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Leadership Team

Vikash Agrawal

Vikash Agrawal

Executive Chairman & Co-founder

Vikash has served as Chairman since co-founding Etransmedia in 2000. He continues to lead all strategic, financial and business development growth for the multi-million dollar Healthcare Information Technology company with over 400 employees nationally. Prior to starting Etransmedia, Vikash was a Principal at FreeMarkets/Ariba in Pittsburgh where he was responsible for Sales and Business Development for healthcare, manufacturing, and retail organizations. He was a Senior Consultant to Fortune 2000 companies and was also the Product Manager at Symantec and held positions at GE Energy, Keystone Corp, and Super Aluminum Co.

Vikash earned his MBA degree from Harvard Business School and holds dual Masters Degrees in Management & Technology and Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Technology (India).

Vikash is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and on the Board of Directors for the Hindu Cultural Center, Albany, NY

Vikram Agrawal

Vikram Agrawal

President/CEO & Co-Founder

Vikram has served as President and CEO since co-founding Etransmedia in 2000. He brought phenomenal growth to Etransmedia by designing a scalable platform connecting global operations with a highly developed information technology infrastructure. Prior to co-founding Etransmedia, Vikram worked as Program Manager at Indian Telephone Industries and Groupe Bull, India. He served as Director of Business Development for R. K. Enterprises in Cochin, India.

Vikram earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the prestigious University of Bangalore in India.

As the son of successful entrepreneurs, Vikram’s entrepreneurial spirit leads him as the co-founder of the Entrepreneur Club at RPI and a founding member of the Mastermind Alliance entrepreneurship organization. He is also an active philanthropist, volunteering and fundraising for the Hindu Temple-HCC of Albany, Raksha Orphanage and Rotract International in Cochin, India.

Brendan Harnett

Brendan Harnett

Senior Vice President of Solutions Management

Brendan has been a member of the executive team since 2004, he is responsible for overseeing product management and product development efforts. He manages major technology purchases for Etransmedia, as well as the integration of new technology – whether from acquisitions or new clients – with Etransmedia’s existing systems.

Prior to joining Etransmedia, Brendan co-founded 3arc Ltd., a business dedicated to the development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives for professionals and small businesses. Brendan has also worked for Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann Associates, an internationally renowned architectural design and engineering firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Brendan earned degrees in Architecture and Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York. He is the winner of several business plan competitions at East coast universities.

Avin Joshi

Avin Joshi

Senior Vice President of Operations

Avin has served as Senior Vice President of Operations since Etransmedia’s inception in 2000. He is responsible for all aspects of operations at Etransmedia. Avin oversees technology-enabled product and service delivery. He also leads the efforts to develop new, strategic solutions and initiatives.

Prior to joining Etransmedia, Avin served as a member of the Multidisciplinary Design Team at RPI where he was in charge of working with organizations such as General Electric and Pitney Bowes. Avin has also done academic research at Jefferson National Labs in Virginia. Prior to that, he was one of the lead engineers for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) and ISO:9000 initiatives at Tata Steel in Mumbai, India.,

Avin has Masters degrees in Applied Physics, and in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.

Tom Steinke

Tom Steinke

Chief Financial Officer

In March 2015, Tom Steinke began serving as Chief Financial Officer for Etransmedia.

Tom is responsible for oversight of the treasury, financial reporting, financial analysis, corporate budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning functions at Etransmedia.

Prior to joining Etransmedia, Tom spent over 15 years serving in various financial and operational leadership capacities at IBM, KPMG LLP, Dynabil, Ducommun, IPLogic and NYISO.

Tom earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Brent W. Averette

Brent W. Averette

SVP, Sales and Business Development

Brent is focused on leading the sales process, penetrating new markets, building a sales organization and expanding the company’s product and technology presence within the healthcare marketplace to respond to the growing demand for Etransmedia industry leading Connect2Care and RCM Platforms. He is a seasoned Sales Leader with more than 24 years of healthcare experience in a broad range of roles including sales leadership, both direct and channel sales, strategic planning and business development.

Brent served as SVP Health Technology Partners for Surescripts with direct responsibility for driving strategic customer relationships, clinical messaging adoption, utilization of Surescripts network and emerging market segments for Surescripts.  Brent also held previous senior level roles as VP of Channel Sales and Operations for a Chicago based provider of acute and ambulatory clinical and practice management solutions, and Medic Computer Systems and Misys Healthcare.

Brent has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from East Carolina University.

Lori M. McGwire, MBA, CPC,

Lori M. McGwire, MBA, CPC,

Vice President of Physician Services

In December 2014, Lori McGwire began serving as Vice President of Physician Services for Etransmedia when DoctorsXL became part of the Etransmedia family.

Lori started DoctorsXL in 2008 because she is committed to creating this win-win situation in healthcare practices throughout the country. She is a member of the Renal Physicians Association, Medical Group Management Association and American Academy of Professional Coders. She is also a Past President of the Practice Managers Committee of the Renal Physicians Association.

Lori was the Quality Resource Manager for the country’s largest hospital corporation and was recognized as a “Notable Leader.” For the past 18 years she has worked at the executive level in medical practice administration fueled by her intense passion for improving healthcare.

Lori earned her degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. She went on to earn an MBA along with earning certifications as a Professional Coder, Healthcare Compliance Officer, Medical Practice Executive, and Healthcare Compliance Consultant. She was the first non-clinician in Louisiana to earn the credential of Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

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