A serial entrepreneur and recognized expert in the fields of NIEM, data integration and information sharing, Mr. Paat's background includes nearly 25 years of experience working with global 1000 companies, government agencies, and innovative technology companies. Mr. Paat has a long laundry list of accolades. Most recently he was recognized as one of 2018 20 top leaders I n the healthcare industry, a 2017 most admired business tech leaders, and InXite Health systems was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in 2017.
Prior to founding InXite Health Systems, Mr. Paat served as President and CEO of Sypherlink, his second company. Recognized for its unique capabilities by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and by multiple key industry analysts, the company was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner Group and “Top 10 IT Companies to Watch in 2011” by Bloor Research Group. From 2001 - 2011 Sypherlink was involved in many of the nation’s largest – and most successful – information exchange projects, including those at the federal, state, regional and local levels. Sypherlink was acquired in 2009.
Mr. Paat's first company, EC Outlook, was an innovative e-business company. Under his leadership the company raised $36 million of investment, grew to 150 associates, and secured several global 500 customers including Bristol Myers Squibb, BASF, Dupont, Ciba Vision, Bausch & Lomb, and Sun Microsystems.
An acknowledged industry expert, Mr. Paat has spoken at numerous conferences and events around the world, including the IT Forum, EC Expo, and local and international user groups. He has been featured several times in leading media publications including CNNfn, World Business Review, Electronic Commerce World, The Columbus Dispatch and Business First. He also recently served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee for the IJIS Institute and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Counsel of Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.