Bob Fabbio, Founder and CEO

Mr. Fabbio is characterized as a visionary and successful serial entrepreneur. He has founded and built multiple industry-leading healthcare and technology companies by identifying large emerging markets, gaining intimate knowledge of the market needs, challenging conventional wisdom, and bringing targeted, innovative solutions to those markets.

Fabbio has functioned as a Chief Executive Officer, board director, and venture capitalist for over 25 years with notable experience launching, funding, growing, and managing innovative and category creating companies.  He has had a transformational impact on the software, systems technology and healthcare industries resulting in the creation of over $1.5 billion of shareholder value at time of exit.

In recognition of his success in building world-class businesses, Fabbio was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997.  He has subsequently served as a chair person and a judge for the Austin E&Y awards.  He also has been a national judge for the E&Y awards. Fabbio has been recognized in the 1999 Digital South Magazine List of “Most Influential People In the South’s New Economy”, 2002 Forbes Magazine Midas List of the “Top 100 Technology Venture Investors (technology’s top 100 deal makers)”, and 2013 Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation Hall of Fame, to name a few.

Prior to eRelevance Corporation, in 2006, Mr. Fabbio left the technology industry to focus on healthcare and launched WhiteGlove Health where he was able to uniquely apply his technology background to address the many challenges found in the healthcare industry today.   Prior to WhiteGlove Health, Fabbio spent nearly 6 years in the venture capitalist industry with Austin Ventures, as a Venture Partner, and with TL Ventures, as a Managing Director.  While in the venture industry, Fabbio had a very strong track record.  He co-founded Ventix Systems, which later merged with Motive Communications and went public.  Fabbio also lead the incubation and funding of Agere Systems that was acquired by Lucent Technologies.  In 1993, Fabbio founded DAZEL Corporation, which quickly became the acknowledged market leader in Output Management, before being acquired by Hewlett-Packard.  In 1989, Fabbio founded Tivoli Systems and was the catalyst for what became one of the largest software categories in the world — Enterprise Systems Management.  In 1996, after a successful IPO, Tivoli was acquired by IBM.  In addition, Fabbio has held senior technical and executive management positions with Cesura, VIEO, IBM, Prime Computer, Applix, and Kodak. Mr. Fabbio also served as a Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustee member.

Fabbio received a A.A.S in Chemistry from Mohawk Valley Community College, a B.A. in Chemistry/Computer Science from SUNY at Potsdam and an M.S. in Computer Science and Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Lance Obermeyer, Founder and CTO

Prior to eRelevance Corporation, Dr. Obermeyer was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Digby.  Digby is a software startup providing mobile commerce solutions to multi channel retailers, with key customer wins including Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Hewlett Packard, and awards from both wireless and retail industry groups.  Digby has raised $20 million in venture capital and has employed as many as 130 people.  He has been responsible for product and technical strategy.  He has overseen development teams in Austin Texas, Chengdu China, and Bangalore India and has been responsible for operational items ranging from hosting to PCI compliance.  Dr. Obermeyer has filed several patents on mobile commerce related technology.

Prior to Digby, Dr. Obermeyer was the Senior Director of Technology at Pervasive Sotechnology and product management efforts.  he spearheaded the launch of Pervasive Postgres, a suite of offerings around the open source PostgreSQL database.  This included defining go-to-market strategy, launch activities like content creation and press briefings, and operational management of the Bangalore, India based development team.  He also led the introduction of new products such as Pervasive AuditMaster, a database auditing product aimed at regulatory compliance, and Pervasive DataExchange, a database replication product for disaster recovery, each of which have earned over $1m in revenue.  Responsibilities included acquisition due diligence, product management, product marketing, and engineering oversight.

