Welcome to the Team: Phil Varela

Phil Varela

Data Specialist

Phil Varela is a Data Specialist at Stratasan. In this position, Phil transforms, manages, and analyzes data for easier consumption by both employees and stakeholders. He earned his bachelor’s in Marketing and Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and completed MTSU’s Information Systems masters program, earning a specialization in Business Intelligence and Analytics. He was recruited as one of the first members of the MTSU Data Science Institute which opened last year. Prior to working at Stratasan, Phil interned as a data analyst at Tractor Supply Company. Raised in Santiago, Chile, he moved to Nashville about seven years ago. He is heavily into electronic music production, maintaining it as a lifelong hobby. Phil loves to play soccer and enjoys watching the premier league in support of Arsenal Football Club. Whenever possible, he loves to travel and experience different cultures.

Welcome to the team, Phil!

 

Welcome to the Team: Jason Schuster

Jason Schuster

DevOps Engineer

Jason Schuster is a DevOps Engineer at Stratasan. In this position, Jason keeps the servers happy. He also does his best to reduce drag on the development team while maximizing the availability of Stratasan’s systems. A native of Connecticut who has lived in both New York City and Washington DC, he settled in Nashville in 2004. After working as a Unix admin for one of the top IT outsourcers in the world, Jason made the jump to DevOps at a small Nashville startup in 2015. Since then he has worked to develop a deeper knowledge of AWS and strives to bring the Ops to DevOps. When not on the move or keeping bits in line, he lives on a homestead with his wife and five or more dogs and cats. Jason enjoys miniature gaming and woodworking.

Welcome to the team, Jason!

 

Welcome to the Team: Brett Barrier

Brett Barrier

Operations Coordinator

Brett Barrier is the Operations Coordinator at Stratasan. In this position, Brett plays a critical role in achieving the company’s operational objectives by supporting the Executive Leadership Team and assisting with overall office operations. Brett works across multiple teams and specifically with the SVP of Finance and Administration and the SVP of Healthcare Strategy. Brett graduated from The University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing and BS in Sociology. She is a huge sports fan and is loyal to the Georgia Bulldawgs! Brett loves to travel and spend time outside with friends and family.

Welcome to the team, Brett!

 

Welcome to the Team: Angelo Vibar

Angelo Vibar

Manager, Customer Success

Angelo joined Stratasan in October 2018 as a Customer Success Manager. He has earned a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree in public policy from Macquarie University. Before Stratasan, Angelo gained six years of experience in the banking industry and worked for three years in customer success and account management at Gartner. His time with Gartner will be especially relevant as he was the customer success manager for the large healthcare organization, Kaiser Permanente. (more…)

Welcome to the Team: Stratasan’s 2018 Summer Interns

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Stratasan’s 2018 summer interns.

April Adams, Austin Peay – Professional Science Masters with a concentration in Predictive Analysis and Data Management and Analysis

April is interning with the Developer team at Stratasan, where she is learning the foundational tools of our platform like Django, React, and PostgreSQL, as well as what it means to work on a large, mature codebase with a team of developers.

Caleb Blakenship, Tennessee State University – Computer Science Major, Marine Veteran

Caleb is interning with the Strategic Resource Group at Stratasan, where he is learning about the common tools of a healthcare analyst including industry terms, targets, and strategies.

Morris Eguakun, Tennessee State University – Computer Science Major

Morris is interning with the Strategic Resource Group at Stratasan, where he is learning about the common tools of a healthcare analyst including industry terms, targets, and strategies.

 

Our interns will be included in interactions of varying size and type in the healthcare world, gaining firsthand experience with what information the healthcare industries’ business intelligence and marketing teams are seeking on both a regular and exploratory basis. We want to broaden the skill set of our interns beyond spreadsheets and numbers to a point where they are comfortable identifying and presenting a narrative from their analyses.

