Leadership

Our exceptional team of technologists and industry leaders in healthcare is committed to building solutions that work for you. 

Rob Gontarek

Rob Gontarek

President and CEO
Rob leads Aidéo's business strategy and execution, leading a team of talented data scientists, developers, and product managers to deliver technology solutions to the healthcare industry. Rob has over thirty years' experience using technology to bring efficiences to healthcare business operations. Prior to joining Aidéo, Rob served as CEO for private equity-backed organizations providing healthcare business analytics, robotics and revenue cycle management services to large, complex multi-specialty and academic practice plans. He is a member of Aidéo's Board of Directors. An avid pilot, he enjoys racing airplanes, and volunteers flying for charities that empower children with special needs.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, and resides north of Dallas, Texas.
Chief Technology Officer Brent Backhaus

Brent Backhaus

Chief Technology Officer
Brent has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and information technology, including as co-founder of a number of healthcare IT startups. In addition to holding executive positions for companies in the radiology field, he co-founded and served as Chief Information Officer of Verata Health, an AI-based healthcare IT firm. Prior to his role at Verata, he held executive positions with several large and small firms, including President and CTO of USARAD Holdings, a teleradiology firm, as well as founder and CTO of Virtual Radiologic Corporation, which is now a subsidiary of Rad Partners.

Brent holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jason Sroka

Jason Sroka

Chief Data Sciences Officer
Jason leads the company’s expanding data sciences team and helps lead the company’s expansion of its capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Over his 30-year career, Jason has led large data science teams in high-growth companies, most recently as Chief Analytics Officer at SmartSense by Digi, a leading provider of IoT solutions. He previously held the roles of Director of Analytics at an e-health company, Research Director of Computational Biology, Lead Algorithms Scientist at Healthrageous, Inc., and Senior Director of Research at Orange Labs.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in both electrical engineering and managerial sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a doctorate from the Harvard University/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. He resides in the Boston area.
Laura Krejca

Laura Krejca

Senior Director of Operations
Laura started her career as a trauma ICU nurse before transitioning to work for several large provider organizations and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), where she drove quality performance ratings and risk adjustment strategies. She became proficient in product development during her time at a startup that created one of the first Chronic Care Management platforms servicing Medicare beneficiaries. She’s always been committed to developing strong relationships built on trust. If she’s not in the Florida office, you’ll probably find her fishing or boating.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida State University, and resides in Melbourne, Florida.
Anil Patel

Anil Patel

Vice President of Information Technology
As Vice President of Information Technology, Anil leads our application development, dev ops, and data sciences teams. He has over 30 years experience create large, enterprise-grade applications for healthcare organizations. Anil has held senior roles at Harris Healthcare and Motorola, where he designed and implemented data exchange platforms in analytics, and developed proprietary applications.

Anil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and resides in Melbourne, Florida.
Sheila Patel

Sheila Patel

Senior Director of Implementation
Sheila serves as Aidéo’s Senior Director of Implementation, where she leads the product implementation and integration team. She has over twenty years’ experience leading global implementations and integrations across several Enterprise Resource Planning platforms, where she developed expertise in collaboration, communication, and analytics across several diverse industries. Prior to joining Aidéo, she held product management positions with Oracle and Cisco Systems.

Sheila holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, and resides in Dublin, California.