The Company

Peter W. Lauterbach, MBA - Chief Executive Officer

Prior to forming Guardian Healthcare Solutions, Pete was the founder and CEO of AmerOnc, Inc. (now MedSym Solutions), one of the largest oncology practice management services and consulting companies in the U.S. Up until the time Pete left the company, AmerOnc had worked with over 1000 oncologists in over 40 states around the country in a variety of capacities.

Before starting AmerOnc, he was the CEO of two large hematology and oncology practices and subsequently became Executive Director of US Oncology of Alabama. Pete's background also includes Managing PPO and HMO operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Vice President of Operations for Coastal Healthcare (an Emergency Department management company), and Assistant to the President of Merial (now Merck) Animal Health where he worked in mergers and acquisitions, operations, sales and marketing.

Pete speaks routinely throughout the country on medical practice management and development. He graduated cum laude with a BA degree from Wake Forest University. He earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in marketing and healthcare management along with having attended Duke University for post-masters studies.

Mary Ruth Williamson, BSN, MSN, NP, AOCN, CPC - Executive Vice President

Before co-founding Guardian Healthcare Solutions, Mary Ruth most recently was one of the founding executives and Vice President of Clinical Services for AmerOnc, Inc, formerly one of the largest oncology practice management services and consulting company in the U.S. Since its inception in late 2004, AmerOnc has worked with over 1000 oncologists in over 40 states around the country.

She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse as well as being a Certified Professional Coder. She has over 23 years of clinical, operational and management experience in the oncology arena including being Director of Clinical Services for US Oncology of Alabama and Birmingham Hematology and Oncology Associates where she was responsible for 12 sites of services and all clinical aspects supporting a 16 physician practice. In that role, she was an active member of the Clinical Leadership Council for US Oncology where she worked with oncology clinicians from across the country.

She received her diploma in nursing from St. Vincent's School of Nursing, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama- Huntsville and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

W. Pronce Acker - Chief Information Officer

Pronce is the Chief Information Officer at Guardian Health. Pronce joined Guardian with over 20 years of experience in information technology primarily focused in the health care arena.

Prior to joining Guardian, Pronce served as Chief Information Officer at Revenue Cycle Solutions (now Optimum Outcomes), a healthcare accounts receivables company. Pronce was a core member of the management team at CashRetriever Systems prior to its acquisition by RCS. During his tenure at CashRetriever Systems, Pronce pioneered the development of the company's website, web applications, networking and systems integration infrastructure. This included web applications focused on the HIPAA transaction code sets as well as HIPAA privacy and security implementation.

Pronce has invested in and been actively involved in the management of several early stage companies. Collectively, these companies have enjoyed financial success and created hundreds of jobs. Pronce is an active member of the venture capital community.

Pronce is a member of the Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations, the Birmingham chapter of the American Committee on Foreign Relations.

Pronce holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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