction.
During his career in the IT field, he was involved in all its aspects, from wired and wireless networks, to server farms and data centers. Software engineering, however, has firmly remained the underlying theme throughout. With his deep insight in various information technologies and background in electrical engineering, applying proven engineering practices to software development has been Victor’s passion.
“The GCQ’s Clinical Control and Command drew my attention even before I joined the company. It connected with some of my previous experience with DICOM and HL7 messaging, and I became very interested in how it could be used efficiently to aggregate and exchange medical information throughout the universe of medical systems and devices. Most importantly, though, how it could be used to improve the experience of patients and healthcare professionals, and I am convinced we have a very exciting and capable product here.”