As CEO of Ambra, Morris Panner leads the company on its mission of delivering better care through better technology. Morris is an active voice in the cloud and enterprise software arena, focused on the services and healthcare verticals. He is a frequent contributor to business, healthcare, and technology publications. Before Ambra, Morris built and sold an industry-leading business-process software company, OpenAir, to NetSuite (NYSE:N). He once served as the US Embassy Resident Legal Advisor in Bogota, Colombia; and his first job ever was as a janitor at his old high school while on summer break from college. Both of these very different experiences taught him valuable lessons about the human condition, and make him cherish his time with family that much more. Morris has a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard University.
Geoff Crawshaw has developed and coded a wide variety of commercial software, and was an early pioneer in building software-as-a-service applications. Most recently, he founded and led the technical team at OpenAir, which was acquired by NetSuite (NYSE:N). Geoff graduated cum laude from Milton Academy and attended Rice University. He served in the 82nd Airborne and was at one time stationed at the US Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Center. While there, he actually volunteered as “human research,” which means he can tell you exactly what hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and altitude sickness all feel like!
Ed Marshall and the product team ensure that the Ambra platform is extremely flexible, easy to use, and robust enough to serve as the backbone of innovation for our customers’ care network. Before Ambra, Ed held roles as SVP and GM of the Services Industry business unit at NetSuite, as well as VP Sales and Marketing for OpenAir, which was acquired by NetSuite. Across these roles, he ensured NetSuite’s position as the #1 PSA solution on the market. A seasoned speaker, Ed has presented at industry events such as the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, TSIA’s Annual TSW Conference, and the CFO Leadership Council. Prior to NetSuite and OpenAir, Ed was a management consultant at Bain & Company, and an engineer at General Electric. Ed has a Sc.B. from Brown University, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the Wharton School. He’s a fan of the Liverpool Football Club and all Boston sports teams—but he isn’t afraid to admit that the movie “Hoosiers” makes him cry.
Mini Peiris owns go-to-market initiatives and works closely with Ambra’s advisory group of physicians, administrative executives, and healthcare IT leaders. She most recently served as the CMO of OpenGov, an Andreessen-Horowitz-backed start-up. Prior to that, Mini spent over 12 years at NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) as VP, Worldwide Marketing and VP, Product Management. In these leadership roles, she drove NetSuite’s marketing strategy and product direction as they grew from startup to IPO to a $500M+ revenue business. Mini holds a BS in Cellular Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and began her career as a research scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutical, but secretly wishes she was a marine biologist. So its no surprise that she's been scuba diving in far-flung spots like Papua New Guinea to see pygmy seahorses; Utila, Honduras for whale sharks, and the Galapagos Islands for hammerhead shark sightings.
Aaron is a results-oriented healthcare technology sales leader, with experience at startups, rapid growth-stage companies, as well as major financial services firms. Prior to joining Ambra, Aaron was in the sales and trading unit of the Securities division at Goldman Sachs, but he first realized he had a passion for the healthcare space while at Revolution Health Group (acquired by Everyday Health). Aaron never does anything in halves, and has in fact been known to run a marathon on a whim. He holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia, where he remains active in the University's entrepreneurship community. Aaron also serves on the Alumni Governing Council of The Potomac School.
Alex McFerran lives by the words of Rudyard Kipling, “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” So, it’s no wonder that he’s led some of the industry’s most empowered teams focused on delivering cloud-based applications to the enterprise market. Prior to joining Ambra, Alex served as Director, Professional Services at NetSuite (NYSE: N) and OpenAir, where he led his teams through some of the most complex multinational deployments, including Siemens PLM, MedImmune (an AstraZeneca company), and BEA. Alex is a graduate of Colgate University and has an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Mike Palin is a seasoned financial executive with experience in enterprise financial and general management. His CFO roles prior to Ambra include Sitara Networks and Indus River Networks. Mike has also served as CEO for HomeView and Leostream. He is a frequent contributor to finance-related forums and has served in a variety of financial leadership positions. He’s come a long way from his first job at a food processing plant—where he learned that frozen food and band saws were a dangerous combination to work with every day. He’s never looked back since. Mike holds a CPA and is a graduate of Brown University.