Board of Directors

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Rudra Pandey, PhD, Executive Chairman

Rudra, a native of Nepal, works closely with the Deerwalk senior team in US and Nepal. Through Rudra’s hands-on direction over the operations and technology teams, they are able to provide high quality and cost effective services and solutions. Prior to founding Deerwalk, Rudra was the Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Health where he led all operations and research and development activities and was also responsible for providing leadership to the company’s offshore development center with over 300 software engineers. Verisk Health was established following the acquisition of D2Hawkeye by Verisk Analytics (VRSK). Rudra was one of the founders and Chief Technology Officer of D2Hawkeye, which provided data analytics and decision-support tools to the healthcare industry. Early in his career, Rudra worked as a business systems engineer and a database architect. He has extensive consulting experience, having worked for several prestigious financial institutions and large healthcare organizations. At Bank of America (formerly Fleet Bank), he played an integral leadership role in a major business systems reengineering initiative, which enabled Fleet to successfully integrate their many strategic acquisitions. Rudra holds a bachelors degree in electronics engineering from Mehran University in Pakistan and a Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University in Boston.


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Jeff Gasser, Director

Jeff has been with Deerwalk since 2010 and is a co-founder of the company. Previously, he served as the company's President where he focused on business development and customer service. Before that, he was a co-founder and Chief Development Officer of D2Hawkeye, Inc. which also served the healthcare analytics space. It was at D2Hawkeye that he met Rudra Pandey, Deerwalk's Executive Chairman. Prior to that, he was the co-founder of companies in executive relocation, pediatric home health care, and medical group management. Jeff has almost 40 years of diversified health care experience. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Tampa and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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Dave Hansen, Director

Dave Hansen leads operations and finance for Deerwalk as President and CFO. Mr. Hansen is a senior executive with over 35 years experience in business management. He has managed entrepreneurial enterprises as well as a large complex organization. Prior to joining Deerwalk he was the Managing Partner of DNH Partners LLC which was formed to provide assistance to small to mid-sized companies seeking financing, a merger, or the sale of the company. Prior to forming DNH Partners, from 2003 to 2009 he was Executive Vice President of D2Hawkeye, Inc., a healthcare informatics company. D2Hawkeye was successfully sold in 2009 to Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, Inc., a publicly traded company. He remained with Verisk Health as Executive Vice President until June of 2012 when DNH Partners LLC was formed. Prior to joining D2Hawkeye he co-founded Falcon Capital Partners, a private investment and consulting company. Falcon’s successes included Capella Senior Living—an organization that provided investment, restructuring and advisory services to private Investors and financial institutions in the long term care industry. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Hansen was the Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Mariner Health Group, Inc. While at Mariner, Mr. Hansen assisted in the successful sale of the Company to another publicly traded company in 1998 for $1.2 billion. From 1988 to 1996 he was a Partner in the Boston Office of Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP). Mr. Hansen graduated with a BBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MBA from Cornell University.


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Muna Joshi, Director

Muna Joshi is one of the founders of Deerwalk, Inc. Muna comes with an extensive background in finance and accounting. She started her career as health care financial analyst at Highland IPA, Winchester Hospital and later joined American Open Enterprises, a small-scale software consulting firm in the Boston area, as VP of Finance. After her successful career at American Open Enterprises, she spent several years at home taking care of her young daughters. During that time she received extensive private training on software business practices which prepared her for leadership positions in the software industry. Muna holds a Bachelor degree in Finance and Business from Northeastern University at Boston.