About us

We've built the best team in the industry.

Our mission is simple. Cultivate the most capable talent to optimize and enhance EHR systems, improve operational efficiencies, and digitally transform healthcare organizations.

Our consultants are former-Epic employees, hold multiple Epic certifications, and have completed hundreds of successful implementations.

Executives & Advisors

Leadership Team

Chris Blackerby

Chris Blackerby

Co-Founder & CEO

Based out of St. Louis, Chris is a passionate outdoors enthusiast who oftentimes spends a free weekend hiking a scenic route through a national park or working toward a personal record on his road bike. He advocates having a tranquil workspace and promotes the use of a standing desk, which made his transition to fully remote work quite seamless in fact. Although, working from home has increased his use of the mute button on his microphone while attempting to silence his two cats and create a forcefield around his keyboard during video conferencing.

Chris was on the Senior Leadership team while at Sagacious Consultants, a Best in KLAS Epic consultancy, where he successfully developed and led the talent acquisition department. He focused on building a team of the top industry experts, fostering an unmatched company culture, and was instrumental in the acquisition of Sagacious by the multinational consulting firm Accenture in 2015.

Prior to starting Incisive, Chris served as a Senior Manager at Accenture in the Health & Public Service division. Here he refined his experience working with healthcare organizations on a global scale. Now with Incisive, Chris is excited to lean into emerging technology to help drive significant change within healthcare. Chris aims to inspire, encourage, and empower his teammates to be the very best versions of themselves, and emphasizes emotional intelligence and the power of soft skills. His goal is to provide innovative consulting services that guide organizations through the digital transformation and optimization of their healthcare services.

Chris Blackerby
Chris Blackerby
Chris Blackerby

Chris Blackerby

Co-Founder & CEO
Chris has established a highly successful career in healthcare in the EHR digital transformation and optimization space as an operational leader.
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John Freeman

John Freeman

Co-Founder & Managing Director

As a husband, and father of two, John and his wife spend a lot of time trying to understand their son Weston’s Mandarin homework and playing in a basement band, led by their daughter Jackie (named after the great Jackie Robinson, one of John’s personal heroes). John’s family aims to bring awareness to CHARGE Syndrome, which is a rare genetic disease that his daughter Jackie lives with, along with many other incredibly strong children around the world.


Prior to Co-Founding Incisive, John was on the senior leadership team at Sagacious Consultants where he built and led the Business Development department and thrived at establishing lasting relationships with leaders at the nation’s top health systems and developing sales strategy. Following the acquisition of Sagacious by Accenture, John held a Senior Manager role in the Health and Public Service division and continued to successfully lead and manage Accenture’s Epic consulting business development. 


“My focus is ensuring Incisive continues to innovate, optimize, and collaborate with technology trendsetters to provide better services and solutions for our healthcare clients, and the patients they serve.”

John Freeman
John Freeman
John Freeman

John Freeman

Co-Founder & Managing Director
John is a tenured business development and operations leader deeply rooted in healthcare with a passionate approach to maintaining meaningful relationships and guiding sales teams to success.
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Kyle Adams

Kyle Adams

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Kyle spends his free time traveling with friends and family or hosting homemade Italian dinners at his house. Kyle’s creative side has led him to being the chef of his friend group. Living in Austin has allowed Kyle to learn a lot about Mexican cuisine and traditional Mexican ingredients and cooking style. Feel free to ask Kyle for the best taco spot in Austin!

 

Formerly the President and co-owner of Sagacious Consultants, Kyle was critical in growing Sagacious Consultants from just a few employees to over 300 employees. Following the acquisition of Sagacious Consultants by Accenture in 2015, Kyle served as Managing Director at Accenture. Since then, Kyle launched KKA Advisors, an Austin based VC focused on early-stage technology and technology-enabled companies.

 

Kyle has developed a wide range of leadership capabilities throughout his career. Spending time developing and advising numerous companies across diverse industries has given Kyle a unique opportunity to broaden his leadership knowledge. This has enabled Kyle to be an effective advisor to the leadership team of incisive.

Kyle Adams
Kyle Adams
Kyle Adams

Kyle Adams

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor
Kyle has spent the past decade leading and advising consulting companies focused on the enabling healthcare providers to achieve their goals.
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Corey Kosch

Corey Kosch

Chief Revenue Officer

Corey is a Michigan Man, born and raised in metro-Detroit. Within minutes of meeting Corey, you’ll have to endure hearing him brag about his doctor-wife and his equally smart and beautiful little girls. With the little bit of free time most parents of young kids enjoy, Corey and his family like to spend time in their garage gym, walking on nature trails near their home, and visiting with nearby family. Corey likes to take a short midday walk with his German shepherd to get out of his home office and give his mind time to wander. He often produces some of his best ideas on those walks!

Corey started his career with a short stint as an entrepreneur – he completed a 4-month consulting project with a local paving company and transformed their operational procedures regarding downtime for paving trucks. Corey then went on to join Epic Systems as a project manager on their Revenue Cycle implementation team. While at Epic, Corey formalized and implemented a company-wide mentorship program, led an internal process improvement workgroup, and was a member of a tiger team assigned to clients struggling with revenue cycle operations after go-live. After leaving Epic to move back to Michigan, Corey joined Sagacious Consultants in 2013. Corey helped grow the Strategic Revenue practice at Sagacious and was a member of the leadership team that helped guide the firm through assimilation into Accenture after the acquisition in 2015.

Before joining Incisive, Corey was a Senior Manager at Accenture and a leader of the firm’s provider Revenue Cycle practice. He was responsible for delivering value to clients, growing revenue for the firm, and developing the people within the practice. At Incisive, Corey is focused on growing the firm’s presence in the industry through establishing Incisive as a trusted partner for healthcare clients and diversifying its services. Corey aspires to be a servant leader that creates a motivating and enabling environment for his team members to succeed.

