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Awarepoint Expands Senior Management Team

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Awarepoint Corporation, the leading provider of real-time location system (RTLS) enabled solutions for healthcare, announced the hiring of four senior management executives to support significant expansion of its aware360Suite of RTLS-enabled solutions in hospitals and clinics. Merrie Wallace, R.N., B.S.N., M.N., will serve as executive vice president of product solutions, reporting to Awarepoint CEO Jay Deady. Chris Cosgrove was appointed senior vice president of sales - Eastern United States, Greg Arthur will serve as vice president of client management, and Carla Gallegos was named vice president of national account sales - Western United States. Cosgrove, Arthur, and Gallegos will report to Ralph Keiser, executive vice president of client solutions.


Awarepoint President and CEO Jay Deady said, "This year we are experiencing growth in excess of 200 percent and are confident Merrie, Chris, Greg, and Carla's combined 90 years of healthcare and technology experience will help us make even more significant strides in 2012.  These leaders have an outstanding history of driving client satisfaction, product, sales and revenue growth, and will strategically position Awarepoint to meet the growing demand for RTLS enabled solutions in hospitals and clinics."

After 20 years of innovating with McKesson Corporation and other healthcare technology companies and healthcare provider organizations in strategic executive roles, Wallace joins Awarepoint as executive vice president of product solutions. Wallace brings an exceptional combination of leadership experience from managing complex hospital systems, to providing strategic guidance in business development, product management, sales, and marketing. At Awarepoint, she will be responsible for aligning product development initiatives with customer needs and healthcare technology trends for workflow automation and process improvement methodologies. Wallace earned a Master of Nursing Administration degree from Emory University in Atlanta and a bachelor of science in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

As senior vice president of sales, Eastern US, Chris Cosgrove will be responsible for driving client expansion and new client sales in the East. Cosgrove comes to Awarepoint from McKesson where he led the national clinical sales team to generate over $350 million in annual revenue. Before joining McKesson in 2002, Cosgrove managed all Northeast new business sales for Cerner Corporation. Cosgrove held field sales representative and management roles at GE Marquette Medical Systems prior to Cerner. Cosgrove is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Newly appointed vice president of client management, Greg Arthur, brings more than 20 years of strategic business development, top sales results, and IT consulting to propel new account growth and satisfaction with existing client relationships. Before joining Awarepoint, Arthur served as director of Microsoft's global and enterprise customer team, leading a Southeast US sales and technical resources team to achieve greater market penetration and product adoption while achieving the top ranking nationally for enterprise account satisfaction. Arthur joined Microsoft in 2002 and served in several roles including specialist sales manager for core infrastructure and unified communications and business productivity. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Carla Gallegos will lead Awarepoint's national account sales strategy in the Western US. Carla has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, dedicated to providing systems, solutions and services to leading academic medical centers and integrated delivery networks. She has an extensive background in healthcare operations and healthcare IT sales, management, development, and working for healthcare provider organizations. She was most recently working for Cisco Systems, Inc., prior to joining Awarepoint.  Gallegos' proven sales performance and consistent history of outperforming expectations resulted in numerous sales leadership and solution innovation awards while at Cisco Systems.  From 1991-2006, Gallegos worked for Eclipsys (now AllScripts) as a senior sales executive. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration from St. Mary's College and a Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

About Awarepoint

Awarepoint is the world's leading supplier of real-time location systems (RTLS) that hospitals use to track, monitor, and optimize the utilization and workflow of personnel, patients, and equipment. These proven solutions, on an integrated software and technical platform, with 164 hospital client sites, tracking over 2 million patients each year and over 256,284 asset tags under management, enable clinicians and administrators to improve asset management, operational efficiency, compliance, and patient throughput more easily and cost effectively. For more information, visit  

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