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 Cordea Consulting
- Issues, if they arise, are handled swiftly with Client Satisfaction the highest priority
Founder & 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 led numerous multi-facility projects in the United States and internationally.
Vice President of Recruiting and Operations
Brian Aggeler has been a search and recruitment professional since 1991, with more than 28 years of recruiting and operations experience. He has successfully led and managed both large and small 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.
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 is a Vice President for Cordea Consulting, and he is responsible for client relationships and business development in the Central U.S, from the North Central States to the Gulf Coast States, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Gary began his career in healthcare information technology as a Senior Analyst for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor (part of Trinity Health) over 30 years ago and has been in healthcare IT ever since. Prior to Cordea, Gary held positions for major healthcare IT consulting and staffing firms in roles including Senior Systems Consultant, Client Services Executive, and Regional Vice President of Sales.
Gary has been a Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Board member for the past 14 years and he is a past President of the chapter during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Currently Gary is active on the Michigan HIMSS Board and serves as a Member-at-large and as a member of the Sponsorship Committee.
Tom Sjostedt has over 10 years’ combined experience as a Recruiter and as a Business Developer. He specializes in the areas of Information Technology and Healthcare. Tom is from South Florida and went to the University of Central Florida for a degree in Political Science. Tom has a large following of professionals, locally and across the country in major cities and tech hubs.
As a member of the Cordea team, his expertise is as a Senior Recruiter where he leverages knowledge from both sides of the desk to find the best fit for the professional and for the client. Tom got his start as an intern for an IT Recruiting company in 2008. He has an inherent desire to help people and after his internship, realized that being a recruiter was his best way to lend a helping hand. As we all know, finding the right job is not an easy task and the one that pays the highest salary is not always the right choice. Knowing this, Tom takes his time with each individual professional to learn why they are looking for another position and then delves in deep to build a relationship of trust with them. Give Tom a call today if you’re interested in making a switch or if you are trying to find a more challenging position.
VP of Consulting Operations & Delivery
Tom Welch is a creative and results oriented executive leader who specializes in technology enabled business transformation. His background includes over 20 years of healthcare IT leadership experience working in and with healthcare delivery systems (of all sizes), academic facilities, physician organizations, consulting groups, and application & technology vendors. Tom has been a PMP certified project manager since 2008, and over the course of his career has managed virtually every kind of healthcare IT project, from large scale multi-facility EHR implementations, to single application installations, to technical system migrations. An expert with EMR solutions, Tom also has deep experience with healthcare IT strategy, planning, execution, business development, change management, vendor management, process re-engineering, systems optimization, vendor selection, and contracting & negotiations.