Leah is a proven business leader with over 20 years of experience in healthcare and finance who has helped companies succeed through strategic financial management, operations optimization, strategic planning, and collaboration.
A native of Colorado, Leah stayed close to home earning an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s in accounting, both from the University of Colorado. Soon thereafter, she passed the CPA exam and began working in industry, quickly rising through the ranks from Accounting Clerk to Accountant to Controller. At the pinnacle of her finance and accounting career, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), a national healthcare association with over 35,000 members focused on providing healthcare executives the insights and resources they need to most efficiently and effectively run their organizations and provide outstanding patient care.
After her many years in accounting and several years heading up a finance function, Leah began to seek something more. She stepped off the traditional finance path and took on the newly emerging role of Chief Innovation Officer. Leah assembled a rather unique team and created an environment that enhanced collaboration, drove innovation and ultimately increased sales. The team merged the disciplines of market research, product development, business development and customer service to create an end-to-end view of the product with a constant focus on product improvement and customer satisfaction.
After her stint in the corporate world, Leah went entrepreneurial. First, as a Principal with FireStone CFO, Leah provided outsourced CFO services to startups from general financial oversight to help raising capital with financial modeling. Second, as Chief Development Officer with Prime Health, a startup focused on coalescing the digital health ecosystem in Colorado, where she helped to build the business using the “lean” approach focused on customer discovery and product iteration.
Leveraging her varied experience and her national network, Leah currently serves as the COO for Amplify Labs, a company committed to solving the toughest problems in healthcare by connecting industry executives with innovators so together, they can create the future of healthcare, today.
Looking to propagate her passion to improve healthcare more broadly, Leah also serves as a Strategist for Firepoint Studios.