Sam O’Rear has 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a clinician, a sales and marketing director, vice president, general manager, owner and principal in several healthcare services businesses. His experience as clinician in the ancillary hospital services was garnered primarily in the UAB Health System (1970-74). From 1974 to1990, he held sales and marketing positions in Siemens and GE Healthcare. O’Rear rose from management posts in sales, financing, asset management and marketing to vice president and general manager of X-Ray Business. O’Rear left GE to become the chief operating officer for Medical Imaging Centers of America in 1990. That year, he also founded The Innovation Group, Inc. (TIGI). Over the years, he has acquired several consulting firms to expand TIGI into a multi-partner healthcare consultancy. Today, TIGI provides commercialization services to a client base extending from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies represented by GE, Philips, Toshiba, Xerox, Roche, HCA, VHA, MedAssets, Compass Group, Cobalt, Sysmex, Cobalt, etc. O’Rear holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Psychology. He is the senior partner of Total Innovation Group, Inc., and is an investor, principal and board member in several start-ups in the healthcare industry (Data Advantage, Remcare, Sensus, UP Labs).