Our Leadership Team
Richard Fitzpatrick, President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Fitzpatrick joined Park Place International in 2011 to help organize, develop, and govern an aggressive investment and expansion program as a MEDITECH-focused Technology Services Provider. Dick's strong skills in finance, governance, operations, and organization-building have been honed in roles as President and COO of JJWild, EVP of Waterfield Technology Group, and CFO of American Surgical Technologies.
Dick holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He resides in New Hampshire where he and his wife treasure long summer days by the lake with their growing group of grandchildren.
James Fitzgerald, Executive Vice-President
James Fitzgerald joined Park Place International in 2011. A well-known technology strategist and frequent writer and speaker within the MEDITECH, MUSE, and HIMSS communities, Jim is passionate about helping healthcare organizations of all sizes and types implement sustainable technology strategies that enhance the performance and availability of MEDITECH and other enterprise software whether in a hospital data center or in the cloud.
Jim's experience with MEDITECH began in 1983 at Microcom, Inc. More significant technology contributions to the MEDITECH community spanned 4 executive roles and 18 years from 1993 to 2011 at JJWild, which would become the MEDITECH Solutions Group within Perot Systems in 2007 and within Dell, Inc. in 2009. During this period, Jim was the co-architect and business lead behind "first-of-their-kind" technology solutions including JJWild's PrivateNet, JJWild's JSite Disaster Recovery Service, and Perot Systems' MSite MEDITECH Hosting Service. Jim also contributed significantly to efforts to drive the MEDITECH community to open IP-based networks in the 1990's, to develop standardized disaster recovery strategies around MEDITECH and BridgeHead's ISB/IDR technologies in the 2000's, and to introduce data center virtualization as a standardized deployment strategy for MEDITECH technology platforms beginning in 2007. At Dell, Jim mentored a team that developed a MEDITECH-centric version of Dell's Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) solution and was a constant advocate for driving technology solutions to the cloud.
Jim holds a BA from Bates College and an MBA with high distinction from Babson College, where he was the 1992 winner of the Douglass Foundation Prize for Entrepreneurship. Jim resides in Massachusetts with his wife and children and enjoys music and virtually any activity related to the ocean.
Peter Stone, Executive Vice-President
Peter Stone is Executive Vice President for Park Place International and a member of the Executive leadership team. Peter is responsible for a broad array of activities, including overseeing the delivery of technology solutions for MEDITECH and the healthcare enterprise and working with industry partners. Peter has spent more than 30 years working in a variety of roles within the MEDITECH technology space. He brings extensive knowledge of MEDITECH technology and healthcare requirements.
Prior to joining Park Place, Peter was Executive Director and General Manager of Dell's MEDITECH Solutions Group. Peter's past experience includes leading the MEDITECH initiative at Data General for nearly 20 years. Subsequent to EMC's acquisition of Data General, Peter developed the healthcare channel and ran the healthcare vertical at EMC for 8 years.
Peter earned a Bachelor's Degree from Upsala College in New Jersey. Peter resides in Massachusetts with his family.
Bryan Blood, Vice-President of Sales
Bryan Blood joined Park Place International in 2011 with a mission to enhance an existing high-performing customer service-centric sales team with greater reach, deeper technical understanding, and direct on-site presence. An engineer turned sales leader, Bryan insists on delivering "the engineering answer" – honest, thoughtful technology advisory which meets both the operational and financial needs of the healthcare community. Bryan's integrity and relentless work ethic have earned him the respect and trust of MEDITECH's customers, sales team, and technology partners like BridgeHead, Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, and VMware.
Bryan's experience with MEDITECH began in 1991 at Microcom, Inc. in roles as a support engineer, network and technology consultant. He joined JJWild in 1995 as a network consultant and transitioned into territory and regional sales roles, becoming a regional sales manager under Perot Systems' management of the MEDITECH Solutions Group and finally Midwest Director of Sales and a member of the Senior Management Team through 2011 under Dell's ownership.
