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Meet our executive team.

Andrew J. Warzecha, Sr.

Andrew J. Warzecha Sr. - General Manager & Integration Executive, Merge, IBM Watson
Andrew Warzecha is Interim General Manager & Integration Executive for IBM's acquisition of Merge Healthcare. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Merge and its integration into IBM. Watson Health Imaging, of which Merge is a part of, is facilitating the build out of a new combined business that will "teach Watson to see" by leveraging IBM's Watson's cognitive and advanced analytics capacities with IBM's
Research assets.

Prior to this role, Mr. Warzecha was the Vice President of Strategy for IBM's Cloud unit specializing in SaaS, and has held previous strategy roles at IBM with the responsibility for IBM's Software Group, Software Solutions Group, and the Information
Management division.

Steve oreskovich

Steven M. Oreskovich - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Oreskovich is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Merge. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Mr. Oreskovich served in various roles within the company since April 2004 including:  Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Internal Audit and as Vice President and Corporate Controller.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Oreskovich served as vice president of finance and operations at Truis, Inc., a company that provided customer intelligence solutions for business-to-business enterprises, from April 2000 to January 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Oreskovich worked as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP from September 1994 to April 2000. Mr. Oreskovich holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Marquette University and is a C.P.A.
 

Jeff Schmidt

Jeff Schmidt – Executive Vice President – Operations
Mr. Schmidt was appointed Vice President of Sales for Merge Fusion in June of 2008 and Sr. Vice President of Professional Services in April of 2010. Since joining us in 1997 Mr. Schmidt has held various leadership roles in product development, sales and services. He has over 20 years of experience in Healthcare IT. Prior to joining Merge Healthcare Mr. Schmidt was a lead in product development for GE Healthcare and Applied Biometrics. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and his Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.

Antonia Wells

Antonia Wells - Chief Research & Development Officer
Antonia Wells is the President of International and R&D at Merge Healthcare. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Wells served as Merge Healthcare’s OEM Vice President of Customer Operations. Ms. Wells has responsible for OEM contract management, quality and regulatory affairs, manufacturing, order management, professional services and internal infrastructure. Ms. Wells has over 25 years of business management experience, including leadership roles in IT, enterprise system implementation, process re–engineering, and human resources.

Peter Siavelis

Peter J. Siavelis – President, Sales
Mr. Siavelis brings over 20 years of healthcare and medical informatics experience to Merge Healthcare.

Prior to his appointment as President of the US Sales, he served as Merge’s President of Acute Sales. Within the division, Peter’s strategies led to competitive wins at Carolinas, Mayo Clinic, Stanford Lucile Packard, Barnabas, Fairfield, Beth Israel, North Oaks, Rush University Medical Center and HCA to name a few.

Before to joining Merge, Mr. Siavelis held a variety a sales management roles within healthcare IT, including Territory Vice President at McKesson, Vice President of the Central Region at ISH Inc., and several leadership positions at Cerner Corporation.

Murray A. Reicher, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Murray A. Reicher, M.D., F.A.C.R,
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Reicher is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and Fellow of the American College of Radiology. He is known for his numerous scientific publications, inventions, and presentations in the fields of neuroradiology, musculoskeletal MRI, and health information technologies. In 1992, he co-founded DR Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information and image management solutions for health care enterprises. In addition to serving as Chairman of DR Systems, he is the co-founder/Chairman of Health Companion, Inc., co-founder/board member of Health Beacons, LLC, and councilor for the California Radiological Society, as well as the past President of Radiology Medical Group, Inc., and past CEO of Imaging Healthcare Specialists, LLC. Dr. Reicher received his undergraduate degree at UCLA in Biochemistry and his medical degree at UCSD.

Shelley Wyka

Shelley Wyka - Vice President, Human Resources
Joining Merge in 2011, Shelley Wyka has 18 years of human resource experience in a variety of industries including both public and private companies.  Throughout her corporate career, she has been exposed to virtually all areas within HR and is characterized as a true HR generalist.  She has successfully managed and participated in projects relating to succession planning, performance management, re-designing health and retirement benefit programs, leadership training, employee and labor relations and various talent management initiatives.

Shelley holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management.  She also is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management where she maintains the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).