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Perception Health's leadership team brings together passion, skill, integrity, and vision to direct the company in its mission to guide the health industry in using data and analytics for the improvement of lives in the communities they serve. Collectively, the leadership has 130+ years of professional expertise in growing companies and leveraging innovative technologies and data for industry disruption.

J. Tod Fetherling, Chief Executive Officer

As one of the leading health data experts in the US, Tod has spent more than 30 years creating and building health data solutions for Hospitals, Health Systems, Payers, Physicians, Urgent Care, and Retail.

Tod’s career has been a series of “Firsts” in various industry segments. He built one of the first public health portals at HCA, created the first home health use rates, directed the first live surgery and first live birth on the Internet, first K-12 Health Curriculum online, and now he is bringing the first cloud-based care network system to life.

John Loftis, Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, John is responsible for strategic and tactical decisions regarding technology for Perception Health. With 30 years of experience spanning the healthcare, insurance, entertainment, and manufacturing industries, John is a proven executive with a solid track record of leading, managing and integrating large-scale, successful initiatives. John is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with graduate studies in Computer Science at Western Kentucky University.

Todd Charest, Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Todd is always at the intersection of new innovative products and services and the creation of value for those delivering and receiving the promise of better healthcare. With over 25 years in healthcare technology, he has held leadership roles in Product Management and Innovation, Information Technology and Business Development. He is responsible for the product roadmap and investments in new development activities that foster growth in product usage, value creation for customers, and differentiated market positioning. Todd is a graduate of ...

Hartley Thompson, Chief Operating Officer

Hartley is a senior executive with over 15 years of experience in healthcare and technology. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the performance, strategy, and alignment of the organization’s revenue operations including Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success.

Prior to joining Perception Health, Hartley was President of B-Line Medical, a software company that helps healthcare professionals and educators improve the delivery of healthcare via the capture, debriefing, and assessment of medical training and clinical events. Hartley obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, with a concentration in Database Programming from Liberty University, and a Master of Science degree in Information Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Matt Welsch, Vice President, Sales

Matt is a results-oriented executive leader with over 20 years of diversified experience in sales, finance, operations, and management in the healthcare, technology, and professional services industries. Passionate about cultivating relationships and providing world class service to our clients, Matt leads our sales/business development team. Matt earned his BS and MBA from Tennessee Tech University, and now resides in the Nashville, Tennessee area with his wife and two daughters.

Dan Foreman, Vice President, Finance and Administration

Dan is a senior executive with over 20 years leading critical and complex projects and driving operational excellence within some diverse and high-growth organizations that include Press Ganey Associates, Stratasan and Data Advantage. He has an extensive track record of repeated success providing strong strategic leadership to sizable cross-functional teams, leading projects, and ensuring organizational ROI is delivered. Dan has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston.