Michael Jarrett is the founder and CEO of QuesGen Systems. Mike has over 20 years experience in running organizations supporting and developing complex applications. Prior to starting QuesGen in January, 2004, he held executive positions at Applicast, a hosted provider of enterprise applications and Eloquent, a multimedia software company and Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting organization.
At Andersen, Mike was the partner responsible for the advanced technology practice for the 11 western states. Prior to Andersen, Mike was the founder and President of Empart Technologies, Inc., a provider of on-line catalog software for large-scale industrial manufacturers. Mike also ran the professional services and consulting organization for Informix software (currently owned by IBM).
Mike holds a BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA with a concentration in Information Systems from San Diego State University.
William HedgeDirector of Product Development
Bill is Director of Product Development at QuesGen and comes to us after 25 years of experience in applications development, applications consulting, product management and marketing in the software industry.
Prior to QuesGen, Bill worked at TimesTen, an in-memory database company later acquired by Oracle. Bill was employee number four at Informix Software (acquired by IBM) where he developed many of its early application development tools, report writer compilers and utilities. He also was founding manager of its consulting organization and led the Product Management organization for the company’s application development offerings.
Bill holds a BA in Music from California State University, Northridge.
Vibeke BrinckDirector of Client Services
Vibeke Brinck is the Director of Client Services at QuesGen, and is passionate about helping improve the effectiveness of research through the use of technology. Vibeke has extensive experience translating complex clinical research data entry and data management problems into simple, elegant solutions. She has over 8 years of experience developing research study in a wide variety of clinical areas including childhood obesity, lung disease, neuro-imaging and traumatic brain injury. Vibeke has an academic background relevant to developing customized data solutions, including a BS and MS in Chemistry, published scientific research, conducting environmental impact studies, and direct involvement in supporting clinical studies. Her work experience includes research and management roles with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), University of Copenhagen and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Vibeke holds a BS in Chemistry from San Francisco State University and an MS in Chemistry from Copenhagen University.
Barbara MaleyDirector of Business Development
Barbara, as Director of Business Development, brings to QuesGen over 15 years of sales, marketing and relationship management experience. Her focus is on identifying clients who might be a good fit for QuesGen’s solutions and provide an introduction and education about the company.
During her 15 year sales career Barbara has sold and marketed hardware, software and services. Prior to QuesGen, Barbara has held various sales positions ranging from selling IBM Software for over 8 years to her roll as a marketing manager which rolled into sales for Centura Software. Prior to that she sold hardware and services for Canon USA via IKON.
Barbara holds a BS in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Michael A. Kohn, MD, MPPChief Medical Officer
Dr. Kohn’s primary research interest is in diagnostic and prognostic testing for stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, hypo/hyperglycemia, and other emergency conditions. He has also been involved in several treatment trials. He provides study design consultations to clinical investigators and created the UCSF CTSI’s online sample size calculators (www.sample-size.net). He is an expert on database management for clinical research, both setting up study databases and extracting data from the electronic health record. Dr. Kohn has been teaching in UCSF’s Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program since 2000, including 10 years (until 2012) as co-director, lecturer, and section leader in the program’s flagship “Designing Clinical Research” course. He directs the data management and clinical epidemiology courses, leads the second-year master’s seminar, and directs the UCSF Workshop on Evidence-Based Diagnosis. With Thomas B. Newman, he co-authored the clinical epidemiology textbook “Evidence-Based Diagnosis” and is a contributing author to Hulley et al, “Designing Clinical Research.”
Bianca ByrneClient Services Manager
Bianca is the Support Services Manager for QuesGen. In her years before working for QuesGen Bianca worked as a customer support representative for a health care technology company. Bianca’s background in economics gives her a more thorough understanding of data models and data structures. That, paired with her ability to work clearly and efficiently with clients makes her a well placed addition to the QuesGen team.
Bianca holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Megan SmithClient Services Specialist
Megan is the Client Services Specialist for QuesGen who specializes in ensuring customer satisfaction with effective communication and database support. She is passionate about meeting the client’s needs with her creative drive for database and assessment form design.
Prior to QuesGen, Megan worked as a data quality analyst for a mortgage data company providing her with 7 years of experience in SQL database management, data quality improvement, and back end analytics support. While analyzing and maintaining the integrity of all data for clients, she learned the importance and principles of clean data. Megan’s background in data and business management makes her a great asset to the QuesGen organization.
Megan holds a BS in Business Management with a Minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.
Martin JorgensenDirector of Operations and Finance
Martin is Director of Operations and Finance at QuesGen. Martin has over 20 years experience managing projects, leading teams, developing and optimizing processes, and improving outcomes. Prior to joining QuesGen in 2017, Martin served as an Officer in the Royal Danish Navy, worked for the government in a variety of capacities. Additionally, Martin has worked for various Silicon Valley start-ups, and a local non-profit organization.
Martin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen