Randall A. Lipps
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Randall Lipps founded Omnicell in September 1992 and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since that time. He assumed the additional role of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and has provided the leadership for Omnicell's business expansion. After taking on the day-to-day operations of the company, he brought in a well-known Silicon Valley management team and has focused the company on growth and technology leadership. Since 2003, Omnicell has been recognized as one of the top 150 Silicon Valley companies, as measured by market capitalization, by the San Jose Mercury News. Prior to founding Omnicell, Mr. Lipps served as the Senior Vice President at ST Holdings, a travel and marketing company. He received a BS in Economics and a BBA from Southern Methodist University.
J. Christopher Drew
Executive Vice President, Field Operations
J. Christopher Drew joined Omnicell in April 1994. Mr. Drew has served in various management positions at Omnicell, including Vice President of Branded Solutions and Director of Corporate Development. Prior to joining Omnicell, he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and at Brentwood Associates, a private equity firm. Mr. Drew received a BA in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dan S. Johnston
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Dan Johnston joined Omnicell in November 2003. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Counsel at Be, Inc., a software company, and he was an attorney with the law firm Cooley Godward LLP. Mr. Johnston received a BS in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State University and a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Nhat H. Ngo
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Nhat Ngo joined Omnicell in November 2008. Previously, Mr. Ngo led strategic business development for a business unit of Covidien, where he had global responsibilities as Vice President of Business Development and Licensing. Prior to joining Omnicell, he held a variety of senior leadership positions in marketing, sales, operations, strategic planning and corporate development at BriteSmile, Inc., a direct-to-consumer aesthetic technology company. Prior to BriteSmile, Mr. Ngo practiced corporate law at Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C. He obtained a BS in Commerce, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Development
Marga Ortigas-Wedekind joined Omnicell in January 2009. Ms. Ortigas-Wedekind was previously the SVP Marketing, Development, and Clinical Affairs of Xoft, Inc., a medical device startup in electronic brachytherapy used in the radiation treatment of cancer patients. Before that, she served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ProDuct Health, (purchased By Cytyc, Inc.) a startup involved in early breast cancer diagnosis and risk stratification. She also spent 10 years at Guidant Vascular Intervention in various functions covering international and worldwide sales and marketing, and culminating in the role of Director, Market Development. Ms. Ortigas-Wedekind has a BA in Political Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rob Seim joined Omnicell in January 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Seim served as CFO of three early-stage technology companies, including Villa Montage Systems, a provider of residential broadband access management systems that he co-founded in 1999; Candera, a maker of network-based storage controllers; and Mirra, a vendor of personal backup servers which was acquired by Seagate. Previously, he held a number of senior financial management positions at Bay Networks, which was acquired by Nortel Networks in 1998. Mr. Seim began his business career in 1982 with IBM, serving in a variety of financial positions at three divisions over the course of 14 years. He has a BS in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento.
Executive Vice President of Engineering
Jorge Taborga joined Omnciell in July 2007 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and in January 2009, was named Vice President of Manufacturing, Quality and Information Technology. In February 2013, Mr. Taborga was named Executive Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Omnicell, Mr. Taborga held a number of executive positions with Bay Networks and Quantum, and ran his own management consulting company. He also held executive roles in two cloud computing startups, fusionOne and Terraspring. Mr. Taborga’s earlier career included senior roles in product development with ROLM Systems and Thomas-Conrad. He received his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Systems at Saybrook University.