Prior to Pervasive Software, Dr. Obermeyer was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Liaison Technology.  Liaison (acquired by Forest Express) was a software startup developing enterprise level content management applications.  Liaison raised $17 million of venture capital and employed 90 people.  At Liaison, he led the entire product life cycle, including development, product management, and customer deployment.  As the external technical face of Liaison, he led customer engagements, analyst and press briefings, and funding presentations.  In the early phase of the company, he served as VP of Engineering, focused on creating the original product and establishing the engineering organization.  Under his direction, engineering grew from zero to twenty and released two products.  During his tenure, Liaison filed for five patents, with personal authorship on three, including US patent 6,782,505.

Prior to Liaison, Dr. Obermeyer was a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin.  While at UT, he led projects in distributed databases and distributed object systems.  These projects all related to data access or data transformation systems.  Many of the concepts of Liaison were formed from this work.  Prior to the University of Texas, he held positions in corporate finance and MIS.

Dr. Obermeyer holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin.  His research focused on merging databases and artificial intelligence.  He also holds a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University. 

Tim Smith, Founder and Director of Products

Prior to directing Product Management and Analytics at eRelevance Corporation, Tim has spent 15 years in industry as an  IT Analytics and Marketing Analytics expert bringing new products to market.  

Tim was a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin in Management Science, after earning an M.S. degree in Decision Science at Kansas State University and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics at Rice University.  

Tim’s most recent position was Principal Product Manager for CA Technologies for the market-leading Application Performance Management (APM) product line.  Tim directed Analytics for CA APM, introducing the first integrated behavioral analytics feature in any product of its kind, enabling CA APM to automatically analyze its own big data and find relevant correlations and root causes in the crucial applications and application infrastructures of the world’s largest corporate enterprises, service providers, and government agencies.  Tim also led the product integration of CA Application Performance Management (the former CA Wily) with CA Infrastructure Management (including the former CA-NetQoS).  While serving in Product Management for both CA Technologies and NetQoS (acquired by CA), for five years Tim led the SuperAgent product line and introduced to it the innovative NetQoS Multi-Port Collector, bringing together network packet capture and analysis with network response time monitoring.  Tim’s other market-first innovations with SuperAgent included the integration of network response time monitoring with Wide Area Network (WAN) Optimization, co-developing joint offerings with leading optimization vendors Cisco Systems and Riverbed Technology.

Prior to NetQoS, Tim Smith was a Research Scientist and Analytics expert for technology startups VIEO and Trajecta, as well as Pavilion Technologies.  VIEO introduced to market an innovative closed-loop automation system for Application Performance Management (APM).  Trajecta was a pioneer in applying mathematical modeling and large-scale optimization to the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).  Tim specialized in developing predictive models for customer behavior and using those models to populate portfolio optimization models which improved corporate marketing decisions such as initial offer selection for customers, retention offer selection, and portfolio repricing in order to maximize the lifetime customer value metric.

Prior to his work in startups, Tim was an award-winning graduate instructor and researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.  He also served ten years as a Military Intelligence officer.

Michael Cohen, Vice President of Marketing

Prior to joining eRelevance Corporation, Michael spent the last twenty five years in various marketing roles at both enterprise companies and startups.

Michael has been known throughout his career as a results-oriented marketing professional with an exceptional record of driving demand generation, sales readiness and brand awareness for companies in a variety of industries. 

Michael's start-up experience spans the last fourteen years with companies that include WhiteGlove Health, Traq Wireless (merged with Tangoe and went public), Cesura, and Hyperformix (acquired by CA Technologies).

Prior to his work with startups, Michael held leadership roles in product marketing and product management within enterprise companies Dell, Tivoli, Sun Microsystems, and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Michael holds a B.S. EET (Electronic Engineering Technology) from Colorado Tech University and a Masters degree in Management from Webster University.

John McCumber, Director of Sales

Prior to joining eRelevance Corporation, John spent much of the last twenty years in a variety of business development roles.

Most recently John was the Product Manager for reputation management at Practice Builders, a healthcare marketing and consulting firm.

Prior to Practice Builders, John held positions at Idea Incubator, WellnessWatchersMD, Screen Innovations, Beyond Ballistic, Vurtumundo, DrKoop.com and the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.