Intent Solutions Management Team

Intent Solutions is led by an executive team with extensive experience in healthcare technology and civic leadership. Their shared commitment to do something about the opioid crisis is driving Intent Solutions to make a difference—to set a new standard for the administration of all prescription drugs.


Sam Zamarripa
Chief Executive Officer & Director

An experienced leader in banking and private equity investment, Sam is also well-known for his commitment to public service. He represented the city of Atlanta from 2002 to 2006 in the Georgia State Senate, where he was Secretary of the State Economic Development Committee and member of the committees on Insurance, Science & Technology and Transportation. He is a Trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a lifetime Trustee of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.


Nathan Dane
Chief Financial Officer

Nathan comes to Intent Solutions with a broad set of skills across finance, sales operations and business intelligence earned in a 16-year journey from financial services to the medical devices industry. Beginning his career in banking in 2002, he made the move to medical devices 10 years later. There he helped EndoChoice evolve from startup to public company, and later led finance and sales operations for the largest of Carestream Dental’s four global sales regions. He holds an MBA from Emory University.


Ward Broom
Chief Operating Officer

Ward was co-founder of the healthcare technology firm IPA and served as executive VP and COO of the company, which provides an integrated hardware/software dispensing and retrieval system for hospital scrub suits and linens. The system is currently installed in over 900 hospitals across the US and internationally. He spent his early career at Scientific-Atlanta and has a BS and MS from Georgia Tech. Holder of multiple technology patients, Ward is a mentor at Georgia Tech’s ATDC. 



John Kidd
Chief Technology Officer

An accomplished technology executive, John has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing enterprise software applications for startup and high-growth companies, including FlexTecs, Flexible Technology Solutions, where he was CTO prior to joining Intent. With a BS from Georgia Tech, he attended the CIO Academy at Emory University, has co-authored multiple technology patents and has been involved in multiple startup support events at Georgia Tech’s ATDC.


Wendy Collins
Director of Business Operations

An experienced business administrator and certified human resources professional, Wendy Collins is the efficiency expert at Intent Solutions. With a focus on HR, finance and accounting, she helps keep everything running smoothly. She brings invaluable experience across many industries—technology, business services, nonprofits, manufacturing. A USA Track & Field official in her spare time, she has a BS in Computer Systems from Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.



Board of Directors

Van Crisco, MD
Chairman & