DI People: Infogroup, MeshTek Labs, GIACT Systems, and MediaKind Make Executive Moves

In this weekly roundup of executive and leadership moves by businesses and organizations in North Texas, you’ll also find news from MedeAnalytics, New Era Partners, DFW Hospital Council, EPIC Insurance, Revint Solutions, and Polsinelli.

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Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

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Infogroup names Wamsley and DeZutter to new executive roles

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Brad Wamsley

Dallas-based data and data-driven marketing provider Infogroup has announced two executive appointments: Brad Wamsley as executive vice president of enterprise sales and Dan DeZutter as senior vice president of technology at Yes Marketing, an Infogroup company.

The new appointments are due to the company’s commitment to expanding its enterprise sales efforts and improving its offerings via technology integrations, according to a statement.

Wamsley previously spent more than 25 years leading growth initiatives at global marketing services firm Harte Hanks. He will play a role in strengthening Infogroup’s presence in existing verticals, expanding the company’s client base, and strengthening the company’s channel relationships, according to a statement.

Previously, DeZutter was senior vice president of enterprise architecture and innovation at Epsilon, where he led the Solution Architecture and Innovation team for Epsilon’s technology practice.

Bora named CEO at MeshTek Labs

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Swapnil Bora

Swapnil Bora has been appointed as chief executive officer of MeshTek Labs by the Ilumi Solutions/MeshTek Labs board of directors.

MeshTek is a Dallas-based Internet of Things (IoT) company that creates and builds smart lighting, sensors, and a variety of other systems. MeshTek also provides complete IoT development services including firmware, software, hardware, and the cloud.

The company was founded in 2010 by Swapnil Bora and Corey Egan, two MBA candidates at the University of Texas at Dallas, whose idea for an app-controlled LED light bulb won first place at the annual Business Idea Competition at UT Dallas, according to a statement. The duo went on to present the idea on the television series “Shark Tank” in 2014.

GIACT Systems appoints Barnhardt as chief experience officer

David Barnhardt

David Barnhardt has been appointed chief experience officer at GIACT Systems, the Allen-based business that helps companies identify and authenticate customers.

Barnhardt has been EVP of Product at GIACT since 2017. In that position, he was responsible for product management and marketing companywide, according to a statement. 

In his new role, Barnhardt is expected to expand his current responsibilities to include oversight of the overall experience for customers, partners, data vendors, and internal staff.  

MediaKind appoints Broome as chief technology officer

Allen Broome

Allen Broome has been named chief technology officer at Frisco’s MediaKind, a global media technology leader.

Broome brings more than 20 years of media technology leadership and software expertise to his new role at MediaKind. Previously, Broome was vice president, Cloud Engineering at Comcast Cable.

In his new role as CTO, Broome will play a fundamental role in fostering dynamic industry collaboration, with a goal to enhance all aspects of video delivery and user experience, according to a statement.

Arvin joins New Era Partners as EVP of strategy and development

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Michael Arvin

Michael W. Arvin has joined Grapevine-based New Era Partners, a commercial real estate development and capital investment company under the umbrella of New Era Cos., as executive vice president of strategy and development.

Arvin brings more than 30 years of experience as a healthcare executive to New Era and is expected to lead its strategic development and acquisition initiatives with healthcare systems nationally.

Previously, Arvin led the Dallas office for The Sanders Trust, a national healthcare real estate development and investment firm. 

MedeAnalytics promotes Hampel to president

Scott Hampel

Scott Hampel has been promoted to president of MedeAnalytics, a healthcare analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider headquartered in Richardson.

Hampel is expected to oversee MedeAnalytics’ product, delivery, and support functions, according to a statement.

Hampel joined the company in 2017 as senior vice president, product and strategy and quickly rose to chief product and strategy officer. 

Miff to lead DFW Hospital Council Foundation as president

Jennifer Miff

Jennifer Miff has been named president of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, where she will replace Kristin Tesmer, who stepped down earlier this year to work at Dallas Medical Resources, D CEO reported.

Miff brings experience in data analytics, healthcare research, technology, and government to her new role. Most recently, Miff was a vice president at Medecisions Inc., an analytics company for providers and payers.

DFW Hospital Council Foundation is a nonprofit that promotes safe, high quality, and cost-effective healthcare through research and education.

Stoutenburgh joins EPIC Insurance as principal in Dallas

Pam Stoutenburgh

Pam Stoutenburgh has joined San Francisco-based EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants in Dallas as a principal.

She will report to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

 Stoutenburgh will be responsible for new business development and the design, placement, and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and larger clients.

Stoutenburgh joins EPIC from The Freeman Company in Dallas where she served for nearly six years as its risk finance and insurance director. 

Kahane joins Revint Solutions’ board of directors

Plano-based Revint Solutions, a provider of revenue recovery solutions, announced the appointment of Stephen Kahane, M.D., to its board of directors.

Kahane is a former senior executive at athenahealth and has more than three decades of healthcare technology experience, according to a statement.

Most recently, Kahane was president of client organization at athenahealth from 2011 to 2019.

Owings and Terr join Polsinelli’s Dallas office

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Amanda Terr

Joshua Owings and Amanda Terr have joined the Polsinelli law firm in Dallas as associates.

Owings joins Polsinelli’s Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration practice group, where he draws on his experience representing businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law.

Terr joins the firm’s Corporate and Transactional practice group.

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