We recently shared more about how we’re updating the Stratasan internship program, targeting local colleges and students with an eye towards diversity and inclusion. For more insight into these changes, check out this post.

 

Welcome to the Team: Carly Farlow

Carly Farlow

Manager, Digital Marketing

CarlyFarlowCarly joined Stratasan in April 2018 as the Digital Marketing Manager. She is taking Stratasan’s digital marketing efforts to the next level via her expertise in inbound marketing and deep Hubspot knowledge. Carly has carried her love of marketing from high school on through her college studies at Middle Tennessee State University, where she received a Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing. Having previously worked in the tech space, Carly brings many years of digital marketing experience and knowledge to Stratasan. She is a Tennessee native who lived in Colorado for five years and made her way back to Nashville in 2016. When she isn’t focusing on all things digital, you can catch her on a hiking trail with her husband and dog, trying new food, or at a music concert.

Welcome to the team, Carly!

Welcome to the Team: Katie Cieski

Katie Cieski

SDR: Client Engagement

KatieCieskiA Chicago native, Katie recently relocated to Nashville and joined Stratasan’s sales team in February 2018. With previous work experience in healthcare sales, Katie is a perfect addition to the team as a Sales Development Representative.

Katie attended the University of Iowa and double majored in Marketing and Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys checking out new restaurants, seeing concerts, being around family and friends, and spending time with her shih tzu Izzy. Katie will become an aunt for the first time in April!

Welcome to the team, Katie!

Welcome to the Team: Caitlin McFarland

Caitlin McFarland

SDR: Client Engagement

Caitlin joined the Stratasan sales team in 2018 after working previously at Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. Having studied Special Education at Clemson University, Caitlin loves cheering for the Clemson Tigers every opportunity she gets. She’s lived in Nashville a total of nine years but has moved around the country a lot. A self-proclaimed “newspaper brat” she’s lived in a total of six states and has moved eight times. The oldest and only girl from a family of four, Caitlin was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader for nine years. These days, when not working, she loves being outside and exploring new things or places. She’s a huge Predator’s fan, loves concerts and local music, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Welcome to the Team: Eric Goddard

Eric Goddard

Web Developer

EricGoddardEric joined the Stratasan team as a Web Developer in November 2017. Originally from the Nashville area, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History, Masters of Science in Earth Sciences, and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Memphis. Before joining Stratasan, Eric worked at the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis. Starting as a GIS Project Coordinator, he worked his way up to Senior Research Software Developer. Responsibilities while at CAESER included writing tools to automate spatial analyses, performing data quality and integrity checks, and creating web mapping applications for visualization and data collection. Most of these tasks were accomplished with Python. A self-proclaimed Linux-, open-source-, and geo-geek, Eric spends his free time with his wife, two kids, and two rescued Shelties. He likes riding his bike, hiking, reading, and learning new things, usually related to programming, databases, or GIS.

Welcome to the Team: Dave Sellers

Dave Sellers

Data Specialist, Data Services Team

DaveSellers

Dave joined the Stratasan team in October 2017 as a Data Specialist. Originally from Hershey, PA, he graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009 with a B.S. in Information Technology, a concentration in Database Management Systems, and a minor in Business Administration. While new to the healthcare industry, Dave brings a strong data-centric skillset across the data engineering, data architecture, and data analysis disciplines. Prior to Stratasan, he has worked primarily in the financial services industry: in Boston, MA with Fidelity Investments and, most recently, spending time with Chubb Insurance while living in London, UK. Upon deciding to return home from the UK, the prospect of more sunny days, the thriving restaurant scene, the healthcare infrastructure, the friendly people, and the (relatively) low cost of living led him and his wife to choose Nashville as their new home in May of 2017. When not working, Dave can be found around town running with the East Nasty running club, out supporting his favorite “football” teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Tottenham Hotspur, contributing his technical skills to the civic nonprofit “Code for Nashville,” or holed up at home trying to find his inner Bob Vila as a first time homeowner.