Richard Nelli is an accomplished entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and investor, having founded, scaled, or transformed a number of Healthcare Information Technology companies over his twenty-five-year career. With a unique blend of healthcare domain expertise, business sense, and technical acumen, Richard has led a broad range of disciplines across those organizations including Product Management, Product Development, Delivery and Implementation, Client Experience, Marketing, Sales, Information Technology, and Operations. Some of Richard’s more visible ventures include Integrated Medical Networks, a joint venture Oracle Corporation, and acquired by QuadraMed Corporation; the industry-leading healthcare interoperability solution Cloverleaf ®, acquired by Lawson Software, and subsequently acquired by Infor; and CareMedic Systems, acquired by United Health Group, and now forms the foundation of Optum’s $1.5B hospital revenue cycle workflow and analytics platform. Each of these companies launched disruptive, highly differentiated solutions at the time, and became recognized leaders not only in the US but globally in Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Richard is a visible industry thought leader and a highly sought after public speaker. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) – US Healthcare Efficiency Index, Washington, DC, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG Health). Richard now leverages that experience as the Chief Executive Officer of Springboard Benefits, where through relationships with insurance carriers, employers and brokers, they give individuals the power to obtain, access and optimize their health and benefit programs during initial enrollment and through significant life events.
Through Richard Nelli Advisors, he also enjoys working with select, early to mid-stage companies, investors and boards to help them build great technology companies.
When not working, he can usually be found with his family, enjoying a meal, traveling somewhere new, or competing in a board game or outdoor activity. Richard prioritizes charitable efforts on organizations that support community involvement, homelessness, education, and faster more effective medical treatments for cancer and other conditions.