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Rebecca MacKinnon

Consultant

Location
Kansas City, Missouri Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Current
  1. 5th Dimension Strategies, LLC,
  2. KU Center for Research
Previous
  1. Procura,
  2. Sophia, LLC,
  3. Mid America Angels
Education
  1. University of Missouri-Kansas City
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5th Dimension Strategies, LLC

5th Dimension Strategies, LLC

Partner, Consulting Company

– Present

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Background

Summary

Experienced in high growth technology ventures. Possess entrepreneurial spirit and well-rounded business acumen: Corporate Vision and Strategy, Finance, Product Strategy, Sales and Marketing. Comfortable with financial accountability and accomplished in peership. Excel in setting goals and navigating growth strategies by opening up constraints of the current business model. Focused on leadership, markets, finance and the necessary elements in product strategy to meet growth objectives.

Specialties: Healthcare IT, Aging demographics, and Agriculture technologies

Experience

Partner, Consulting Company

5th Dimension Strategies, LLC
– Present (7 years 10 months)Kansas City, Missouri Area

Assist clients in the development of business plans and determining use of capital for emerging companies. Mentor entrepreneurs of high growth ventures in defining and executing business strategy, including technology roadmaps, target markets, financial metrics of performance, key strategic partnerships and preparation for capital markets. Skills necessary for success include strong knowledge of applied technologies, markets and differentiating or “price maker” competitive strategies. Develop terms and conditions of proposed investments, strategic partnerships and marquee client engagements.

Board of Trustees Member

KU Center for Research
– Present (7 years 10 months)

VP of USA Sales (Consultant, became Full Time)

Procura
(2 years 4 months)Midwest

Building a presence for Procura and its rich, healthcare services products in the post-acute and home care market. Base in British Columbia, Procura serves three major markets -- Canada, Australia and the United States. With the changing landscape of healthcare in the USA, leadership continues to be critical to the future go-to-market strategies.

Partner

Sophia, LLC
(9 years)Kansas City, Missouri Area

Research and ongoing study of Aging Demographics. As an international project, researched “public funded” healthcare systems in Europe, including the financial costs associated with national health systems and comparative measurable population outcomes. A brief environmental scan provided perspectives from parties such as thought leadership, policy makers, healthcare providers and consumers. The work resulted in a book “If I Were An Only Child”, speaking engagements and consulting on healthcare “client experience” issues.

Member

Mid America Angels
(2 years 1 month)

Angel investment group in Kansas City area

Life Sciences Council Member

Springboard Enterprises
(1 year 7 months)

Working with high growth, women-led ventures.

VP of Community Solutions

Cerner Corporation
(1 year 10 months)

Cerner is a publicly-held corporation and one of 4 top Healthcare IT companies in the United States. With the acquisition of BeyondNow Technologies, my role included identifying market opportunites “beyond the walls of the hospital”. Led the successful integration of BeyondNow into Cerner Corporation. Cerner has continued to realize benefits from the BeyondNow acquisition, and today, the division is a continued, recognized leader in the designated space.

CEO

BeyondNow Technologies, Inc.
(8 years 11 months)

Founder and CEO, Healthcare Information Technology, acquired by Cerner 2003. As Founder/CEO, my leadership resulted in growing the BeyondNow to one of 4 top competitors in the space serving Hospice and Home Healthcare. Significant recognitions: 2001 Smithsonian Laureate – A Search for New Heros -- for the innovative application of technology in healthcare, 2003 Best in KLAS Award among customer polling, Inc. 500 Top Growth Companies Award in 2003.

Manager IT and COO KCH Computer Systems

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
(6 years 4 months)

Skills

  • Strategy
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Product Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Integration
  • Consulting

Education

Kansas State University

B.S.

Honors & Awards

Smithsonian Laureate, Best in KLAS Healthcare Award, Deloitte Touche Fast 50, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Women Who Mean Business, Ingrams 40 Under 40

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