HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chiliad Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Ms. Christine Maxwell as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer. Maxwell is Chiliad´s Vice Chairman of the Board and a co-founder of the Company. She replaces Craig Norris, who is leaving to rejoin an environmental green energy start-up company that he helped co-found a few years ago.
"We are very pleased that Christine Maxwell has agreed to bring her vision and in-depth cross-disciplinary expertise to steer Chiliad’s entry into new vertical markets,” said Alan Wade, Chairman of the Board of Chiliad. “Her innovative vision and experience in commercial arenas makes her the ideal executive to lead our company through this complex landscape of emerging market opportunity and rapid industry change.”
Maxwell will drive Chiliad’s plan to commercialize its unique capabilities across a number of commercial channels. For example, Chiliad is continuing its focus on the Healthcare market with an innovative solution offered in partnership with a leading company in intelligent search and information extraction for healthcare. The first product of the partnership enables Account Care Organizations to have a fully automated process for the preparation of the new Group Practice Reporting Option that ties quality to reimbursement in the new Obama Care Health Plan.
Simultaneously, Chiliad continues its longtime successful cross-agency information sharing efforts in the penetration of the Government market. The company’s Discovery/Alert big data search tool – operationally proven by the US law enforcement community – reaches across information stored in incompatible databases, documents and applications held in separate departments and organizations to provide the proactive, real-time situational awareness necessary for protection and preparedness.
Mr. Wade added, “As a co-founder of Chiliad, Christine is uniquely positioned to help us harness the unrivalled capabilities and competitive advantages of Chiliad’s technology and to lead the transition from our successful proof of concept with the US Government to a company deploying its range of big data software services to make inroads in key commercial markets. We are very excited about our Healthcare initiative and hope to announce news of additional partners and new developments in the near future.”
Ms. Maxwell is a 35-year veteran of the scientific and educational publishing industries; she has been a leading pioneer in the online information retrieval industry since the early 1990s. Ms. Maxwell created “Magellan”, one of the first Internet professionally curated directories that was featured on the Home page of Netscape in the early 90’s and was acquired by EXCITE in 1996.
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