Jackson Healthcare, a national provider of staffing, search, and technology services, has announced the appointment of Ryan Esparza as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As head of the shared services technology group that supports 18 companies in the Jackson Healthcare portfolio, Esparza oversees the strategic vision, direction, and delivery of technology initiatives.
Esparza comes to Jackson Healthcare with a wealth of experience with some of Atlanta's leading brands, including The Weather Channel, Intercontinental Hotels Group, COXnet, and The Home Depot. Immediately prior to joining Jackson Healthcare, he was a vice president of software engineering at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where he managed engineering teams in Atlanta and Israelto build the company's advertising, video, and content delivery platforms in all digital formats. Previously, as a Global Innovation Manager at IHG, Ryan launched the world's first mobile key platform.
In Esparza's first six months at Jackson Healthcare, he has upgraded legacy infrastructure and migrated critical business processes to the cloud to support the rapid growth of Jackson's 18 companies. Additionally, he has introduced a technology operating model that aims to solve the unique challenges presented by the diversity of Jackson's portfolio.
"Ryan is the ultimate technology leader, a naturally curious problem solver who can operate at 30,000 feet and just as easily fix a problem deep in the weeds," said Jennifer Dangar, Chief of Corporate Operations. "We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strategic thinker in Ryan. He's already helping propel Jackson Healthcare's rapid growth."
Ryan Esparza holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the board of the Alpharetta Technology Commission. He lives in Brookhaven, Georgia with his wife, Brittany, and two children.
About Jackson Healthcare
Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has risen to be among the largest healthcare staffing, search and technology companies in the U.S. The company currently serves more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. In addition to serving health systems and providers, Jackson champions local, national and international charitable work for health and children's wellness. Associate surveys earned Jackson Healthcare Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Best Place to Work" in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Visit JacksonHealthcare.com to learn more.