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Jeffrey C. Reene
Chief Operating Officer, University of Kansas Cancer Center


CarterJeffrey C. Reene has 30+ years of growth company operating experience in the technology, healthcare and life sciences industries. As a top five executive and successful entrepreneur, he has worked with publicly traded, venture backed and privately held businesses. He has diverse operating experience in growing and scaling businesses as an owner in four companies (Cerner/Executive VP, GeoAccess/COO, NetSales/President & CEO, Accenture/Partner).

Reene began his career with Accenture, where he was promoted to equity partner after ten years at age 33. He was then recruited to Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a healthcare software company, as a top five executive building operations from 1991-1999. During his tenure, revenues grew from $50 million to $340 million, employees increased from 300 to 2,500, and the stock price increased 15 fold. From Cerner, Reene was recruited by a venture firm to NetSales, a hosted ecommerce startup, as President and CEO. Based on relationships built at NetSales, Reene was recruited by the two founders of GeoAccess, a privately held managed care software company, as COO and one of four shareholders to help position the company for an exit. After implementing line-of-business profitability and streamlining operations, we successfully sold the company in 2002 to UnitedHealth Group/Ingenix.

Since 2004, Reene has been focused on the life sciences industry and is currently serving as COO of The University of Kansas Cancer Center which is pursuing National Cancer Institute designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Reene has served on a number of non-profit and advisory boards and is active on four boards currently. In 2000, he received a Director’s Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement from the Kauffman Foundation and Ernst & Young LLP. He has also been recognized by the State of Kansas for his entrepreneurial leadership as part of the Pipeline Entrepreneurship program. Reene is an honors graduate of the University of Illinois where he received a Bachelor in Finance with High Distinction in 1976 and a Master in Business Administration in 1978.

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