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Executive Team

The following is a brief biography of senior management.

Paul Adkison

IQMax started in 1999 where Paul founded and led the company for 12 years as its President and CEO. Paul’s vision and leadership enabled IQMax to become one of the first technology companies to deliver sophisticated mobile healthcare solutions to clinicians, positioning them as a leader in intelligent healthcare communications. Customers that include Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital and Novant are just several of the over 150+ installs across the country using IQMax.

With more than 15 years of experience in mobile technology solutions, Paul is a recognized leader in the field of mobile healthcare technology and has been invited to give keynote speeches at the request of leading technology, telecommunications, and healthcare companies at numerous conferences including HIMSS, MTIA, and AHIMA. Additionally, he has appeared on House Calls for Healthcare Professionals with Dr. Bill Crounse, Worldwide Health Senior Director for Microsoft, and has given interviews for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, HIStalk, Health Data Management, and For the Record.

Prior to founding IQMax, Paul used his expertise in senior roles at multiple technology start-up companies. Paul received a BSBA in Finance/Marketing from East Carolina University and graduate studies in engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Paul was a Finalist in the, Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”, 2000.

David Montanaro

David Montanaro is an entrepreneurial CEO and investor with extensive board of director experience with both public and private companies. He began his business career by founding American Dynatel Corporation in 1975. Since the successful sale of that company, he has been the CEO of six companies in the telecommunication and data networking industries spanning twenty-five years, and a senior executive of several US subsidiaries of NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and Siemens, Inc., Munich, Germany. 

Mr. Montanaro previously founded Strategic Advisory Associates, providing advisory and consulting services to companies seeking progressive stages of business expansion, improved profitability, and shareholder value. As an industry expert in cloud computing and unified communications, he has successfully led development of market leading integrated software platforms for healthcare, education, hospitality, and government.

Mr. Montanaro is a founding member and investor of the Seed Capital Fund of Central New York, LLC, which invests in and guides early stage technology companies. He serves on the board of Blue Highway, a Syracuse University subsidiary, formerly a Welch Allyn company, which develops software and medical devices to improve clinical efficacy, quality of care and patient safety . He is also a board member of IPLogic, as well as an advisory board member of C&S Companies and Rounded Development. His past board positions include, Sensis Corporation, NEC Eluminate Technologies, Pactolus Communications, North Coast Logic, GFC Communications, and Tel Plus Communications.

Chris Updegraft

Chris Updegraft is Vice President and Chief Architect of IQMax. Mr. Updegraft has 14 years of experience in mobile software solutions and is a pioneer in the field of mobile healthcare technologies. Mr. Updegraft joined IQMax in 2000, and enabled IQMax to be one of the first software companies to offer sophisticated healthcare applications on mobile device platforms. Mr. Updegraft was the only member on the Microsoft Developer Advisory Council representing the healthcare industry. Prior to his tenure at IQMax, Mr. Updegraft was a staff consultant at SAE, a leading mobile software development firm, where he worked on mobile enterprise applications for Symbol Technologies’ mobile devices in the Oil and Gas, Food Services, Transportation and Logistics industries. Mr. Updegraft has also performed consulting services for leading technology companies including Fujitsu Microelectronics, Gemstar Development Corporation, O’Neil Kiosk Systems, and Vantage Marketing Incorporated.  Mr. Updegraft received a BS in Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics from Azusa Pacific University.

Chris Damvakaris

Mr. Damvakaris has 20 years of experience in leading sales, marketing, and product management teams for early stage and high growth technology companies, primarily in the healthcare industry. Mr. Damvakaris most recently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Apptix, a leading provider of cloud based Unified Communications solutions. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Business Development and Product Marketing at Spryance, a leading provider of outsourced services to healthcare providers. Mr. Damvakaris has held strategic business development and management positions with NaviMedix, Spheris, QuadraMed, and Honeywell-POMS. Mr. Damvakaris received a BSBA from Old Dominion and an MBA from American University.

Peter Farnham

Prior to joining IQMax he served as a Technology Consultant for Hewlett Packard Americas, Consulting and Integration, Enterprise Microsoft Systems division. Mr. Farnham joined Hewlett Packard through their acquisition of Extreme Logic, and their software and infrastructure consulting practices. Mr. Farnham joined the Extreme Logic Infrastructure practice as the second consultant in the Carolinas. While at HP, Mr. Farnham provided consulting, design and implemented services for Microsoft and Citrix system solutions, for clients including Office Depot, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Lowe’s, Wachovia, and Carolina Healthcare Systems. Mr. Farnham previously was employed by Internet Operations Company as the Network Manager for their Charlotte, NC hosting facility.

Chris Harmon

Mr. Harmon is an IT professional with over fifteen years of systems integration, implementation and management experience. While blending technology with usability and market needs, Mr. Harmon has highlighted his expertise in the healthcare IT market, healthcare policy, and mobile technologies. Utilizing technology and healthcare market knowledge Mr. Harmon provides IQMax with the guidance to provide technology solutions that meet real world needs. As a consultant in the travel industry, Mr. Harmon led a document delivery consolidation system at American Express Travel headquarters. At Broadway & Seymour, a leader in the development and integration of software for the financial services industry, Mr. Harmon was instrumental in project management and software development. He has served as the Development Manager for Computer Associates Inc., a $5.3 billion software firm, involved in repository management and metadata acquisition tools. Mr. Harmon received a BA in Computer Science with a concentration in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.