Greg Essler


Greg Essler is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. Greg is a health information technology professional who has spent more than 25 years developing, deploying, and supporting both simple and highly complex IT environments in enterprises of all sizes from single physician practices to national networks of large scale providers. Most recently as head of technical operations at a patient and family engagement solutions vendor, he managed the technical infrastructure that supported 150 different healthcare systems at more than 275 facilities operating a bed count exceeding 75,000.

Highly credentialed and well educated in multiple technologies, Greg began his career in quality assurance, a discipline that has served him well as he works hard to ensure high availability, minimal disruptions, secure and reliable services. His participation and leadership in budget preparation has saved his organizations millions of dollars, allowed projects to be delivered reliably, securely and on or ahead of schedule.

During a brief hiatus from healthcare, he worked supporting a major network rollout at a Fortune 200 company with more than 1,400 remote locations. He thrives in complex environments and has built strong reliable infrastructures for multiple data center complexes at Texas Health Resources and Baylor Healthcare System bringing their data centers into compliance with Uptime Institutes data center standards for level Tier II certifications. At Baylor Healthcare System, his work with the security team helped the organization achieve HITRUST’s first certification for any provider in the U.S. He also helped both organizations with mergers and acquisitions extending and absorbing a wide range of technologies in the process. He has extensive background with desktops including virtualization, storage, servers, and helped designed disaster recovery and business continuity plans and exercises.

Greg is keenly aware of the impact that technology can have on workflows in administrative, operational, and, most importantly, clinical environments while focused on providing enabling technologies. He has worked closely and diplomatically to ensure that users in all areas have a better experience post-implementation using his listening skills, empathy, and non-technical communications. He has led his organizations’ efforts at innovation to national recognition from CHIME and publications such as Hospitals and Health Networks and Information Week 500. His clients can attest to improved workflow, easier data collection, and higher quality clinical outcomes that make the lives of all stakeholders better.