About Us

Our Mission

VIZZIA’s mission is to help our customers improve operational efficiency and excellence through our sensible use of technology and process improvement expertise.

Company Values

At VIZZIA, we believe in a core set of values. These values guide our fundamental decisions about the services we offer and how we offer them; the technologies we apply and how we apply them; and the way we interact with our customers and with each other:

We care for people…

human capital is our primary asset.

We strive to apply technology sensibly…

no more, no less than needed to do the job.

We are passionate about metrics…

and we measure our performance based on our customer’s success.


Andrew L. Halasz | Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Halasz co-founded VIZZIA in 2005. He is a dynamic business leader who has been driving results for more than 30 years in a variety of functional and business leadership roles across many industries. He grew his business acumen at GE, where he held numerous leadership positions including vice president of sales and marketing. He then helped grow Recall Corporation, a global document management business, from $185 million to more than $600 million while serving in various roles, including division vice president and general manager, global chief information officer and senior vice president of global operations.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Robert M. Barela, MBA, CPA, CGMA | Chief Financial Officer

Robert Barela brings over 25 years of financial and international management experience to Vizzia. He has served in senior management roles, primarily in international locations, providing Finance, Accounting, and Assurance services to in-country business executive teams and / or their Boards across various businesses and financial regimes.

Robert has worked for many years with external auditors and regulators, to ensure compliance with domestic and international laws and regulations. He has demonstrated success improving financial reporting and analysis processes. Robert has developed and implemented Management Reporting and Internal Control systems to ensure business performance. He has also successfully optimized Finance team operations by migrating them to more standardized and/or shared-services structures, systems, and processes. Prior to joining Vizzia, Robert worked for BP and ARCO around the world and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Robert earned his MBA at University of Denver and, BBA from University of New Mexico.

Howard R. Hatcher | Chief Technology Officer

Howard Hatcher joined Vizzia in 2009. He brings more than 35 years of experience in all areas of information technologies, with particular specialization in healthcare remote sensing solutions, global software development for POS systems and IT consulting/development in a variety of industries.

He held various IT leadership positions at NCR, Matria, ECS, Healthdyne and Compris, directing development for existing applications and designs for new applications using emerging technologies. He has provided development, integration and deployment services for government, banking, manufacturing and aviation management/simulation.

Board of Advisors

Stephen P. Holmes

Stephen P. Holmes is Chairman & CEO of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) one of the world’s largest integrated hospitality companies with $5 billion in revenue.

Prior to Wyndham, Mr. Holmes served in various leadership positions in the hospitality and financial services industries, including Vice Chairman of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), EVP & CFO of HFS Inc. (NYSE: HFS) and managing director of private equity firm The Blackstone Group. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte.

Joseph M. Hogan

Joseph M. Hogan is President & CEO and a Director of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) a $1 billion global medical device company with industry-leading, innovative products.

Before joining Align, Mr. Hogan served as CEO of ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) a $40 billion global power and automation technologies company. Prior to ABB, Mr. Hogan spent 25 years at General Electric (NYSE:GE) in a variety of executive and management roles, including eight years as CEO of GE Healthcare; where he drove significant expansion that more than doubled revenue from $7 billion to $16 billion.

Paul F. McBride

Paul F. McBride is a former Executive Vice President of Black & Decker Corporation (NYSE: BDK) a $6 billion global manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories.

Prior to joining Black & Decker, Mr. McBride spent 21 years at General Electric (NYSE:GE). He was a company officer and served as President of GE’s global silicones business, a unit of GE Plastics. Mr. McBride is a member of several boards of directors, including the boards of T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, Dunbar Armored Inc. and the Living Classrooms Foundation.

James C. Forbes

James C. Forbes is the former Chairman & CEO of NS8 Corporation (OTCBB: NSEO) an international software technology development company.

Previously, Mr. Forbes was Corporate Vice President of Equant (NYSE: ENT) a $3 billion global provider of Internet and data services; where he led strategic partnerships, products, sales and marketing. He also served on the board of iBAHN, a global Internet service provider. Mr. Forbes is currently a Partner at TechCXO and a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia.

Edward L. Timmes

Edward L. Timmes is the former CFO of NYFIX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NYFXE) a pioneer in electronic trading solutions and EVP & CFO of Keane (NTT Data) an IT services firm.

He began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Partner with Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) and served as Managing Director & VP of Finance of a startup division of AT&T (NYSE: T). Mr. Timmes is currently the Managing Director & Founder of TCE Associates Consulting and a board member of MAPFRE–USA.

William S. Nichols, Jr.

William S. Nichols, Jr. is President of Nichols Consulting, an international advisory firm that provides strategic business development services to enterprises and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).

Mr. Nichols was Executive Vice President of Funds Distributor Inc. and served in other senior executive positions within the financial services industry for John Hancock Funds, Putnam Investments and Scudder Investments. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


VIZZIA Technologies is a fast growing healthcare technology company. We invite motivated professionals to join us! Our collaborative team is focused on improving operational efficiency and paitent outcomes for leading health systems, hospitals and clinics nationwide. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with healthcare operations and technology to grow with us (client services, project management, sales & marketing, software development and technical support). We’d love to hear from you; please send us your resume and letter of interest to careers@vizziatech.com