Bryan holds dual BS degrees in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Trinity College. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 5 children. He is an avid downhill skier and enjoys repairing and maintaining vintage cars and trucks.
Bill Stetter, Chief Financial Officer
Bill joined Park Place International in 2015 to help drive the company's financial results, focusing on the company's performance and delivering value to both customers and investors. Bill brings over 30 years of financial, startup, M & A, and public accounting and auditing experience to Park Place International. He served as the CFO of Ximedica, a provider of product development and manufacturing services to the medical device industry. During this time he was instrumental in designing and implementing key financial and operational metrics and systems, and driving acquisition due diligence, which led to a successful financial exit for the company's founders. Previously, Bill was at Heartlab, a provider of cardiology image management and information systems, where he also served as CFO and was a key member of the management team that sold the company to Agfa in 2005. Bill received an MBA in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Bill resides in Massachusetts with his wife and they have 4 children, 2 of whom still reside at home. Bill plays guitar and enjoys downhill skiing.
Erik Littlejohn, Vice-President of Technology Integration
Erik Littlejohn is Vice President of Technology Integration for Park Place International and a member of the Executive leadership team. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of Technology Integration solutions, including Field Engineering, Support, and Project Management.
Erik brings a deep understanding of Healthcare Information Technology implementation and operations. Before joining Park Place International, Erik served in a variety of positions within Perot Systems and Dell with responsibility for technology integration, program and project management, business operations, and IT support.
Erik earned a Bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech. Erik resides in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
Mark Middleton, Vice-President of Cloud Services
Mark served 29 years at CHRISTUS Health in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology, leading projects such as a $30 million data center build, relocations, centralization of IT operations, and operating one of the largest MEDITECH Client/Server 5.X implementations in the nation. Mark's current work is the development of an array of managed cloud service offerings to enable MEDITECH customers to provide sustainable and cost effective operations for their facilities. Mark is a former finalist in Datamations' Data Center Executive Excellence Awards and holds degrees in Biomedical Technology and Business Administration, as well as the highest level ITIL Expert Certification.
Bob Green, Vice President
Bob is responsible for a broad array of activities, including technical contributions to our enterprise solutions, MEDITECH solutions, and working with our industry partners. Bob has spent more than 30 years working in a variety of roles within the MEDITECH technology space. He is a respected technical thought leader in all things MEDITECH and brings extensive knowledge of MEDITECH technology and healthcare enterprise requirements. We are excited to have Bob as part of our team.
Prior to joining Park Place International, Bob was a technology architect at EMC and worked on the MEDITECH team as well as with other industry leaders such as General Electric. Bob's past experience includes leading the technical MEDITECH initiatives at Data General for nearly 20 years. Subsequent to EMC's acquisition of Data General, Bob became healthcare solutions leader and technical architect for the EMC Global Healthcare business.
Jennifer Gesner, Corporate Vice-President
Jennifer Gesner is Corporate Vice-President for Park Place International and a member of the Executive leadership team.
Jennifer brings a deep understanding of financial operations for MEDITECH-focused companies to the Park Place International Executive team. Before joining Park Place International, Jennifer was the Corporate Controller with responsibility for Finance, Accounting, and Administration at JJWild. During her tenure at JJWild, Jennifer provided financial oversight for the successful MEDITECH integration and consulting practice businesses, which continued after the acquisition by Perot Systems, and subsequently, Dell.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from North Adams State College. Jennifer resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family.
Matt Donahue, Chief Technology Officer
Matt has been working with MEDITECH and their hospital customers for over 10 years across multiple roles as both an end user customer at Saints Medical Center and as service provider with JJWild, Perot Systems, Dell Services and Park Place International. Matt's current professional goal is to redefine traditional backend infrastructure technologies used by hospitals to allow true adoption of cloud services and achieve an "always available from anywhere" architecture. Matt studied Applied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is a regular guest speaker in their Operations and Information System department.