Who We Are
Scott Drucker, President
Our story starts when Scott started his residency in Periodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He had just finished dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, and needed to buy his own supplies for the UIC residency program. Naturally, he turned to the sales reps of large distributors to help him. But Scott also checked online, and found every one of his products for substantially lower prices online.
Needless to say, Scott recognized that something was off. Why would the large companies with all the advantages of scale charge so much more than smaller companies for the same products? And the idea was born: build a marketplace to allow all qualified sellers to compete on price and service.
Jacob Drucker, CEO
Scott’s first call was to his brother Jacob, who was busy pacing his university’s dining hall at the time. Jacob immediately started helping out Scott, and the two of them got Supply Clinic off the ground while in school, with the help of the rest of their amazing team. Jacob graduated from Harvard, where he studied statistics and economics.
Daniel Uebelein, Lead Developer
Daniel was the next to join full-time. Scott first met Dan at TechWeek Chicago in 2014. (Exactly how that happened is a much longer story!) Daniel was excited to roll up his sleeves and manage a product build from the very beginning, and signed on within the month. Daniel is a graduate of New York University, earning his computer science degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has previously had a hand in building world-class web applications for clients like The Wall Street Journal.
Kate Klobucar, Vice President of Vendor Relations
Kate joined Supply Clinic shortly thereafter. After working at a number of roles specializing in account management, sales, and customer retention, Kate was ready for a bigger role. She found it at Supply Clinic, where she’s been building relationships with sellers and customers alike, and steadily expanding Supply Clinic’s product offering into what it is today. Kate graduated from Loyola University Chicago with her Bachelor's in Advertising and Public Relations.
Elizabeth Thalanany, Customer Success Manager
Supply Clinic’s volume of customers and sellers outstripped the original team, and Elizabeth was brought on board. Her interest in the healthcare space stems from her days studying Nursing at Marquette University. Since then, she has been working directly with customers in the healthcare and health-tech space. Elizabeth spearheads customer acquisition and retention efforts, and keeps our customers coming back to Supply Clinic month after month.
Directors And Advisors
Gino DeSimone has held a number of senior leadership roles with both industry leaders and start-up companies. Mr. DeSimone currently serves as Senior Vice President for Sales, Marketing and Education at RODO Medical, a medical and dental device company. In his role, he oversees commercial operations of the Smileloc Abutment System, recently approved by the FDA.
His med-tech-device areas of focus within the dental industry have included orthodontics, cosmetic/restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, biologics and the digital workflow. Prior to his work at RODO Medical, Mr. DeSimone worked for Straumann North America in a number of roles, including Senior Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Marketing Services, Professional Relations and Education.
Mr. DeSimone has recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Lending Club Patient Solutions, a fin-tech company helping patients finance healthcare treatment. He has also worked for medical device industry leaders, including as Global Market Manager for 3M ESPE.
In addition, Mr. DeSimone serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He is a member of Straumann’s Corporate Management Group, as well as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Research Committee.
Mr. DeSimone received his BS in Marketing and Accountancy from Bentley University in 1986, and his MBA in International Business from the University of Phoenix in 2002.
Jeffrey Ganeles, D.M.D., FACD
Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles is a periodontist practicing with the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and holds an appointment at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.
Dr. Ganeles is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Previously, he was a consultant and surgeon for several reality television shows including ABC “Extreme Makeover” and UK Channel 5 “Brand New You.”
Dr. Ganeles is a graduate of Cornell University and received his DMD with valedictory honors from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania then received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania College of Dental Medicine in 1987.
Dr. Ganeles has authored more than 45 articles and chapters in textbooks and has participated in a number of clinical research projects looking at various aspects of implant dentistry, including technology innovations in implant dentistry and tissue regeneration. He is the founder and President of TeethToday, LLC, an affiliation of dental specialists dedicated to immediate tooth replacement with dental implants, and DentalImplan, Inc., a patient education software developer.
Throughout his 35-year career in healthcare, Mr. Weinstein has focused on developing startup businesses providing services to hospitals through shared programs intended to achieve greater economies of scale.
After serving as an EVP for the Illinois Hospital Association, Mr. Weinstein founded Premier Health Alliance in 1983, and served as its President & CEO. Premier Health Alliance was a national hospital alliance, offering group purchasing, various hospital insurance programs, managed care consulting, Medicaid processing, and other services to its members. Total membership grew to 240 hospitals throughout the US.
In 1995, Premier Health Alliance merged with SunHealth and AmHS to form Premier, Inc. Mr. Weinstein served as Premier’s President until 2000. The organization served 1700 hospitals nationwide, providing various shared services to the member hospitals and their medical staff, including group purchasing ($41 billion in purchasing volume in 2010), hospital insurance services, management engineering, hospital informatics services, venture funding, and much more.
Since retiring from Premier in 2000, Mr. Weinstein has provided insights for supplier and services clients into healthcare organizations, hospital operations and C-suite concerns. He has provided sales and marketing guidance regarding approaching GPO organizations and various hospital segments.
Mr. Weinstein currently serves as a board member or adviser to a number of companies, primarily early and growth-stage companies. His involvements include: Akorn Pharmaceuticals, a public generic pharmaceutical company; OpenMarkets, a group buying platform for capital healthcare equipment; PreparedHealth, a mobile technology company focused on patient outcomes; and Champion Med Technologies, a technology company focusing on tracking implants and tissue.
Mr. Weinstein also serves on the Board of Directors of the American International Health Alliance and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science.
Mr. Weinstein received his BA from Allegheny College and MBA from Cornell University (Sloan program in Health Administration). Shortly after his graduate program, Mr. Weinstein served in the US Public Health Service, Division of Indian Health, Gallup, in New Mexico and Montana, from 1966-1968.
Jonathan Weiss, M.D., MBA, MSc
Dr. Jonathan Weiss is an experienced healthcare entrepreneur and operator. Previously, he was co-founder, CEO and director of several companies, including Nations Healthcare, which was one of the largest diagnostic and surgery center companies contracted in the United Kingdom to build, staff and manage centers diagnosing and treating 300,000 patients annually. Subsequently, Dr. Weiss was co-founder and director of Endeavour Health (Better2Know) and Premier Health Partners, operating in the primary health and obstetric fields respectively throughout the UK and Europe.
Dr. Weiss is a medical doctor and has also earned law, business, and economics/policy qualifications. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine and Booth School of Business, having completed both an MD and an MBA under Chicago's dual degree program. He was educated as a lawyer, receiving his BA degree from Oxford University, and additionally holds an MSc in Health Economics and Policy from Stanford University and a BA in Government from Harvard University.
Dr. Weiss often acts as a director and/or consultant to international companies, including Fortune 100 US insurers and medical management firms. He serves as an elected director on one of the Chancellor's boards at Oxford University; is a non-executive director on behalf of IDTM, a Swedish company with international operations in the sports drug testing industry; and is a Co-opted Trustee of the RMBI elderly care homes portfolio.
Dr. Weiss is currently the 2012 Oxford University Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and similarly served as an Executive-in-Residence at Chicago Booth in London. Through these and other endeavors, Dr. Weiss often mentors alumni and faculty entrepreneurs and business executives through affiliations at universities including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago's business programs and venture competitions. In the past 8 years, he has led or co-led on over $500 million in company financings and capital raises.