Harvey A. Nix, Chief Executive Officer, Board Chairman and Founder
Harvey Nix has more than 20 years of sales and management experience within the healthcare, industrial and financial industries. In 2007, Nix founded Proventix to develop and produce an automated communication system to monitor and report hand hygiene compliance events, reinforce change at the point of behavior, and create opportunities for multiple efficiencies within a healthcare facility. From 2003 to 2007, Nix served as Director of Payor Initiatives for MedMined, Inc., a company that uses data mining surveillance of clinically meaningful patterns in complex data sets to efficiently focus on emerging trends in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and multiple drug-resistant organisms. Nix was MedMined’s seventh employee and was instrumental in the company’s rapid growth. While at MedMined, he was responsible for developing the first Payor/Hospital Alliance model to combat HAIs. MedMined sold in 2006 to Cardinal Health, now CareFusion, for more than $100 million. Prior to joining MedMined, Nix served in various sales and marketing positions within the healthcare and financial services industries. Attending Texas Tech University, Nix majored in finance.
When not working to make hospitals safer, Harvey can be found applying his process improvement techniques to everything from teaching kids his perfected method to ride a bike without training wheels to coaching both of his sons’ football teams while his daughter cheers on the sideline. Personally, he loves anything with wheels-whether automobile, motorcycle or bicycle. Harvey, along with his wife and three kids, enjoys family bike rides either by bicycle or motorcycle and can be found anywhere from a local state park to the other side of the country.
Louie Henry, Vice President, Board Member and Founder
Louie Henry has been with Proventix since the company’s inception in 2007. Prior to co-founding Proventix, he served for more than 12 years in senior sales and marketing positions in the healthcare and technology industries. Louie has extensive experience selling solutions to payors and large hospital networks. He served as Healthcare Leader of Adaptis from 2004 until 2006 and as regional director for Computer Sciences Corporation from 1998 until 2004. From 1982 to 1998, Louie held senior management and commercial lending positions in the banking industry. Louie received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Samford University.
Louie applies the same enthusiasm to coaching his son’s junior high basketball team as he does to pursuing clients for Proventix. He’s so willing to go the extra mile for something in which he believes that he’ll even get thrown out of a game to make his point to an unsympathetic referee. Interests include spending time with his wife and two children, dusty Civil War books, and playing a round of 18 holes.
Greg Neil, Vice President, Sales
Greg Neil has spent the last 24 years in the healthcare industry leading sales organizations. After graduating from Auburn University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in economics, Greg spent the first 10 years working for health plans such as MAMSI, Complete Health, PCA Health Plans and Foundation Health. His expertise was opening new markets in Baltimore, Atlanta, and the Tampa/Ft. Myers area. As Market Director at Foundation Health in Tampa/Ft. Myers area, Greg was the first employee and was responsible for all aspects of the expansion including provider development, customer service, and sales in a crowded market of 18 competitors.
Most recently Greg applied his sales and leadership skills to companies applying technology to solve complex business problems in both the Payer and Hospital Market. He was area vice president for Ingenix which is the leading technology solution provider to health plans across the country, and spent five years with Cardinal Health-MedMined Services helping hospitals reduce the human and economic loss associated with healthcare-associated infections and played an integral part in MedMined being acquired in July 2006.
Greg currently serves on the Board of Directors for the TUM TUM Tree Foundation and is passionate about investing time and efforts to help children. Greg is also a member of the Auburn University ISMN Advisory Board in the school of business. Greg is married to Kellie Neil and has two children Caitlin and Leo and they currently live in historic Forest Park in Birmingham, Ala.
David Sellers, Vice President, Clinical Research
David Sellers is a nurse with over 23 years of experience as a caregiver and team leader. David began his career in 1988 as a public health advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performing outbreak investigation, contact elicitation, and HIV pre- and post-test counseling in Southern Florida. In 2001, he accepted an infection preventionist position and was responsible for infection prevention duties in a 300-bed facility. His role expanded when he became the Environment of Care Director managing five departments and maintaining oversight for all environment of care issues for the facility. When David left the hospital in 2004 to join MedMined services, he was a vice president managing a 140 member multi-disciplinary team spanning 13 clinical and ancillary departments. In this role, he oversaw infection control, employee health, worker’s compensation, biomedical services, cardiopulmonary, EEG, EKG, vascular lab, hospice, grounds, security, environmental services, environment of care, and others. Upon joining MedMined services, David managed the Alabama Hospital Quality Initiative (AHQI), acted as payer liaison, and provided training and daily customer support for system users in over 40 Alabama hospitals. David assumed a vice president of clinical services position where he directed a 30 member multi-disciplinary team to deliver customer support to over 1,800 client users in 270 hospitals in 28 states, and in doing so, worked with his team to develop an industry leading service and support delivery model. He was later promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations where he led clinical operations, IT Implementations, and IT operations teams providing service and support to over 340 healthcare facilities. David joined the Proventix team in April 2011.
David is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, backcountry camping and working in his Japanese garden. He pairs his love of the outdoors with his love of photography, drawing and painting. David has won two Alabama State Duck stamp competitions, designing the state migratory waterfowl stamp and has completed numerous commissioned works for individuals and organizations. His greatest work of art, however, is his daughter Tristen, who is quickly becoming an experienced angler and artist in her own right.
Romeo Burtis, Software Engineer Manager
Romeo Burtis has 20 years of information technology experience, starting as mainframe operator for the United States Air Force and including positions in database and intranet development with Sumaria Systems and HealthSouth. Most recently, he was senior software analyst for MedMined/Cardinal Health, now CareFusion, where he designed and developed virtual surveillance interface supporting more than 350 clients with more than 1,200 users. Romeo also helped develop the data mining surveillance clinical user interface that allowed clinical coordinators to analyze data and generate reports for their facilities. He holds a B.S. in mathematics/computer science from Troy State University.
Avery D. Long, P.E., Director of Hardware Development
Avery Long is a professional engineer and has over 15 years of embedded system development experience. Avery graduated in 1997 from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He designed industrial power monitoring and control equipment for Schneider Electric for 10 years where he currently holds numerous patents. From 2006 to 2010 Avery worked as a field application engineer for NXP Semiconductors and Arrow Electronics, where he worked with a multitude of customers in the industrial, medical, and commercial electronic market segments.
When Avery is not reading data sheets, user’s manuals, or looking at schematics, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He enjoys cooking, NASCAR, football, camping, and coming up with ideas for new products he may never have the time to get around to building.