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Meet our executive team.

Nancy Koenig

Nancy Koenig - General Manager
Nancy Koenig is the General Manager at Merge Healthcare. She had previously served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Koenig came to Merge Healthcare from Merrick Healthcare Solutions, where she served as its Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Merrick Ventures, Ms. Koenig was the President of Click Commerce during its integration as a subsidiary of ITW. Ms. Koenig joined Click Commerce as the director of business consulting and held various positions, including the head of Click Commerce’s European Operations, Vice President of Product Operations and Marketing, and Executive Vice President, Operations. Ms. Koenig became Click Commerce’s president in 2006.

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.
 

Zaher El-Assi

Zaher El-Assi - President, Merge eClinical
Mr. El-Assi is President of Merge eClinical. Mr. El-Assi has served as Vice President of Sales Since December 2010, General Manager since January 2011 and President of our Clinical Trials division since August 2013.

Prior to joining Merge Healthcare, Zaher El-Assi served as the Vice President of Global Sales & Strategic Partnership for Boston-based KIKA Clinical Solutions. With KIKA, Zaher was responsible for establishing and developing global partnerships and building upon their diverse client base. Zaher is credited for leading the successful sale of KIKA Clinical Solutions to Merge Healthcare in 2010.

Prior to joining KIKA Clinical Solutions, Mr. El-Assi held numerous positions within various areas of the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries at world renown entities like the Dana Farber Cancer institute and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Initiatives he has led have focused on Product Development, Modernization and Commercialization.

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.

kurt hammond

Kurt Hammond – Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Mr. Hammond has over 22 years of healthcare experience, including 15 years in health IT and seven years in the medical device market. Having managed four different start-up organizations building successful go-to-market strategies and sales and marketing channels from the ground up, Mr. Hammond brings strong business operations knowledge and deep technical and clinical expertise to his current role of President of the iConnect Division at Merge.

Mr. Hammond joined Merge via the acquisition of AMICAS (also formerly known as VitalWorks), where he was a Vice President of Sales since 2003.  Prior to VitalWorks, Mr. Hammond was the Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development for Acuo Technologies (now part of Perceptive Software), a company in the vendor neutral archive space. He also held several product management, sales and marketing leadership positions at ProVation Medical (formerly known as cMore Medical Solutions), Spine-Tech, Meadox Medicals (now part of Boston Scientific) and Smiths Industries. Mr. Hammond has an MBA from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University.

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).