About TAP Innovations
At TAP Innovations, we take pride in making your company’s information accessible across an enterprise so individuals, teams, and groups can collaborate at a higher level without wasting time and financial resources. More often than not, core business systems such as those utilized in human resources, finance, ERP, and Electronic Medical Records turn out to be insufficient. This leads to many turning to manual efforts and spreadsheets, which fall short in interoperability and product updates. To remedy this, we turned to technology to create TI Core Modules that offer cloud-based solutions without replacing what worked before. Our unique solutions of highly integrated applications replace your Manual Efforts and SpreadSheets (MESS), improve workforce productivity, and digitally transform the way you view and share data.
John Ragsdale, Co-Founder of TAP Innovations has always had a knack for process improvement and automation. Building applications is second-nature, and with an engineering degree and a CIO mindset spanning 20 years, John put his passion to work as he created customized solutions to make information more accessible in such a way that is also more efficient.
As John traversed the healthcare, financial, and aerospace industries, he leveraged current technology for automation and expanded product capabilities to include web and mobile rendering software languages. John and his teams found that robust and scalable solutions were valuable to other company departments who struggled with manual processes and lack collaborative data sharing.
With a base set of tools and solutions, custom apps were quick, easy, and cost-effective to build. With each app he designed he added more reusable functions, features, and modules, and in 2017 TAP Innovations was officially formed to help organizations of all sizes, across all industries, digitally transform and achieve real business success.
Vast IT and product development knowledge means our team and our technology can identify manual and spreadsheet-intensive processes, as well as non-integrated systems, and implement out-of-the-box solutions so that teams can collaborate in real-time and information can be trusted across an enterprise.
“At theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations we take pride in making your company’s information accessible across an enterprise so individuals, teams and groups collaborate at a higher level with less waste in time and financial resources. Our unique solutions of highly integrated applications replace your manual processes and spreadsheets, improve workforce productivity, and digitally transform the way you view and share data.”
– John Ragsdale, Co-founder
For nearly 25 years John has provided technology leadership, vision, strategic planning, to help organizations deliver large-scale project solutions. This vast experience in cost and data management for diverse departmental and organizational needs drove John to create TAP Innovations so anyone can benefit from better data management for staff, customers and partners. John’s experience spans multiple types of healthcare organizations and providers as well as consulting services for aerospace and other industries.
Most recently John has led the information and technology transformations for several multi-site, multi-state and diverse healthcare organizations including Eye Care Services Partners, Senior Care Centers, StratiFi Health/multi-specialty and pharmacy services, Catalyst Health Network ACO and Stericycle Communication Solutions. As the CIO for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals John led the implementation of innovative technology solutions for Louisiana Medicaid, Public Health, Behavioral Health, Adult and Aging, and other DHH offices. He also served as Statewide HIT Coordinator for the Louisiana ARRA HITECH initiatives. He was also VP of IT for MCIC Vermont, the medical malpractice insurance company for Johns Hopkins Health System, Yale-New Haven Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
As a consultant for Andersen Consulting/now Accenture and Independent, John provided leadership and strategy for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Lockheed-Martin, and other major companies.
He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University and currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth region with his family.
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Vice President of Sales
Clint is a high-energy professional possessing exceptional interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills. He has a demonstrated ability to quickly produce results through rapid learning, team building, and a fundamental commitment to customer service. In his career, Clint has worked in many areas of business including management, marketing, sales, accounting, operations, and budgeting. He has over 8 years of IT experience and is excited to bring his background and passion to TAP Innovations!
Our Advisory Board
Mack is highly driven, innovative and experienced solutions-oriented leader, passionate about serving, developing and executing strategic plans that inspire value-driven decision making to improve and enhance business outcomes. He is a trusted leadership partner with a vast knowledge of business principles that provide expert guidance to understand business constraints, addressing complex business challenges.
Over the last 15 years Mack has technically contributed as a change management consultant performing various project roles namely - Business Analyst, Process Analyst , Data analysis, Project Management, Scrum Master, etc.. Mack has also held several middle management positions and had consulting assignments to provide value to many technology driven projects. Mack is invested in growth and development by coaching and assigning his team members maximizing their potential, inspired to have a clearly defined vision along with performance metrics that conducted business with professionalism.
Mack’s mission statement is “To improve organizational Efficiencies and Effectiveness, Exponentially” . Mack has a bachelor’s in Commerce and Economics from University of Mumbai with concentration in accounting and auditing. Mack also has a post bachelor diploma in Business Management with highest in Marketing Management.
Lean Six Sigma Black belt, Greenville Technical College, SC. (June 2018)
PMP – Project Management Professional Certification, PMI (March 2013)
Strategic Partnerships / Advisor
Over the past twenty years, Gregg Loughman has brought his passion for quality improvement, change management and developing people to achieve outcomes for companies that serve the healthcare industry. Gregg has held executive positions in Sales, Strategy, Product Development and Operations. These experiences have shaped his belief that “No one comes to work to be unsuccessful”. It is the responsibility of leaders to clearly communicate the “Why” behind strategy, build trust through transparency and collaboration and coach people using metrics and love to elevate performance. Gregg has brought his business philosophy to companies and their clients, working extensively with hospital systems, medical groups, and national quality stakeholders to help them improve their performance from board room to bedside.
Gregg has more than 15 years management experience in SaaS based healthcare technology leading growth, strategy and product management specializing in corporate turn arounds and building management teams.
High energy and process oriented Senior IT Leader with over 22 years of experience and global responsibility in IT Operations Management, Strategy, Transformation, IT Integration, Security, Planning, Budgeting, Governance, Project Management, Business Processes and Customer Support.
Strong believer of success through continuous improvement by constant review and control of processes. Always leveraged data behind decisions but did not ignore human aspects in order to achieve a high performing and long lasting culture.
Upheld constant high process orientation, uncompromising customer focus and developed a high potential global infrastructure organization. Deft in leading, managing and mentoring highly productive & motivated global cross-functional teams.
Jayesh is an experienced Senior Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Generating ideas, working with the small and large team as an individual contributor or leading and mentoring a team. Adjust to changing circumstance and willing to play multiple roles as needed as I am Mr. Gladwell's Connector from "The Tipping Point" that is someone "with an extraordinary knack of (sic) making friends and acquaintances." The Connectors are an elite group of people so expert in cultivating connections that they are the reason the rest of us are connected, too.
Funding / Advisor
Seasoned C-level executive with proven leadership and expertise in Financial Advisory, Business Development, International Business, Product Development, Global Operations, and Team Building.
Big picture thinker with ability to interface with C-level executives, Principals, Senior Bankers and Business Leaders across all levels of the enterprise. Deal sourcing expertise for emerging ventures across diverse industries for cross-border investment.
Chandra has over 20 years of customer experience focused work, including sales, onboarding, technical sales engineering, operations, and success management. Through her leadership and guidance, Chandra’s customers find where they can best and most readily achieve success through process improvement projects both large and small. Chandra’s broad experience (government, real estate, insurance, healthcare) and ability to leverage analytics has helped lead multiple M&A successes. Chandra remains focused on simplifying and integrating people and processes and is a Certified Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.