Our Team


M. Alester Spears, Principal and CEO

AlesterSpears20140719Alester’s passion is finding solutions that work best for healthcare technology companies. He prides himself on working with clients to streamline obstacles and their internal operations while working toward the best ROI for their organization.

Prior to starting Healthcare EDI Partners, Inc, Alester held various leaderships positions spanning over 20 years at some of the top EDI companies. He has served as EVP, Sales and Marketing at PHIcure, Inc., National Vice President of Sales for the Channel Partner Division at GatewayEDI (now Trizetto Provider Solutions), President of Medical Data, Inc., National Director of Sales for Capario, Vice President of Sales for Enable Corporation and various sales management positions at WebMD Corporation (currently Emdeon).

Alester holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematical Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.


Industry Affiliates

iStock_000023893866SmallHealthcare EDI Partners, Inc. prides itself on providing the highest level of consulting expertise in the industry. With that being said, we often times leverage the most experienced individuals for different specialized projects for our customers. Below are a few of the companies and individuals that we work with to offer the most comprehensive solutions for our customers:

Chris A. Leontiou
CAL Advisory Solutions

Leontiou20150511WebChris leverages over 30 years experience in the electronic payments processing and healthcare industries assisting companies with integrating acquisitions and developing new business revenue opportunities. As an accomplished business executive with a strong financial payments background, he is able to help companies navigate the complexities of new patient payment opportunities and strategies within the healthcare arena. Core skills include: Sales Management & Strong Sales Results, Strategic Planning, Team Building and Mentoring, P&L Management, C Suite Relationship Building, Organizational Collaboration. Chris has been a friend of the Healthcare EDI Partners family since 2010.


John Zammit
Zammit Consulting

Zammit20150510WebJohn is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience within operations, finance, sales and information technology. His expertise is in various market segments that include hospitals, physician practices, information technology and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) companies. He has a proven track record of operational and new business performance while driving sales and market share. Special insight and experience is in core functions such as selling enterprise wide solutions, building B2B partnerships, and developing a client for life. John provides highly focused consulting services in Direct Sales, Company / Product Representative, Marketing, Building of Distribution Channels, Cost Reduction and Sales and Operational Quality Improvement. Executives of Healthcare EDI Partners have been working with John since 2001.


Chris Ruzicka
Ruzicka Marketing Services LLC

Ruzicka20150510WebChris has served in various marketing and sales roles at large and small organizations including Gateway EDI/TriZetto Provide Solutions, CitiMortgage, Sara Lee, and Anheuser-Busch. His focus has been brand building and marketing lead generation. Chris started Ruzicka Marketing Services, which provides senior-level marketing expertise, concept development, guidance and implementation on an as-needed basis. His clients are in very diverse segments including healthcare, technology, utility, real estate, lighting, and printing. Based in St. Louis, MO, Chris received his master’s degree in marketing from Webster University and his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University.



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