Cordea Leadership

At Cordea, you can be assured that our Executives are involved with your project to maximize your success. The Cordea Executive team has more than 70 years of consulting experience and has worked for hospitals, payers, vendors and consulting firms in their careers. Each project is assigned its own Cordea Executive. There is active participation with each project. Your Cordea Executive will communicate with you directly, transparently, and timely during monthly dashboard meetings. Experienced consultants have the resources available to them to complete their projects and each client can have direct interaction with Cordea Executives.

Cordea Executives are dedicated to the following:

  • Success of your projects
  • Team performance
  • Monthly dashboard meetings
  • We communicate timely, clearly and with transparency
  • “No Surprises” with a Cordea Consulting
  • Issues, if they arise, are handled swiftly with Client Satisfaction the highest priority 

Jen (Pfeifer) Jones
Founder and CEO

Jen Jones is founder and CEO of Cordea Consulting and is an expert in Cerner solutions and healthcare IT deployments.   Jen is a PMP certified project manager with ten years of experience in healthcare IT project management and solution implementation.  She has expert Cerner Millennium solution knowledge with a focus on project management, advanced solution design, process redesign and training. She has lead numerous multi-facility projects in the United States and internationally.

Andrew Vassallo

Andrew Vassallo is President and COO of Cordea Consulting and is responsible for the day to day operations, setting strategy and performance of the company.  In this capacity Andrew also oversees client delivery, engagement performance, sales and recruiting. 
With 23+ years’ experience in healthcare technology, Andrew is considered an expert in designing innovative solutions to help healthcare organizations maximize their business and IT solutions.
Prior to joining Cordea, Andrew was the Vice President and General Manager of HealthCare for a billion dollar staffing company.  He also served as Senior Vice President/Partner of Xerox (ACS Healthcare Solutions), an international management and outsourcing consulting group. Under his leadership, the company reached record levels of revenue and profitability. Earlier in his career, Andrew was a founding partner and VP of a technology consulting company, Global Works Systems, Inc., that provided targeted system solutions to hospitals, physician groups, and academic medical practices. 
As part of the Midwest Community College Health Information Technology consortium (, Andrew was an instructor at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI where he taught the courses Planning, Management and Leadership for Health IT as well as Usability and Human Factors Design.

Jerry Davis
VP East

Jerry Davis, brings more than 34 years of experience in the healthcare information management industry where he has served in a wide range of managerial, operational and information technology consulting roles.  Prior to joining Cordea Consulting, Jerry worked for several prominent healthcare consulting firms serving in executive leadership and management roles in sales, marketing and consulting delivery.  His positions included being Senior Vice President in the healthcare consulting division of a Fortune 500 company, Vice President with a clinical transformation consulting firm and Senior Manager with a Big six consulting firm.  Jerry has demonstrated expertise in management and technology consulting, business development, client relationships and administration.  Jerry holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, has a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University and is a member of MENSA.


Gary Strelecki
Vice President

Gary Strelecki is a Vice President for Cordea Consulting, and he is responsible for client relationships and business development in the North Central, North West and West Coast of the U.S..  Gary began his career in healthcare IT as a Systems Analyst for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor over 30 years ago and has been in healthcare IT ever since.  Prior to Cordea Gary held positions for major HCIT consulting and staffing firms in roles including Senior Systems Consultant, Client Services Executive, and Regional Vice President of Sales. 

Gary has been a Michigan HIMSS Board member for the past 11 years and he is currently the President of the Michigan Chapter.  Gary serves on the President’s Committee for the upcoming Midwest Fall Technology Conference which takes place November 2014 in Chicago, and is presented by six Midwest area HIMSS Chapters (Greater Chicago, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin). 

Brian Aggeler
Director of Recruiting

Brian Aggeler has been a search and recruitment professional since 1991, with more than 22 years of recruiting experience.  He has successfully led and managed both large and small recruiting teams.  Brian was instrumental in the growth and development of several recruiting organizations within national Fortune 500 staffing firms as well as smaller more entrepreneurial companies.  He took two underperforming divisions within a large corporate recruiting firm and built them into the two top producing divisions in the company.  He also opened and managed a new branch for a national staffing firm that became the top location in the region.  Drawing on his expertise in essential hiring practices, candidate sourcing, internet recruiting and social networking, he provides the organization targeted, best-of-class solutions and employment branding strategies that help Cordea meet the challenges of human resources, recruiting, technology and retaining and rewarding top talent.