Founding Partner & Chairman
Sam Wilkes is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Life2. Most recently Mr. Wilkes was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FleetRisk Advisors, Inc., a recognized industry pioneer in predictive modeling and risk analytics for the commercial transportation and logistics market. The Company’s service allowed commercial fleet operators to predict future risks and to implement countermeasures to prevent losses from ever occurring. Many clients were able to reduce their insurance and loss costs by 50% or more. FleetRisk was sold to Qualcomm, Inc. in early 2011 and is currently integrated with the Fleet Management organization of Qualcomm Enterprise Services.
Mr. Wilkes early career was spent with IBM Corporation. He joined IBM as a systems engineer and spent twelve years in various sales, marketing and systems positions. Much of his early career was spent providing advisory services to large insurance and financial services organizations.
Since IBM, Mr. Wilkes has been either founder or co-founder of six software and services companies. His entrepreneurial background began in the early days of insurance agency automation. Mr. Wilkes was the first general manager of Agency Management Systems (AMS), an early pioneer in automating independent insurance agencies. After AMS, Mr. Wilkes was co-founder of Leader Systems, Inc. which was the first agency automation system based on the IBM personal computer. After Leader Systems, Mr. Wilkes co-founded FormMaker Software, which grew to become the leading provider of document automation systems and services to the worldwide insurance industry. FormMaker was later merged with Image Sciences Corporation to form DocuCorp International. The merged companies were taken public in 1998.
Mr. Wilkes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Masters of Business Administration
in InternationalMarketing, both from the University of Florida.
Partner & Director
Rick Egan is responsible for all sales and marketing operations at Life2. Mr. Egan’s early career was spent with in a number of entrepreneurial market development roles. He built a reputation as being an excellent member of technology start-up teams in the critical “zero to one million” revenue growth phase. He worked closely with many early stage investors within the venture capital community. He developed expertise in the mainframe software market and has participated in the revenue growth and successful financial exits in the software sector.
Mr. Egan leveraged this early experience as a member of the management team at a publicly held company, VSI Enterprises (NASDAQ: VSIN). His career started in direct sales with progressively increasing responsibilities including National Accounts Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Vice President of Global Sales. The Board of Directors at VSI made a strategic decision to divest several unprofitable business units and Mr. Egan was promoted to President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member to execute this strategy. He worked closely with the new investors to successfully transition the company to a new business model.
Since VSI, Mr. Egan has been the Managing Partner of a business advisory firm specializing in early stage growth and business transformation. In client engagements, Mr. Egan has served as a member of various management teams and been a strategic advisor to a healthcare services company. His most recent engagements have involved predictive modeling software solutions that manage hospital resources and scheduling, a fraud detection and identity protection firm that helps providers and payers reduce exposure, as well as a software firm that optimizes the best time to reach out to consumers via email and social media.
Mr. Egan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Egan is an active alumni and has served as an advisor mentor at the university.
Robert L. Morris
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Lee has several years’ experience as a chief financial officer with companies within the technology community. As a chief financial officer his responsibilities have included all aspects of the financial, legal and human resource disciplines. He has also held several directorships. Recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ammacore, Inc. an IT services company. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for FiPath, Inc. which was funded by Imlay Investments. In addition, Lee served as the chief financial officer of FleetRisk Advisors, Inc., a predictive analytics technology Company (acquired by Qualcomm January 2011) chief financial officer of Gideon Technologies, Inc. an IT security software company (acquired by Symantec January 2010), and as a Managing Director of EGL Holdings, LLC., a venture capital and corporate finance company. He also served as a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of The NetCommerce Company (Span2); the Chief Financial Officer of E3 Corporation with fourteen offices worldwide and a “Fast Tech 50” and “Atlanta 100” Company (acquired by JDA Software, Inc.); as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of FormMaker Software, Inc. (later DocuCorp International, Inc. (NASDQ), and acquired by Skywire Software, LLC) an “INC. 500”, “Atlanta Business Chronicle Top 25 Computer Company” and “National Fast 500 Technology” Company; and as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of American Technical Services Group, Inc., an “INC 500”, “Fast Tech 50” and “Atlanta 100” Company. Lee served as a NCO with a United States Marine Corps ANGLICO unit. He graduated with honors from Florida State University and began his financial career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta, GA (formerly Coopers & Lybrand). He is a Charter Member of the Technology Executive Roundtable and is recognized in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans and Who’s Who Worldwide.
Chief Modeling Architect
Richard Vlasimsky is the Chief Modeling Architect of Life2 and president of IMIDEX Inc, a Denver based predictive analytics company that specializes in medical analytics for insurance and health care providers.
Formerly, Mr. Vlasimsky co-founded and was the CTO and VP of Business Development for Valen Technologies. When Valen was founded in 2002, Mr. Vlasimsky was an early pioneer of applying predictive analytics in commercial lines insurance and successfully deployed predictive underwriting models in all the major lines of commercial insurance. As a result, early customers are now seeing 5-6 point loss ratio improvement in their books of business.
My Vlasimsky began his career in 1994, when he joined Andersen Consulting’s technology consulting group (now Accenture). Mr. Vlasimsky worked on a number of successful initiatives, notably: a client/server business office system for 800 facility long term healthcare provider, a global deployment of enterprise resource planning and demand planning system for Texas Instruments, a technology transfer and channel development project with an enterprise application start-up, and the development of a constraint-based ad-targeting system for Turner Broadcasting.
Mr. Vlasimsky holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Computer Science and an MBA with an emphasis on Operations Research from the University of Oklahoma. His graduate project was to build a 100% solar powered car, which competed in the first World Solar Challenge across Australia.
Kenneth T. Bellian, M.D.
Dr. Bellian is the former Chief of Clinical Operations at Denver Health Medical Center. In that position, Dr. Bellian was accountable for talent management, strategic planning, financial planning and vitality, community engagement and partnerships, organizational growth and development, and patient safety and quality activities of the clinical services. Dr. Bellian is a physician executive with deep understanding of complex challenges that exist in healthcare and the opportunities that avail themselves to deliver disruptive solutions. Dr. Bellian received his undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. He completed his General Medicine Internship at Case Western Reserve University as well as his Residency in their Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Bellian also received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he earned a Certificate in Health Sector Management. Prior to joining Denver Health, Dr. Bellian was in private practice at Fayetteville Otolaryngology and Cape Fear Otolaryngology in North Carolina.
Adam R. Silverman, M.D., FACP
Dr. Silverman is currently serving as Vice President for Population Health for Saint Francis Health Care Partners (Trinity Health) and Professor of Medicine Quinnipiac University. Adam brings a wealth of health care system experience having practiced in the private practice of general Internal Medicine in Chicago, IL and Norwalk, CT, served as an academic internist at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, as well as the Primary and Post-Acute Care service line leader at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Chief Population Health Officer at Trinity Health Of New England. Adam also served as a member of the leadership team of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation and maintains regional leadership through the Connecticut Hospital Association’s Committee on Population Health and national leadership through his board membership on the Internal Medicine sub-specialty board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a board certified general internist and he is a Professor of Medicine at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and continues to practice Primary Care Internal Medicine. Adam graduated from Middlebury College in 1986 with a B.A in Geography, received his M.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991, and completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1995.