Corey Kosch
Corey Kosch
Corey Kosch

Corey Kosch

Chief Revenue Officer
Corey is a tenacious servant-leader with a tenured background in Revenue Cycle and Operational leadership with a proven record of delivering high value to healthcare organizations.
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Adrian Calderon

Adrian Calderon

Partner & Managing Director

Raised in Kansas City, Adrian is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan at heart. Aside from spending a solid chunk of his free time with his two dogs, his enjoyment of travel and embracing new cultures has taken him all over the world. Adrian is a firm believer in maintaining a positive mindset and being adaptable, two principles that have helped him thrive in a remote work environment. Adrian lives by his routine, which of course includes a morning cup of coffee, and occasional breaks to play with his dogs!

While on the Senior Leadership team at Sagacious Consultants, Adrian successfully led the Business Development team alongside Incisive’s Co-Founder, John Freeman. Adrian's seasoned background in Healthcare IT and passion for problem solving pushed him to establish true partnerships with some of the nation's leading healthcare systems. He promoted an encouraging, yet competitive environment within his team.

Prior to Incisive, Adrian served as a Sales Leader at Accenture in the Health & Public Service division. Partnering with some of Accenture's largest clients on a multinational scale enabled Adrian to excel as an operational leader and cultivated his experience with management consulting and global healthcare. Now with Incisive, Adrian is excited to be on the forefront of the digital transformation of healthcare services. Adrian is focused on helping Incisive solve some of the most complex issues in healthcare IT by way of emerging technology with a holistic, solutions-based approach.

Adrian Calderon
Adrian Calderon
Adrian Calderon

Adrian Calderon

Partner & Managing Director
Adrian has established himself as a proven sales leader with a strong track record developing sales teams and ensuring company business development targets are not only met, but exceeded.
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Jessica Wu

Jessica Wu

Director of Operations

Based out of Chicago, Jessica brightens any room with contagious energy and thought-stimulating ideas. Her love for animals hasn’t quite pushed her to adopt one just yet…but when she does, it will be a kitten for sure! She enjoys the balance of motherhood with frequent weekend hiking trips or playing board games with friends overtaken with great laughs. Now completely remote, Jessica enjoys the ability to actively collaborate with her husband who is also an entrepreneur. 


Prior to Incisive, Jessica served as Chief Operating Officer at Vetted Placements where she developed and led operations and managed talent acquisition. She thrived at empowering her teammates and challenging them to optimize their potential. She also led Risk Management at PayPal/Braintree which refined her experience assessing and guiding strategy on a large scale. Jessica was at GE Capital and American Airlines prior to Paypal.


At Incisive, Jessica is focused on developing and executing operational strategy and growth. She aims to inspire women to take on leadership roles and continues to develop and foster the forward-thinking culture at Incisive.

Jessica Wu
Jessica Wu
Jessica Wu

Jessica Wu

Director of Operations
Jessica is a tenured and accomplished Business Operations leader with over a decade of operations, risk and project management, and finance experience.
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Shane Adams

Shane Adams

Partner & VP of Strategy and Growth

Now based in Austin, Shane is enjoying the excitement of being an entrepreneur balanced with fatherhood, and is most likely on a conference call with his children playing in the background at this very moment! A supporter of electric cars over gas, an avid cycler, and outside of parenting can oftentimes be caught either playing tennis or managing his online real estate venture on the weekends – take your pick! After launching the nonprofit organization SLĀ Foundation, Shane and his wife Lisa are on a mission to inspire tomorrow’s generation using the power of storytelling.


Prior to Incisive, Shane worked at Epic Systems on the Revenue Cycle/Patient Access implementation team. After leaving Epic, he launched Sagacious Consultants in 2009 based out of Kansas City, MO. As a former-Epic based team, Shane quickly grew Sagacious to be the leading Epic consultancy, supporting health systems across the US and was deemed Top 100 Places to Work in Healthcare, earning many Best in KLAS rankings. In 2015 Sagacious was acquired by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the largest consulting firm in the world. 


Present day, Shane is a serial entrepreneur with successful ventures in healthcare, consulting, real estate, software, and philanthropy. At Incisive as VP of Strategy and Growth, Shane brings his industry experience and Epic expertise to drive innovation and long-term development to enable the company to better guide clients through their digital transformation and system optimization.

Shane Adams
Shane Adams
Shane Adams

Shane Adams

Partner & VP of Strategy and Growth
Shane is a former Epic Systems employee who founded Sagacious Consultants in 2009 and led the firm through acquisition by Accenture in 2015.
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DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

What sets us apart

Inspiring

We shift the organizational dynamics of our partners by constantly motivating each other to go deeper and aspire for more.

Adaptable

People and their circumstances change, so we’ve learned to change with them. Putting relationships first is easy when empathy is prioritized in every decision we make.

Champions

Reliability stems from consistency and resilience.The expertise we've amassed over our tenure in Healthcare IT helps us maximize efficacy and nurtures an unrelenting commitment to our work.

Inclusive

Diverse perspectives are essential to innovation and strong leadership. Listening isn’t just about opening yourself up to new ideas, it’s about making people feel heard

Our Principles

Our principles are more than just lip service.

Incisive, meaning intelligently analytical and clear-thinking, was given its name to represent the collection of members who came together as a refined leadership group, now with more significant experience working with healthcare organizations on a global scale.

We have a particular focus on the team we build and partnering with the most innovative groups. Our goal is to make a greater impact than ever before.

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