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Management Team

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Dr. Johannes Harl

Johannes is CEO and Cofounder of Medal.org Limited. He also serves as a Director of several service and technology companies. Dr. Harl is active in business development and private equity. He held senior positions in banking and investments in London, New York, Zurich and Frankfurt serving at Bank Julius Baer, UniCredit (HVB), Citicorp and JPMorgan, where he also developed trading and investment algorithms. He attended the universities of Erlangen, Munich, East Anglia, holds a PhD in Operations Research and Finance from Ohio State and served as a Professor at New York University.

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John Svirbely, MD

John Svirbely, MD is a Medical Advisor to The Medical Algorithms Company and an author of medical algorithms. John has developed medical content for over 16 years. He has a BA degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Maryland. He is a board-certified pathologist with multiple fellowships in medical microbiology and biomedical computing at the Ohio State University. He has authored multiple books and articles on medical algorithms.

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Dr. Claus Puhlmann

Claus Puhlmann is cofounder, Director and Chief Scientific Officer. His primary focus is on media structure and online content. He has extensive experience in cancer biology and immunology and over 20 years experience in publishing, editing and managing medical information and in prepress publishing services. He started his career as a research scientist with the Max-Planck-Institute, followed by positions as Senior Product Manager and Senior Editor with Chapman & Hall, Kohlhammer, and Birkhäuser with main focus on strategic development of medical and scientific publishing programs. Dr. Puhlmann then worked with national and international customers, and served as content manager in the development of patient-focused, internet-based medical information system and electronic health record system.

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Chad Rudnick, MD, FAAP

Medal’s Medical Director, Dr. Chad Rudnick, MD, FAAP, is an integral part of our management team. He works closely with our Chief Medical Officer on product development and also is responsible for professional outreach. Dr. Rudnick is a proponent of incorporating medical technology and analytics into clinical practice. An accomplished medical writer, he has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, graduating with honors. He received his M.D. from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He also is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science at the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

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Skye Van Raalte-Herzog

Skye is Chief Marketing and Product Officer and primarily focused on all media and mobile technology developments. A pioneer in mobile app development, Skye began conceptualizing and developing mobile apps in 2008, just a few months after Apple released its SDK to developers. Building upon more than 20 years of publishing and content development experience, Skye quickly adapted to designing and developing content for mobile and online platforms and established her niche in medical apps. She's spearheaded development and marketing for nearly 200 medical apps in collaboration with leading medical publishers, Springer Healthcare and McGraw-Hill.

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Pramod Gupta

Pramod is Chief Technology Officer. He directs our technology innovation strategies and develops and operates the website and mobile applications. He is the technical systems architect and an expert in project management. Pramod has been the systems architect of mobility projects in retail, insurance, publishing and entertainment on iOS and Android applications and achieved an outstanding record of technical accomplishment and project success. He served as a leader of the Infosys Mobility Group in the US and India serving services Global 1000 companies. Pramod holds an MTech degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from NIT Allahabad.

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Laurie Benson

Laurie Benson is a Non-Executive Director of Medal and active in business development and strategic development. Laurie's background includes television, print and digital media in both the U.S. and Europe/Middle East Africa. An early member of the CNN team, Ms. Benson managed the launch teams of two highly successful cable networks, HGTV and Oxygen Media. Laurie then served as Publisher for Time Magazine (parent company, Time Warner) in EMEA. Charged with re-directing this mature business, she helped to drive the operation to record profits during her tenure. She then led the commercial activities of Bloomberg's Publishing and their Digital operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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M. Sriram Iyengar, PhD

Sriram Iyengar is a Founder and a Director of The Medical Algorithms Company and our medical technology infrastructure guru. He was also a co-founder of the Medical Algorithms Project. His experience includes clinical informatics, healthcare systems security, clinical decision making and algorithm medicine. He has served as senior executive manager in large medical research centers and technology companies, and at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Sriram also serves as an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Texas A&M University. He has a BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras, MSc in Electrical Comunications from the Indian Inst. Of Science, MS in Statistics and a PhD in Computer Science from Ohio State University.

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