October 23, 2013 09:00 ET

With Two New Hires and a Promotion, NaviNet Completes Senior Management Team

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) -  NaviNet, America's largest healthcare network community, announced that Mark Dudman has joined the company as senior vice president of product development, where he is responsible for software development, network operations, and product management in Boston and Belfast, Northern Ireland. "Mark's outstanding background in cloud computing, telecommunications, data networking, and healthcare technology make him a perfect fit to take our NaviNet Open architecture and product line forward," said Frank Ingari, NaviNet's chief executive officer.

Dudman joins NaviNet from Ipswitch File Transfer, where he was vice president, engineering and cloud operations, leading the user experience (UX), product architecture, development, QA, media and documentation, mobile, community management, and cloud operations across multiple product lines. Prior to Ipswitch, Dudman was executive vice president at MetraTech Corporation and vice president of software at MCK Communications. He is an active member of the Mass Technology Leadership Council, where he serves on the Cloud Computing Advisory Board.

Chuck Digate has been promoted to the dual role of senior vice president of sales and business development. Prior to joining NaviNet, Digate was chief executive officer at MathSoft and Beyond. Digate has worked with teams of entrepreneurs to launch and build several successful companies, including Ubitexx (acquired by Research In Motion) and Covergence (purchased by Acme Packet). He co-founded Centra Software, which enjoyed a successful IPO. Digate was senior vice president of six software product divisions at Lotus Development Corp. He has been a member of many corporate boards, including Ticlr, Neptune Wind, and LiveVault.

Joining Digate's team is Kim Francour. As vice president of U.S. sales, Francour leads a team of senior directors and directors focused on solution-selling NaviNet Open to the national, commercial, and government health plan market. Prior to joining NaviNet, she was national director of sales at MyHealthDIRECT. At CPM Marketing Group (Healthgrades), Francour was the #1 sales executive and part of the strategic cross-functional launch team for CPM's Physician Relationship Management and Strategic Planning Systems. At Pfizer Inc., she won numerous top-tier sales awards and was awarded progressive managerial promotions over an 11-year tenure.

"That NaviNet is attracting distinguished talent like Mark Dudman, Chuck Digate, and Kim Francour is a testament to the revitalized employee community that is the heart of our company," said Ingari. "I am so proud of our team, and I look forward to the HIT innovation that this mission-driven group of people will deliver through NaviNet Open to our payer customers and provider users." 

About NaviNet

NaviNet is America's largest healthcare network community. The company's flagship multi-payer provider communications platform offers immediate access to the desktops of more than 350,000 administrative and clinical staff in more than 70% of the nation's provider organizations. The network is sponsored largely by healthcare payers, who benefit from the efficient communication of common provider-to-payer interactions, such as insurance verification, reimbursement investigation, referrals, and authorizations. NaviNet Open is a SaaS-based enterprise-class software product line designed to serve payer customers and provider users. It consists of a series of layers: a platform, a set of network services, a suite of applications, and a set of tools that customers can use to configure and customize the system. For more information, please visit

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