MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

From skiing the soaring mountains to fly fishing the rolling rivers, CrossTx is nestled right in Bozeman, Montana. As a booming tech hub, Bozeman is an astounding place for our business to call home, a place full of talent, perspective and adventure. And we don’t want the adventure to stop at our business door. Keeping our office environment innovative, motivating and challenging keeps the cultural and business adventure alive.

Chad Nybo
Chad NyboCEO
Chad Nybo has a distinguished career in developing complex and highly creative software solutions for both corporations and government agencies. Over the last several years, Chad has been working closely with healthcare professionals to bring new technologies into their practices. Chad graduated from Montana State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Outside the office Chad spends time with his wife Elmira and is a Montana State Bobcats Football fan.

Chandra Donnell
Chandra DonnellVP of Business Development
Chandra is considered an innovative leader in the healthcare space and has privately consulted for several major healthcare companies. In her business acumen she continues to be a highly effective leader and innovator in her approach at generating new growth, improving profitability and strengthening operational performances with predictive results.

Her responsibilities within CrossTx include managing aspects of marketing, business development, strategy, product development, user experience and strategic partnerships.

Justin Palagi
Justin PalagiVP of Engineering
As a long-term valuable employee, Justin has been providing critical contributions to building the CrossTx platform. Justin graduated in 2012 from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with High Honors as a member of the national Society of Computing Professionals.

Outside of the office, Justin enjoys the Montana outdoors and Ice Hockey.

Jay Van Voast
Jay Van VoastDirector of Operations and IT
Jay currently works for CrossTX as their Operations Manager and AWS hosting architect. He also lead roles in compliance regulation and IT administration.

Jay’s previously professional work experience includes Full Stack Web Developer and Server Administrator and past Co-Owner of a web design firm. He handled all client contacts, project management, front and back-end web programming and billing and client account management. His military service in the Marine Corps drives him to also serve as a part-time firefighter/EMT within the Gallatin Valley. Work in fire/EMS is much like IT, as it is an ever changing, critical environment.

Brad Putnam
Brad PutnamDirector of Customer Success
Brad served as Executive Director of HealthShare Montana, the Health Information Exchange for the state of Montana for three years, where he helped to forge relationships with millions of patients.

Prior to his efforts in the healthcare industry, Brad founded and acted as president and CEO of Digital Compliance, LLC. Under his leadership, the company grew from pioneer to industry leader providing information on over 1,000 service providers to well over 2000 companies throughout the country.

Board of Directors

David VapSaaS Product Executive
David Vap is a leading SaaS Product Executive. As Group Vice President of Oracle Applications Development, David drove product strategy and product management for the cloud-based Oracle customer service products. He also aligned the strategy for the Oracle customer experience portfolio, which consisted of sales, service, marketing, and commerce applications.
A 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Vap joined Oracle through the acquisition of RightNow in 2012. At RightNow he was Vice President of Products, where he led product strategy, product management, and product marketing.
Mr. Vap earned his Bachelor of Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Don BeemanBiotech Executive
Donald Beeman is the former Chief Executive Officer of LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Bozeman, Montana. Mr. Beeman led LigoCyte through fundraising, the development of several preclinical candidates and moved the company’s norovirus research program into the clinic. The company was acquired by Takeda in October 2012. He was a Founder and served as the Director at Topaz Pharmaceuticals LLC. Topaz was acquired by Sanofi Pasteur.

Prior to that, Mr. Beeman served as Vice President at Merck & Co., Inc. (1989-2004), where he led commercial operations for the vaccine business in the United States, reporting to the division head. He guided the creation of Merck’s first e-business channel with physicians and led two different regional sales groups at Merck, helping to establish five new products during his tenure in this role in the company’s pharmaceutical division. Mr. Beeman has held several different marketing positions including assignments in product marketing, customer marketing, and as the Marketing Director in the Australian subsidiary of Merck.

Pam SveinsonExecutive Consultant
Pam Sveinson has had a busy and diverse career since moving back to her home state of Montana in 1999, where she bought a business and property on Hebgen Lake. Since then, Pam has developed and operated Kirkwood Resort & Marina near West Yellowstone, where she also has been active in a variety of community efforts.

In her “spare time”, she has been consulting with a variety of clients world-wide since 1999. Pam specializes in individual executive coaching, facilitation of management team sessions and consulting on large-scale culture initiatives. Her client work has spanned 18 years, working with global corporations, e-commerce start-ups and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations. In the last several years, Pam has become a member of the Frontier Angel Fund, investing in and supporting start-up businesses.
Prior to 1999, Pam had a career of more than 20 years holding executive HR positions with Cowles Media Company/Star Tribune and with First Bank System, both in Minneapolis. She also has been a member of the board of directors for several organizations, serving as both the chair of their HR committees as well as Treasurer and Board Chair. In those capacities, she led or participated in many committees, including oversight of investment fund management. Pam received her master’s in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota in 1980.

Terry NyboHealthcare Professional
Dr. Norman “Terry” Nybo, the Montana Dental Association’s 2013 winner of the Excellent Clinician Award, has been at the forefront of new technologies, best operating procedures and advanced patient care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Montana Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with honors.

Outside of the office Terry is an accomplished artist and enjoys the Montana outdoors.

Advisors

Bill BeigheChief Information Officer, Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange & PMG of Santa Cruz.
David DieterichPresident of The Virginia Northern Company.
Don BeemanExecutive Vice President Takeda Vaccines, Vice President Merck, CEO LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals,Inc.
Faith M. JonesMSN, RN, NEA-BC, CMA, Clinical Care Advisor; Member of the American Nurses Associate Board of Directors, chair of the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees.
Michael JohnsCEO Bridger Orthopedic & Sports Medicine.
Heidi Bossley MSN, MBA; Independent healthcare consultant with expertise in quality improvement, workflow redesign, health information technology, and performance measurement.
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