About Us

About The Company

The Healthcare Transformation Trust Utility was created by a group of successful financial services, healthcare, and technology industry executives with deep experience in central clearing and settlement utilities and healthcare finance.

HealthcareTTU provides the essential infrastructure for transferring, clearing, and settling financial transactions between the healthcare industry and financial markets.

As an impartial intermediary, HealthcareTTU benefits both parties by bringing transparency and cost reduction to healthcare finance.

HealthcareTTU Senior Management

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  • Arthur L. Thomas

    Chairman of the Board and Founder

    Art Thomas has created and fostered major changes in the securities clearance and settlement industry over the last 25 years. He is the former Chairman of Merrill Lynch Securities Services, founder and Chairman of the Global Straight-Through Processing Association, and Chairman of the Securities Industry Association’s T+1 Steering Committee.

    He is also former Chairman of the National Securities Clearing Corporation, of the Securities Industry Association’s Year 2000 Steering Committee, a former Director of the Government Securities Clearing Corporation, the Participants’ Trust, and the Depository Trust and Clearing Company, and member of the board of directors of Euroclear. Art advised the federal government on the nation’s disposition of troubled assets (the TARP fund) and on national financial infrastructure risk measurement and monitoring.

    Art and his wife Adrian split their time between Florida and NYC. When Art isn’t travelling for the HTTU he enjoys golf, a sport he didn’t pick up until after his retirement from Merrill Lynch. On a completely random note he is neighbor to both Dr. Ben Carson and Lady Gaga.

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  • J. William Anderson

    Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

    Bill Anderson’s leadership, innovative strategies, financial acumen, and hands-on management approach have propelled organizations to the forefront of the financial industry for over 20 years.

    Bill served as Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) – the largest and oldest private (partnership) US bank – from 1994 to 2007. There he was responsible for 3,000 employees across its global locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Bill’s legacy is one of the reasons BBH continues to be profitable and remain an industry leader to this day.

    Under Bill’s leadership, BBH’s global operations, operating divisions, and technology organizations were completely transformed and now set the standard in the global custody industry. In fact, global surveys indicated BBH’s technology went from last to first in the industry in less than four years. Likewise, the global operations areas were ranked first in global custody processing and customer service across the entire global custody industry. In his leadership position, Bill also interfaced with BBH’s global institutional and government clients across the world - PIMCO, Fidelity, UBS, Mitsubishi Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Vanguard, Templeton, Barclays to name just a few.

    Bill and his wife Amy live in Brentwood, TN and have five children, including a set of quadruplets.

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  • Chris Birk

    Chief Product Officer and Founder

    Chris has spent the last 20 years in Healthcare Information Technology (IT), focused on Healthcare Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). He was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Netwerkes.com, one of the first Healthcare EDI clearinghouses to leverage a web portal to enable the flow of transactions between Providers and payers. He grew Netwerkes from a 2 person startup to a fifty employee company.

    Following a series of acquisitions, as Vice President, Product Management, at Optum Insight, Chris assumed leadership roles in the Program and Product Management groups for all EDI products, including Netwerkes, multiple EDI clearinghouses and validation tools.

    Before founding Netwerkes.com, Chris spent 5 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, and led the development effort of several solutions including a subrogation system for Meridian Resources, which established State of Wisconsin Medicaid reimbursement rates for hospitals, and a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) system. Chris lives in Lakewood Ranch, Fl with his wife Brenda, their three children and a very large Labrador retriever. He enjoys breakfast in the mornings with his neighbor Dick “Yeah Baby” Vitale.

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  • Amy Calton

    Corporate Counsel and Privacy/Compliance Officer

    Amy Calton has extensive experience as in-house counsel for companies in a range of healthcare segments, including healthcare IT, hospital systems, and disease and wellness management. Amy most recently served as Senior Corporate Counsel for UL Workplace Health and Safety where she was the first in-house counsel and privacy officer for the company, which specializes in health and safety management software solutions.

    Before joining UL, Amy served as Senior Operations Counsel for Healthways. At Healthways, she practiced corporate and regulatory healthcare law. Prior to working at Healthways, she served as Senior Operations Counsel at Community Health Systems where she provided legal advice and assistance to the corporate office and affiliated hospitals regarding federal and state regulatory issues. Prior to that, she practiced commercial litigation at Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC in Nashville.

    Amy earned her law degree and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Originally from New Orleans, Amy now lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.

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  • Mitch Stonehocker

    Chief Operating Officer, Board Member and Founder

    Mitch Stonehocker’s extensive experience in alternative investments includes consulting, planning processes, deploying and optimizing software, and teaching both in the financial industry and universities. He was previously Director, Front Arena Americas, at SunGard, where he developed the prototype for the Vikaara’s Healthcare Transformation Trust.

    At SunGard, Mitch delivered end-to-end client solutions: including the marketing of SunGard’s capabilities, designing instruments and risk management metrics for clients, and configuring SunGard’s software. Mitch has extensive experience with this technology to provide cluster analysis, derivatives modeling, parameter estimation, and correlation matrices. Additionally Mitch has implemented and validated closed form, bi/Trinomial, Monte Carlo, Hazard Rate, and Libor Market models.

    Prior to SunGard, Mitch was an independent consultant to State Street and Deutsche Bank, and at Reuters Consulting, to such additional clients as Bear Sterns, ING, Banco Santander, Putnam, and HSBC. Earlier, he taught Valuation Models, Corporate Finance, and Options Market Making at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, delivering special courses for Dresdner Bank, Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander, and others. He also spent ten years as an options market maker at the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

    Mitch and his wife Christine reside in Secaucus, NJ and enjoy spending time in Christine’s home country of Jamaica. Mitch has three sons and two grand-children.

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  • Pearson Talbert

    President, Board Member and Founder

    Pearson’s career spans more than twenty years of successful healthcare operations, business development, population health management, sales, managed care contracting, and revenue cycle management, working with both large privately held businesses and small startups, as well as with publicly traded corporations.

    Most recently he was president and CEO of Aegis Health Group. Prior to becoming CEO he was the firm’s chief development officer. He lead the transformation of the company from labor-based service delivery model to scalable SaaS offering with value added consulting services, creating the opportunity for a future capital event.

    Prior to Aegis, he served as vice president of sales and business development for various AIM Healthcare entities. While at AIM he started and developed a new business unit to diversify AIM’s revenue, and then took over sales and doubled revenues for a sister company, Ingram & Associates. Pearson got his start with HealthSouth in the mid-1990s, ultimately serving as National Director for Payer Relations for the corporation.

    Pearson is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and Leadership Healthcare. He holds an MBA from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from The University of the South.

    Pearson and his wife Rebecca live in Brentwood, TN and have three daughters. They met while he was a fly-fishing guide in Montana and Rebecca was wrangling horses on the same ranch.

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  • Denise Isaac

    Chief Financial Officer and Founder

    Denise began her career within the Financial Services and Healthcare Practices at the public accounting firm, of KPMG LLP where she became a CPA and was promoted to Senior Manager within six years under the accelerated management track. After KPMG, Denise joined publicly traded National Discount Brokers (NDB) as its Chief Financial Officer/Principal Accounting Officer. During her tenure, the company grew to engage in listed specialist activity, OTC wholesale capital markets, market data distribution, retail brokerage e-commerce, soft-dollar brokerage and clearing activities; ultimately achieving a market capitalization of over $1 billion with greater than 30% pre-tax margins. Denise served as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and member of the Executive Management Committee until Deutsche Bank AG (“DB”) acquired NDB in 2000. Denise served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank AG’s Global Equities Division, responsible for the finances and operations of the wholesale equities platform.

    Denise subsequently served as the Senior Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer for a multi-billion dollar private alternative investment fund family and was responsible for all operations departments including treasury, accounting, technology, valuation, taxation, collateral treasury services, human resources and administration.

    Originally from Antigua West Indies, Denise immigrated to America and received her B.S from NYU and completed the Harvard Business School Executive Advanced Management Program. When Denise isn’t steering the financial resources of the HTTU she enjoys line dancing and listening to country music in Manhattan of all places and following the NY Giants.

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  • Jae Waldron

    Treasury Services Manager

    Jae Waldron has over 15 years of experience in healthcare treasury, corporate accounting, and banking with an action oriented approach to creating solutions to reduce cost, increase efficiency and mitigate risks. He has diverse experience with both large public and small private companies, managing funding, forecasting cash flows, reconciling bank accounts, auditing revenue activity, designing reports and automating reporting. Jae served for over 11 years in banking including securities settlement, trust services, corporate debt issuance, securities payments, and compliance with companies like Bankers Trust, State Street and Deutsche Bank. Interestingly during his tenure in treasury services Jae has used two systems that Dick Maier, HealthcareTTU founder, built.

    Jae and his wife Jennifer live in Tennessee and have four children. Jae has a private security detail in that he is the only member of their family, other than their youngest, who is not a Tae Kwon Do black-belt.