Shani Allsop is a Partner at REES Capital, providing clients 15 years of strategic organizational guidance and expertise. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer of MediConnect Global Inc. As COO, Shani was responsible for overseeing the entire day-to-day operations of the company as well as guiding the strategic development and execution of the company's corporate and product plans. After joining MediConnect Global in 2004, Shani served in management roles of increasing influence and responsibility - including as director of operations, vice president of account management and vice president of global operations support - as the company expanded to 1,600 people operating on multiple continents.
Shani's executive leadership was instrumental in designing MediConnect's proprietary technology systems, which streamlined operations, cut costs and improved overall quality for the company. She also has extensive experience in working with and building global teams made up of both direct employees as well as large outsourced resources.
In 2012, Shani was recognized by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah's 30 Women to Watch.
Dave Chidester has more than 15 years experience overseeing the overall financial standing of multiple fast-growing companies. He is currently a partner in REES Capital who provides angel investing and advisory services. Prior to REES Capital, he was the CFO MediConnect Global, which was sold in 2012 to Verisk Analytics for $377.8 million. Prior to MediConnect, Dave held various roles including CFO at Overstock.com, and he was involved in taking Overstock public and in raising more than $400 million of capital through stock and debt offerings. Annual gross revenues grew from just ~$2 million to ~$1 billion during his tenure.
Dave is a licensed CPA and has a BA in accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah. He also currently serves on the board of Neuroworx and as an advisory board member for the University of Utah School of Accounting. He was also a board member and advisor of Henry Walker Homes in their 2014 sale to Oakwood Homes for ~$75 million.
Chad has more than 12 years of experience in product management, product development and project management with industry leading corporations in the legal and healthcare industries. Chad is currently a Senior Associate with REES Capital. Prior to joining REES Capital, he was Vice President of Implementation and Product Management with Verisk Health. Prior to Verisk Health he spent 6 years at MediConnect Global where he served in management roles including Director of LMI Operations, Director of Implementation and Partner Relations and Chief of Staff / Director of Project Management. Within these roles he successfully managed company-wide product development and product management initiatives, which resulted in the development of some of the most influential and impactful healthcare tools and systems in the industry.
Chad has a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Utah, a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Utah and a Masters in Business Administration from Westminster College.
Allen is a seasoned engineer with an expansive knowledge of systems architecture and development technologies. He has implemented cutting-edge technologies and products for some of the largest healthcare companies in the country. His experience and direction have proven instrumental in successfully launching innovative and quality products.
With over 15 years of development experience Allen has worked in several different industries including but not limited to: Healthcare, Finance, Education, and Consumer. Most recently Allen was the Director of Application Development at MediConnect Global Inc., where he was responsible for leading the development team in the design and development of software solutions for the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Duck Soup Tim served as Senior Vice President of Account Management at MediConnect Global. With 15 plus years of experience in account management, Tim has helped build, organize and implement key developmental strategies for the nation's largest Healthcare companies. In collaboration with his developmental and operational knowledge, Tim brings to the table a wide and unique spectrum of experience and dexterity to the account management team.
Eric has over 18 years of experience within the medical software and services field. Eric spent the first seven years of his career working on the development and roll out of the first web based practice management software to market. Over the last 10 years as CIO and COO for offshore operations, Eric focused on the development and growth of the IT and offshore operations for the services provided by MediConnect Global. Most recently, Eric has focused on strategic relationships and go-to-market strategy for healthcare security/communications compliance software company, ITUS Med.