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.
Jillian Somera, Web Developer
Jillian joined Supply Clinic as a web developer, as website growth required a larger development team. She is a Dev Bootcamp graduate and has honed her skills in both web and mobile development through various consulting projects, gaining experience with Ruby on Rails, React, Swift, and Objective-C. She describes herself as a creator who loves building things, whether it’s on the web or in real life. She finds primary expression in her songwriting and is a musician at heart, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Columbia College Chicago.
Anthony Millot, Digital Marketing Manager
As Supply Clinic expanded, Anthony joined to the team to scale the company’s digital marketing efforts. He immediately appreciated Supply Clinic’s mission and was passionate about dedicating his expertise to disrupt a well-established industry. Anthony holds a master’s degree from central France and gained valuable sales experience in France and Australia. While living in the U.S., he has focused his efforts on e-commerce marketing techniques. His experience in several startups led him to look for a bigger challenge, which he found at Supply Clinic.
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.
John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way book series, and a Managing Partner at Rossman Partners and a senior advisor at Alvarez and Marsal, a global professional services firm. Mr. Rossman is an expert at crafting and implementing innovative and digital business models and capabilities, including internet of things. He is a sought-after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Rossman was Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com, managing worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Toys R Us, Sears.ca, Marks and Spencer and the National Basketball Association (NBA). In this role, he had full operational and technical ownership for existing clients, overseeing e-commerce solutions such as online merchandising capability, website technologies, branded fulfillment delivery and branded customer service.
As Director of Merchant Integration at Amazon.com, he was responsible for developing the Merchants @ program, one of the largest B2B networks with thousands of sellers, offering products in new categories such as apparel, sporting goods, consumer electronics, health and beauty and home.
Mr. Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company and is an expert on digital disruption and assisting his clients to build and execute new business models.
Mr. Rossman earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Oregon State University.
John is a 40 year veteran of the healthcare industry with leadership experience in healthcare providers, suppliers and service providers, and group purchasing organizations. On October 4, 2011 the Bellwether League (Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Hall of Fame) honored John for “his outstanding contributions over the years to healthcare supply chain management, development, innovation and leadership.”
As an independent supply chain consultant, John serves both providers and suppliers along the healthcare supply chain. These include large medical device manufacturers, as well as start-up and smaller medical products and technology companies on strategic planning, sales, education, marketing and national accounts strategy and related projects. He also works with Group Purchasing Organizations, provider associations, and alliances. He does supply chain operational review and supply chain strategy for health care providers, as well. John was a successful adjunct instructor in the supply chain management program at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee for three years.
John spent the first half of his career in supply chain management on the provider side, ending with ten-years at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, a 700 bed-teaching hospital. After Lutheran, John spent seven years in senior leadership positions at Premier, Inc. and for ten years was the founding president and CEO of Consorta—a $5 billion GPO that is now part of HealthTrust Purchasing Group.
John holds equity and serves on the Boards of several companies, including Suture Express, based in Lenexa, Kansas, and is an investor and advisory board member of Supply Clinic, OpenMarkets, and MondoPoint, all based in Chicago. Supply Clinic is a supplier to dental practices, while OpenMarkets™ is launching new and innovative ways for healthcare providers to acquire capital equipment. MondoPoint is a technology platform for managing risk-based contracting initiatives.
John also serves on the board of Lakeland Community Church, a 1,200 member-congregation in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Transformative Arts, the owner of the Belfry Theatre in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Distinction from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a comprehensive major in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. John is married and has two post-college age children living in Wisconsin and Colorado.
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.