Verras leadership comprises proven healthcare industry leaders


Dennis J. Patterson, Chairman & CEO, Verras

Dennis J. Patterson, BA, FACHE, MHA, D.Ed.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Dennis has nearly four decades of experience in executive hospital and corporate turnaround management in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has started eleven companies, three of which are currently active in the market: Verras, Ltd., MedVector, and Crossflo.

Dennis has led two successful corporate exits: Westcare, Ltd. — a Canadian company operating in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia — which was merged into Ernst & Young; and Wellspring Partners, which provided turnaround management services to hospitals and was sold to Huron Consulting Group.

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Michael Bono, MD

Medical Advisor

Michael is a university-trained, board-certified surgeon with over 25 years of experience in healthcare. His surgical specialties include advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He served as chairman of department of surgery at Hazleton General Hospital (Pa.) and founder/president of Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Currently, he is an associate medical director for eviCore Healthcare, a healthcare-utilization management corporation.

Thomas S. O'Brien, SVP/Sales & Client Relations, Verras

Thomas S. O’Brien, BS, MBA

SVP/Sales and Client Relations

Tom is a career insurance executive specializing in C-level sales and marketing of commercial insurance programs in the United States and Europe. His sales experience includes all lines of commercial insurance. He has served in senior level positions at Aon Corporation, Swett & Crawford, and Stewart Smith Worldwide. He served as CEO of Stewart Smith Mid America, Inc., Chicago, and at Swett & Crawford of Illinois. In these roles, he increased growth and performance during difficult market conditions through incentivizing sales staff and properly positioning sales and office personnel.

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