eRelevance is pleased to have a distinguished group of experts advise and guide our business.
Anu Shukla is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of high-tech industry experience. She is the Founder & CEO of RewardsPay Inc. Formerly, she was the founder and CEO of Offerpal Media ( aka Tapjoy, Inc.) She was the Founder and former CEO and Director of MyBuys Inc. (formerly Rubiconsoft) a venture backed company she started in 2002.
Prior to RubiconSoft, she was founder and CEO of Rubric, Inc, a Silicon Valley software company that pioneered the explosive new category of Enterprise Marketing Automation systems to collaborate, plan, execute, manage and measure marketing campaigns. Rubric eMA is used by F500 and e-commerce companies to drive revenues and build "sticky" customer relationships. Rubric, was acquired for $366 million in February 2000.
Prior to founding Rubric, Ms. Shukla was the VP of Marketing and Product Strategy at Versata (VATA). As the COO at mFactory, Inc., Ms. Shukla raised significant growth capital and helped it make a successful transition from a technology start-up to ongoing commercial concern. The company was acquired by Quark.
Ms. Shukla was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management at Compuware/Uniface Corporation (CPWR), where sales grew from $10 million to more than $85 million. She played a major role in Compuware's $433 million acquisition of Uniface.
Ms. Shukla served on the Board of Directors of FWE&E (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives), International Museum of Women (IMOW.org) and the Advisory Board for the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. She was named to the Computer Industry “Dream Team” by Business 2.0 magazine in 2004, awarded the YSU Distinguished Alumni award in 2005, and the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Washington D.C. based Dialogue on Diversity organization in 2005. Ms Shukla served as the commencement speaker and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from her Alma Mater YSU in 2008.
Klee Kleber has spent 20 years working as a marketing executive at companies such as WP Engine, Rackspace, Dell and Segway. He has managed through periods of hypergrowth and significant market change, and has specialized in building high-performance teams from the ground up.
Most recently, Klee was CMO of WP Engine, responsible for global marketing for the fast-growing WordPress platform provider. He led branding, demand generation, content marketing, social outreach, partner/affiliate marketing, and product marketing.
Before WP Engine, Klee worked for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company. He joined the company to run marketing during a time of rapid expansion that included Rackspace's IPO as well as a rebranding effort. He later led the company's entrance into the private cloud market, first with VMware and later with OpenStack.
Klee worked at Dell for 10 years, where he split time between Austin and global locations in Tokyo, London and Frankfurt. He worked on Dell's notebook product line from inception to #1 market share. While overseas, Klee launched Dell's e-commerce business in Japan and the company's SMB division in Germany.
At Segway, Klee worked to establish the "personal transporter" in market segments such as police and security, tour operations, and consumer markets.
Klee currently serves as a strategic advisor to startups in Austin, including WP Engine, Pingboard, eRelevance Corporation and a number of companies at the Capital Factory, where he is a Partner.
Hildy is an experienced technical business executive who has successfully led global strategic initiatives across multiple industries and cross-functional organizations to deliver marketing results though web, mobile and social platforms. She has a passion for member experience and customer engagement and has honed her skills in customer journey mapping. The consumer decision journey is her preferred framework to deliver customer success and engagement on digital platforms.
DR. KURT BERNEBURG, D.O.
Dr. Kurt Berneburg has had an extensive career treating medically complex patients in acute and chronic care environments both in the United States and abroad. Having served in the US Army and trained in Internal Medicine, Dr Berneburg has managed and developed numerous medical practices and has been instrumental, as a founding partner, in the growth of one of the largest physician owned hospital-based internal medicine practices in the Southwest.
Board certified in 1995 by the American Board of Internal Medicine with successful completion of the recertification process, Dr Berneburg’s distinguished career has been validated through numerous appointments to hospital and organizational leadership positions.
