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Visibility is Critical for Supply Chain Resilience

About VPL

We deliver visibility and resiliency to clinical supply chains.

By making the procurement-through-fulfillment processes smarter and more profitable, it creates a new supplier dynamic whereby customers benefit from reduced costs, better insights, and increased transparency and efficiency.

We developed the industry’s only Smart Supply Chain Platform, which automates inbound and outbound shipping, unlocks visibility into the status of critical shipments, and identifies cost-savings opportunities for all of healthcare including IDNs, critical access, outpatient and pharmacy. 

With more than 700 hospitals, 6,000+ suppliers, and a 97% customer retention rate, it’s clear that VPL is the company the healthcare industry trusts to deliver savings, insights and peace of mind.

700+

Hospitals, Pharmacies, and
Ambulatory Surgery Centers

97%

Customer retention rate

5x

Inc. 5000 fastest-growing
private companies

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Eric McGlade

CEO/Co-Founder

As VPL’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Eric is on a mission to solve industry-wide problems in healthcare. His diverse 25-year background in supply chain, freight management, consulting and finance make him uniquely suited to help drive VPL’s pioneering work as the technology leader in the healthcare supply chain space. Eric specializes in pinpointing the unique needs of the industry and seeking best-in-class solutions that include identifying strategic partners, healthcare providers, technology companies, and suppliers with the capabilities to take VPL—and its customers—to the next level.

Prior to starting VPL, Eric and his business partner introduced the concept of freight management in healthcare more than 20 years ago. He became known as an innovator who thinks big about creative and disruptive changes for the industry, ultimately leading to the development of VPL’s cutting edge software products focused on delivering transparency, visibility and value for the healthcare supply chain.

A Pennsylvania native and graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Accounting, Eric and his wife, Heidi, are the parents of two sons, and make their home in the greater Philadelphia area. Eric loves to travel, and has made an avocation of studying, learning about, and—most importantly—tasting wines from around the globe.

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Derrek Seif

Chief Strategy and Product Officer

Derrek Seif loves to solve complex problems, and has managed more than 20 software products throughout the product lifecycle in a number of industries, including transportation, insurance, and energy and utility. As Vice President of Product Management for VPL, he is doing the same for healthcare as he builds and leads the product team in commercializing new ideas and building the future of healthcare supply chain management.

An expert in product management, Derrek has vast experience in the B2B software world. He most recently served as Chief Product/Technology Officer for SHARE, which was awarded the 2019 Venture Ohio Early Stage Startup of the Year. As a consultant for Upshot Product Consulting, he managed the development and growth of a number of software products for high tech start-ups, and as Senior Vice President of Product Strategy for irth Solutions, he directed the growth of the company’s product portfolio leading to a successful exit.

When not solving problems for VPL’s customers, Derrek is active in the Columbus start-up community, serving as an advisor and investor in a number of companies. He also loves spending time with his wife and two children, and looks forward to their family snow-skiing adventures out West each winter.

Dillon Leary

Chief Financial Officer

Dillon Leary is a home-grown piece of VPL. Dillon was hired as the first member of VPL’s accounting and finance team and has led the department and company through various stages of growth. Now the VP of Finance and Accounting, Dillon is responsible for managing the company’s financial reporting and accounting, IT function and the billing operations. With a hands-on approach, Dillon is always willing to help out not only within his departments but across the organization on strategic and key initiatives.

Prior to joining VPL, Dillon worked at Deloitte & Touche within the audit practice. There, he led the management of international component audit teams on his primary client, where he ensured appropriate accounting and audit procedures across multiple countries. Dillon brought his audit experience and strong knowledge of accounting principles to VPL to build-out our internal accounting practices.

Dillon and his wife Mollie recently welcomed their daughter, Remi, and love their growing family along with their three dogs. Dillon is also an avid lover of fitness; he’s competed in everything from body building competitions to half marathons. Although he’s an accountant at heart, anyone at VPL will tell you – at company events Dillon is the first one on the dancefloor and loves to have a good time.

Paige Jankowski

Chief Sales Officer

Our CSO, Paige Jankowski is an enthusiastic sales leader with a celebrated history of working collaboratively to exceed sales targets. Paige works tirelessly to ensure our clients are pushing their limits strategically, future proofing their functional

Operation along the way. She focuses on the long game, believing relationships compound over time when the needs of all stakeholders are continuously met. 

For Paige, growing capabilities in people, process and products in a feedback rich environment encourages curiosity and risk taking. This leads to sustainable long term growth. Team cohesiveness and collaboration are always her top priority. She leads with humility and a relentless desire to win. 

