Tony Paquin, Co-founder & CEO
Tony Paquin founded and led numerous public organizations and private companies and is credited with creating retail healthcare. In his book, “The Retail Healthcare Revolution”, Tony argues that U.S. healthcare institutions must embrace new business models that incorporate retail products and services to remain profitable. In 2005, Tony and his brother Gary founded Paquin Healthcare Companies to educate the U.S. healthcare industry on precisely how to adapt and engage patients via enterprising retail strategies and technologies. The company evolved into iRemedy, and switched gears to sourcing medical supplies directly from manufacturers around the world to unlock easy access to products for healthcare institutions of all sizes. In 2016, iRemedy launched its custom-built retail platform enabling transparency and real-time, competitive pricing of the widest selection of medical goods.
Tony’s health tech expertise and entrepreneurship is backed by three decades of business experience. When he’s not founding companies, you can find Tony behind the stove or out sailing. Notable achievements include:
- Creating the Arizona Software & Industry Association, (now the Arizona Technology Council), the driving force behind Arizona’s rise as one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country.
- Co-founding Agency One to provide proprietary software solutions to underserved independent insurance agencies; its rapid growth led to an acquisition by industry titan CNA Financial Corporation in five years’ time.
- Creating the Idaho Technology Council to champion the growth of the state’s technology ecosystem, an organization credited with creating jobs and fueling stable economic growth.
- Co-founding Netivation, Inc., after leveraging an unsuccessful U.S. congressional bid and developing proprietary software programs that overhaul the management and execution of political campaigns. He took Netivation public on the Nasdaq in 1998, raising tens of millions of dollars to fund future tech, including several highly innovative software solutions for hospitals, diagnostic centers and physician practices.