Changing Healthcare for the Better

A PARTNERSHIP OF TOP HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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About CQuence Health Group

CQuence Health Group is a collective of top healthcare organizations and talented people who work together every day to change healthcare for the better. It’s our passion and our mission to help businesses and entrepreneurs maximize their impact through our expertise that uniquely balances the clinical, operational and financial needs of the industry and its stakeholders.

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Our Philosophy

CQ invests in B2B healthcare service and health IT companies poised to make a significant difference in health outcomes.

It’s not enough to simply have a great idea, or to have a clear-cut revenue path mapped out. We believe in leaders who use their sound strategic thinking and unique service and/or product offering to help hospitals and healthcare workers and improve patient outcomes.

Our guidance, investment capital and operational support helps partners achieve their revenue goals while simultaneously empowering the type of innovation that solves for the friction of the modern healthcare system.

Who we are

Our executive team is composed of CEOs, company presidents, business leaders and clinical experts with decades of experience. Click on a profile to learn more.

Mike Cassling

Mike Cassling

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Cassling

Mike Cassling

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Cassling is Chairman and CEO of CQuence Health Group, formed in 2011 to provide shared services and strategic direction for partner companies. Mike and CQuence Health Group also oversee a healthcare investment portfolio.

In addition to his role with CQuence, Mike provides primary leadership as CEO of Cassling. He joined the team in 1985, working alongside his father and Company Founder, Bob Cassling. Mike worked in sales, serving as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, before being appointed President of the company in 1996.

Under his leadership, CQuence and its partner organizations have earned multiple honors and awards, including:

  • Modern Healthcare’s #1 ranked Best Places to Work in Healthcare (2015-2016)
  • Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare (2013-2018)
  • Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (2016)
  • Employee Voice Award, Quantum Workplace (2015)
  • Well Workplace Award and the Wellness Council of America (Gold 2014, Platinum, 2011)
  • Highest Actively Engaged Population and Highest Overall Job Satisfaction by Avatar Solutions (2012)
  • Best Places to Work in Omaha (2011)
  • Best Places to Work for the Advancement of Women (2011)
  • HR Solutions Employee Engagement Awards, 1st place nationally (2010)
  • Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award (2008, 2017)

Mike holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in general accounting and marketing. He completed the Graduate School of Sales and Marketing at Syracuse University in 1992.

Mike is active in the Omaha community as an Aksarben Governor, Board Chair for the Omaha Community Foundation, and serving on the Board of Directors for The Salvation Army, Nebraska Health Information Initiative and Omaha Performing Arts. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and he is the Chairman of the Nebraska Tech Collaborative.

Nationally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Institute, and he is the Chair for The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board. Mike is an Omaha “40 under 40” alumnus, was recognized in 2014 and 2010 with an Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a Westside High School Hall of Fame honoree. Mike has two daughters, Megan and Kaila; his wife, Elizabeth, has two sons, Gage and JT.

Steve Chambers

Steve Chambers

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Chambers

Steve Chambers

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Chambers is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for CQuence Health Group and for its partner company, Cassling, a diagnostic medical equipment and services company. In his role, he is responsible for accounting, financial reporting and financial planning. Steve also evaluates mergers, acquisitions and investments for CQuence’s growing portfolio of healthcare organizations.

Steve joined the company in 1990 and before that worked in public accounting for Deloitte & Touche, where he earned his Certified Public Accountant certification. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree, with Distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Steve is a passionate and active volunteer with several youth mentoring organizations. He currently mentors a child through the Teammates school-based mentoring program and serves on the Millard Teammates Board of Directors.

Kyle Salem

Kyle Salem, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff

Kyle Salem

Kyle Salem, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff

Kyle Salem, Ph.D. is Chief of Staff at CQuence Health Group. As Chief of Staff, Dr. Salem spends his time on healthcare strategy, aligning CQuence’s partner company and business units to the future of healthcare and helping to lead the organizations’ overall growth and development.

Dr. Salem currently serves as President of Cassling, which is a CQuence partnership company that provides customer-centric imaging and therapeutic technology, services and solutions.

He has a passionate interest in the future model of care coordination, payment reform and new technologies in healthcare delivery. He routinely speaks to healthcare clinicians and professionals on topics related to the shifting healthcare landscape.

Dr. Salem graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, where he also earned his doctorate in 2002. Dr. Salem served as a research scientist for Siemens Medical Solutions, where he managed U.S. research collaborations at nationally known facilities such as Duke University, Emory University, University of California – Davis, University of Texas – Southwestern, Princeton University, and the National Institute for Mental Health. He joined Cassling in 2005 as Director of Clinical Imaging Technology and was promoted to Vice President of Advanced Imaging and Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. While at Cassling, he completed the Kellogg Management Institute at the Kellogg School of Management.