Paige is a graduate of Taylor University (BA Business). She began her career in an outside sales role for Careerbuilder. After relocating to Phila from Boston, she began her healthcare career at GSK. Most recently, she built the healthcare team at Datawatch selling analytics and became the global VP of sales for that group. 

Paige lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and 3 children. Her family enjoys the outdoors. Hiking, fishing and playing sports are the activities they covet most. The family spends their downtime at the beach and visits extended family back in New England and Ohio. 

David Keene

VP, Engineering

David Keene is a technology leader specializing in engineering and software development across diverse industries including healthcare, order processing, and security.  At VPL, David is focused on delivering secure, scalable and innovate solutions to solve customer problems.

At a VC backed startup, David lead development of a product which simplified complex security implementations to connect thousands of locations.  The solution was a hosted web-based application which was a precursor to today’s SaaS solutions.

When not at work, David loves spending time with his wife and three daughters.  David is also an avid golfer and bowler.  He has a BS and MS from The Ohio State University in Computer and Information Science. 

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Chad Pfaff

VP, Product Management

VPL has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to developing innovative solutions and Chad Pfaff has been at the forefront. In his previous role as VP of Technology, Chad led product development for VPL Surpass, the healthcare industry’s first freight management SaaS platform. His experience with developing and supporting healthcare technology solutions led to a new role as part of the VPL product team where he focuses on solving healthcare supply chain problems that drive customer value.

No stranger to the healthcare industry, prior to coming to VPL Chad was the product manager for Modern Medical, Inc.—a Columbus-based workers’ compensation pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company. When the company was acquired by United Healthcare in 2015, the Fortune 10-managed healthcare company decided to manage their entire workers’ comp book of business using the technology platform Chad’s team had built. Chad also worked at HLS MedFreight as part of the technology team that built the software system that was a key component of the company’s acquisition by Cardinal Health in 2010.

A graduate of Ohio University with a B.S in Communication Systems Management, Chad lives with his wife, Jessica, and son, Rylan, in Galena, Ohio. Any calories he ingests by way of his love of cooking he works off by weight training, wakesurfing, running, and cycling. He’s also an avid Ohio Sports fan, and enjoys cheering on the Cleveland Guardians, Cleveland Cavaliers, OSU Buckeyes and Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Katie Lachey

VP, Marketing

Katie Lachey is metrics-minded marketing professional with expertise in demand generation and growth. She thrives fast-paced environments alongside excitable, collaborative teams creating dynamic, measurable marketing strategies to achieve organizational objectives. She’s never known a project too large or complex to be broken down into digestible, actionable plans.

With a mixed background in marketing, operations and sales, Katie has spent the last 15 years creating cohesive, educational and fun customer journey experiences in the healthcare space. She got her start in healthcare at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry in a Communications role. This experience offered clear visibility into the internal and external communications frustrations experienced in healthcare (many of which still exist today!) She leveraged that in-hospital experience when she moved on to Netsmart Technologies as a marketer of EHR technology. From there, she joined Updox as one of the first employees with a mission to create simpler communication workflows for independent physicians and pharmacists. Building and scaling teams has been a highlight of her career so far and she looks forward to supporting VPL’s customer base and growth vision.

Katie, her husband and their three children live in Dublin, Ohio with their two Portuguese water dogs.

Srini Venkatraj

VP, Business Integrations and Operations

Srini Venkatraj comes to VPL with a wealth of experience in operations, technology, project management and business integrations leadership in the last 30 years. He is a Healthcare SaaS Technology and Operations leader with tremendous experience working in startups and established enterprise organizations. He has led teams supporting operations across the entire customer journey – pre-sales, implementation and delivery, project management, professional services, and customer experience. Being a certified PMP for 15+ years, he has established and led PMO and project management focused teams in different organizations.

After a few years in banking, insurance and public safety solutions, Srini got his first start in healthcare at CMHC Systems/ Netsmart in 2005 leading the Customer Implementations group and helping vastly improve revenue conversion and implementation success. Prior to joining VPL, he spent his most recent 5 years at Updox, a healthcare communication platform SaaS solution provider, leading Customer Experience, PMO, Implementation Delivery and EHR partnership management.

As the Operations leader at VPL, Srini is focused on driving efficiency in all VPL operations and providing the best experience with VPL to our customers. Continuously enhancing customer satisfaction and growth of their business is high on his list of priorities. To achieve this, he plans to bring his experience combining the use of KPIs and processes for continuous operational improvements and customer delight.

Having spent 25 years in Dublin, Ohio; Srini and his wife, Chitra, now live in Atlanta with their Shi Tsu “Chewbaca” (Chewy). Srini has two daughters, one married and living in Montana, the other studying in Boston. Srini is a sports geek and outside of watching all sports and playing in fantasy leagues, he loves spending time with his family and friends.