One Solution Meets All Your Healthcare Supply Chain Optimization Needs

With a single vendor approach, we deliver healthcare supply chain automation software, clinical point-of-use solutions, inventory valuation and reconciliation services, master data management services, and incident surge and recovery services and software. That enables health systems to shine a light on their massive supplies inventory and aggregate actionable data to save millions each year. READ MORE

Media Coverage Nurses: The Secret Factor for Better Supply Chains

This year’s annual report, in partnership with Sage Growth Partners, is based on findings from a recent survey of 100 nurses. This survey shares the top supply chain changes nurses wish their hospitals would make, and how current supply chain processes impact efficiency, waste and revenue, patient safety, and stress. Get the Report

Reimagining the Healthcare Supply Chain: If Not Now, When?

The healthcare supply chain recovery playbook for the modern hospital or health system This playbook provides a three-phased, prescriptive approach to help hospitals recover from COVID-19 revenue losses, while at the same time fortifying their supply chains to ensure they are better prepared for the next significant disruption. READ THE PLAYBOOK

  1. PHASE 1 Normalize Operations and Improve Inventory Management
  2. PHASE 2 Regain Lost Margins and Improve Revenue
  3. PHASE 3 Fully Optimize the Chain with AI-Based Analytics and Demand Forecasting

Hospital Supply Chain Disruption Solutions

We provide innovative and easily implemented tools and services that support planning and management of inventory before, during, and after a significant healthcare supply chain disruption. These include:

  • Conducting inventory health checks
  • Restoring and optimizing your Item Master File
  • Automating manual, time-consuming tasks
  • Streamlining decedent management and tracking processes
  • Incorporating demand forecasting
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Gain Control Over Your Supply Spend

The Syft Synergy® platform gives supply chain and clinical staff visibility into products used across your health system, including perioperative and procedural areas and nursing floors. Gain insight into your supply spend, consumption, waste, demand forecasts and supply cost variance, resulting in standardization opportunities and surgical cost savings that enable you to thrive in bundled payment and other value-based programs.

What’s in a Name?

Our name derives from the meaning of sift as examining something thoroughly and extracting what’s most important. Our capabilities enable hospitals to find solutions in an enormous sea of inventory and data. Spelling Syft with a ‘y’ that tilts at the bottom is a visual representation of our ability to sift through massive amounts of hospital inventory and funnel it to create meaningful and actionable analytics.

Our History

  1. 1999 Management Health Solutions (MHS) is founded as a hospital inventory valuation services company.
  2. 2008 MHS adds Master Data Management services to its portfolio to create and maintain client data assets.
  3. 2010 MHS acquires AtPar for its cutting-edge @Par supply chain automation software. MHS acquires Hospital Inventories Specialists, Inc. and becomes one of the largest providers of physical inventory valuation services in the U.S.
  4. 2017 MHS expands its software offerings to include clinical applications.
  5. 2019 With an evolving portfolio of software and services, MHS rebrands as Syft® and introduces its new platform solution, Syft Synergy®.
  6. 2019 Syft celebrates its 20-year anniversary and continues to grow at a rapid pace.

SYFT Leadership

Todd Plesko Chief Executive Officer | LinkedIn

Mr. Plesko has founded and led several successful healthcare technology companies. He currently serves as CEO for Syft, a leader in healthcare supply chain management providing services to more than 900 hospitals. Prior to, he served as CIO for a multi-site healthcare provider organization and then as CEO of triPRACTIX, one of the nation’s largest GE Centricity™ resellers. Mr. Plesko also founded and was Chairman and CEO of Extension Healthcare – acquired by Vocera Communications in 2016 – where he served as VP of Product Strategy guiding all aspects of product management and development.

Tim Ledwick Chief Financial Officer | LinkedIn

Tim Ledwick brings three decades of experience as a finance officer, including CFO roles in both public and private companies. His specialized skills span the capital markets, IPO activities, spinoffs & mergers and acquisitions in both domestic and international markets. Mr. Ledwick has broad experience in meeting complex regulatory requirements and implementing fiscal controls as part of senior management with companies such as Dictaphone Corp., a $250 million healthcare software and call recording technology company, Cityscape Financial Corp. and the GTE Corp.

