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Meet the Team


Victoria Swamidass, MBA

CEO & Founder


Victoria Swamidass is a proven product launcher, leading growth in healthcare technology for 15 years. She founded PlatformSTL to develop emerging science into market-ready products. Since launch, Victoria has led development of six software tools from academic concept to MVP and beyond.

Victoria holds an MBA and extensive experience leading the development of clinical tools, with deep expertise in patient and physician engagement. In past roles, Victoria was responsible for the product development and market launch of multimillion-dollar healthcare programs.


Mike Blackford

UX Director

With more than 15+ years of design and UI experience, Mike creates intuitive interfaces for complex, data-driven platforms and applications. Mike manages highly technical design needs while empathizing with the user to create cutting-edge interactions for complex data solutions.

Mike champions the user’s experience, ensuring that PlatformSTL’s tech will best serve clinicians. With both design and technical skills, Mike holds a BFA and senior level experience with several billion-dollar corporations including digital marketing, design, product development, and creation of fully accessible WCAG AA websites.


Rick Berry

Information Technology Director

With 20 years of experience and a BS in Computer Science, Rick is an expert-level engineer with a background in scientific programming and research. Rick artfully builds complex healthcare solutions that operationalize and scale academic efforts into market-ready clinical tools. He performs application programming, secure web application development, and cloud architecture design and engineering.

Rick is a certified Scrum Master and Scrum Developer, and well-versed in Agile project management. Throughout his career, Rick has worked with the DoD on several innovative projects including computer vision systems, large-scale GIS systems, and cloud-based web solutions.

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