Our dynamic and engaging executive team drives Practice Fusion. We strive to excel in our respective fields of expertise while pursuing the overall goal of advancing healthcare.
Ryan Howard Founder & CEO
Ryan is the founder, chairman and CEO of Practice Fusion. He founded the company in 2005 and has grown it into the largest physician-patient community in the US. Serving over 75 million patients, the platform connects doctors, pharmacies, labs, and imaging centers to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. Under Ryan’s leadership, the company has raised $134 million in capital from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Orbimed Advisors, Deerfield Management Company, Artis Ventures, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures and Band of Angels to fuel its rapid growth.
Ryan has spoken on health technology and innovation at Microsoft, Stanford, UC Berkeley, HIMSS, SDForum and Commonwealth Club events and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Wired as an innovative leader in the sector. He has been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Outside the office: Riding his Ducati, Shaolin-Kempo, scuba diving, entrepreneurship and volunteering for non-profits
Passionate about: Achieving Practice Fusion’s vision of serving every patient in the US
Matthew Douglass Co-Founder & Vice President of Platform
As Practice Fusion's technology co-founder, Matt created the SaaS technology framework that enables rapid development of the electronic health record's nationwide platform, now used daily by over 100,000 medical professionals. He has spoken on healthcare technology at SDForum, Health 2.0, MIT, Stanford, and Microsoft events.
Outside the office: Running marathons, playing softball and rooting for the Texas Rangers
Passionate about: Unlocking health data from paper charts in an effort to streamline health communication and give patients direct access to their information
Jonathan Malek Senior Vice President of Technology
Jonathan leads Practice Fusion's technology strategy, ensuring IT architecture remains scalable and reliable while pursuing new directions in areas such as mobile connectivity and API integration. Before joining Practice Fusion, Jonathan oversaw IT architecture as Chief Architect and Director of Research of the Associated Press, which handles billions of transactions monthly, and assisted its move towards a greater digital presence. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.
Outside the office: Spending time with my wife and two daughters, reading, history and travel
Passionate about: Building fast, secure and resilient health technology systems that help doctors save lives every day
Todd Martin Senior Vice President of Business Development
Todd is responsible for Practice Fusion’s business and corporate development, seeking out new business opportunities using his expertise bringing together technology, standards and people in a rapidly evolving marketplace. A seasoned business development executive, Todd brings over 17 years of experience from both startups and large public companies, including the Associated Press. His background ranges across sales, product management, software development, consulting and product enablement. Todd holds a degree in Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Outside the office: Jogging, camping, backpacking and spending time with his wife and three sons
Passionate about: Improving care and saving lives with a complete healthcare application and service network for physicians and patients alike
Riyad Omar General Counsel
Riyad oversees legal operations at Practice Fusion. Riyad has over a decade’s experience managing legal affairs and advising senior executives on strategic and operational objectives. Prior to Practice Fusion, Riyad was VP/Principal Legal Officer for NewsRight, where he oversaw legal operations, and Associate General Counsel of Business Governance for the Associated Press, where he counseled on sales, technology, corporate, privacy, IP, strategic transactions and product matters, including the launch and maintenance of large-scale web platforms. Riyad holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a BA from the University of Southern California.
Outside the office: Spending time with his wife and daughter, great food, travel and high-octane college football
Passionate about: Putting sophisticated and secure health information tools in the hands of practitioners, patients and researchers
Zachariah Gursky Vice President of Sales
Zach leads Practice Fusion’s advertising strategy. A key function in the company’s innovative free business model, advertising allows Practice Fusion to deliver EMR technology for free to any doctor in the US. Zach previously served as Vice President of Media Sales at Coupons.com, where he tripled advertising revenue, and as Sales Director at Yahoo!, where he oversaw $100 million in annual revenue. He also brings extensive online and offline advertising sales experience to the team from past work at Claria, Doubleclick and Infinity Broadcasting. Zach is a graduate of Hamilton College.
Outside the office: Spending time with my wife, son and our pet mastiff, sailing and trail running
Passionate about: Coming from a family of medical providers, I’m excited to be working with a team that improves the quality of medical care and eases administrative burdens on physicians
John Hluboky Vice President of Technical Operations
John is responsible for Practice Fusion’s Technical Operations team, including datacenter and infrastructure support of Practice Fusion’s EHR and corporate IT functions. John draws on over fourteen years in technology and leadership experience, most recently from the Consumer division of security company McAfee, where his team supported a billion dollar ecommerce engine servicing 40 million customers. He holds an MBA with focus on strategic leadership from Norwich University.
Outside the office: Triathlons with Team in Training, supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Passionate about: Providing a secure technology platform enabling the availability of patient information anytime, anywhere
Emily Peters Vice President of Marketing Communications
Emily leads Practice Fusion ’s marketing and communications strategy. She spends her time building Practice Fusion’s community and working with the healthcare sector to advance health IT, explore compelling stories and spread the word about our free EHR. From her previous career in the personal finance sector, Emily brings an in-depth understanding of data privacy, regulatory action and online security. A former journalist, she has been quoted by USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, CBS News, FOX news and the Wall Street Journal.
Outside the office: At the San Francisco Opera, kayaking in the bay and riding a tandem bike
Passionate about: Helping doctors, nurses, practice staff and patients share their health IT stories
Kamran Zargahi Vice President of Program Management
Kamran leads Practice Fusion’s Program Management and Product Marketing. He ensures the company encompasses strong execution and synthesis across all products. Kamran previously worked as Sr. Director of Program Management at Microsoft and assisted the company’s move toward Natural User Interface on mobile platforms, online commerce, as well as Kinect products. In addition, Kamran founded a software company focused on design and delivery of business applications. Kamran has a degree in atomic and molecular physics, and has contributed to 16 international and U.S. patents.
Outside the office: Writing, filmmaking, soccer
Passionate about: Shipping products to customers
Associate Vice President of User Growth
Associate Vice President of Data Science
Senior Director of Operations
Senior Director of Engineering
Senior Director of User Experience and Brand
Senior Director of Business Development
Senior Director of Finance