The Avantas leadership team provides leading edge ideas in healthcare workforce management. Similarly, they expect their teams to continually make meaningful contributions to the strategies and science of managing labor at the enterprise level. Avantas teams are encouraged to challenge ideas and innovate from within to help our clients achieve better outcomes, decreased labor spend, and increased staff satisfaction.
This approach has helped our company become the foremost provider of industry solutions and has positioned our team members as experts in the field.
Avantas leaders and team members are frequent speakers at national conferences and are routinely published in some of the leading publications in the industry, including Becker’s Hospital Review, HFMA’s Healthcare Cost Containment, Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Informatics, and the ADVANCE Healthcare Network of publications.
VP of Strategic Operations
An RN and an accomplished executive with a strong background in change management, process improvement, and Lean Six Sigma, Marc leads our client services, consulting, education, support, and staffing optimization areas.
Marc has successfully led a variety of organizations ranging from ambulance corporations to health systems. His ability to create organizational “superstars” focused on developing subject matter expertise with a passion for serving the customer provides the framework that puts our clients’ interests at the heart of everything we do.
He served in leadership roles in several prominent organizations including Meridian Health, Memorial Hermann, and United Surgical Partners International/ Tenet Health.
He has earned a BSN in Nursing and an MS in Healthcare Management. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Nurses Association.
Sr. Director of Innovation
Brent is responsible for the strategy and execution of each phase of the end-to-end software development life cycle including research, functional requirements, development, and testing.
Brent has more than 10 years of experience building Software-as-a-Service labor management tools on Java-based applications with Oracle and IBM-database products.
Prior to coming to Avantas, Brent was the director of product development for a publicly traded telecommunications service provider. He was a developer and leader of software teams supporting call center applications such as real-time management, adherence between scheduling and time and attendance systems, enterprise analytic reporting for revenue opportunities, and UI design.
Laura has oversight of all business development practices, seeking to partner with clients to align recommended workflows in combination with automation via Smart Square and advanced analytics to achieve financial outcomes and deliver time back to clinicians to provide excellent patient care.
Laura brings considerable experience leading teams of sales professionals, subject matter experts, IO psychologists, and more, focusing on products including cloud HR software, content management, consulting, and analytics with cognitive computing, in addition to oversight of survey, assessment, and leadership development solutions.
Sr. Director of Client Engagement & Optimization
Holly has strategic oversight spanning the entire Avantas client base. She is responsible for the account management team and the execution of Avantas’ strategy of helping clients implement best practices to achieve success in their staffing and scheduling outcomes.
Holly brings a substantial amount of experience to her role at Avantas, including prior roles in the benefits administration industry and travel nurse recruitment.
Holly joined Avantas as a member of the RMC in 2004 and moved onto client implementations and account management. Holly is certified as a change management specialist and Six Sigma Lean professional.