Our Leadership and Mission
CuraSpend is made up of seasoned healthcare executives with deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. We understand pricing structures, products and how volume discounts put medium to small organizations at a disadvantage. We have purchased and manufactured over $30B in healthcare products and services.
Our mission is to lower the acquisition cost of products you use today. Bringing an overdue, self-funding business model to healthcare sites of care, we have a passion for helping client partners save money. Our commitment is to support healthcare providers in reducing cost and ensuring they have more resources to focus on what they do best, taking care of their patients
Brian Shotto – Managing Partner
Brian Shotto is an expert in the healthcare purchasing & supply chain field with over 25 years of experience working across a broad range of healthcare companies such as manufacturers, pharmacy and provider channels, as well as supply chain service providers. Brian is considered one of the industry’s most recognized and respected thought leaders in global distribution operations, direct and third-party logistics and healthcare supply chain management. As a former SVP of Manufacturer Services at Owens & Minor, Brian was responsible for over $30B of medical device purchases and lead the US and European logistics business units. His responsibilities required that he work closely with clients to maintain a sharp focus on distribution, logistics, product security, order-to-cash, contract-to-cash and GMP/GDP compliance.
Prior to joining Owens & Minor, Brian was a Senior Principal Consultant with Blue Fin Group a premier management and technology consulting firm focused solely on healthcare commerce. Prior to Blue Fin Group, Brian was VP Global Distribution Strategy for United Parcel Service (UPS) and VP of Supply Chain for the American Red Cross and VP of Healthcare Operations for Federal Express.
Lori Wishard – Managing Partner
Lori Wishard has more than 30-years of diverse experience and is known for her impressive ability to see the big picture, understanding the market, opportunities for optimization and cost strategies that maximize profits. Lori has been instrumental in the start-up, turnaround and acquisition of a broad range of companies, helping them achieve record sales and increased bottom line results. To achieve these accomplishments, Lori has worked with physicians, advisory boards, pharmacies, distributors, private label manufacturers and some of the world’s leading medical companies.
Lori has served in numerous leadership positions including Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Media Rapids, Category Director for Owens & Minor, Group Director, Marketing & Business Development Worldwide for Johnson & Johnson, Global Franchise Director for Johnson & Johnson and Category Director for Bayer Diabetes Care.
Based on her broad experience managing global companies and products, Lori is committed to bringing her experience to sites of care, improving their profits and their ability to focus on what is most important, the patients.