Our Leadership team has decades of experience in healthcare delivery, enterprise software development and integration, and new venture commercialization and adoption.
John M. Spivey, Founder / CEO
John is the founder and CEO of Kallaco which is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has over 25 years of experience in executive leadership and entrepreneurial ventures in multiple technology and healthcare endeavors. John formed his first start-up, Vention, Inc., at age 25, which grew into one of the largest e-business application development firms in the southeast. John was later instrumental in founding a number of healthcare ventures, including Bladder Health Network, Sigma Health Ventures, EngageDX, Constance Ventures, and Availiant Healthcare Strategies which provides management and consulting services to clinical laboratories. John received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi and completed his doctoral coursework at the University of Kansas.
James McMahon, CFO
James is an executive with more than 13 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business operations. He has spent the past six years in the healthcare industry, first in the corporate strategy department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and then helping to develop several healthcare ventures, most recently Kallaco, where he serves as the CFO. Prior to working in health care, he spent seven years working in various corporate finance and private equity roles in the energy industry, including director of mergers and acquisitions and director of financial planning and analysis for two global fortune 500 companies. James holds an MBA from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Management from The University of New Orleans. He also spent twelve years serving in the U.S Military, completing multiple overseas deployments.
James Perkins, EVP of Product and Client Engagement
James has spent the last nine years in Healthcare Informatics developing, deploying, and integrating software applications for large hospital systems and healthcare startups. Working with systems like West Jefferson Medical Center and LCMC Health, James helped implement EMR cutovers and PACS migrations. Working for startups like EngageDX and most recently Kallaco, James focuses on developing strategies for product development and system integration, as well as building teams focused on client success and engagement. James holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from William Carey University. Before moving to Information Technology, James spent several years working as a Registered Nurse in the greater New Orleans area.