Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jack Pellman got his start in information technology in1983 when the IBM Personal Computer first hit the mainstream market. He was twenty-one years old at that time and was working at Professional Design Systems (PDS), a small software company developing desktop applications for public accounting. He created the company's promotional materials, authored the software operating manuals, was in charge of marketing and sales, and was an equity partner when PDS was acquired by a division of Thomson Reuters Corporation in late 1998. By then, he had two young children and lots of typical questions about their health and wellness. The Internet held limited material on medical and dental issues, but Jack believed he wasn't the only one searching for health information on the web. And he was right.
At a crossroad in his career, Jack sensed an incredible opportunity and founded MedNet Technologies (MedNet) in 1999 and began developing custom websites for healthcare practices. He and the staff at MedNet researched health conditions, treatments and procedures and wrote their own content to be featured on customer websites.
By 2009, MedNet had built more than 2,500 healthcare websites and had grown to more than 50 employees. The success had resulted in a hundreds of new customer websites simultaneously under various stages of development. Drawing on his years in software design, Jack started leveraging the patient education library into a relational database within the website development process to increase efficiency and improve quality control. This initiative would evolve into the platform for Dr. Leonardo.
In 2015 MedNet Technologies was acquired by Advice Media. Jack decided to retain Dr. Leonardo and the content library.
Jack has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, with half of that time in e-Health. He is a past recipient of the Techonomic Award for Long Island, and has been profiled in Newsday and the Long Island Business News (LIBN). He is a recipient of the LIBN Achievement and Leadership Award for businesses and serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Software Technology Network (LISTnet) and is a member of The Medical Resource Group.
As president and CEO, Jack directs Dr. Leonardo's administration, business development and marketing strategies.