Chief Executive Officer
Michael "Mike" Valentine sets Netsmart’s vision and strategy. He focuses on meeting the company’s business objectives, securing resources for growth and supporting Netsmart’s mission on behalf of its associates and clients.
Since joining the company in May 2011, Mike has more than doubled the size of the company in terms of clients and revenues, overseen two acquisitions and launched new data and revenue cycle management businesses. Under his leadership, Netsmart has been named one of Kansas City’s fastest growing companies and among Kansas City’s best places to work by the Kansas City Business Journal.
Mike came from Cerner Corporation, where he served for 13 years in a variety of roles. The last five years he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In that capacity, he oversaw delivery and client relationships for Cerner’s worldwide operations. Mike created a centralized implementation model that improved predictable and timely implementation of best practices, created an advanced technology focus that produced key innovations that extended the reach of the existing solution set, launched a leadership development program, and refined client coverage models, among other accomplishments. During his time at Cerner, the company grew revenues to $1.7 billion with 10,000 employees worldwide.
Prior to joining Cerner, he co-founded and managed Maryville Technologies, a Midwest-based integrated IT solutions company.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Kansas State University. He is on the board of directors of Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM), as well as a volunteer board member with the American Heart Association, American Royal, Kansas State University and Wildscape Foundation.
Mike says he makes everyday matter by "ensuring that Netsmart’s focus remains centered on our clients success."