With a life-long love of computers and technology, at thirteen years old, Tim and his best friend wanted to expand their knowledge on the design and development of computer programs. With a gift of “how-to” books on programming, the team developed their first application built on their love of role-playing and dice games. Progressively, their gaming needs required more complex programming including elaborate graphics and randomization algorithms.
By the time Tim graduated high school, he was a partner in a web and business development management company and was a pioneer in the development of customized e-commerce and online credit card transaction programs. This ground-breaking technology was scooped up by dozens of local twin cities businesses and prominent New York clients.
With a growing awareness of enterprise commerce needs, Tim founded Lighthouse Software Solutions in June of 2000 and immediately acquired e-commerce customers in need of his expertise. In the years ahead, Tim continued with his passion for solving complex software development issues and has grown his business into a multi-million dollar development shop with a strong staff of like-minded developers. High profile companies that utilize Lighthouse Software Solutions include Ally Bank, Wells Fargo, Thompson Reuters, Digital River, City of Minneapolis to name a few.
In 2010, Tim founded his second company, Point of Care Decision Support (PCDS), a healthcare software company which focuses exclusively on building chronic disease clinical decision support (CDS) software for use at the point of care. Tim is determined to bring a different perspective to the medical apps field by combining validated evidence-based medical research with industry-standard best practices which currently include asthma and anticoagulation therapies.
The goals for future success are to continue innovating within the healthcare space with the PCDS Dynamic Decision Support Platform - focusing on “total patient health risk reduction”.
Jay Syverson is the President of Point of Care Decision Support and comes to his role with 35+ years of experience with multiple healthcare solutions companies, cross-industry consulting firms, as well as business intelligence and customer relationship management software & services companies. In his role as President, Jay is responsible for the strategy and execution of PCDS growth, customer engagement, as well as overall product vision for the healthcare marketplace guiding key clinical decisions and transitions of treatment at the point of care.
Prior to joining PCDS, Jay held many senior-level positions including Vice President of Healthcare Practices for Coherent, Senior Vice President for Optum Data Management, President of Achieve Healthcare, CIO and Vice President of Technology for Boundary Medical, Senior Vice President at Interelate and Vice President of professional services at CWC-Firepond.
Although these roles were extremely diverse, the opportunities had several points of continuity:
Jay holds a master’s degree (MBA) in business administration and a bachelor’s degree (BS) in business administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike is Point of Care Decision Support’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting and planning functions of the company. He brings over 25 years of corporate finance and accounting experience spanning manufacturing, service and information organizations. Mike has a proven record of establishing processes and controls to ensure sound financial reporting and decision making, and for providing key financial insight to drive business growth.
Prior to Point of Care, Mike held a variety of finance leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, rotating through four different business units ranging in size from $8M to $120M in annual revenue where he developed a solid reputation for problem solving, streamlining finance and accounting operations and providing financial leadership. Mike played a key finance role during the successful sale of a Thomson business unit to a private equity firm and the subsequent standing-up of the business post-sale.
Previous positions include Horton Companies, a privately held product engineering and manufacturing business. While at Horton he developed a broad, solid skill set through a wide span of responsibilities, directing all accounting and finance activities.
Mike began his professional career as an auditor with the assurance group at the public accounting firm McGladrey. He earned a B.A. in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College and holds a CPA license.