Dr Berneburg attended Gettysburg College on an ROTC scholarship where he received a BA in Biology. He subsequently attended The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and after completion of medical school did a transitional internship in Internal Medicine at The University of South Alabama Medical Center. Being called to active duty, Dr Berneburg served as an Army Flight Surgeon and then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in 1995. Serving in the US and Europe he was honorably discharged after achieving the rank of Major in 1997. Dr Berneburg has practiced in the Austin area for the past 13 years. His scope of practice has included primary care/ consultation of medical, surgical and intensive care patients, management of complex disease process and ongoing review of quality assurance and best practices.
DR. DAREN EVANS, DDS
For over 16 years, Dr. Daren Evans has been setting the highest standards in general and cosmetic dentistry. Highly educated, Dr. Evans carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He then earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at the Health Science Center in 1992.
To stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the dental field, Dr. Evans maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society and the Lone Star Dental Study Club. Dr. Evans was recently named one of Austin's Best Dentists by Austin Monday Magazine.
KELLI JENNINGS, RD
Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for wellness, disease prevention, and sports nutrition. Eight years ago, she founded her private practice, Apex Nutrition, LLC, to help endurance athletes fuel their bodies during trainings and competitions, and nourish their bodies every day.
Her nutrition plans focus on optimal daily and training nutrition, supplementation, obtaining a healthy and advantageous strength to weight ratio, optimal metabolism, and ongoing health and wellness. Kelli’s Custom Nutrition Packets and Nutrition Coaching services combine detailed, “just tell me what to eat” meal planning with experienced & expert personal coaching from an endurance athlete who’s been there and who’s excelled!
Kelli graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Dietetics, completed her residency/Dietetics Board Exam to become an RD, and maintains continuing education to stay one. She began her career at George Washington University Hospital, then moved into private practice to focus on endurance sports nutrition, wellness, disease prevention, and metabolism.
DR. CYNTHIA LINARDOS, MD, MSEE
Dr. Linardos is an Internal Medicine/Family Practice physician with over 20 years of clinical practice experience in a variety of practice settings, including solo practice, group practice, ER, hospice, home health care, ICU, acute, urgent, & ambulatory care settings.
In the past 10 years, Dr. Linardos has transitioned into clinical & health informatics as an early adopter of EHRs & physician champion. She worked for Whole Health Management, as staff physician, medical director, and physician champion of the EHR during Allscripts implementations and after the acquisition by Walgreens advanced into management & leadership. Dr. Linardos was tasked to lead & build up the Health Informatics team, comprised of nurse informaticists & EHR trainers. As the director & leader of that team, a new EHR for Walgreens employer work-site health centers was selected & configured to support the unique business model for national corporate clients. Subsequently, more than 100 existing health centers were converted from either paper or existing EHR to the new EHR, while continuing to grow the business & implement the EHR for new heath centers.
For several years, Dr. Linardos was a guest lecturer on large EHR implemetations for the University of Texas Health IT certificate program. Since early 2013, she has provided consultative services in informatics, healthcare, & health IT to the UT Health IT Certificate program. She has special interests in technology & innovation, having started her career on the UT campus as an electrical engineering student.
She received her BS in electrical engineering from UT & after graduation worked at NASA in Houston for one year before transferring to the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in Boulder, Colorado where she received her MS in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado. Dr. Linardos spends her spare time with her family, friends, and four Great Pyrenees mix livestock guardian dogs. She volunteers with global medical disaster response teams and has provided medical care in Honduras, New Orleans, Pakistan, Nicaragua, and most recently Tacloban City, Philippines.
ERIN ROSE MYERS, ACE CPT
Erin Rose graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Business. After spending a handful of years in the corporate world she decided to pursue her true passion of fitness and health. Erin Rose received her Personal Training Certificate through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), her Group Fitness Certification through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), as well as maintaining continuing education to stay certified. She currently teaches a handful of group fitness classes including boot camps, indoor cycling, ski & athletic conditioning, and form & function as well as works with local personal training clients in Colorado. She believes in a total body approach to health. Nutrition should fuel your body and fitness should strengthen your body to help you stay healthy and enjoy your life to the fullest extent. Erin Rose works with people of all health and fitness levels, helping each and every person achieve their personal goals.