The Team at Cortex Health Inc | Cortex Health
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The Cortex Team

Why We Work Here:
We are passionate about improving healthcare for the grandparents of America and are making a profound impact on the part of the healthcare industry where our own grandparents are likely to receive care: post-acute (after hospital care). We will enable 1 million positive healthcare outcomes by 2022.

Riley Adamson
Founder and CEO   

Riley has a degree in product design and a passion for enabling healthcare providers to better serve patients. Riley aspires to travel to space.

Josh Albrechtsen, LNHA
Co-founder and CTO   

Previously an executive in B2B SAAS and then an SNF administrator, Josh has found a home at Cortex that marries his love of technology with post-acute care. He graduated from BYU with a BS in management information systems.

Marc Kleinman
Chief Business Officer   

Marc is a serial healthtech entrepreneur by day, but on weekends and early mornings he's photographing wildlife near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has an MBA from Indiana, MS in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue, and a BS in Neuroscience from Brown.

Alyssa Pitts
Customer Success Manager   

Alyssa graduated from BYU with her BSN five years ago and has been practicing as a registered nurse since then. Alyssa is very passionate about helping people and making the world a better place!


As the official Cortex mascot, Pluto is the Chief Happiness Officer and makes everyone smile. He loves playing with his dog toys.

Chris Sutton, MHA, LNHA
VP of Business Development   

Chris is an experienced healthcare executive with a passion for positively impacting healthcare with innovative technology. Chris graduated from Colorado State with a master's degree in healthcare administration.

Nolan Essigmann
Software Engineer   

Nolan loves learning, working on interesting problems, and, since starting at Cortex and moving to Utah, outdoor activities. He is originally from Boston, where he studied math at MIT.

Brandon Olson
Software Engineer   

Brandon graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in Korean and found his passion for software engineering post-graduation. He is an avid runner and sports enthusiast.

AJ Smith
Nurse Coordinator   

AJ is a registered nurse and worked same-day surgery prior to Cortex. Her passion for nursing and patient care has never been beaten. She runs every day and loves reading.

Ashlee Robinson
Customer Success   

Ashlee is almost finished with her degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Utah. She's a licensed CNA, loves her new dog Milo, and often works the late shift.

Dan Wu
Director of Marketing   

Dan brings with him decades of experience in marketing and the creative field for a variety of industries, including most recently for a service provider for the healthcare industry. He is always eager to lend his skills and experience in any marketing project to help Cortex grow.

Jeremy Adamson
IT Manager   

Jeremy loves to learn and has performed in many technology roles throughout his career. His favorite thing inside and outside of work is the process of building systems and getting them to run efficiently.

Jason Shockley
Diector of Business Development   

Jason graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Education. He has over 20 years in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical sales environments and loves spending time outdoors with his kids, family and friends. He's proud to be a part of an outstanding organization that places patients first!

Sarah Carpenter
Customer Success Manager   

Sara has been a registered nurse for 13 years. She is driven by challenges and loves working with fellow nurses. Sara believes anything can be accomplished with hard work and passion, and was initially a caller for Cortex before joining full-time.

Michael Luciano
Director of Business Development   

Michael is a healthcare business development executive with over a decade of experience in the acute and post-acute settings including hospital and home health. He graduated from Sonoma State University with a BA in Communications.

Want to join the team? Check out career opportunities at Cortex.