A certified public accountant, he holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Fairfield University and an undergraduate degree from George Washington University.

Kevin Kiley Chief Operating Officer | LinkedIn

Kevin Kiley brings over thirty years of finance, operational and human resources experience to Syft. Mr. Kiley has provided financial leadership within large organizations, as well as venture-backed entrepreneurial companies, including Gartner, Tomy America, Technology Marketing Corporation and CentrPort.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport. In addition, he has served on many elected boards in the town of Fairfield, CT, including the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance.

Kishore Bala Chief Technology Officer | LinkedIn

Kishore Bala is an accomplished technology professional with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare supply chain, manufacturing, and finance verticals. Known for achieving business goals, he offers a unique blend of healthcare domain expertise, technology experience, executive acumen, sales and marketing experience, application development, and application implementation experience. Mr. Bala has helped develop the Syft supply chain management platform with substantial improvement to business solution offerings at Syft.

Kishore was one of the principals of AtPar, Inc., which Syft acquired in 2010, and has been instrumental in building AtPar’s product portfolio. He has extensive subject matter expertise working with some of the leading healthcare information systems and ERP/materials management systems like PeopleSoft, Lawson, Oracle, McKesson Pathways Materials Management, and Meditech. He also has extensive subject matter expertise in some of the leading and upcoming mobile technologies, standards like HL7, GS1, HBICC, and UDI, and HIPAA regulations, e-Pedigree requirements, etc.

Kishore holds an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, an engineering degree from India, and a diploma in database technologies.

Lee Smith, DHA, MBA, BSN, RNFA Chief Nursing Officer |

As the CNO at Syft, Lee is responsible for guiding customers through their implementations of Syft Synergy point-of-use (POU) and analytics solutions to drive efficiencies and expense reductions throughout the perioperative environment. With an extensive clinical background, Lee is instrumental in helping hospital clinical leadership and front-line users understand how to best optimize their Syft Synergy technology investments, improve processes and metrics across the perioperative continuum, and use data insights to improve the performance of operating rooms. Lee has more than 35 years of experience in health care, including 21 years in supply chain and information technology. She has held leadership positions in hospitals as well as other health care organizations such as Cardinal Health, CareFusion, and BD. She holds a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration, a Master of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Whitney St. Pierre Chief Marketing Officer | LinkedIn

Whitney St. Pierre has nearly 20 years’ experience fulfilling various marketing leadership roles in the technology industry. In her current role as Chief Marketing Officer, Whitney has oversight of all aspects of marketing including strategy, branding, product marketing, sales enablement, and communications to name a few.

Prior to joining Syft, Whitney was the Director of Marketing for Extension Healthcare. During her 8 years there, she was instrumental in a major rebranding initiative that helped to propel the company’s growth. Having become the leader in the clinical communication and collaboration market, Extension Healthcare was acquired by Vocera Communications in 2016.

Whitney earned a BS from Auburn University in 2001 with a concentration on business and marketing. She now lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and two children and is an accomplished artist.

Steven Herz Chief Product Officer | LinkedIn

Steve Herz is a proven product leader focused on driving product vision, strategy and roadmap for mutual client, company value and growth. Steve focuses on collaboration between customer and company and internal execution teams to deliver successful strategic, operational, and roadmap results.

Steve comes to Syft from SOC Telemed where, as VP of Product, he led strategy, roadmap, and execution of specialty telemedicine clinical and technology services delivery to over 450 health systems and hospitals. Prior to his work with SOC Telemed, Mr. Herz held multiple leadership positions with Quest Diagnostics where he led strategic planning and execution of Quest’s health IT products division and delivery of services to hospitals, health systems, payers and ambulatory providers. Additionally, Mr. Herz launched and lead the growth of Exostar’s Healthcare cyber security and identity management government and private sector divisions.

Mr. Herz holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a MS in Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign.

Luke Krouse Vice President, Professional Services | LinkedIn

Luke Krouse is a proven leader with extensive management experience leading all aspects of Professional Services. Luke has over 15 years of healthcare experience that range from both technical and clinical experience. With his years of clinical experience in a hospital setting, Luke brings a holistic vision to make a positive and lasting impact on healthcare delivery. Luke joined Syft with the primary focus of improving operational processes and procedures.

