Leading Software Provider CentralReach Welcomes Four New Executive Hires To Support Company’s Rapid Growth

Thursday, September 6, 2018

CentralReach, a leading EHR and practice management platform that enables applied behavioral analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism, announced the addition of four executive hires to bolster the company’s position in the market. The hires include Richard Barndt as Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan Gordon as Chief Financial Officer, Karen Parisi as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing, and Mark Cope as Senior Vice President of Sales. The announcement also coincides with the promotion of Chris Plante to Senior Vice President of Client Operations.

With these hires, CEO Chris Sullens quickly adds to founder Charlotte Fudge’s legacy of building an ABA technology company supported by 18 BCBAs on staff and over 100 years of combined clinician experience. The combination of industry and technology expertise will enable CentralReach to reach its next phase of growth.

Barndt will lead the technology team in their mission to continue developing high-performing, innovative and reliable products. His extensive healthcare and technology experience at companies such as Kinnser, will help CentralReach better serve the ABA space with intuitive and customer-centric products.

Gordon will oversee all financial strategy and operations to guide CentralReach into a new stage of maturity. Gordon’s experience with organic restructuring and strategic acquisitions to achieve business efficiency and profitability will further solidify CentralReach in the market for years to come.

Parisi will spearhead all marketing efforts for the company, developing new growth strategies and overseeing customer acquisition and retention channels. With extensive experience in marketing and business operations, Parisi is expected to build an impactful marketing function to better serve the ABA audience.

Cope will manage the full sales organization, including revenue management and team expansion. His depth of knowledge and proven ability to build high-performance sales teams will be key in growing CentralReach’s customer base across both the enterprise and SMB markets.

“I’m happy to welcome Richard, Jonathan, Karen and Mark to the team,“ said CEO, Chris Sullens. “Scaling a rapidly growing business like CentralReach requires building a team with the right mix of industry experts and experienced technology executives.  With these additions, CentralReach is now better positioned to solidify and extend its market leadership position by combining their proven ability to scale technology companies with our expansive in-house ABA expertise. We are significantly increasing investments in our people, processes, and products to improve our product’s performance and increase client satisfaction, all with the goal to fulfill our mission of providing powerful, intuitive ABA solutions that enable CentralReach clients to produce superior outcomes for people with autism.”

The new hire announcement comes on the tails of CentralReach’s recent acquisition of Chartlytics, a precision data collection and analysis technology that strengthens clinical decision making. Precision teaching expert, Dr. Rick Kubina will lead the clinical research and content creation efforts as Director of Research, further cementing the company’s commitment to advancing ABA practices and producing superior client outcomes.

About CentralReach

CentralReach is a leading EHR and practice management platform that enables applied behavioral analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. Powered by its acquisition of Chartlytics, the company is revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions including precision teaching, clinical data collection, scheduling, billing, and learning management. Trusted by more than 50,000 clinicians and educators, CentralReach is committed to ongoing product improvement, market-leading industry expertise, world-class client satisfaction, and support of the ABA community to propel industry practitioners into a new era of excellence. For more information, please visit www.centralreach.com or follow us on Twitter @CentralReach.