Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors
Ned Moore, Chairman, Board of Directors
Ned Moore has been involved in the healthcare industry working with health care payers for more than 10 years. He brings to Portico Systems an understanding of the current market challenges along with their strategic impact and the opportunities that they present for the industry. Building on this experience, Ned was a key visionary behind the Portico product platform that is currently the entire focus of Portico Systems.
As part of his work in the healthcare industry Ned has consulted with several of the industry top executives regarding industry trends and their strategic outlook. He has also worked closely with plans on helping them bridge the gap between business needs and how to apply technology to gain value from their investment.
Outside of Portico Systems, Ned has had an impressive record of success in a wide array of sectors including information technology, real estate and distribution industries. As part of this experience he has focused on all facets of these industries including enabling companies to leverage and build customer relationships as well as financial and operational excellence. He brings this broad range of experience to the healthcare sector and applies the appropriate business and operational principles to enable Portico Systems to produce tangible value to the healthcare market.
Ned graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale where he also serves as the Chairman of the Robert G. Hamilton Endowment Fund. Ned has been recognized by the Eastern Technology Council as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year, was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal Forty Under Forty award, and was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 Greater Philadelphia and a semi-finalist for the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
John Loftus, Member, Board of Directors
As past Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Technology Group at Safeguard Scientifics, John evaluated new opportunities and provided strategy leadership to Safeguard and its partner companies. With more than 20 years of experience in executive management, entrepreneurship and technology leadership, John has founded, raised capital for and served in senior management positions with companies representing all stages of growth.
Prior to joining Safeguard in 2001, John co-founded Gestalt LLC, which focuses on mission critical software solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense as well as energy customers. He also served as Senior Vice President with Breakaway Solutions, where he managed all strategy and implementation consulting engagements and directed an organization of nearly 1,000 consultants in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, John was part of the senior management team that took Breakaway Solutions public in October 1999. Prior to Breakaway Solutions, John was the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of WPL Laboratories, which earned recognition as an Inc. 500 company. He also held senior executive positions at PECO Energy and spent the first ten years of his career in technology and as a program management executive with General Electric. He has developed and taught graduate level courses at La Salle University and lectured at the University of Pennsylvania.
John has served on the Boards of Avista Advantage, Mantas, Inc., Pacific Title & Art Studio, Inc., ProModel Corporation and WPL Laboratories, and was the past Chairman of the Computing Advisory Board of La Salle University. He currently serves on the boards for Safeguard's partner companies Acsis, Alliance Consulting, Beyond.com, Nextone and Portico Systems as well as Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Gestalt, LLC and the Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance.
John enjoys working with growth-stage companies and entrepreneurs to scale their businesses and realize their potential. The top challenges facing these companies, according to John, include attracting the talent required to sustain momentum, and maintaining flexibility to adapt and change as the company grows.
As a seasoned "serial entrepreneur," John has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing companies experiencing rapid growth. Through Safeguard, John applies operational expertise, business acumen and strategic vision to growth-stage technology companies looking to reach the next level of success.