ABOUT | MANAGEMENT TEAM
William K. Smith, MD, Chairman and CEO (about the founder)
Dr. Smith provides leadership and oversight to all aspects of MedRed company operations. His bio may be accessed on the Board of Directors page.
James Christensen, Senior Vice President
Mr. Christensen plays a leading role in MedRed’s product development and enhancement, as well as training and implementation. Mr. Christensen received an MS in Estimation Theory and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He has extensive experience as a proposal manager, program manager, engineering manager and design engineer. Products developed under his leadership include computer-assisted medical diagnosis and treatment systems, digital television broadcast and reception systems, network operations for space-based telephone communication systems and satellite communication systems for the Army, Air Force and Navy. He was the chief orbital analyst at the Global Positioning System (GPS) Master Control Station and led research and development efforts for adaptive antenna processing arrays and digital data compression. As a design engineer, he developed software for the GPS control segment and automated fingerprint encoding systems, developed hardware for the Army’s Standoff Target Acquisition System and designed and installed radar systems on the Apollo tracking ships. Mr. Christensen joined the Company in 2006.
Chiang H. Ren, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Ren guides the formulation and presentation of product and service concepts to current and potential customers. Prior to joining MedRed in 2013, Dr. Ren served as the CTO and Vice President of Kepler Research Inc., a consulting business that he co-founded in 2002. He has extensive experience in proposal development and has led the development of acquisition processes for major DoD efforts such as the Medical Community of Interest project for the Integrated Electronic Health Records (iEHR) program, Net Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) program, and the Acquisition of Services for the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). At the not-for-profit Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER) public service research institute, he was a member of the Air Force Battle Staff responding to the Congressional Space Commission, the Air Force headquarters’ expert on space-based laser systems, and the leader of information operations assessments for the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review. As a systems researcher, Dr. Ren has published over a dozen technical papers, including two papers in theoretical biology. He holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, a S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T., and a Ph.D. in Systems Analysis from the University of Bolton. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Alain Kouyaté, Director of Software Development
In 2012, Alain Kouyaté joined MedRed as the Director of Software Development. Prior to joining MedRed, Mr. Kouyaté has spent twenty years designing and implementing solutions for a range of mission critical initiatives including web portals, complex process automation, transactional database systems, data warehouses, client/server applications, legacy system integration and enterprise application integration, ETL and data mining. Alain began his career as a programmer, before later becoming a project manager, at ALCOA the largest aluminum manufacturing company in the world. Following his graduation from Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious software engineering program, Alain worked for Mellon Bank, building the foundation of the bank's first eCommerce platform. In 2002, Alain joined InfoZen, where he eventually assumed the title of Chief Technology Officer, and architected, designed and built some of the largest and most successful national security threat assessment systems within the Department of Homeland Security.