Prior to joining Syft, Luke was the Director of Implementation Engineers at Extension Healthcare where he developed strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations. In addition, Luke worked to develop, monitor and administer key performance indicators to maintain efficient, quality services.

Luke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Purdue University.

Srinivas Repala Vice President, Software Development & Managing Director | LinkedIn

Srinivas Repala is a skilled technology professional with over 20 years of IT experience in mobile technologies, cross platform mobile development, internet/intranet technologies, client/server, system analysis, design, data modeling, data analytics, relational database management systems and object-oriented programming concepts. He has executed several mobile, internet and intranet projects which involved product design, development and implementation. He has extensive knowledge on various hospital MMIS systems which include PeopleSoft, Lawson, Oracle applications, Meditech, Pathways, GEAC systems and HL7, GS1, HIBCC, ICBBA standards, HIPAA regulations. His expertise across the life cycle of product development from requirements, design, development, testing, continuous integration, implementation and project management has helped Syft to become market leader in Healthcare Supply Chain automation.

As one of the Principals of AtPar, Inc., he was central to the development of the AtPar product portfolio. He has comprehensive knowledge in integrating with some of the leading Healthcare Information Systems and ERP/Materials Management Systems. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering.

Rebecca Addison Vice President, Inventory Services | LinkedIn

Rebecca Addison brings over 30 years of experience specializing in hospital inventory management services. She served as an Information Systems Specialist, Accounting Professional, Logistics Coordinator, Customer Account Manager and Assistant to the Vice President of Operations at Hospital Inventories Specialist, Inc. where she worked for 20 years prior to joining the Syft team during the 2010 acquisition. Rebecca’s extensive experience working closely with clients and company stake holders allows her to provide the highest level of service and results.

In her current role, Rebecca stives to offer innovative inventory solutions to current and future clients. She knows that the hospital inventory environment is an ever-evolving factor in hospital decision making and looks to see how Syft can work with our partners to achieve optimum results. Her efforts include exploring new ways to enhance Syft’s inventory process software and increase on-site productivity.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science Management Information Systems from Florida State University.

Adam Hand General Counsel | LinkedIn

Adam Hand has over 15 years’ experience in business law in the software and healthcare industries. In his current role as General Counsel for Syft, Mr. Hand has oversight of all legal matters including, contract negotiation, intellectual property, and strategic planning.

Previously, Mr. Hand spent thirteen years in private practice specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and contract negotiations. He advised national clients in the software and healthcare industries and negotiated thousands of agreements, including distributorships, software as a service (SaaS), and other various contracts. In 2017, Mr. Hand founded his own firm and began advising a select clientele.

As a licensed attorney, Mr. Hand holds a BA in business administration and a JD from Indiana University.

SYFT Board of Directors

Gene Kirtser Affordable Care Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Kirtser is the CEO of Affordable Care, America’s leading consumer retail healthcare company exclusively focused on tooth replacement solutions. He previously spent 10 years as the President and CEO of ROi, a leading healthcare supply chain company. Gene has over 25 years of diverse business experience in the healthcare industry, having served on both the provider and supplier sides. Prior to ROi, Gene worked at Baxter/Allegiance/Cardinal, ChoicePoint Health Systems, Maxxim Medical, and SRI Surgical.

Andy Paul Sopris Capital

Mr. Paul is the managing member and a founding member of Sopris Capital. Mr. Paul has been actively engaged in private equity and venture capital investing for more than 30 years, primarily in the healthcare industry. Early in his career, Mr. Paul spent 16 years at Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe where he was a Managing General Partner before retiring to focus his energies on investing in smaller growth companies.

Steven Epstein Epstein Becker Green

Mr. Epstein, co-founder of Epstein Becker Green, advises health care company boards of directors and their chief executives on strategic opportunities, complex regulatory compliance, investigations, and critical decision-making. Recognized as the “father” of health care law by Chambers USA: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, clients value his historical perspective, vast network of relationships, and strategic insight into today’s legal and business markets.

Dan Lubin Radius Ventures

Mr. Lubin is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Radius Ventures LLC, a New York-based venture capital organization that invests in leading-edge, late-stage venture health and life sciences companies. In his role at Radius, Dan has focused on the firm’s investment effort in the healthcare services/IT sector, serving on numerous public and private boards, including Tabula Rasa Healthcare (NASDAQ: TRHC), Invicro, Aethon, Healthsense and Syft (formerly Management Health Solutions.

Matthew Thompson Enhanced Healthcare

Mr. Thompson is a Partner at Enhanced Healthcare. He focuses on sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing niche investments in the healthcare arena including pharma, technology, pharmacy and reimbursed services. He has led the acquisition of, and successful exit from, several portfolio companies. Before joining Enhanced Healthcare, Mr. Thompson served as a Director at Riverside Partners, a private equity firm focusing on healthcare and technology.

Todd Plesko Syft

Mr. Plesko has founded and led several successful healthcare technology companies. He currently serves as CEO for Syft, a leader in healthcare supply chain management providing services to more than 900 hospitals. Prior to, he served as CIO for a multi-site healthcare provider organization and then as CEO of triPRACTIX, one of the nation’s largest GE Centricity™ resellers. Mr. Plesko also founded and was Chairman and CEO of Extension Healthcare – acquired by Vocera Communications in 2016 – where he served as VP of Product Strategy guiding all aspects of product management and development.

SYFT Advisory Board

Betty Jo Rocchio, DNP, RN, CRNA, CENP Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Betty Jo has been with Mercy Health System since 2013 and is currently serving as Sr. VP and Chief Nursing Officer. Before joining Mercy, Betty Jo held several clinical leadership roles at Mount Carmel Health System. She has earned multiple degrees in nursing and business administration and most currently has obtained a doctor in nursing practice in the nurse executive track at The Ohio State University.

Over the years, Betty Jo has co-developed and led may initiatives to assist nursing and clinical teams in patient care and to drive optimal outcomes and has become an accomplished speaker and published author on various topics. Betty Jo has helped to solve some of healthcare’s biggest problems with her deep knowledge of clinical workflow needs, healthcare supply chain, automation tools and analytics, and EMR systems and adoptions models, to name a few.

Vincent Conti Immediate Past Chair at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Mr. Conti has diverse experience in health care. Early in his career, he created innovative health care programs for New York’s prison system. Mr. Conti then spent twenty years on the administrative staff at Yale New Haven Hospital and twelve years as President and CEO of Maine Medical Center. A Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, many organizations have entrusted him with board leadership positions including Voluntary Hospitals of America, American Hospital Association, Health Insights Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System. Currently, Mr. Conti serves as a Venture Partner of Radius Venture Capital and on several other healthcare startups and boards.

Miki Kapoor Operating Partner, Linden Capital and Advisor, Enhanced Healthcare

Mr. Kapoor is an experienced healthcare technology executive, having most recently co-founded, raised over $200 million for, and served as CEO of Verana Health. Mr. Kapoor has also been CEO of Tea Leaves Health (acquired by Welltok), President of publicly traded Everyday Health (acquired by J2 Global), and Head of the Global Payer and Provider division at IQVIA during its IPO. Mr. Kapoor is a Fulbright Fellow, board member of several healthcare organizations, former visiting professor at two universities, and former Executive Vice President at the Clinton Foundation.

James Mead

Mr. Mead is the Managing Director of JM Mead, LLC, a firm providing strategic consulting and advisory services to companies in the healthcare industry over the past seventeen years. He previously spent twenty years as President of CEO of Capital BlueCross and most recently spent three years as President and CEO of PinnacleCare International. In addition, he is a venture partner at Radius Ventures, LLC. Mr. Mead has a broad range of business experience in all aspects of corporate governance in various industries having served on more than twenty-five boards, both public and private corporations, including the Hershey Company, the Hershey Trust Company, and as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Jordan Davis Radius Ventures

Mr. Davis is Managing Partner and founder of JSD | Radius Special Situations, an investment firm focused on venture-stage and growth equity investments in transformative, technology-driven health and life sciences companies. He also serves as a Managing Partner and co-founder of Radius Ventures, a New York-based health and life sciences venture capital firm that has invested over $200 million in 40 companies since inception. Known for his engaged, active investment approach, Jordan leverages 35 years of experience and relationships to add value to his investments, often contributing to “game-changing” results.

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