We Believe

that data-driven insights are critical to achieving success in the healthcare industry.

That’s why we provide value-based care analytics solutions for healthcare payors and providers, designed to help our clients optimize care delivery, reduce costs and achieve better patient outcomes.

About Gray Matter Analytics

We are committed to driving positive change in the healthcare industry through the use of data-driven insights and innovative analytics solutions.

Our solutions and technology seamlessly collect data from multiple sources to provide a comprehensive view of healthcare performance. We use advanced analytics to generate meaningful insights that enable our clients to make informed decisions and take action quickly.

As a company, we understand the unique challenges faced by payors and providers. Our team of experts has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, offering subject matter expertise and consulting services to help our clients achieve their performance objectives. Our platform is designed to be flexible and scalable, allowing us to leverage industry standards, while also configuring our solutions to address the unique needs of each client.

Our commitment to security and compliance is unwavering. We adhere to industry requirements and regulations and implement the latest security measures to ensure our clients’ data is secure and private.

Let’s drive positive change in the healthcare industry together.

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To empower all stakeholders in the healthcare industry to optimize the quality, equity and cost of care through the use of analytics solutions.

To deliver innovative value-based care analytics solutions to healthcare providers and payors, enabling them to provide equitable care, improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

To deliver innovative value-based care analytics solutions to healthcare providers and payors, enabling them to provide equitable care, improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

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Our Core Values


We believe that open and honest communication is essential to building strong relationships both internally and externally. We strive to foster an environment of transparency to promote trust and collaboration.


Trust is the foundation of our relationships with both our team members and clients. We build trust through reliable partnerships and the fulfillment of our commitments. We are committed to upholding our values and delivering on our promises to maintain the trust of our clients and team.


We empower team members to take initiative and bring their best ideas to the table. By doing so, we inspire them to deliver exceptional service to our clients and make a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Gray Matter Analytics is a fast-growing company headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices located in New York and Atlanta.


Chicago, IL


New York, NY


Atlanta, GA

Our Team

Gray Matter Analytics’ experienced team is what differentiates us from others. With deep knowledge and expertise in the healthcare industry, we offer subject matter expertise and consulting services that help our clients achieve their performance objectives.

Sheila Talton, President and CEO

Sheila Talton

President and CEO

Michael Dulin, MD

Michael Dulin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

John Porawski

John Porawski

Chief Technology Officer

Dwight Curtis

Dwight Curtis

Chief Financial Officer

Tanya Travers

Tanya Travers

Vice President, Marketing

Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser

Senior Vice President, Services and Solutions

Mike Frendt

Mike Frendt

Vice President, Sales and Alliances

Yue-Jing Lee

Yue-Jing Lee

Senior Director, Value-Based Products

Nanaji Challagulla

Nanaji Challagulla

Director, Engineering

Mike Larned - Sr. Director, Product Management

Mike Larned

Senior Director, Product Management

Our Commitments

We help drive customers’ organizational efficacy, enable insights to action and accelerate time-to-value.

Healthcare organizations have seen a surge in data and analytics as a key component of their corporate agenda. The goal is to transform the way organizations conduct business, geared toward delivering significant performance gains. In addition, a robust and insights-driven data and analytics strategy is increasingly proving to be a major competitive differentiator.

There are three essential, interdependent capabilities needed to leverage data and analytics. First, organizations must be able to identify, combine, and manage multiple sources of data. Second, they need the capability to build advanced-analytics models for predicting and optimizing outcomes. Third, and most critical, management must possess the ability to transform the organization so that the data and models actually yield better decisions. Two important features support those competencies: a clear strategy for how to use data and analytics to compete and the deployment of the right technology architecture and capabilities.

Most healthcare organizations do not possess these three capabilities. Gray Matter Analytics works with organizations to help them develop or strengthen these capabilities.

We strongly believe diverse teams drive better business outcomes. We tirelessly seek to assemble complementary skills, knowledge, and experiences in our teams.

We know there is a gender difference in how men and women approach problem solving, and we value that difference. We know our past experiences, cultural and developmental, shape how we see business challenges and solutions to those challenges.

Our leadership has a track record for building teams that we liken to be representative of the United Nations individuals of all nationalities and cultures.

We have a strong focus on closing the gender and racial gap in technology and bringing technology training to urban centers in the U.S. It’s our belief that there is a great deal of good work happening with Girls Who Code, New York City’s City Tech, among other organizations, and we focus on supporting these and other such programs as we grow the company.

Gray Matter Analytics has MBE certification with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC).

Gray Matter Analytics is a young company and, at this stage in our evolution, we feel it’s important to shape our culture in ways that are representative of our collective vision and our personal priorities.

Our leadership has a lengthy history of supporting community and educational initiatives. Twenty years ago, Sheila Talton was part of a phenomenal building project at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, allowing people who are visually impaired to earn a living and feel valued.

Currently Sheila supports the teaching of Shakespeare to students at Chicago Public Schools. These examples exemplify the history of corporate and social responsibility which has long been a part of our leadership’s commitment to the culture of Gray Matter Analytics.