He currently serves on the board of Jelecos, a managed IT services company, and contributes to a number of community and arts organizations through either board participation or donated time to lead strategic planning efforts.

Bruce Stec

Bruce Stec

Vice President of People and Culture

Bruce Stec

Bruce Stec

Vice President of People and Culture

Bruce Stec is Vice President of People and Culture for CQuence Health Group and its partner company, Cassling, a diagnostic medical equipment and services company. Bruce is responsible for aligning organizational goals and objectives with human resource programs and projects to ensure a unified culture throughout all CQuence partner companies and business units.

Bruce joined CQuence in 2013 with nearly 20 years of human resources management and consulting experience. At CQuence, Bruce has implemented innovative performance management tools and the company’s first-ever formal leadership development program. Under Bruce’s leadership, CQuence has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for its award-winning workplace culture and wellness programs. The organization has been ranked in the top 10 of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for four straight years.

Bruce graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has earned both his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification and his Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification. He was named SHRM Nebraska’s Human Resource Professional of the Year in 2015.

He contributes his time and talent as a board member for several local organizations, including the Human Resource Association of the Midlands and CASA for Douglas County.

Randy Wobig

Randy Wobig

Chief Information Officer

Randy Wobig

Randy Wobig

Chief Information Officer

Randy Wobig is Chief Information Officer for CQuence Health Group and its partner company, Cassling, a diagnostic medical equipment and services company. In his role, Randy oversees all corporate information technology, as well as facility planning and management, for the organization.

Randy joined Cassling in 1999 as a Clinical Network Specialist. He was promoted to Director, Clinical Applications, and later to Vice President of Services, where he managed Cassling’s applications support, PACS service support, and project managers. Randy transitioned to the role of Chief Information Officer in January of 2010.

Before joining the Cassling team, Randy spent 14 years gaining hands-on diagnostic imaging and digital imaging systems management experience at Nebraska Medicine (formerly Nebraska Health Systems). He had eight years of experience working with the Hospital and Radiology Information Systems (HIS/RIS) teams. Randy also held a courtesy faculty appointment for teaching in the College of Allied Health Professions.

He is a graduate of UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions with an associate’s degree in radiography and a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography. He also served as a founding member and Vice President of the UNMC Radiation Science Technology Education Alumni Chapter.

Tana Phelps, Vice President of Marketing, CQuence Health Group

Tana Phelps

Vice President of Marketing

Tana Phelps, Vice President of Marketing, CQuence Health Group

Tana Phelps

Vice President of Marketing

Tana Phelps is the Vice President of Marketing for CQuence Health Group and its partner company, Cassling, a customer-centric imaging and therapeutic technology, services and solutions company. Tana is responsible for managing the strategy, planning, growth and development of marketing for all CQuence partner companies and business units.

Tana brought her passion for healthcare to CQuence in 2011. Her marketing experience includes work in diagnostic imaging, healthcare IT, concierge medicine, telehealth, cardiology and more. She has executed customized marketing campaigns on behalf of hundreds of hospitals and clinics throughout the country, gaining great insights into consumer and physician audience behavior.

Under Tana’s leadership, CQuence and Cassling launched a 2030 plan to impact more than 1 billion patient lives. In 2021, she was honored with the Bob Cassling Service Excellence Award for exemplifying the company’s cultural beliefs and commitment to customer service.

Prior to joining CQuence, Tana was communications manager at NRC Health, a national patient satisfaction survey vendor and research organization. Tana is a published blogger and author—with features in Midwest Medical Edition magazine. She studied journalism, marketing and advertising at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and earned a Certificate of Excellence in Business through the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three kids, running and volunteering.

Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo

Managing Director, Corporate Development

Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo

Managing Director, Corporate Development

Luis Castillo is Managing Director at CQuence Health Group. In his role, Luis interacts with healthcare entrepreneurs and start-ups to find synergies with the CQuence investment portfolio. He and his team are responsible for discovering investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, determining fit and onboarding new investments. His focus is on building relationships and advising start-ups on operational improvements or growth opportunities.

Luis started with CQuence in 2014 and for five years served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Ensocare, a former member of CQuence Health Group that offered software as a service (SaaS) care coordination solutions. He was responsible for the company’s product development and delivery, as well as its financial performance and growth.

Before joining the CQuence team, Lu spent more than a decade working in various senior-level IT sales, service, marketing and business development roles for Siemens Healthineers. He has deep experience in product life cycle management, supply chain management, customer relationship management and alternative markets.
Luis is a sought-after participant in strategic initiatives and global partnership efforts in the healthcare industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

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We are always on the lookout for managerial teams we believe in, whose insightful nature and competitive instincts will serve the interests of businesses and the healthcare community at large for years to come.

If you are a business owner or entrepreneur with an idea that has the potential to change the healthcare conversation, and you just need the finance, guidance or operational backing to take the next step, then contact us today.