Stacey Holt

Vigilant Health Stacey Holt

Stacey Holt is the Chief Financial Officer of Vigilant Health. He has two decades of experience in finance and accounting, with more than ten years in senior leadership roles. He began his career in public accounting with Ernst and Young and then moved to the private sector, with experience in the health care distribution and telecom industries.

Holt’s background includes serving as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of national distributor First Choice Medical Supply. During his eleven-year tenure, he was integral in expanding the business from four to nine locations while growing revenues from $50 million to $170 million. Holt is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College.

Paul Boykin

Vigilant Health Paul Boykin

As Chief Information Officer, Paul Boykin plays a crucial role in data integration, analysis, and programming for Vigilant Health. Previously, he served as Director of Information Systems for Diabetes Care Group, where he was responsible for creating Vigilant Health’s core “operating system” software and IT support for the multi-clinic organization. In this role, he developed and implemented a web-based application (ASP .NET, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript) to integrate electronic health records (EHR), practice management software (PM), medical claims, and operations data into a streamlined decision support tool.

Prior to joining Vigilant Health and Diabetes Care Group, Boykin was Process Engineering Manager for Diversified Technology, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of embedded computer systems. During his 16 years with Diversified Technology, Boykin utilized web-based and local application architectures to develop shop-floor control and data analysis systems to support continuous process improvement. In addition, he served various roles in manufacturing and manufacturing engineering, including managing capital expenditure projects, new product introductions, and an electronics repair lab. Boykin received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University.

L. Keith Rye

Vigilant Health Keith Rye

Keith Rye serves as Chief Operating Officer of Vigilant Health, a technology enabled service company focused on transforming current provider clinic models to patient-focused, valued-based operating models.

He is an experienced advisor focused on strategic direction, business development, and M&A opportunities in the population health/patient engagement sector. Prior to joining Vigilant Health, he served as advisor for TWN and Granite Bridge Partners. He is a seasoned health care executive, thought leader and strategist with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He is a visionary in developing industry-leading models for population health and execution in early stage ventures. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of how health care provider organizations, community health, and information technology intersect to improve individual and population health. He led highly successful business development strategies for a number of start-up and merger/acquisition ventures in the health care services sector, including CivicHealth and Strategic Health Services.

Rye’s experience includes leadership positions in some of the nation’s largest health care provider systems, including Columbia/HCA and HealthTrust Inc. His first start-up venture was serving as a co-founder, director and investor of Gordian Health Solutions, Inc. He holds a dual degree in mathematics and business administration from The Citadel, as well as an MBA degree from Belmont University.

Karen Utterback, RN, MSN

Vigilant Health Karen Utterback

Karen Utterback, MSN, RN, is the CEO of Vigilant Health, a company focused on “rethinking healthcare” that offers technology driven team-based health care to at risk payers including employers to not only bend but break the health care cost curve.

Utterback was responsible for establishing McKesson’s Extended Care Solutions (Home Health, Hospice, and Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions) strategic direction for products and services. She joined the McKesson team in 2004 and brings many years of home care experience to the role, including patient care, clinical supervision, project management, and operations. Utterback has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Nurses Association, as a member of the Department of Health & Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Association for Home Care.

Marshall J. Bouldin, IV, M.D.

Vigilant Health Marshall Bouldin

Marshall Bouldin, IV, M.D., is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vigilant Health. Previously, he was Chief Medical Officer of the Delta Health Alliance, a federally funded not-for-profit corporation responsible for improving health and wellness in the Mississippi Delta region. Dr. Bouldin was also Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was Director of the University of Mississippi Diabetes and Metabolism Center. While at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Bouldin founded and directed the Delta Diabetes Project, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta Health Alliance, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Bouldin’s work at the Delta Health Alliance and the Delta Diabetes Project are the foundation of both Diabetes Care Group and Vigilant Health.

Earlier in his medical career, Dr. Bouldin practiced internal medicine in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia and medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. He was also awarded a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Austin Triggs

Vigilant Health Austin Triggs

Austin Triggs is executive chairman of Vigilant Health. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Renal Care Group, Inc., a leading national provider of dialysis services to individuals with chronic kidney disease. At Renal Care Group, he was primarily responsible for dialysis programs and developing joint ventures with physicians, hospitals, and university medical centers. Following Renal Care Group, he worked as a strategic advisor to B. Braun Melsungen AG (a German medical and pharmaceutical device company), academic medical centers, and private equity funds.

Earlier in Triggs’ career, he served as a senior executive and board member at companies providing general and specialized home care services. Triggs received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School. He practiced corporate and securities law for nine years in Nashville, Tennessee. His prior civic activities include serving as chair of the advisory board of the Duke University Institute on Care at the End of Life, principal advisor to the Center for Theology and Health at the Duke Medical Center, board member of the American Council on Germany, and board member of Aquinas College.