Accreon Expanding Management Team to Support Growth

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Michael J. Lavigne promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Canada. Tony Vottima joins Accreon as Senior Vice President Sales, USA.

Accreon is a healthcare technology and business services firm focused on integrating and managing health information.

I am thrilled to join the Accreon team. I look forward to reinforcing Accreon’s position as a leading healthcare technology and business services firm and helping to execute the long-term vision for the company.

Accreon is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael J. Lavigne to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Canada, and the appointment of Tony Vottima as Senior Vice President Sales, USA.

Michael J. Lavigne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Canada
Michael is moving from Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing to Senior Vice President and General Manager for Canada. Michael has played a lead role in developing and guiding the business strategy and growth for Accreon since its inception nine years ago. This promotion speaks to Michael’s commitment and dedication to helping Accreon realize its full potential across North America. Michael’s new role will broaden to encompass Operations along with his current Sales and Marketing responsibilities. The role requires Michael to leverage his strong relationship building and communication skills to ensure that an organization wide operational excellence strategy is implemented effectively.

For over 25 years, Michael has been a well-known figure in the Eastern Canadian business community. He has held several senior positions including co-founder and COO at Crescent Studios, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Provinent Corporation, Vice President and General Manager at Ensemble Collaboration, Vice President - Global Operations at Pulse Learning, and Vice President and General Manager at Professional Quality Assurance Ltd.

As an experienced sales and marketing strategist, Michael has successfully cultivated business in many markets throughout North America, the Caribbean, and United Kingdom. His expertise in leading teams and managing growth has resulted in many successful initiatives including North American market expansion, global product rollouts, and managing Fortune 500 accounts across many dynamic industries.

“While Accreon has grown exponentially in the USA in the past few years, the Canadian side of our business remains a core focus for us. I welcome the opportunity to provide executive leadership to our Canadian operations while still growing our business in the market,’ said Michael J. Lavigne.

“Michael’s contributions to Accreon have gotten us to where we are today – a leading technology consulting firm in the healthcare industry,” said Accreon President and CEO Eric Demers. “Michael’s roots are in Canada and he is deeply connected to our employees in our Canadian offices. Michael will be a central figure in engaging with our entire staff and developing programs that will optimize our business efficiency.”

An engaging speaker, Michael has been asked to speak at several conferences and industry events and has been quoted in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Progress and Profit Magazine. Michael lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick with his wife Cheryl and has four daughters.

Tony Vottima, Senior Vice President Sales, USA
Tony will provide leadership and oversight of Accreon’s sales and business growth in the USA market. Tony is a transformative and enterprising sales and business development executive with a track record of accomplishment in vertical markets, channel development, profit and revenue growth, market analysis and analytics, partner enablement strategy, and growth planning. Tony’s experience will be a tremendous asset to Accreon’s business objectives across North America.

Tony joins the Accreon team from Ingram Micro where he oversaw Ingram Micro’s vertical markets strategy, which encompassed the federal, SLED, healthcare, legal and finance, and retail verticals. Recognized for building vertical markets, new solutions and profit-generating high-technology services, Vottima leveraged his skills in sales management and business transformation to create revenue opportunities for Ingram Micro and its partners. He led a team dedicated to helping solution providers take advantage of growing demand by increasing their footprints within an existing vertical focus or expanding their businesses into new vertical opportunities.

Before joining Ingram Micro, Vottima served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avnet Services, Americas. In that role, he was responsible for the leadership of the Americas services organization, creating a strong alignment to Avnet suppliers and helping Avnet partners capture growing market opportunities with services solutions. Previously, he served as Avnet’s Vice President and General Manager, HP Solutions, and Senior Vice President, solutions marketing and development, as well as holding additional leadership roles in the Avnet sales organization throughout his 26-year tenure.

"I am thrilled to join the Accreon team. I look forward to reinforcing Accreon’s position as a leading healthcare technology and business services firm and helping to execute the long-term vision for the company,’ said Tony Vottima.

“We’re elated that Tony has joined our executive team,” said Accreon President and CEO Eric Demers. “His proven track record in sales management and business transformation to create revenue opportunities is outstanding. We’re looking forward to leveraging his experience and expertise as Accreon evolves to the next level and realizes its full potential.”

Vottima is a recipient of Avnet’s Chairman’s Award and was named a CRN Channel Chief in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Bernadette and has two sons.

Accreon develops, integrates, and implements healthcare technology solutions for the interoperable world. We assist healthcare organizations to: achieve interoperability by integrating their IT eco-system; establish an analytical environment that empowers learning, agility, and performance resulting in improved outcomes, finances and satisfaction; and enhance IT innovation by providing knowledgeable healthcare expertise and tools to bring solutions to market faster. Accreon has delivered services and built solutions across North America for healthcare provider organizations, government entities, medical device companies and EMR vendors. Accreon, headquartered in Boston, MA, has offices in Fredericton, NB, Charlottetown, PEI, Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. For more information, visit http://www.Accreon.com. Accreon is a Mansa Capital portfolio company. For more information on Mansa Capital, visit http://www.mansaequity.com.

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