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Richard Bagdonas

Founder and President




Austin, Texas - United States


Health, Wellness & Fitness


I have been building technology and service companies for over 25 years with a focus on healthcare and hospitality integration since the early 2000's. In 1987 I founded Voicer Technologies, a hardware-based voice recognition solution. Since then, 4 companies have been acquired and 2 have exited to the public markets. Mahana was acquired by CrunchTime in January of 2015 which was subsequently acquired by Battery Ventures a few months later. I co-founded Mahana in 2013 after exiting SubtleData, my hospitality platform company that connected mobile apps to POS systems. SD was a finalist for PYMNTS' most innovative company, named top 10 by GigaOM, and was awarded a slot in Microsoft's BizSpark One program (the top 100 of 45,000+ worldwide). Before that I co-founded SpeedMenu, a mobile ordering/payment app for hospitality deployed on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.My healthcare IT company Remote Operations specialized in integrating with EHR systems for medical transcription. I am still an expert witness and recognized expert on HL7 - the protocol to transmit patient records to EMR systems, as well as medical billing integration.In the mid-90's I served as a technical consultant to the US Air Force and the Pentagon. Additionally I authored four books on telecom and data network design/engineering, as well as co-authored a book on the “convergence” of voice, video, and data communications. My current duties include positions on the Board of Advisors for iMedia and Board of Directors for Operation Turkey - a nationwide non-profit I founded in 2000.

Skills and Expertise

Back-end system design highly-scalable API's software architecture design and development integration of disparate software systems mobile app development healthcare integration hospitality integration Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) mobile payments warehouse management and document workflow healthcare; hospitality logistics mobile point of sale payments