CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
George Suda joined Smile Brands Inc. as Chief Information Officer in January 2008. George is responsible for all of the company’s technological systems and projects, plus he oversees all Central Business Office functions. In his career George spent 11 years with Apria Healthcare, the country’s leading provider of home healthcare products, ultimately as the Executive Vice President and CIO. In this role George was responsible for managing all aspects of the information services strategy in all 50 states. He was responsible for making significant changes in the billing and collections process that had substantial effect on insurance denials and company Days Sales Outstanding.
During George’s tenure at Apria, InformationWeek magazine recognized Apria’s Information Services Department as one of the top 500 departments in the country entering the ranking at number 348. During George’s tenure the department climbed to the 118th position. Prior to joining Smile Brands George was CIO at Rotech Healthcare, where he helped re-engineer the business processes for revenue management and billing. George attended Oklahoma State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and an Executive MBA from Chapman University, where he also received the Beta Gamma Sigma & Dean’s Award as the top MBA student. George continues to be involved at Chapman serving on the Board of Counselors.