Richard Zegel

Chief Operating Officer at Cantata Health Solutions

Richard Zegel has more than 30 years of experience providing product and technical leadership for developing complex, multi-module software applications for the acute, long-term acute, and post-acute healthcare markets. He has led transitions of company-developed and acquired applications from legacy to client server and web-based architectures. Richard has extensive experience building, utilizing, and managing distributed global teams of more than 200 developers.

In his current role, he is responsible for hardware and third-party software configurations to support the staging of software in both self- and cloud-hosted environments. He is involved in strategic planning, product acquisitions, and developing vendor/partner relationships to support strategic directions. Prior to joining Cantata Health, Richard developed and maintained software implemented in large, multi-entity healthcare organizations running on mainframes as well as development on Windows-based platforms at HBO and Company and IBAX Healthcare Systems.

Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Old Westbury. He is a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer and a licensed Captain, running ferries to Fire Island, N.Y. for more than 35 years.