Mr. Barnes joined QuiqMeds in May 2017 as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and assumed the role of CEO in September 2017.
Through a unique combination of c—suite leadership experience Mr. Barnes has demonstrated success in launching innovative products and services companies impacting both the healthcare and pharmaceutical business industries. He has successfully aligned business strategies and operational tactics through decisive leadership to guide enterprises through start-up, rapid growth, turnaround and revitalization phases.
Prior to joining QuiqMeds Mr. Barnes was the founder and CEO of VirMedica, Inc., an e-access and technology company. He also founded and served as CEO of Livingston Healthcare in the U.S., now a UPS company.
Mr. Barnes attended Iowa State and Rutgers University.
Mr. Black is a seasoned healthcare executive, having served in senior level technology positions for leading healthcare services companies throughout his career. Prior to joining QuiqMeds in September, 2014, Mr. Black served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer.
Prior to QuiqMeds, Mr. Black was the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President at Sanovia Corporation, a pharmaceutical software development company serving the health plan and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) market. Mr. Black also held senior executive roles in information technology security, technology infrastructure and solutions engineering for a major subsidiary of CIGNA Healthcare, MEDecision and American Well.
Mr. Afanassiev brings a broad range of accounting and finance experience to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Afanassiev commenced his career in public accounting servicing a diverse client base. In 2002 he established a managerial accounting and tax consulting firm as principal and founder.
Prior to joining QuiqMeds, Mr. Afanassiev served for five years as Chief Financial Officer, VP of Finance, and Treasurer at QuantRx Biomedical Corp., a publicly held company. Mr. Afanassiev holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University’s School of Business and Management and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As Chief Information Officer for QuiqMeds, Mr. Wilcher is responsible for overall technology direction, product development and business alignment. He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with expertise in technology architecture and enterprise system design, infrastructure, and is highly experienced in developing, deploying and supporting large scale enterprise cloud based technology systems. Mr. Wilcher’s areas of expertise include technology selection and implementation, cloud infrastructure, business requirements analysis, human factors engineering, product life cycle organization, and enterprise security design.
Mr. Wilcher previously served as Senior Systems Architect for the Sanovia Corporation and Senior Software Developer for MEDecision. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.