Richard Zegel

Chief Operating Officer 

Richard Zegel is a highly accomplished technology leader with over 30 years of experience providing product and technical expertise in the healthcare industry. As the Chief Operating Officer at Cantata Health Solutions, Richard has showcased his prowess in developing complex, multi-module software applications for acute, long-term acute, and post-acute healthcare markets.

Throughout his career, Richard has successfully led transitions of company-developed and acquired applications, moving from legacy systems to more advanced client-server and web-based architectures. His extensive experience in building, managing, and utilizing distributed global teams of over 200 developers speaks volumes about his leadership capabilities.

In his current role, Richard is responsible for hardware and third-party software configurations, supporting software staging in both self- and cloud-hosted environments. He is integral in strategic planning, product acquisitions, and developing vendor/partner relationships that align with the company’s strategic direction. Before joining Cantata Health, Richard honed his skills in software development on mainframes and Windows-based platforms at industry giants such as HBO and Company and IBAX Healthcare Systems.

Richard holds a Bachelor’s in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Old Westbury. Beyond his professional accomplishments, he is also a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer and a licensed Captain. For over 35 years, he has been running ferries to Fire Island, N.Y., showcasing his versatility and dedication to serving his community.

As Richard continues to excel in his career, he remains focused on driving innovation and improving healthcare outcomes through the power of technology. His unwavering commitment to excellence and his vast experience make him an invaluable asset to the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.