Al Berning, CEO
Mr. Berning is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience managing technology start-ups. Mr. Berning was the CEO of Hardcore Computer/Liquid Cool Solutions from 2007 to 2012. Prior to Liquid Cool Solutions Mr. Berning was CEO and Chairman of the Board of PEMSTAR from its founding in 1994. Mr. Berning led PEMSTAR to an IPO on NASDAQ in 2000 and its merger with Benchmark Electronics. In the early part of his career, Mr. Berning held numerous positions in management and engineering at IBM. He has sat on numerous boards including the Greater Rochester Area University Center, United Way of Olmsted County and the Advisory and Advocacy Board of the University of Minnesota Rochester. Mr. Berning received his M.B.A. and B.S. in industrial engineering from St. Cloud University
Deb Sutherland,Vice President Software Development
Ms. Sutherland is VP of SW Development for Ambient Clinical Analytics (ACA). Prior to joining Ambient, Ms. Sutherland was employed by IBM in numerous technology development leadership positions spanning assignments in Semiconductor Development, New Product Release Management, System HW Processor & Memory Development & Test, Healthcare Solutions Development and Watson Healthcare Solutions. Ms Sutherland was a Board member of Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. for 6 years, serving on the Executive Board 4 of the 6 years. Ms Sutherland received her B.S. in Biology, (Pre-Med course of study) from Macalester College.
Chris Fowler, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Chris Fowler is Vice President – Sales & Marketing for Ambient Clinical Analytics. With more than 25 years of healthcare sales and management expertise, his knowledge is both broad and deep in delivering solutions that improve the IT experiences for providers, payers, and patients. Prior to Ambient Clinical, Mr. Fowler held positions at McKesson, Wolters Kluwer, and Allscripts.
Drew Flaada, Chief Technology Officer
Drew joined Ambient Clinical Analytics in May 2014 as its Chief Technology Officer after a long and varied career as an executive at IBM. Drew’s experiences include computer hardware and software development, product management, product marketing, and large-scale program management. He has formed and managed large international development organizations, as well as small tiger teams of highly skilled technologists. His most recent experiences included successfully managing a series of new “startup” businesses within IBM in High Performance Computing, stream analytics, and most recently Cloud Computing. Drew also formed and ran a 10 year collaboration between IBM and Mayo Clinic in applying information technology to provide the basis for Individualized Medicine.
Drew is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, and is on the University of Minnesota Rochester Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology program advising faculty and Scientific Advisory Board. He holds a BSEE degree from North Dakota State University and an MS in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.