James Bradley Edwards – Chairman & CEO Cloudbreak Health


Jamey Edwards
Jamey Edwards

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As the CEO of Cloudbreak Health (“Cloudbreak”), Jamey is on a mission to #HumanizeHealthcare. Cloudbreak is a healthcare solutions innovator that was formed by bringing together two companies: Language Access Network, the pioneer of Video Medical Interpreting, and Carenection, the world’s first true telehealth marketplace and the first unified telehealth platform. The platform is delivering over 1 million encounters per year to healthcare facilities nationwide over the Carenection Telehealth Delivery Network, a private path broadband network optimized for secure and high quality healthcare collaboration.

Prior to Co-founding Cloudbreak, Jamey was the CEO of Emergent Medical Associates (www.ema.us), a multi-specialty medical group in the Southwest providing ER, Hospitalist and Anesthesia services. During his tenure at EMA, EMA grew into an industry leader serving almost 1 million patients per year at over 40 programs in multiple states. EMA was honored as a 4x Inc. 500 | 5000 Company, a 2x finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year & named 2x to Modern Healthcare Hottest companies list. He remains with EMA as a Board Member responsible for M&A and strategy.

Prior to EMA, he was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers. Based in New York, he consummated transactions totaling more than $8 billion for leading companies including dj Orthopedics, InterActive Corp, Greenfield Online, Premier Retail Networks, Six Flags, Viasystems, YouBet.com, Sirius Satellite Radio and Google. While at Lehman, he served as captain of the Cornell Recruiting Team and on the firm’s Global Advisory Council.

Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Edwards served as a Fund Manager for BR Venture Fund (www.brventurefund.com), the seed stage venture capital fund for Cornell University. Before BR Venture Fund, Mr. Edwards was the Director of Business Development for VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com), an award winning online travel community solution provider and leader in

collaborative social networking and user generated content. Prior to VirtualTourist, Mr. Edwards was an Associate with Caltius Mezzanine Partners where he evaluated potential investment opportunities, and an Analyst with U.S. Bancorp Libra, a boutique investment bank focused on the middle market.

Mr. Edwards has been a speaker for the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, Entrepreneurship @ Cornell, the Southwest Telemedicine Resource Center and the Connect. Communicate. Care. Conference.

Mr. Edwards graduated a Tradition Fellow from Cornell University in 1996 and received his MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2003. He is also an alumni of the Design Thinking Bootcamp at Stanford University’s d.school.

Mr. Edwards is a member of the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of YPO and sits on the board of the American Red Cross of Santa Monica and the Partners in Care Foundation. Mr. Edwards is also an angel investor and mentor to startup companies, a co-founder of Noll Surfboards (www.nollsurfboards.com) and a Principal with Avanti Hospitals, LLC (www.avantihospitals.com).

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