We encourage one another to confront uncertainty and take risks. We know that growing and innovating involves making mistakes. Our passion to monitor, iterate, and constantly improve leads to learning. Our resilience comes from not being afraid to make mistakes, share what we’ve learned, and move forward.
Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Avea. He leads our team with an unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge tools to healthcare providers that strike the perfect balance of heuristics and optimal solutions.
Before founding Avea, Ben spent 15+ years in banking, system design, and consulting.
In his free time, Ben loves to explore Portland’s food scene, snap photos, and indulge in his passion for cool gadgets.
A seasoned operational leader, Brian’s experience spans the payor and provider sides of healthcare. He most recently led a region of nine outpatient dialysis clinics and five home dialysis clinics for DaVita Kidney Care. Prior to that, Brian led teams overseas in the Navy’s Special Operations/Explosive Ordnance Disposal units. He holds a BS in History from the United States Naval Academy, an MA from Georgetown University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and their dog as well as yoga, surfing, skiing, and home improvement.
Justin is an accomplished senior engineering leader with a proven track record for providing reliable technical expertise, program development, engineering recruitment, and an inclusive culture. He studied at Coleman University in San Diego and has an extensive engineering background. Justin is also the co-founder of KindControl, a consumer power monitoring & automation platform.
Justin is an avid long-distance motorcycle rider, having ridden over 25K miles in 2019. He also enjoys gardening and is an Oregon State Master Gardener.
Dean shepherds the most precious aspect of Avea: our relationship with our clients and partners. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who brings decades of clinical experience to our team. A veteran of the behavioral health industry, Dean previously owned and operated an intensive outpatient treatment center, worked extensively in private practice, and served as the Clinical Director of a large residential treatment center in Texas. Dean understands the unique challenges that face institutional healthcare providers and truly loves connecting them with solutions to attain unprecedented success.
Dean is as affable a fellow as you’ll ever meet. Outside of work, he enjoys quality time with family and friends, reading the literary greats, and rocking out to Bruce Springsteen.
Jessica is a customer experience leader who helps technology companies bring the voice of the customer to the forefront of business strategy. Before joining the Avea team, Jessica excelled in leading support and professional services teams at fin-tech and ERP software companies in the Portland metro area. She holds a bachelor of social science degree from Portland State University.
Outside of work, Jessica is the mother of three children, with whom she loves exploring their near-acre lot. She enjoys reading cookbooks and sampling all kinds of food—she is a huge Julia Child fan (bon appetit)! Jessica cherishes time spent laughing, eating, and hanging out with her (very large) extended family.