Leadership Team

7. Dan-Navins-Director-of-Process-Innovation
Brian Taylor
Director of Operations

6. Mary Rewinski
Mary Rewinski
Vice President, Process Innovation

7. Dan-Navins-Director-of-Process-Innovation
Dan Navins
Director of Process Innovation

Jason Palmer
CEO

A decorated business leader across multiple industries from healthcare to technology to education, Mr. Palmer has 20 years of experience in business management, operations, and consulting. He is the founder of several companies in healthcare, software (SaaS), technology, and manufacturing, including an international consulting firm specializing in professional services in corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions, operations, and labor management. Mr. Palmer currently serves as CEO of RVH Solutions, a healthcare technology company focused on helping healthcare organizations and facilities manage costs, improve quality, optimize processes, and enhance overall revenue.

Mr. Palmer is a principal at Rizk Ventures, a special situation operations and investment platform with a focus on healthcare, technology and real estate. Mr. Palmer has served in leadership roles in a number Rizk Ventures companies including Meditract and Classroom24-7. As President of Classroom24-7, Mr. Palmer led business development efforts in legal, medical, and pharmacy education, and worked with Georgetown Law School, Northwestern Law School and the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Mr. Palmer was honored as a Top Executive by Consumer Technology Publishing Group and was recognized as one of the Top Executives under 40 in Technology by the North American Publishing Company. He is a strong believer in “doing well by doing good” and is a patent holder in cause-based crowdfunding.

Mr. Palmer has a J.D from UCLA Law School and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. He is a dedicated husband to his wife Stephanie, and his four children, Sophie, Jake, Tessa, and Emerson.

Jack Lyden
COO

Mr. Lyden, currently serves as COO of Rizk Ventures Healthcare Solutions (RVH Solutions), a technology company that works with hospital systems to increase profitability and improve quality by helping them identify a wide range of opportunities in revenue enhancement, cost reduction and quality outcomes.

Prior to RVH Solutions, Mr. Lyden was President of Classroom24-7, a leader in online workforce training. While at Classroom24-7, Mr. Lyden developed distance learning programs at top universities, hospitals, and healthcare companies including Georgetown Law, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, TractManager, Intralign Health, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

Mr. Lyden earned his B.A. in History from Trinity College and his M.B.A from Fordham Gabelli School of Business.

Charlie Dawson
CIO

Charlie Dawson married strong mathematic and pattern recognition skills to the world of consulting in 1987 when he combined the analytical skills of physics with business process principals. By devising successful new methodologies for identifying, measuring and remediating business problems Mr. Dawson garnered wide industry appreciation culminating in his partnership in a now publicly traded consulting firm. During his career he has successfully concluded engagements that included leading functional redesign activities with some of the world’s best known organizations including: Southwest Airlines, McCloud USA, Schwab Online, Methodist Health System (Houston), and many others.

Along the way Mr. Dawson wrote 6 books on business topics including, “The Complete Guide to Technical Recruiting”, 1999, Management Advantage, Inc. and “The Human Resource Technology Handbook”, 2002, CRC St Lucie Press.

Mr. Dawson has been published/interviewed for over 20 magazines and online venues, has delivered over 100 speeches and continues to provide guidance as a member of various associations, boards and industry collectives.

Mr. Dawson’s approach to consulting starts with his belief that while there are organizations that are exceptional in certain disciplines, every organization needs to create its own “Best Practices” based on its unique operating circumstances. As a result, Mr. Dawson has pioneered a structured process that assists organizations in discovering how to adapt and evolve existing resources to meet changing business demands.

Perceiving a growing need, In 1999 Mr. Dawson made the choice to focus a majority of his time providing operational support in not-for-profit healthcare and in 2005, he founded Workforce Prescriptions (acquired by Rizk Ventures) as a means of carrying his unique methodology to the broader market.

Mr. Dawson is married with 2 adult children and 2 children still in the home. He and his family live in a bedroom community of Tampa, FL.

Greg Hammond
CSO

Greg Hammond is the Chief Strategy Officer for RVH Solutions, a healthcare technology company that provides hospitals and healthcare systems with technology to adjust operations and achieve significant savings without reducing staff.

Previously serving as Vice President in H2C’s New York office with over ten years of investment banking experience, he was responsible for providing transaction and analytical support to clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and strategic advisory engagements. He has executed transactions across several verticals within healthcare services, including hospitals and health systems, healthcare information technology, post-acute care, laboratory services and urgent care.

Prior to joining Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC, Mr. Hammond was an associate in the healthcare investment banking group at Morgan Keegan & Company (formerly Shattuck Hammond Partners) where he provided M&A and capital markets advisory services to healthcare services clients. Before joining Morgan Keegan, Mr. Hammond completed two summer analyst programs in the Municipal Finance Healthcare Group at UBS.

He received a B.S. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Keith Bush
CTO

Dean Kristiniak
CMO

Brian Taylor
Director of Operations

Mr. Taylor brings years of domestic and international operational experience in the healthcare and education sectors to the Rizk Ventures team.

As Director of Operations at Classroom24-7, Mr. Taylor manages the day-to-day operations and manages technology implementation projects for our clients. He has invaluable business process optimization knowledge and ensures that Classroom24-7 runs as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Prior to Classroom24-7, Mr. Taylor was a Liaison of International Operations at TractManager Inc. and was responsible for the implementation of all new clients, providing the first line of communication, as well as the training of all new international employees. Mr. Taylor has years of experience as a market analyst and possesses a great understanding of the various industries and sectors relevant to Classroom24-7.

Mr. Taylor received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland.

Mary Rewinski
Vice President, Process Innovation

Dan Navins
Director of Process Innovation

Mr. Navins has a strong healthcare technology background. He brings both a financial and corporate perspective. Currently, he is Director of Process Innovation at Rizk Ventures Healthcare Solutions (RVH Solutions), a technology company that works with hospital systems to increase profitability and improve quality by helping them identify a wide range of opportunities in revenue enhancement, cost reduction and quality outcomes.

Mr. Navins began his career at Inspira Health Network as a staff accountant and rose to the role of Assistant Controller. During this tenure, he provided financial leadership for the merger of several physician practices between the former South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood Memorial Hospital.

Prior to RVH Solutions, Mr. Navins worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, he was responsible for developing and implementing productivity reporting metrics and service line financial reports.

Mr. Navins received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Scranton.