Bob Crisler is the founder of Medical Spark and is a visionary who has a history of utilizing leading-edge technology to bring about better solutions for patients, families, physicians and even foodservice companies. Bob is a tremendous listener to the needs of the marketplace and has a keen sense of connecting the dots to create systems that simply make life easier. Bob brings these skills to Medical Spark where not only is he involved in both the marketing and recruitment of physician and pharmaceutical partners, but was also involved in the design of website workflow and processes for our Diabetes Management Centers which have brought innovation to diabetes education.
Bob is the Founder and Director of LifeShare Assistive Technology (www.latkids.org ). LAT is a not-for-profit organization that develops custom software applications and creatively engineers unique solutions for children with disabilities. All software products are provided free of charge and the original LifeShare software is used in all 50 states and 31 foreign countries.
Bob is also a founder and President of Messenger Software. Messenger pioneered computer-based patient education and computer-based informed consent. Messenger products in Plastic Surgery and Oncology were embraced by physicians, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies and are in use in 26 countries and in 4 languages. The Messenger client list included Amgen, Scherring-Plough, Universal Studios, The Medical College of Wisconsin and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Canfield Medical purchased messenger Software’s primary Plastic Surgery product, Confirm. Another Messenger product, Screenfriends, was purchased by Universal Studios and featured in the movie Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Additionally, Bob and partners started Sterling Ideas. It was formed to create risk management tools for the foodservice industry. Sterling’s signature product, Silver Service, was used in over 25 countries. This innovative software utilized 100 videos that covered all OSHA and HACCP rules and regulations and also provided thorough testing, remediation and reporting features. Three years after its debut, it was sold to The National Restaurant Association.
Chief Executive Officer
Kurt W. Metzner is the Chief Executive Officer for Medical Spark Biologics, LLC. Kurt’s entire career has been in the healthcare delivery arena providing executive leadership to multi-unit healthcare systems in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Milwaukee and most recently as the President and CEO for Baptist Health Systems in Jackson, MS. In addition, he has served as a consultant and senior member of nationally prominent firms with expertise in strategic planning and programs and facilities development.
He has been continually a member of numerous healthcare organizations and associations and serves as a Director of the Medicaid Group, a non-profit organization offering consulting services to Medicaid programs across the country. Kurt also has the distinction of being a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
SIDNEY BONDURANT, M.D.
Sidney Bondurant is a native Mississippian who grew up in central Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in chemistry and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine. After active duty as a US Navy general medical officer with tours in Vietnam and Greece he returned to Vanderbilt to do his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology serving as Chief Resident in his final year. He returned to Mississippi and was in private practice in Grenada until 2011. In 2003 he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives and served two terms. Following retirement from his private practice and the legislature in 2012 he moved to Madison, Mississippi, and became the Legislative Liaison and Policy Adviser to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. After four years in the Governor’s office he retired again until 2017 when he joined Medical Spark Biologics as Medical Director. He has been published in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nature, and The Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. He is also the author of a book, The History of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He has a life long interest in military history and is a member of the Mississippi Civil War Battlefield Commission working to preserve Civil War historic sites in Mississippi. His photo was taken on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, the site of the D-Day landing in 1944.