Gene Barduson, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, is an information technology industry expert with a proven, 30-year track record of producing increased sales and profitability in large company, start-up and turnaround situations. Gene started his career with IBM and later became involved in three start-ups during the early stages of the CAD/CAM industry. In 1989, he took an executive position with Shared Medical Systems, Inc. (SMS), now part of Siemens, AG where he served as Senior Vice President for the Western Region and all national accounts.
After SMS, Gene was recruited to serve as president and CEO of EDiX Corporation where he guided a turnaround and grew revenue from $14 million to more than $100 million over a five-year period. During that time he led the successful sale of EDiX to IDX — and positioned EDiX as the market-leading technology-based medical transcription company in the country.
Gene left IDX to serve as chairman and CEO of Apexion Technologies Inc., a start-up technology company providing health care supply and surgical instrument tracking applications that was later acquired by Lawson Software. Most recently, Gene served as president and CEO of Alteer Corporation, a software service provider to medical practices. While at Alteer, he raised $20 million of venture capital and engineered a successful turnaround and sale to American Health.
Gene holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from St. Cloud State University and Master of Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa.
Gene presently serves as a Director of Vesatek, an early stage medical device company focused on endovascular surgery; Benchmark Revenue Management; and Heartland Information Management Services, formerly Spryance, a market-leading medical transcription services company. Gene also serves on the Board of Trustees at Western University of Health Sciences.