CollaborateMD Announces Darrell Turner as President and COO

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Company Growth Provokes Separation of CEO and President Function

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We are extremely proud to have him join our winning team

CollaborateMD, a leading provider of cloud-based medical practice management and medical billing software for small medical practices and medical billing services, announced today the hiring of Darrell Turner as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). The company’s founder, Douglas Kegler, maintained the role of CEO and President since founding the company. Separation of the two roles allows the Company to fully execute the mission and vision to significantly increase its customer base. Kegler will remain as CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Turner comes from Lockheed Martin Corporation where he was an Engineering Director. He held a variety of increasingly responsible positions within Lockheed Martin since 1986, including Engineering Manager, Architect, Chief Engineer and Technical Director. His career included experience in program management, finance, manufacturing, and operations where he effectively utilized business leadership coupled with technology. His experience in lean six sigma allowed for the successful delivery of affordable business solutions, substantial improvements in productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and value, giving Lockheed Martin a competitive advantage in their industry.

“I’m truly honored to be named President and COO,” commented Turner. “Doug has created a great company that is comprised of quality people, services, products and core values that differentiates CollaborateMD from others as a leader, innovator and visionary within the healthcare industry. I’m proud to be part of the existing legacy and the opportunity to help shape the future of the company, its customers and our healthcare industry.”

CollaborateMD is confident the positive momentum and business performance will continue through the new leadership. Turner epitomizes the best values of the CollaborateMD vision, mission and core values —a commitment to the health care industry, continuous improvement, and delivering customers value through innovation and affordable business solutions.

“We are extremely proud to have him join our winning team,” commented Douglas Kegler. “I am confident he will bring the right leadership, energy and innovative thinking as President and COO. I also know he will hit the ground running, having known and worked with Darrell since 1996.”

In addition to working closely with Kegler on implementing CollaborateMD’s vision and overarching strategic and long-term business plans, Turner focuses will include the oversight of all of the CollaborateMD’s day to day operations. Turner will ensure an agile and adaptable workforce while ensuring the successful delivery of innovative and affordable business solutions that delivers customer satisfaction and value.

About CollaborateMD

Since 1999, CollaborateMD’s cloud-based healthcare solution has been a disruptive factor in how medical businesses manage their medical practice and medical billing. CollaborateMD’s 100% Java solution, with its simplicity, no contracts, and affordable monthly fees, allows 5,000 active medical providers to see a true return on investment. CollaborateMD customers enjoy fast implementation, exceptional and unlimited support, and most importantly, increased office efficiency and reduced accounts receivable. For more information, visit or call 888-348-8457.

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