Noel J. Guillama, Chairman
Mr. Noel Guillama is a nationally recognized expert and lecturer on healthcare management /operations and the use of technology in healthcare. Mr. Guillama has received numerous patents dealing with the use of health information technology, communications, data processing, predictive analytics and cloud computing. Mr. Guillama has spent over 27 years in healthcare from designing, building and/or operating of healthcare facilities ranging from medical office, though high end diagnostics to integrated medical systems. Collectively proving at risk care management to over 40,000 Medicare and Medicaid members in Florida and managed nearly 40 medical practices.
Since 2003, Mr. Guillama has served as Founder and Chairman of The Quantum Group. Inc (Formerly NYSE Amex QGP) of Wellington, FL. Quantum is a healthcare information technology company and the developer of the PWeR® EHR solution.
From March 2014 to April 2019, Mr. Guillama served as served as Co-Founder, Chairman, then Director of MediXall, Inc and subsequent successor MediXall Group, Inc. MediXall™ is a technology and innovation-driven organization purposefully designed and structured to bring effective change to the U.S. healthcare industry, trading on the OTCQB under the symbol “MDXL.” MDXL has assembled a network of over 20,000 providers connected to its’ new healthcare eCommerce platform www.Medixall.com.
Mr. Guillama was the founder and former CEO of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. (1996-2000) one of Florida’s largest healthcare management company, managing the care of over 20,000 Florida members (today it is subsidiary of Humana, Inc.) in both a staff and network model. Mr. Guillama was the founder and lead the company to $100 million in run-rate revenues in four years and profitability. A few years after Mr. Guillama’s departure, Metropolitan was acquired by Humana, Inc. for $850,000,000. (NYSE Amex MDF)
Mr. Guillama was also with MedPartners, Inc. and PhyCor Physician Group, Inc., both large public physician practice management companies, in the role of Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Guillama began his career in healthcare at Quality Care Networks, Inc., and advanced to the role of Chief Operating Officer, managing six company owned medical centers, multidisciplinary groups with 36 physicians, as part of delivery system consisting of 6,000 patient encounters a month.
He is a former Trustee of Palms West Hospital, and HCA East Florida facility (2004-2010) in Loxahatchee, FL, on 94 acres with nearly 200 beds, and is one of the premier hospitals in the region. Mr. Guillama is or has been a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).
He attended Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Birthing of Giants entrepreneurship program, as well as Executive Leadership programs at Florida International University and University of Georgia.
Mr. Guillama has served on the Florida International University Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors since November 2002. He led the Board as Chairman in 2010-2011, and previously as Finance Committee Chair (2007-2010), as well as Chair of both the Investment, Audit and Academic Committees. Further Mr. Guillama serves as Director of Palm Beach State College Foundation, Inc. (PBSC) since 2005, and served as Chairman from 2011-2013. During his service at PBSC, he has lead Finance, Audit, Development and Board Management Committees. Mr. Guillama is a member of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University Executive Leadership Council. He was also a member of the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum Board of Advisors (2010-2014). Mr. Guillama was born in Havana, Cuba and has been a Florida resident for over 50 years.
Carl Larsen, President
Mr. Carl Larsen has over 30 years of experience in managing small startup organizations, as well as large organizations with upwards of $20 million in revenue and 350 employees. Since 2010, Mr. Larsen has been working directly with healthcare and technology applications.
Currently, Mr. Larsen is President of PWBR, Inc.TM (Personal Wellness Blockchain Records, Inc.TM), a privately held enterprise that is focused on using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to advance both access for consumers to a personal healthcare record (PHR) and exponentially increasing the science of data analytics for the advancement of bio sciences to drive individual wellness on a global scale. Previously, Mr. Larsen was co-founder, Executive VP/COO of the MediXall, Inc. and now part of MediXall Group, Inc. (OTCQB:MDXL), a healthcare “incubator” with a mission to bring transparency and free market completion to the healthcare industry. Through an electronic healthcare marketplace platform, MediXall allows consumers to request bids via a blind reverse auction on a wide-range of medical services. Mr. Larsen was the project manager and was responsible for taking the MediXall.com eCommerce platform from an idea to Alpha testing stage using an outside development team.
Mr. Larsen also developed the Business Requirements Document, as well as the System Design Documents for the PWeR®Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) (http://www.mypwer.com) conversion from a legacy/network system to a cloud based platform. Prior to this, he was involved in various healthcare projects and is co-inventor of various patents on the use of data for commercialization in customer relationship management platforms.
In the nuclear industry, he led the turnaround of several major business units in two Fortune 500 companies; Combustion Engineering, Inc. and Quadrex Corporation. At Combustion Engineering, he started a first-of-its-kind engineering office at a nuclear utility client that he grew from two (2) people to over 40 in less than nine months doing nuclear safety-related work and generating more than $25 million in new revenue for the Company within the first 12 months. During his time at Quadrex Corporation, Mr. Larsen became Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations with responsibility for the technical services for the Company’s global nuclear engineering and consulting business. He was responsible for a variety of high technology projects from seismology, nuclear piping system design to nuclear power plant simulators.
Mr. Larsen is a past member of the American Nuclear Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and the Project Management Institute through which is a certified Project Management Professional. Recently, he assisted Florida International University as a Member of the Advisory Panel to develop a Nuclear Engineering curriculum working with the FIU Dean of Engineering, Department of Energy and the FIU Applied Resource Center. He is a Graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in Nuclear Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
James Whelan, Chief Technology Officer, PWBR, Inc.
Mr. Whelan has three (3) decades of experience in software development, information management and the computer software services industry. He is a dedicated and certified professional in Scrum, DevOps, Agile methodologies and project management. He has been serving the software enterprise / blockchain market to produce value by ensuring that software products used by millions of people solve address the business use cases and solve the issues and challenges preventing business and individuals from achieving full performance. He has a strong information technology and business background that includes experience as a “C” suite executive in a public corporation as well as successfully starting and running companies of his own. Recently, he has been deploying permissioned blockchain ledgers to solve business issues that were previously unattainable with traditional data management systems.
Mr. Whelan is a Hyperledger Ambassador and event organizer for South Florida and serves as an advisor to several blockchain projects including DataBlockChain.io, Pitch, Ventures and BlockChainAgility.io. He also serves on an advisory panel to the Florida legislature regarding potential blockchain project to be funded by the State of Florida.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in International Marketing and an MBA, concentration in Economics, from Nova Southeastern University. In addition to his numerous technical certifications he is a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute.