Albert Santalo is the Chairman, CEO, and President of CareCloud. He founded the Miami-based company in 2009 with the goal of enhancing healthcare delivery through user-friendly, cloud-based technologies that connect physicians to their patients and each other. CareCloud has since become a leading provider of cloud-based health IT software and services, attracting physicians across 50 specialties in 48 states.
With Santalo at the helm, CareCloud has reported triple-digit revenue growth for 15 consecutive quarters, expanded to Boston and Salt Lake City, and raised $55 million in venture capital funding from firms such as Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital and Adams Street Partners.
Prior to CareCloud, Santalo was founder and chairman of Avisena, a software-driven revenue cycle management company for medical groups. He led the company to 55% average year-over-year revenue increases from the period of 2004-2008, and was awarded a U.S. patent for its Accounts Receivable Management Methodology.
Santalo also has extensive experience transforming business processes at Global 2000 companies such as management and technology consulting firm The Hackett Group/Answerthink, where he served as Director of IT Transformation and Strategy Practice. Other clients included Bausch and Lomb, Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Roche Pharmaceuticals, AOL/Time Warner, Waste Management, 3Com Corporation, Republic Industries, Florida Power and Light, ADP/TotalSource and Alliance Data Systems.
Santalo holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of Miami and an MBA from Florida International University (FIU), and is an active member of industry associations such as HIMSS, MGMA and HFMA. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recognized him as the 2012 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and by Fortune Magazine as one of the TOP CEO’s changing U.S. Healthcare named that same year. He was also honored to be inducted into the FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2006 and spearheaded CareCloud’s 2010 IBM SmartCamp win. He has spoken at various industry conferences like Health 2.0, the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit and America’s Venture Capital Conference (AVCC). Santalo is also on the board of the FIU Foundation, the FIU College of Business Dean’s Council and the University of Miami Health Sector Management and Policy Advisory Board.