Aperio Technologies Inc has appointed Keith B. Hagen as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Hagen, former CEO of QuadraMed Corporation, is among the most influential leaders in the healthcare information technology industry. In his new role, Hagen will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Aperio‘s product development and operations teams, including manufacturing, on a global scale.

“Keith is an incredibly talented healthcare executive with a proven track record of assembling winning teams focused on building successful products and driving operational efficiencies,” said Dirk G. Soenksen, CEO of Aperio. "The addition of a strategically oriented veteran like Keith follows on the heels of adding Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, as our Chief Medical Officer late last year, and underscores Aperio’s commitment to assembling an executive team that has prior experience scaling businesses in response to growing market demand. The digital pathology market is expanding rapidly, and under Keith’s direction we expect to continue to lead this space with innovative technologies and superior services."

“I am excited about joining the market and thought leader in digital pathology,” commented Hagen. “I look forward to increasing Aperio’s leadership position by remaining focused on products that address customers’ unmet needs, while at the same time introducing scalable processes that will allow the company to support its rapidly growing installed base of customers.”

Hagen, recognized as a strategic leader in the healthcare information technology market, is a seasoned executive with nearly 25 years of leadership experience and success improving company financial performance. He has held a range of executive-level roles at industry-leading companies, most recently serving as CEO at QuadraMed, where he was instrumental in driving a successful business turnaround resulting in significant revenue growth and profitability.

Additionally, Hagen formerly served as president and director of M. Transaction Services, Inc., a national healthcare electronic data interchange (EDI) service provider; senior vice president and CTO of Misys Hospital Systems, a leading healthcare IT company and a subsidiary of Misys PLC; and senior vice president of products and technology/CTO at Compucare. Hagen holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from State University of New York, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Executive Education, Finance for Senior Executives program.

Source: Aperio Technologies