VCS Names Rick Pleczko President, CEO

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 27, 2014 - VCS, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today named Rick Pleczko as the company’s president and CEO. Leveraging his more than 25-year tenure in the software industry, Pleczko brings extensive experience in building high-growth software companies to VCS. He has served as CEO and in senior executive positions with market-leading software companies such as Idera, NetIQ, Mission Critical Software, Platinum Technology and LBMS.

            “The VCS story to date has been one of growth and phenomenal success created by providing a world-class solution to a pressing need in the healthcare industry,” said Neil Kallmeyer, Managing Partner at the CapStreet Group, majority investor in VCS. “Rick’s track record of taking up-and-coming software companies and scaling their product portfolio, sales operations, customer base and revenues to new heights is a perfect fit for the future of VCS.”

            With Pleczko’s appointment and today’s announcement of executive team members Kesha Boykin-Mclean as Chief Compliance Officer, and Wayne Washburn as Vice President of Software Development, VCS is scaling operations to seize on the opportunity in the healthcare compliance market. VCS also announced today two new products as part of its Complete Compliance suite of solutions: Exclusion  Screening and Visitor Management. These announcements can be seen online at

            “VCS has been tremendously successful thus far, and the potential is even greater. We’ve only just begun to tap the opportunity in healthcare compliance and credentialing,” Pleczko said. “I’m looking forward to leading this team as we continue to develop powerful solutions that help healthcare organizations, providers, payers, vendors and contractors reduce the burden of compliance on their daily operations.”

About Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of VCS

As a 25+ year veteran of the software industry, Pleczko has held senior executive, marketing and technical positions in a number of leading software companies across a wide range of industries, including systems and database management, application development, healthcare and aerospace. Prior to Joining VCS, Pleczko was the founder, president and CEO of Idera, which he grew to become a multi-national company with a broad product portfolio used by over 12,000 companies worldwide. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer at NetIQ Corporation, vice president of Products and Marketing at Mission Critical Software, vice president of Marketing at Platinum Technology, and senior vice president of Marketing at LBMS. Rick has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Austin Ventures, is active as a board member and advisor for a number of early stage companies, and has been nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

About VCS (now symplr)

Founded in 2006, VCS is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. For more information or to contact VCS, visit or (866) 373-9725.

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