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Executive Team

Steven Rodriguez
Steven is the President of ShiftWise, providing leadership and vision for the company while overseeing product strategy, technology and operations. He joins the company, continuing a long and distinguished career in the workforce management industry. Steven holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. A true creative spirit, Steven is known for the innovative ideas he brings to clients. He can also be frequently spotted visiting his daughter at Oklahoma University, which is also his alma mater (Go Sooners!).
Kris Mitchell
Vice President of Client Services & Operations
Kris is the Vice President of Client Services & Operations. She brings over 20 years of business development in the healthcare industry and joined the ShiftWise team in 2003 as one of the initial members of the executive leadership team. Her teams oversee all internal staff management operations and delivery including program management, implementations, supplier management services, training, and customer service. Kris holds a BA from California State University and an MBA from Boise State University.
Mike Kinney
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Mike is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. His expertise is in human capital engineering, helping organizations maximize the productivity of their people to increase revenue, cash-flow, and profits. Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin (Political Science, Economics). As a results-oriented, hands-on business executive, Mike has a history of driving accelerated growth and building global teams. His broad leadership experience in the complex sales environment is complemented by his background in account management, client services, marketing, and sales operations.
Jason Newell
Vice President of Technology
Jason Newell is the Vice President of Technology, he leads Engineering and Technology services for Shiftwise’s suite of products. Jason comes to Shiftwise from Cambia Health, where he was a leader for Strategic Initiatives for Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield Technology. Jason is a technology leader with more than 20 years of experience specializing in delivering enterprise software platforms. In addition to healthcare, he also has several years’ experience in architecture and delivery in finance, marketing, legal, and entertainment industries. He loves the challenge of building organizations that thrive on successfully delivering quality products.

Leadership Team

Amanda Walrath
Divisional Vice President, Client Services
As the Divisional Vice President, Client Services Amanda leads the Account Management team at ShiftWise and brings 13 years of Healthcare Staffing and Vendor Management experience. Starting with the company in 2007 to perform implementation and training functions, Amanda transitioned to be the first Account Manager hired at ShiftWise. She specializes in creating optimal workflows, cost containment initiatives, and VMS optimization. Amanda holds a BS in Business Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.
Danielle Buscher
Director of Learning and Education
As the Director of Learning and Education, Danielle is responsible for the strategy, design, development and delivery of the company’s training which supports our software. Danielle brings over 15 years of experience in the learning industry working for companies such as Marriott and the Compass Group. Danielle spearheaded the training development and rollout of three new software programs while working at Marriott. Throughout her career, she has developed Associate and Leadership training programs for diverse audiences, which have been delivered around the world. Danielle thrives on seeking out innovative solutions to complex business problems and is thrilled to be a part of the ShiftWise organization. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University.
Gretchen Kindig
Director of Implementation and Supplier Relations
As the Director of Implementation and Supplier Relations, Gretchen brings almost 15 years of experience to the Healthcare Staffing and Vendor Management industries. She joined ShiftWise in 2008 as an Implementation Manager, after managing two Healthcare Staffing branches in Oregon. Gretchen believes in the transparency the ShiftWise technology offers to clients. Gretchen leads the Implementation Department to consult with clients to create efficient workflows and streamline staffing processes. Gretchen holds a BS in Healthcare Administration from Oregon State University.
Carlos Santos
Chief Architect
Carlos Santos is a Chief Architect, leading ShiftWise Engineering and brings 22 years of experience in delivering enterprise software solutions. He has several years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies across several verticals at a global scale as well as state and federal government. He is a veteran of establishing constructive working relationships within and across teams together with delivering architectural vision, processes, best practices and guidelines. Carlos enjoys the continuous challenge of building maintainable enterprise class solutions that realize business capabilities, scale to meet demand and deliver strategic value with agility.
Juan Velasco
Juan Pablo (JP) Velasco is a Senior Manager of Application Development, leading the Data Services and Platform teams at ShiftWise Engineering with its suite of software products. JP comes to ShiftWise from Cambia Health, where he led an engineering team supporting Cambia's Cloud First and Consumer Focused Healthcare Strategy. JP is an engineering leader with 13 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions and platforms. JP also has experience in identity management & compliance and enterprise technology consulting. JP enjoys building high performance teams and products while delivering delightful and valuable experiences to clients and stakeholders.
Chris Vespermann
Senior Manager Application Development
Chris Vespermann is a Senior Manager of Application Development, leading the VMS, International, and technology operations team at ShiftWise Engineering. Chris comes to ShiftWise from FamilyCare Health, where he was part of the Info-Sec group responsible for Threat Assessment, Threat Monitoring, and Risk Management. Chris is an information technology leader specializing in SaaS infrastructure and team leadership, with more than 15 years of experience in engineering and operations. Chris enjoys enabling teams to improve and grow, leveraging new technologies, and producing measurable improvements in complex environments.