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Leadership Team

President & CEO

Scott Climes

Scott has significant experience building and leading successful healthcare and technology enterprises ranging from Fortune 400 companies to start-ups. He built a strong foundation across all functional areas at industry-leading biopharmaceutical firms, such as Merck, AstraZeneca, and Biogenldec, where he was Vice President of Commercial Operations for the Oncology Business Unit. Scott leveraged his experience in biotech to found, invest, and incubate numerous successful companies in healthcare and technology. He’s served on boards of private and publicly traded firms. Scott earned a BA in Economics from San Diego State University and an MBA from University of Redlands.


Jaya Prakash Rao

Jaya has more than 25 years of experience in emerging technologies and how they can be used in solutions to business problems. His prestigious technological career includes positions in general management, management consulting, and research development. Jaya is Co-founder/Chief Technical Officer of Candor Business Solutions, a software platform development company on the cloud. Previously, Jaya held senior management positions in a number of successful startups, including ArcSight, Corio, and Fox Technologies. Jaya spent a large part of his career with Oracle, where as a senior manager he contributed to the development of several innovative strategic initiatives, including Oracle Business OnLine, Strategic Procurement, and Semiconductor Factory Execution System solutions. Jaya earned an MBA from the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction, from  Osmania University in India.

CFO & SVP, Business Development

Mark Lama

Mark has extensive experience in healthcare investments with more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations, and more than 20 years of experience in direct private equity investments. Prior to joining nPhase, he was Director of Development for Integrated Oncology Network, LLC, where he led the acquisition and integration of more than 20 cancer centers. Prior to this, Mark was the COO of NationsHealth, a diabetes insurance supplies and services company where he led the restructuring efforts on behalf of the ComVest Group, a leading direct investment firm focused on mid-market acquisitions. He was also an Operating Partner managing the major healthcare investments of ComVest. Mark served on the boards of companies including NationsHealth, Accelerated Care Plus, Enable Corp, ScriptRx, and Futurematrix. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and a BA in Physics from Colgate University.

SVP, Quality Assurance

Frank Hailstones

Frank is responsible for nPhase’s Quality Assurance. Frank has more than 35 years of management and consulting experience, primarily in the insurance, government, and healthcare sectors. Frank is a UK-certified accountant who has practiced both in the private and public sectors. He started in government, then spent 18 years at PriceWaterhouse (now PwC), including 13 years as a partner. Since joining PwC in 2001, Frank has worked in a number of startups in governance, risk and compliance (GRC), and fraud prevention. He is a co-founder of Candor Business Solutions Ltd.

EVP, Commercial operations

Dave Sunderhaft

Dave Sunderhaft is EVP Commercial Operations at REDCap Cloud including responsibility for product innovation, sales, marketing and delivery. Dave is a technology and life sciences executive with a passion to improve clinical research and health care processes through the use of technology.
Prior to joining REDCap Cloud, Dave Led the eClinical Solutions practice at PAREXEL. He holds a B.A. from Boston College and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University with a concentration in Health Care Administration.