Richard (Rich) Mutell founded Apex Health Innovations in 2012 with the vision of creating practical software solutions for the marriage of science and technology in the 21st century.
Rich is an accomplished business executive, health economist, and application developer with over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to starting Apex Health Innovations, Rich served as Head of the Health Economic Modeling and Medical Informatics and Technology group at DaVita Clinical Research. In this role, he built a team of scientific, medical, and technology experts to create innovative, mobile platform solutions for real-world data from clinical, market access, and health economic studies. Prior to joining DaVita Clinical Research, Rich spent more than 10 years at Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company. He served in different positions of increasing responsibilities, including as a health economist for the EPOGEN, one of the first commercially successful biologics. He also served as the Operations Director for the Global Health Economics, Global Pricing and Payer Planning, and International Health Economics teams. He specialized in developing and deploying multiple web-enabled applications to manage product value strategies, product budgets, project research portfolios, and strategic publication plans. Rich began his career at Oracle and the Health Affairs group at the US Department of Defense, where he built technical solutions for data assessment and analysis.
Rich served for 13 years in the United States Army and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Program Evaluation from the University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
Rich is an avid golfer who enjoys conversing with New Jersey taxi drivers.