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VC-backed ABILITY Network names CFO

ABILITY Network has hired Robert Barbieri as chief financial officer. Previously, Barbieri worked at Converge One where he served as a CFO. Headquartered in Minneapolis, ABILITY Network is a healthcare tech firms. Its backers include Summit Partners, Lemhi Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures.


MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABILITY Network Inc, a leading healthcare technology company, announced today that Robert Barbieri has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

In this position Barbieri will be responsible for financial management and strategy, controllership and accounting, investor and capital market relations, financial strategies focused on corporate development, human resources and other administrative functions, and processes and relationships focused on initial public offering preparation activities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bob to the leadership team,” said Mark Briggs, CEO of ABILITY Network. “We have been experiencing terrific growth over the past several years as we continue to serve our customers and help manage the complicated administration of care in our country, and are excited to introduce a host of innovative new services to our network later this year. Following our recent strategic investment by Summit Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, we are very well positioned to continue this growth and I am pleased to count on Bob to help us manage this going forward.”

Barbieri has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive, strategic partner, private equity advisor, and private investor with CFO/COO/CAO hybrid experience.

Prior to joining ABILITY, Barbieri served as CFO at Converge One, a leader in telecommunication technology. He is also a member of Century Park Capital’s Executive Council, and has focused on a variety of private equity and other private investment opportunities. Barbieri’s experience includes serving as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial and Performance Officer at Lawson Software, a leader in EPR to healthcare and other verticals, where he provided leadership on their transition from a private software firm to one of the most successful software IPOs of any Minnesota-headquartered company.

Barbieri was also EVP and CFO at TriZetto, a leading healthcare IT company; CFO at Textura, a cloud collaboration company; CFO at Apogee Enterprises, a global leader in glass and coatings technologies; and a senior executive with Air Products, a global manufacturing and services company.

Barbieri holds an M.B.A. in finance and strategy and a B.S. in accounting and business administration from Drexel University. A Certified Management Accountant, Barbieri’s post-graduate executive education includes programs at Harvard, Stanford and Wharton business schools.

About ABILITY Network
ABILITY® Network Inc is a leading healthcare technology company trusted by thousands of hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, DME and other healthcare providers throughout the U.S. ABILITY provides a broad suite of innovative workflow tools to help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis, with anchor offices in Boston and Tampa, and satellite offices across the country.