Venkat Sharma, Founder and CEO, launched Advantum Health (formerly iHealth Innovations) in 2013 and two years later purchased Paradigm, a company started in 1996 with deep experience in medical billing, coding and practice consulting. Mr. Sharma has significant experience building healthcare and technology businesses, successfully founding and exiting two enterprises, including iMedX, a leading outsource provider of healthcare software and services to hospitals and medical practices throughout the United States. An experienced M&A executive, Mr. Sharma has sourced, negotiated and closed over 15 acquisitions during his tenure with Advantum Health and iMedX. He also was a member of the leadership team that took Acorn Information Services, an ASP service and database marketing company for the pharmaceutical industry, from start-up through successful IPO.
His prior corporate experience includes IBM and 3M. Mr. Sharma serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for Passport Health, a provider-sponsored Medicaid Managed Care Plan in Louisville, KY, and on the Board of the JJ Metta Foundation, a charitable organization for children in need. Mr. Sharma received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India), and a Master’s degree in Management from Clemson University in South Carolina.