The Executive Team

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.

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Executive Team

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

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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 80 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 th+e 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, 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 Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer



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 Chief Business Operations Officer



Todd is responsible for Practice Fusion’s business development, customer and partner success and legal teams. He is helping Practice Fusion’s considerable growth by bringing together technology, standards and people amid a highly evolved healthcare IT marketplace. A seasoned business development and technology executive, Todd brings more than 20 years of experience from startups and large public companies alike, including the Associated Press. His experience 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

Robert Park Chief Financial Officer

Robert leads the finance, accounting, human resources and facilities teams at Practice Fusion. Robert has over 20 years of experience, with the last 15 years in finance executive positions. Prior to joining Practice Fusion, he was the vice president of finance at Chegg, Inc., the leading student-first connected learning platform. Before that, Robert was the vice president of finance for PayPal, where he led the finance and accounting teams through a period of high growth and international expansion. He also spent seven years in finance executive positions at McKesson, both in the healthcare information technology division and at corporate headquarters. Robert started his career at Ernst & Young in San Jose, California. Robert holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Outside the office: Cycling up and down the peninsula, golf, alpine skiing, and spending time with his wife and three young boys

Passionate about: Enabling the Practice Fusion mission…connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives

Tom Langan Chief Commercial Officer

Tom is Practice Fusion’s chief commercial officer and leads the teams responsible for attracting new partners and driving new data-driven opportunities for the company. He joins Practice Fusion from Symphony Health Solutions, where he served as the company’s chief commercial officer with management responsibility for monetizing integrated data assets, predictive analytics, cloud-based apps and software solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Tom also previously served as the chief commercial officer for MediMedia, where he led the pharmaceutical group strategic growth plan, strategic positioning, and new product development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Fordham University.

Outside the office: Spending time with his wife and rooting for the Fordham Football Team and NY Giants

Passionate about: Leveraging technology and data to improve outcomes and transform healthcare delivery

Paula Billington Vice President, Customer Success

Paula leads Practice Fusion’s Customer Success organization and drives our platform adoption and utilization strategy. As one of Practice Fusion’s earliest employees, Paula built our phenomenal customer-facing teams, who have secured our #1 EHR ranking in customer satisfaction for three consecutive years. Paula leverages over 14 years of experience bringing together technology and a delightful customer experience in both startups and large public companies.

Outside the office: Spending time with her husband, son and Labrador/Boxer mix, and rooting for the San Francisco Giants.

Passionate about: Transforming healthcare by providing physicians and patients with innovative, accessible and intuitive technology

Jim Chou Vice President, Engineering

Jim leads the Engineering organization at Practice Fusion, enabling world-class engineers to build life-saving products for providers, patients, and partners. He is also responsible for recruiting top-notch talent to extend Practice Fusion’s iterative, continuous improvement culture into end-to-end software delivery. Jim previously led engineering teams at Tellme, a Microsoft speech recognition subsidiary, architecting service solutions for Fortune 100 clients and internal Microsoft partners alike. Jim holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Outside the office: Classical violinist, baseball fan (26 of 30 parks checked off the list), and new puppy parent of 1-year old James (name origin unrelated)

Passionate about: Leading engineering teams to build products that positively affect the lives of millions of people every day

John Hluboky Vice President, 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

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

Joe Priest Vice President, Pharmaceutical Partnerships

Joe Priest is Vice President of Pharmaceutical Partnerships at Practice Fusion. Priest joined Practice Fusion from SDI Health, where he served as its vice president and general manager of hospital analytics and healthcare profiles. Prior to SDI, Priest occupied executive roles at Solucient, LLC and NDC Health. Joe reports to Tom Langan, Chief Commercial Officer, and works with Practice Fusion’s executive team to develop strategic partnerships and new solutions with pharmaceutical manufacturers to engage with the company’s suite of data and analytics solutions, including the recently launched Insight platform. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in economics and marketing from Boston College.

Outside the office: Spending time with his wife and their three sons, biking, hiking, traveling and reading

Passionate about: Leveraging Big Data solutions with an integrated healthcare platform to help drive better physician care and patient outcomes

Kamran Zargahi Vice President, 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

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    Dan O’Neill

    Associate Vice President, Business Development

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    Eric Weis

    Associate Vice President, Finance