Nashville, Tennessee — Graham Healthcare Capital (GHCC) today announced that Rich Maradik is the new CEO of Clarus, the firm’s SaaS call management platform.
Maradik brings more than 25 years of experience in leading organizations through change, including a major public company in the hospitality and travel industry. As both an entrepreneur and as an enterprise executive, he has a proven record of producing successful outcomes for all stakeholders. Maradik succeeds Michele Oglesby who had served as Clarus’s interim CEO. She was recently promoted to Senior Operating Partner at GHCC.
Founded in 2013 in Nashville, Clarus provides effective, feasible, and sustainable medical call management for a range of companies, from one provider practices to large health systems. It is used nationwide in over 35 different specialties, supporting providers, practice staff, and their patients. Graham Healthcare Capital acquired Clarus in June 2019.
Managing Partner Justin DeWitte welcomed Maradik to Graham Healthcare Capital, saying, “We are excited and honored to have Rich join the Clarus team as CEO. Rich is a proven SaaS executive who will provide both the strategic vision and the operational execution to further establish Clarus as a leading physician call solution.”
Maradik comes to GHCC from NSight, where he served as CEO. The company is a leading provider of property management technology systems to the middle market hotel segment in North America. In August 2022 NSight was acquired by Fullsteam, a consolidator of mission critical SaaS businesses backed by Aquiline Capital and Sixth Street Capital.
Maradik expressed his enthusiasm for this new position. “I have had the opportunity and good fortune to create and lead successful companies. In each instance, I have seen the importance of leadership to drive results,” he said. “The team at Graham has built a culture of leadership throughout the organization, and their firm’s performance demonstrates that. I am excited to join this outstanding team to broaden Clarus’s market presence as we serve providers, administrators, and patients.”
Maradik served as both Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Information Officer of Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: RHP), leading sales, marketing, revenue management, strategic
alliances and information technology functions for the company from 2006 to 2012. The hotel brand was acquired by Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) in 2012.
From 1995 to 2005, Maradik was CEO of SmartDM, a leading data management company he co-founded, which has hundreds of clients in the travel and entertainment industry. In 1999, Inc. magazine recognized SmartDM as the “Best Company Started for $1,000 or Less.” The Acxiom Corporation acquired SmartDM in 2005.
A Vanderbilt University graduate, Maradik is an active member of the Nashville community. Currently, he serves on the board for Friends of Warner Parks and In His Grip ministry. His past community leadership roles include chairing a major Capital Campaign for St. George’s Episcopal Church, participating in Leadership Nashville, and serving on the boards of the Nashville Symphony and the Middle Tennessee YMCA. He has also served on the board of the US Travel Association.