Stan Vashovsky
Stan Vashovsky is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of DocGo’s board of directors, a position which he has held since DocGo’s inception. Mr. Vashovsky co-founded Ambulnz in 2015 with the vision to revolutionize medical transportation and mobile healthcare delivery. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Vashovsky founded Medcare, a medical technology company that was acquired by Philips Healthcare in 2005. He then continued to serve as vice president of software innovation at Philips for over 6 years, from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Vashovsky also conducted a turnaround of Health Systems Solutions, a public company, serving as its Chairman and CEO, which ultimately led to a successful sale to a private equity firm in 2011. Mr. Vashovsky has 25+ years of healthcare technology experience and spent 20+ years as a volunteer paramedic.
Ely D. Tendler
Director; General Counsel and Secretary
Ely Tendler is currently a member of the board of directors of DocGo and serves as its General Counsel, a position he has held since 2015. Mr. Tendler is Principal of Ely D. Tendler Strategic and Legal Services and has over 25 years of experience as an attorney, combining the law with extensive transactional, operational, and managerial experience. In addition to DocGo and his private practice, Mr. Tendler has held various senior legal and executive positions including as Special Counsel and interim General Counsel for Oscar Insurance from 2013 to 2017, Managing Member of the Olympia Group, a C-level advisory firm, from 2008 to 2018, and General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for IDT Telecom and IDT Corporation from 2003 to 2008. Earlier, Mr. Tendler was an Associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, involved with over $50 billion of mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law from Yale Law School.
Ira Smedra
Ira Smedra is currently a member of the board of directors of DocGo, a position which he has held since 2005. Mr. Smedra is a founder and president of the ARBA Group. Since 1971, the ARBA Group and its affiliates have developed, managed, and owned a portfolio of real estate including retail, multifamily, and healthcare properties in 18 states. The retail properties consist of approximately two million square feet of space, anchored by major national and international brands. The multifamily properties have approximately 4,000 units located across five states. The healthcare portfolio includes more than 200 skilled nursing facilities located in eight states along with two acute care hospitals. Mr. Smedra holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
James M. Travers
Jim Travers has over 30 yrs. of industry experience building and leading multinational companies selling and marketing high technology products and services. Most recently as Executive Director and Chairman of Motion Acquisition Corporation [MOTN/NASDAQ]. He has successfully led as Chairman/CEO two publicly traded global software companies [FLTX/NYSE,HRBC/NASDAQ] that delivered significant outcomes for investors. He also is a private investor and board member in several emerging software technology companies. Earlier in his career he had a successful 20 yr career with Texas Instruments Inc. [TXN/NYSE] holding executive level positions in sales/marketing and general management. Mr. Travers holds a BA degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
Michael Burdiek
Michael Burdiek has served as Motion’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of Motion’s board of directors since its formation. Mr. Burdiek served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq: CAMP), a SaaS technology company providing mobility management solutions, from 2006 to 2020. He joined CalAmp as Executive Vice President in 2006, was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008, and promoted to Chief Executive Officer and director in 2011. Prior to joining CalAmp, Mr. Burdiek was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Telenetics Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of data communications products. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burdiek held a variety of technical and executive management roles with Comarco, Inc., a publicly traded provider of test solutions to the wireless industry. Mr. Burdiek began his career as a design engineer with Hughes Aircraft Company. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Five9, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIVN), a SaaS cloud-based contact center software company. He holds MBA and MSEE degrees from California State University — Fullerton, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.
Steven Katz
President of Steven Katz & Associates, Inc., a life sciences/healthcare and technology-based management consulting firm focusing on strategic planning, products and services, licensing/strategic alliances, and raising capital. Mr. Katz has been President of Steven Katz & Associates, Inc. since 1982. In addition to the above advisory services, he has led thirteen corporate turnaround assignments as CEO/COO. He has served on 15 public boards and 6 private boards, including NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, and Bulletin Board companies. Employment history is, from 1983 to 1984 Mr. Katz was a Co-founder and Executive Vice President of S.K.Y. Polymers, Inc., a bio-materials company. From 1981 to 1982, he was Vice President and General Manager of a non-banking business unit of Citicorp (now Citigroup). From 1976 to 1980 Mr. Katz held various senior management positions at National Patent Development Corporation, including President of three subsidiaries. Prior positions were with Revlon, Inc. (1975) and Price Waterhouse & Co. (1969 to 1974). Mr. Katz has led more than 20 leveraged buyout (LBO), acquisition, and divestiture transactions, and has also advised many large non-profit healthcare entities and their boards.