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RedSail Technologies will host a townhall each quarter, alternating between a community and long-term care focus. Upcoming, on September 29, is a two-part community townhall with RedSail leadership that will be followed by a breakout on the PREP Act and fall vaccines. Join us!

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Community Edition

A Customer Townhall: NRx® & Community Pharmacy

Wednesday, September 29 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM (ET) | 30-Minute Presentation Followed by Q&A

Join RedSail Technologies' leaders for a discussion on our commitment to NRx and continual innovation. Learn about recent improvements to NRx and upcoming plans. Plus, get a quick look at PioneerRx®. RedSail will continue to give you a choice on the platform that best fits your needs.

Townhall Breakout: PREP Act Amendment and Fall Vaccines - Pharmacy Impact

Immediately Following Townhall | 2:30 – 3:15 PM (ET) | 30-Minute Presentation Followed by Q&A
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Long-Term Care Edition

Upcoming Townhall: LTC

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:30 AM (PT) / 1:30 PM (ET) | Followed by Q&A

This upcoming LTC Townhall will focus on Integra® products and RedSail’s commitment to the industry.

This live, interactive session will be hosted by:

Bob Bates

Bob Bates, EVP, RedSail Technologies and General Manager of QS/1® and Integra®

Bob Bates

EVP, RedSail Technologies and General Manager of QS/1® and Integra®

Bob joined RedSail Technologies in April 2020. He has 29 years of experience leading software/technology organizations and has spent a significant amount of time in the healthcare sector as well. Previous leadership positions include president, CIO, CTO, COO, and board member, and he’s worked for the following companies: Molina®, Affiliated Computer Services/XEROX, Aetna®, Connecture, BenefitFocus®, and AT&T®.

Bob holds an MBA from Nova University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. He also holds multiple technology patents.

Mark Bivens

Mark Bivens, Vice President of Sales, PioneerRx

Mark Bivens

Vice President of Sales, PioneerRx

Mark Bivins is the Vice President of Sales at PioneerRx, RedSail Technologies’ premiere independent pharmacy software system. With a background in finance and over a decade’s worth of work in healthcare technology, Mark has used his experience to make PioneerRx the most installed independent pharmacy software in the country.

At PioneerRx, Mark oversees sales and installation processes, and he is responsible for onboarding new PioneerRx users. In addition to overseeing software sales, Mark manages the sales of PioneerRx’s add-on technology, including RxLocal, a mobile app and suite of pharmacy solutions.

Prior to PioneerRx, Mark served as the Director of 340B Solutions at Cervey, previously known as Morris & Dickson. In this position, he successfully oversaw product management and development. He was also responsible for data conversions and onboarding new 340B entities to the system. Mark got his start in healthcare technology after serving as Crew Chief on B-52H in the United States Air Force.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Finance from Capella University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and making other people laugh.

Frances Nahas

Frances Nahas, Chief Strategy Officer, RedSail Technologies

Frances Nahas

Chief Strategy Officer, RedSail Technologies

As chief strategy officer, Frances is responsible for strategy, M&A, and overall business processes. Most recently, Frances served as chief strategy office for Connecture, Inc. – a market leader in online health plan enrollment software. She was responsible for strategy, portfolio planning, and M&A and successfully led the sale of the Commercial Plan business unit to BenefitFocus and the Medicare Plan business unit to Harris Computers.

Prior to joining Connecture, Frances was the senior vice president of corporate strategy for Aesynt, Inc., a leading hospital pharmacy automation company. She led the development of strategy, which saw the business return from declining revenues to double-digit growth. In addition, Frances led the transition following the company’s sale to Francisco Partners, led the acquisition and integration of Health Robotics, and managed the sale process, which ultimately saw the company join Omnicell in 2016.

In between executive roles, Frances consults independently to mid-market healthcare technology companies on growth strategy development and execution, portfolio planning, market analysis, and M&A targeting and diligence.

Frances began her healthcare focus as part of McKesson’s Corporate Strategy and Business Development Group, where she worked with senior executives across both the distribution and technology businesses. She joined McKesson from Bain & Company, where she was a management consultant. Her experience at Bain included growth strategy, global reorganization, and new market entry. It also cut across a range of industries including retail, oil and gas, and telecom.

Frances started her career with CGI Federal, where she developed a strong foundation in technology, holding several positions of increasing responsibility in client management and system design, development, and implementation.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame and was a Forte Fellow and Dean’s Scholar at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she earned a Master of Business Administration degree.

Frances continues to be active with Kenan-Flagler, where she serves as a Next Generation Advisory Board Member for the school and an Alumni Advisory Board Member for the Center for the Business of Health.

Ed Vess

Ed Vess, R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy Professional Affairs, RedSail Technologies

Ed Vess, R.Ph.

Director of Pharmacy Professional Affairs, RedSail Technologies

A member of the team since 2013, Ed serves as a resource for pharmacy compliance and legal/regulatory interpretation and its impact on software and related services. With extensive experience in LTC and community pharmacy operations, he provides a pharmacist’s view of software functionality from a business, clinical, and cost perspective, and he maintains a professional relationship with many legal and regulatory bodies.

John O. Beckner, R.Ph.

John O. Beckner, R.Ph., Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Community Pharmacists Association

John O. Beckner, R.Ph.

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Community Pharmacists Association

John is Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Community Pharmacists Association, where he helps independent community pharmacies develop diversified revenue streams and maximize patient care activities. He is a staunch supporter of innovative community pharmacy practice, especially with respect to immunizations. During his tenure as Director of Pharmacy and Health Services for Ukrop’s Super Markets, the company received numerous awards for excellence in immunizations, including the Immunization Champion and Pinnacle Awards from APhA. John is a member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association, of which he served as president in 1996-1997. He received the 2014 APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Management and the 2015 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service, sponsored by APhA and NASPA.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from VCU/ MCV. He is on the board of directors of the Virginia Pharmacists Association Research and Education Foundation, the VCU School of Pharmacy National Advisory Council, and the Central Virginia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. John serves on the Health Practitioners Monitoring Committee and previously served on the board of Health Quality Innovators and the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the MCV Foundation.