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PE-backed Voalte appoints new CFO

Healthcare communication tech firm Voalte has hired Suzanne Shifflet as chief financial officer. Previously, Shifflet worked at an unidentified contract rehabilitation company where she served as COO and CFO. Voalte is backed by Bedford Funding.


SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Voalte®, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced the hiring of Suzanne Shifflet, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer. Shifflet joins Voalte from Austin, Texas, where she was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a mid-sized contract rehabilitation company that offers turnkey rehab solutions to skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care entities across multiple states.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Suzanne to the Voalte team,” said Voalte Founder and CEO Trey Lauderdale. “Her nearly 30 years of financial management experience will be a critical asset as we continue to evolve as a leader in the mobile healthcare technology industry.”

The hire comes after Voalte announced a major infusion of capital with $36 million in Series C funding earlier this year led by Bedford Funding, a healthcare technology-focused private equity firm. The company’s rapid growth is evident in its 97 percent increase in employees since last year. Voalte now employs 150 people to serve its growing base of customer hospitals, which includes more than 40,000 caregivers who use Voalte products every day.

In previous roles, Suzanne has specialized in growing venture-backed startup companies from the ground up, and creating best-in-class customer experience through employee engagement. She has a proven track record of improving and growing enterprise value.

“I am excited to join the Voalte team at such an important time in the company’s development,” said Shifflet. “I look forward to supporting the Executive Team and the Board of Directors as we bring new communication technologies to the healthcare industry and the clinicians and patients we serve.”

About Voalte
Voalte develops smartphone solutions that simplify caregiver communication. As the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy, Voalte enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely. Voalte customers benefit from a solid smartphone infrastructure that supports their existing systems and expands to accommodate future technologies.

Founded in 2008, Voalte is a privately held company based in Sarasota, Florida. Over 40,000 caregivers use Voalte products every day. For more information, visit or follow @Voalte on Twitter.