Leadership Team

David Hawkes
Executive Vice President

David joined Eldorado in 1990 as a developer. He progressed to become the chief architect and lead developer for the very successful HEALTHpac 4 product. David headed the design team for Eldorado’s new generation system, Javelina. Using his experience in both software design and the healthcare industry, David continues to provide vision for Eldorado’s products and services. David has been quoted in a number of publications and appeared on discussion panels providing the industry with a strong voice.

Prior to joining Eldorado, David attended St. John's College and Massey University in New Zealand, and completed a five-year stint at Information Management Services where he specialized in inventory control and payroll applications.

Gary Slama
Vice President - Technology Services

Gary joined Eldorado in 2010 and currently manages all IT infrastructure, application architecture and support services for Eldorado - both for its Javelina and HEALTHpac customers. Prior to joining Eldorado, Gary managed IT operations for Pegasus Solutions, the leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors. During his ten years at Pegasus, Gary managed various teams within IT, including data center operations, UNIX and Windows system administration, database administration, data and voice networks, service management, capacity and performance management, and desktop support. In addition, Gary was the lead architect in the design and construction of Pegasus' data center in Scottsdale, AZ. Prior to Pegasus, Gary held the position of Account Manager at Anasazi/REZsolutions, where he managed all aspects of IT service delivery for several major customers, including Hilton Hotels, Cendant Corporation and THISCo. Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Erik Alinder
Vice President - Professional Services

Erik Alinder joined Eldorado in March 2016 as Vice President of Professional Services. Erik's responsibilities include managing the day to day operations of the account management, training and consulting teams. Prior to joining Eldorado, Erik has held the position of Manager of Implementations at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Erik specializes in healthcare software implementations and productivity as well business development. His in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry comes from his time at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions where he managed an implementation team that handled net new business; add on contracts as well as the upgrades to the Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. In addition to his management duties, Erik also worked with various departments on new offerings to the Allscripts platform. Erik earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Eastern Illinois University.

Marleen DeCosta
Director - Product Management

Marleen DeCosta leads the Product Management team for Eldorado's Javelina platform. This function allows Marleen to utilize her deep healthcare operations background and the capabilities of Javelina's modern technology to shape the ongoing direction of the Javelina product. In so doing, Marleen works directly with clients, strategic partners and Eldorado's technology leaders to ensure the product retains compliance levels and its leadership position in the healthcare payer space. Marleen and her team represent years of experience in the industry along with a passion for teamwork and collaboration. Prior to joining Eldorado in 2010, Marleen worked 20 years at United Healthcare in various operational capacities. Marleen earned her Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management from Arizona State University.

Rakesh H Katte
Vice President - Product Development

Rakesh brings over 14 years of Software Engineering experience to his current role as leader of the Javelina Center of Excellence for product development in Bangalore, India. Since being a founding member of the Javelina development team in 2006, Rakesh has been instrumental in the development of Claims Processing, Consumer Driven Health Plan, Disability, Authorizations and numerous other modules across the modern enterprise platform. The COE delivery organization encompasses Product Development, Quality Assurance and Automation functions. Rakesh earned a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from PES Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India.

Kurt Kubishke
Director - HEALTHpac

Kurt leads the HEALTHpac business unit and as such is responsible for its day-to-day operations including account management, interfacing with strategic partners and providing direction to the delivery organizations. Kurt has been with Eldorado for over 20 years. Prior to his employment at Eldorado, he held operational management positions in multiple Third Party Administrators (TPA's). The operations included support for complete benefit management for self-funded employers as well as specialized services for provider network management. Kurt is known for his client-focused approach, wide understanding of the healthcare industry and deep knowledge of Eldorado's products and services.

Reed Porter
Senior Financial Analyst

Reed Porter brings to the company over 30 years of financial and general management experience. Reed is a detail-oriented, results-driven financial officer with a broad base of experience in costing, cash management, banking, monthly analysis and reporting, acquisition analysis, policies and procedures, operating and capital budgets, financial and strategic planning, internal accounting controls, etc. He is a specialist with developed abilities in problem identification/resolution and task organization/delegation, which helps make a positive contribution to the net income of the organization.

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