Working together to accelerate better, data-driven healthcare

The PaceMate™ Team

Our extraordinary collection of human beings works daily to keep our promise to the patients and physicians we serve: We never miss a beat™.

Discovery starts here.

Looking at the medical landscape from every perspective, we’ve engineered a robust cloud-native platform that simplifies enterprise systems and improves life for patients, providers, researchers.





Tripp Higgins

Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer

An expert in selling disruptive health technology, Tripp Higgins is using his twelve-year experience in medical devices as the foundation for his development of PaceMate™ and its game-changing healthcare solutions.

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Higgins first led his team to create PaceMate™LIVE, a best-in-class software providing workflow and billing interface automation plus artificial intelligence to the global remote monitoring industry.

Higgins’ previous experience building surgical robotics programs for some of the largest hospital systems in Florida, coupled with his core group of engineers and remote monitoring experts, has enabled the company to efficiently develop a truly one-of-a-kind, cloud-native, EHR-integrated software.

Higgins is a former NCAA D1 athlete and graduate of the of the University of Memphis. His previous industry experience includes Intuitive Surgical, Applied Medical, and The Pharmed Group.

Ciprian Bordea

Co-Founder + Chief Technology Officer

Cip Bordea is a mathematician with over 25 years of software development experience in telecommunications, government, health insurance, and medical device data automation.

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Bordea has brought the precise knowledge and skill necessary to lead the full-time PaceMate™ development team and manage the full lifecycle of all company projects. He has recruited a small team of experts in data science, artificial intelligence, security, and analytics, with over 100 years combined experience. Bordea and his team have designed, built, and tested PaceMate™LIVE 100% in-house, and he has overseen over fifty successful new software versions.

His credentials include work as a senior software engineer/architect, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, and certification in Java Sun.

Pete Carino

Chief Commercial Officer

Pete Carino’s progressive leadership has contributed to growth at top-performing global organizations, healthcare industry leaders, and start-ups for over twenty years. Carino’s expertise includes building teams de novo and creating strategic vision needed to enter new markets with disruptive technology. His work ethic and innovative vision allow him to lead organizations in various phases of growth.

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Carino earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with focuses in Economics, Mathematics, and Chemistry from the University of Dayton. He later completed the Global Strategy Leadership and General Management Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

His corporate experience has included various executive roles with iRhythm Technologies, Integrated Healing Technologies, Mölnlycke Health Care, BrainLAB, Intuitive Surgical, Stereotaxis, and GE Healthcare. In each position, Carino has demonstrated excellence as a leader—working in global sales, marketing, business development, engineering, R&D, and operations; developing companies’ culture and values; and leading organizations through major expansions, new acquisitions, and market penetration.

Carino believes in giving back to the community and has worked with local and worldwide charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Youth Organization, Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Finally Home, Distinct Grace, Debra of America, the High Museum of Art, and local food kitchens.

Rodney J. Williams

Chairman of the Board

With over twenty years of medical technology and related healthcare experience, Rod Williams has accumulated tremendous knowledge in corporate operations, demonstrating agility and success in leading both large and small cap companies through growth cycles, strengthening product portfolios, and accelerating commercial planning competencies.

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Prior to joining PaceMate™, Williams served as the corporate vice president of portfolio and services with Align Technology, Inc., which designs and manufactures products for dental professionals, including the Invisalign® system. His earlier career experience included leadership as an entrepreneur-in-residence with private equity investment firm PTV Healthcare Capital and as president and CEO of Heart Rhythm Society Consulting Services.

Williams has held senior executive positions with St. Jude Medical, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, and Bausch & Lomb, and currently serves on the board of Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a pharmaceutical company creating products for companion animals.

Williams earned both his bachelor of science degrees and his MBA from the University of Southern California and attended the General Management Executive Leadership Program at The Wharton School of Business. While at USC on a football scholarship, he gained NCAA Academic All-American honors and numerous academic awards as the top student-athlete. Williams is also a former NFL player.

Brian Faulknier

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Faulknier is an experienced medical sales leader in the field of cardiac rhythm device management who brings a breadth of corporate healthcare expertise to his position as chief operating officer at PaceMate™.

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After early career experience in device sales and support for multiple health tech start-ups—including leadership and training positions with Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Bard Peripheral Vascular, and FoxHollow Technologies—Faulknier advanced to become a multi-state principal sales representative with Medtronic and, most recently, EP territory manager for Abbott/St. Jude. He has steadily developed his capabilities as a teambuilder and mentor, winning awards for sales performance and maintaining an eye for company strategy and growth in equipment sales and support within the cardiovascular space.

As a skilled professional in overseeing CRM sales and support, understanding clinic organization, managing recruitment and new-hire training, conducting performance reviews, and utilizing various workforce technologies, Faulknier is well suited to serve as a senior leader at PaceMate™. His strategic planning, development of new business initiatives, and implementation and deployment of value propositions ultimately support all of the PaceMate™ officers in clinical and business management.

Faulknier cites his collegiate Division I basketball career at Marshall University as the building block he uses to create the culture of teamwork that is evident at PaceMate™. His fond memories from MU include meeting his wife, making lifelong friends, and graduating with honors from the Marshall University School of Biological Science.

Jason Hale

Co-Founder + Vice President of Commercial Excellence

Jason Hale’s deep cardiac rhythm management experience with companies like Medtronic and St. Jude Medical has enabled him to create PaceMate™, a transformative digital healthcare company, leading the way in cardiac remote monitoring.

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Hale’s patient-focused approach, his keen awareness of political and industry changes in the digital health marketplace, and his forward-thinking ability as it relates specifically to cardiac remote monitoring have set the stage for PaceMate™’s success.

Hale is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a bachelor of business administration degree in business, management, marketing, and related support services. Hale is a certified cardiac device specialist (CCDS), licensed by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).

Noemi Ray

Co-Founder + Vice President of Product Operations

Noemi Ray’s broad industry experience as an RN, pharmacy manager, and clinical specialist, as well as her hands-on sales and technical support for cardiovascular devices in the field, has prepared her to lead PaceMate™ with diligence and excellence.

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Ray is a graduate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria with a bachelor of science degree in registered nursing and a bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern State University.

In her previous cardiac device industry experience with Medtronic and with St. Jude Medical as a cardiovascular rhythm management rep, Ray recognized a need for full-service remote monitoring. Combining her career work with her passion for making a difference, she, along with co-founder Jason Hale, hatched a plan that would become PaceMate™.

Today, Ray serves as pioneering leadership for PaceMate™LIVE, the customized cardio implantable electronic device (CIED) monitoring Software+Service solution produced by PaceMate™. It is her goal to add a unique level of compassion to the brand, setting a standard of equality in the medical workspace and causing it to shine through in the company’s customer service, mission, and core values.

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