Founder and CEO
Venkat Sharma, Founder and CEO, launched Advantum Health (formerly iHealth Innovations) in 2013 and two years later purchased Paradigm, a company started in 1996 with deep experience in medical billing, coding and practice consulting. Mr. Sharma has significant experience building healthcare and technology businesses, successfully founding and exiting two enterprises, including iMedX, a leading outsource provider of healthcare software and services to hospitals and medical practices throughout the United States. An experienced M&A executive, Mr. Sharma has sourced, negotiated and closed over 15 acquisitions during his tenure with Advantum Health and iMedX. He also was a member of the leadership team that took Acorn Information Services, an ASP service and database marketing company for the pharmaceutical industry, from start-up through successful IPO. His prior corporate experience includes IBM and 3M. Mr. Sharma serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for Passport Health, a provider-sponsored Medicaid Managed Care Plan in Louisville, KY, and on the Board of the JJ Metta Foundation, a charitable organization for children in need. Mr. Sharma received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India), and a Master’s degree in Management from Clemson University in South Carolina.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert Attanasio is Advantum Health’s Chief Financial Officer, a role to which he lends his 25+ years of experience in progressive management. As the previous Chief Financial and Operating Officer at iMedX, Attanasio ensured revenue growth through successful management of 17+ acquisitions, stocks, all Offshore Operations, and stakeholder groups. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of both Corporate Strategy and Finance as well as Operations at Dictaphone Corporation, assisting in mergers, acquisitions, and company profit initiatives. Attanasio earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University.
Chief Operating Officer
Sreeram Mantha is a technology business leader with nearly two decades of experience serving hospitals and healthcare providers. He was the CEO and Co-Founder of DNA Healthcare prior to the company becoming part of Advantum Health. Mr. Mantha started the company in 2009, building it a profitable operation with approximately 150 associates worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Mantha was the Co-Founder and Senior Client Partner of Infospan Technologies, a capital markets consulting firm that evolved into a provider of technology solutions to healthcare, financial services and other industry verticals. Additionally, he was a Senior Technical Manager for Cap Gemini (Accurum) and provided product development and technical support for IBM. Mr Mantha earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications from Andhra University in India and an MBA from Cornell University, USA.
Chief Technology Officer
Vijay Rajan is Chief Technology Officer of Advantum Health, bringing expertise in start-ups and management drawn upon 26 years in IT, ITES and healthcare. During the last 16 years he has served in various senior management roles with responsibilities including software project management, technology infrastructure management, content design and development, application production support, information security and BPO-KPO services. His experience includes serving as Director – Content for Next Education India Pvt Ltd for five years as well as Executive Vice President for five years. Prior experience includes Ivy Comptech Ltd, Webhelp Inc, Tanning Technology, ArtistaSoft International, Tata Cellular, Modi Olivetti and Crompton Greaves. He holds a Masters in Computer Applications.
Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services
Tammy Taylor joined Advantum Health as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services. She is responsible for managing deliverables for the global Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) operations and ensuring customer satisfaction.
Tammy has been in healthcare services for the last 30 years and has worked in various capacities across multiple hospital systems in Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. She also proudly served in the US Navy as a medic and has her CRECE-I/P certification through AAHAM and her degree in coding and Healthcare Management.
Vice President of Strategic Services
Belinda Muench brings over 15 years of healthcare experience to Advantum Health. In her role, she works to ensure client success and leads Advantum Health’s consulting services. Prior to joining Advantum Health, Belinda was the Vice President of Client Services for Intermedix and managed revenue cycle and practice management services for independent physician practices. Her diverse experience includes work with healthcare organizations on strategic planning, process improvement, medical staff resource planning, physician compensation plans, and market analysis. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Health Administration from Ohio State University in Columbus. She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and has a Certificate in Organizational Development from the National Training Laboratories in Fairfax, Virginia.
Director of Marketing
Stacy State serves as the Director of Marketing for Advantum Health responsible for lead generation, public relations, brand awareness, communications, and market analysis. Stacy started her career in the sales department at Anthem, then spent 10 years at Humana in product development and program management. Stacy spent an additional four years at ZirMed as director of marketing. She has diverse experience in healthcare building brand awareness and demand generation. Stacy has built a successful career in marketing revenue cycle management, predictive analytics, and population health solutions to physicians, hospitals and health systems. She holds a BA from the University of Kentucky and her MBA from Indiana University. She has her project management (PMP) certification and maintains her health and life insurance license through the Kentucky department of insurance.
Director of Human Resources
Sandra Merritt serves as the Director of Human Resources for Advantum Health, providing oversight for the hiring and recruitment of all new team members. Sandy is also responsible for working with the leadership team to provide proper tools, benefits, and training for all employees. Prior to her role at Advantum Health, Sandy was responsible for the accurate and timely credentialing services to providers to insure there were no interruptions in reimbursement. Working closely with software developers, she efforts to expand and customize the software, creating a unique solution in the field. A technology leader with experience in healthcare and information technology consulting, she has a strong understanding of business processes and the ability to collaborate across the organization, resulting in timely and cost-effective solutions for complex business problems. She received both an MBA and BBA in Computer Systems from the University of Toledo.