Judi Friedman: CEO
As a senior medical claims medical bill negotiator with over 25 years healthcare medical bill savings expertise consisting of 15 years negotiating experience interfacing with 10,000 providers and personally saved $7 million annually for over $100 million dollars savings for Aetna Insurance Federal and Third Party Administrators (TPA) clients. Judi's background also included being an analyst for the prior 10 years in the Coventry/First Health (Aetna Insurance acquired Coventry/First Health) QA area for PPO contract development and accuracy,
Judi’s reputation is well recognized by her peers (see testimonials) in the healthcare marketplace negotiating out of network medical bills. Judi’s team of negotiators has worked with her for many years and understands the medical negotiating skills necessary to reduce medical bills. She received signed settlement letters from Providers agreeing to these discounts. As a medical bill negotiator for consumers, Judi is focused on helping clients reduce medical bills.
Ron Friedman: CMO
Ron began his career in the motion picture industry at Paramount Pictures, Inc. where he learned marketing and sales of products & services. He then moved into the corporate world becoming the Chief Operating Officer of two divisions of Superscope Inc the exclusive distributor of Sony products for 25 years in the Western World. In 2000 Ron then became an entrepreneur and was a founder and Chairman/President of Dollardays International, Inc. Ron was Chair of Valley Advisory Group, (a group consisting of business leaders identifying and helping companies solve internal & external problems). Ron specialized in Due Diligence, Capital Formation, Transaction Enhancement and Marketing.
In today’s world saving money on medical bills is a significant part of everyone’s daily life. Ron realized this was a perfect business model based on proven statistics, attainment of percentages and reputation, all proven and achieved by Judi Friedman’s medical bill negotiating experience and career, which led Judi & Ron to create Medgotiate LLC. medical bill advocate.
Brian Duling: CFO
Brian is a senior financial executive with over 25 years’ experience as a CFO, consultant, and board member for both private and publicly-held high tech firms. His experience includes being the VP-Finance and CFO for then-SBC Communications (NYSE: T) subsidiary Cellular One-Chicago.
After Cellular One, Brian subsequently held equity positions in three privately-held start-up companies, where as CFO he helped lead all three organizations to rapid, profitable growth and successful acquisitions by publicly-held firms.
Brian has additional public company experience from serving as CFO for Trimble Mobile Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of $9B market cap Trimble, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMB), and currently sits on the fiduciary board of directors for privately-held Gainey Business Bancorp in Scottsdale, AZ and Cameo Global, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA.
Brian has played the lead finance role in several mergers and acquisitions as well as numerous capital raises totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars, has a Bachelor of Business degree from Western Illinois University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, IL.
Michelle Gerlis - In House Legal Counsel
Michelle has Fifteen (15) years experience negotiating the settlement of medical bills with experience representing both the provider and patient in the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements.
* Minimum medical bill accepted $300
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