Bird Blitch, Co-founder & CEO
“As I sat in my kitchen holding 5 different bills in my hand I thought, “There’s got to be a better way.” -Bird
Bird co-founded Patientco in late 2009 due to his own frustrating billing experience following the birth of his first child. Combined with his expertise in the payments industry, he recognized an opportunity to create a faster, easier, and more secure payment experience for both patients and providers. His dedication to improving patient payment models led to his recent appointment to the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force.
Prior to creating Patientco, Bird co-founded and served as CEO for BroadSource Inc. While transforming the venture-funded company into one of the leading Telecom Expense Management companies, BroadSource was twice listed by INC magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.
He also serves as an Advisory Board member of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a start-up accelerator that helps technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies.
Bird is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.
Joshua Silver, Co-founder & CSO
“The contrast between the user experience of a consumer payment portal and a healthcare one…astounded me” -Joshua
Joshua co-founded Patientco after seeing an opportunity to take his expertise in consumer-centric product design to the industry that needed it most. As VP of Product Development, Joshua is responsible for Patientco’s technology strategy and product direction as well as customer acquisition.
Prior to Patientco, Joshua was a member of the International Product Development team at CareerBuilder.com, specializing in product integration with key partners such as Virgin Media, AOL, and Lycos.
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he graduated with Highest Honors and was the recipient of the prestigious President’s Scholarship Award. In 2014, Joshua was named “CIO of the Year” by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA).
Kurt Lovell, COO
“Eliminating confusion in healthcare isn’t just a financial mission, it’s also a social one. Providers deserve to get paid and patients deserve to understand why.”-Kurt
Kurt joined Patientco shortly after its founders secured its initial client commitments. As Chief Operating Officer, Kurt has helped shape a solution and organization with unparalleled client retention. He oversees client responsiveness as well as Patientco’s monthly engagement with a growing patient population that already exceeds over 300,000 patients. Additionally, he is the steward of all internal operations at the company and was named to the 2016 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 List. He was a 2015 finalist for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s CFO of the Year award.
Prior to Patientco, Kurt served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Citect Americas, a leader in industrial automation and manufacturing execution software. Kurt began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers advising underperforming companies on turnaround strategies.
Kurt is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance.