New CEO succeeds founder at one of KC’s fastest growing companies

Doug Ghertner is replacing Don Peterson as the new CEO of Infusion Express. Peterson is enthusiastic about Ghertner’s appointment, saying, “We’re lucky we found him” and that Ghertner fills “a void in my experience and know-how in industry that I couldn’t have filled on my own.”

This is high praise coming from the man who founded the company and oversaw an aggressive growth streak toward three new Kansas City-area locations and several more in Chicago, San Francisco and Pennsylvania, as well as top rankings in Kansas City Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Company List.” This was owing to a three-year average annual growth of 230 percent.

The move comes on the heels of a $13.5 million investment led by McKesson Ventures. Ghertner, who is associated with McKesson Ventures by way of Health Velocity Capitol, met Peterson after the most recent funding round, leading to Ghertner’s consideration for Infusion Express’s then-open fifth board seat.

It quickly became clear that Ghertner could do much more for Infusion Express with his expertise in health software and analytics, his background as CEO of Change Healthcare, and his experience as chief sales officer for the same company after it combined with McKesson Technology Solutions.

Peterson plans to stay involved with the Infusion Express as president and board member, with a renewed focus on expanding into new markets. Read the full story here.