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Business Services, Digital, Government, Healthcare, Management Consulting, Media, Private Equity, Professional Services, Public Sector, Technology

About Kevin

Chairman, Non-Executive Director & CEO with over 20 years’ international leadership and board experience building, scaling and growing Healthcare, Technology, Digital and Data companies, ranging from 50 to 2,500 people and revenues between £3m - £160m. Significant experience in accelerating growth, strategy, leadership, M&A, product, innovation, organisation and execution. Leading, developing and executing strategies to build fast moving, growth focused, market leading global companies. Creating value and delivering significant strategic, financial and operational outcomes.

Currently Chairman at Medic Creations and Innova and Non-Executive Director at Nautilus Consulting. I am board advisor to ZoomDoc, LogMyCare, HSBUK, Mumo, Brunswick, HS Ventures, United Nations (CEFACT) and DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. In addition, I provide leadership coaching, mentoring, and PhD supervision for Cambridge University Business School to support their accelerator and entrepreneurism programme.

Previously a senior executive at FTSE 100 business Capita providing Big Data and Analytics, Benchmarking, Professional Services and Clinical Decision support to 320M global citizens. Prior to Capita I was Managing Director at AIM listed EMIS Group, a member of the ExCo and led the EMIS Care (created through acquisition) and EMIS Health Specialist businesses. Prior to EMIS Group, I was CEO of Digital Healthcare (US) and Managing Director of Digital Healthcare (UK), taking the business from early stage to global market leader, organically and through the acquisition of main competitor, and exiting the business to EMIS Group.

Kevin's Career History

December 2019 - Ongoing
Board Advisor, Coach & Executive Mentor


Board Advisor, Coach, Mentor, Various – Jan 2019 to Present I am board advisor to ZoomDoc, LogMyCare, HSBUK, Mumo, Brunswick, HS Ventures, United Nations (CEFACT) and DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. In addition, I provide leadership coaching, mentoring, and PhD supervision for Cambridge University Business School to support their accelerator and entrepreneurism programme.

December 2019 - Ongoing
CEO & Founder

Datalla Group

CEO & Founder, Datalla Group - Dec 2018 to Present
Founded Datalla Group as an independent consulting firm to support the global HealthTech community focusing on strategy, leadership, M&A, product, innovation, organisation and execution. Established business, brand, value proposition, market differentiation and associate network. Successfully sold and delivered consulting engagements to corporate, early stage and private equity clients including Marcol, Medical Solutions, Medic Creations, DMC Healthcare, Nautilus Consulting, DoctorLink, and Altrix. Engagements range from supporting pre-revenue business raising finance, market entry (UK, US, Nordics, EU) to corporates (£30m+ t/o) to strategy engagement for Private Equity across portfolio (£3m to £280m t/o).

June 2019 - Ongoing

Medic Creations

Medic Creations is revolutionising clinical communications in healthcare. Replacing the pager and connecting clinicians and patients to provide continuous, connected, collaborative and secure communications that delivers better, faster healthcare outcomes fit for the digital age. Established committees, board structure, composition, shareholder reporting, financial planning and reporting, governance, regulation and compliance.

February 2019 - Ongoing
Non Executive Director

Nautilus Consulting

Nautilus Consulting Limited is a digital healthcare consulting company that specialises in helping customers to exploit information technology as an enabler for change. Providing a wide range of services that assist customers from vision setting though to options appraisal, system selection implementation and optimisation.

December 2018 - Ongoing

Innova Health

Innova Health provides innovate care for complex high-risk patients, through a digitally connected and AI platform to provide effective care remotely. Monitoring, supporting and empowering patients to effectively manage complex chronic conditions and improve adherence to therapies.

January 2017 - December 2018
Business Director


Business Director, Capita plc
Led and developed Capita Healthcare Decisions’ (£35M) global business across Big Data and Analytics, Benchmarking, Professional Services and Clinical Decision Support which was provided to 320m global citizens. Designed and executed turnaround, growth strategies, commercial propositions, product strategies, marketing and organisational engagement.

September 2008 - October 2016
Digital Healthcare, EMIS Group, Digital Healthcare, EMIS Care

CEO and Managing Director

Managing Director, EMIS Group plc (EMIS Care) - Dec 2014 to Oct 2016
Leadership, management, development and growth of EMIS Care’s (formerly Medical Imaging) UK & Ireland managed services (BPO) business. Integrated business, re-branded as EMIS Care, implemented TOM, re-built bid management capabilities, designed and executed a growth strategy that delivered significant and rapid new business growth of £60m in
under 24 months, doubling revenue (£15 to £30m) and people (188 to 320) and establishing the business as market leader.

Managing Director, EMIS Group plc (EMIS Specialist) - Aug 2013 to Oct 2016
Following the sale of Digital Healthcare to EMIS Group I joined the Group Executive Board (ExCo) to integrate the Digital Healthcare businesses, continuing to develop products, service, growth & shareholder value strategies. As a member of the ExCo I supported the strategic and organisational development and growth of EMIS Group (£160m t/o and 2,500 people) across primary care, secondary care, community, pharmacy, public health and consumer. Originated and led the acquisition
of Medical Imaging Ltd & MIDRSS Ltd (Dec 14) for £13M, leading due diligence, negotiation, execution and integration of 188 members of staff and services. Appointed Managing Director of Medical Imaging Ltd & MIDRSS Ltd and created the new EMIS Care and EMIS Health operating brands to accommodate a BPO business and position EMIS effectively in the market.

CEO, Digital Healthcare Inc - Nov 2012 to Oct 2016
Delivered innovative digital health SaaS solution to Primary Care Physicians across multiple US states, managing and creating national network of partners and reading centres. Operating from offices in Wake Forest, NC, US to provide 750k diabetic patients across the US access to a simple and affordable test for a fast and accurate assessment of their retinal health.

Managing Director, Digital Healthcare - Sep 2008 to Aug 2013
Provided leadership, development and growth of this VC/PE backed healthcare technology global businesses, developing product, market, growth and shareholder value. Taking from early stage to 40% market share in less than 4 years, acquiring main competitor (full OFT process), integrating, executing client conversion and reaching 80% market share, opening an office in the US and successfully scaling across every state and further internationalising to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Botswana, Bangladesh, Jakarta, & Singapore. Acquired global IP rights to AI platform from Aberdeen University, productised, commercialised and launched HealthAI to market. Successfully exited the business in 2013 to EMIS Group plc.