Novir’s forward-thinking leadership team is comprised of dedicated, passionate and experienced individuals. They exemplify our values, empower our people and have a shared dedication to our customers and communities that drive every solution we create.
Our people truly set us apart.
Mr. Kempe has two-and-a-half decades of operating and investment management experience in the healthcare industry, primarily with GE Healthcare (GEHC) in a number of strategic, operational and financial leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe.
He is the former Director of Strategic Alliances & Vice President of Home Health at GEHC. Prior roles include: General Manager of GEHC Americas and Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of GEHC EMEA and GEHC Kretztechnik (NM: KTA). He later founded an investment firm, 37celsius Capital Partners, focused on global digital health companies.
He currently serves in a number of board roles, including as a member of the advisory board at Genia, Sensipass, and VasoGnosis. He served as Chairman of the Board at the World Trade Center Wisconsin (WTCW) and was a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) advisory board.
Mr. Kempe is a native of Sweden, and he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Uppsala University in business administration and economics. He spent four years in the military, including ROTC, serving as a Lieutenant of the Lapland Ranger Regiment in Kiruna, Sweden.
Peter Klug, as Vice President of Business and Program Development, is focused on innovating in healthcare.
He spent nearly a decade at Direct Supply and most recently led the commercial development of Direct Supply’s DS smart™ platform from patented idea to commercialization. This system serves to connect a product portfolio directly to residents’ electronic medical records allowing caregivers to be 40% more efficient and eliminating transcription error. Previously, he was a Category Director for Direct Supply’s Clinical and Rehabilitation businesses, focused on providing a portfolio of senior-focused solutions to therapists and nurses in long-term care.
Prior to joining Novir, Peter spent time in management consulting with A.T. Kearney in its healthcare practice, and he worked for a Silicon Valley telemedicine startup, MDvista, developing software to transform pacemakers into real-time monitoring devices. He has lived in Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Lausanne, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China, serving in a variety of leadership roles in operations, supply chain and product management.
Peter has always been interested in serving others in the healthcare field and making a difference, working with providers and clinicians to help patients stay healthier for longer at a lower cost, with higher patient satisfaction. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration with a distinction in leadership from the Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ms. Wutt, a registered nurse, has more than 30 years of long-term care experience in nursing and senior living, specializing in multiple care platforms and operations, informatics and reimbursement programs.
She has held a variety of leadership positions at health care companies throughout the East Coast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Florida, and California, including oversight of operations of numerous independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing across multiple states.
Most recently, Kim was a strategic account executive at Omnicare, CVS Health, a Cincinnati-based national provider of long-term care pharmacy services. Previously, she served as a corporate clinical informatics specialist for Sava Senior Care in Atlanta and as a team leader, clinical services, for Kisco Senior Living in Carlsbad, Calif. She also was the regional director of quality and care management for Chicago-based Enlivant, directing 11 communities in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Kim has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Chicago, an associate degree from Valencia (Fla.) Community College, and practical nursing program diploma from Waukesha County (Wis.) Technical College, as well as facility administration advanced study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, travelling, boarding and spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Worzalla has strong and wide-ranging experience in human resources at both Fortune 500 and emerging companies, leading in areas like employee engagement, organizational development, staffing, talent acquisition, and recruitment.
She spent the last two years as Director of People and Culture at Bright Cellars, serving as a key member of the leadership team as the company grew from 50 to more than 100 hourly and salaried employees across the country.
Prior to that, Mrs. Worzalla had more than six years of experience at two Fortune 500 companies: Robert W. Baird & Co. and Kohl’s Corp. As a HR business advisor at Baird, Mrs. Worzalla engaged with associates and managers, building strong relationships and maintaining positive employee relations. At Kohl’s, she served as a Senior Analyst for Organization Design and then on the Merchandise Transformation Team.
Mrs. Worzalla has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Truman State University and a Master’s of Business Administration in Human Resources and Business Management from Concordia University.
Andreas serves NOVIR as the team leader in developing local, national and global business opportunities as well as connecting relationships with manufacturers, corporations, employers and ultimately, with end users for InstaCLEAR, InstaGUARD, and InstaCHECK. After earning a bachelor’s degree in international business from UW-Whitewater, Andreas has logged two decades of experience in toxicology, drug testing and diagnostics.
His expertise in product development for point of care testing and third-party administration in a variety of vertical markets has made him a leader in the industry. Andreas has partnered with drug testing and occupational health aggregators that represent in excess of five million drug testing events annually. He captured the business of the largest pain management laboratory, doubling company revenue.
Andreas has held several leadership positions in multiple drug testing companies in the Midwest, such as Noble Diagnostics, and West Coast and is well recognized as an expert in this field. Utilizing the disciplines received through years of athletic training, competition and achievement (four time All-American and 1992 Olympic Trials qualifier), Andreas brings innovation, production and delivery together in every circumstance.
Dr Dirk Steinert is our experienced Chief Medical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Medical Education, Pediatrics, Medicine, Patient Safety, and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Dr Dirk’s passion is around enabling the patient to be an advocate for their health.
After graduating high school, Dr. Steinert spent time in Germany as an exchange student. When he returned to the United States, he attended Lake Forest College to study German and Chemistry. After graduating from college, he spent a year conducting research in immunology and oncology while applying to medical school. He later attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Tulane University in New Orleans. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Certificate in Managing Health Care Delivery from Harvard Business School.
Dr Steinert is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory Care for ThedaCare and leads the ThedaCare Provider Network and employed physician group. Dr Steinert has previously served as the Medical Director, Quality, Specialty Care with Ascension Medical Group in Southeastern Wisconsin. He has held various leadership positions throughout his time with the organization. Dr. Steinert is also a Fellow with the American College of Physician and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Mr. Blanchard has been creating elegant solutions for complex problems in the healthcare and manufacturing industries for the past 20 years, with experience across operations, technology, business intelligence, quality, and global supply chain.
The majority of Andy’s career was at Direct Supply. While there, he created their first order management portal, established integrations with key supplier partners and drafted and executed technology roadmaps. He encouraged collaboration with supply chain, customer service, marketing, and sales to reduce exceptions, lower net loss, and drive cost out of healthcare.
Andy’s passion lies in working on a business, strategically leveraging technology, process improvement, and analytics to enhance the experience of workers, allowing them to do their jobs faster and better-informed. He holds a Bachelor of Science in information technology from Marquette University.
Jake Scherrer, with over two decades of experience, is a seasoned business and technology executive. His expertise in providing leadership to both startups and Fortune 500 companies has established him as a key player in delivering impactful digital strategies. As an innovative Chief Technology Officer, Jake has been instrumental in formulating long-term growth plans and integrating Scrum methodologies, showcasing his ability to align technical strategies with business goals.
In his previous role at Centare Holdings, Inc., first as Vice President and later as Chief Operating Officer, Jake’s leadership role allowed him to drive corporate strategy, oversee significant digital transformations, and foster key partnerships. His accomplishments include participating in two successful business sales and creating an innovative, agile software delivery model, solidifying Centare’s reputation as a pioneering player in the software development industry.
Jake’s background combines technical diligence with broad team management, making him adept at leading diverse teams and managing large-scale projects. His experience spans across, deep technical leadership, software product delivery, and building executive-level relationships, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to achieving business objectives through technological innovation.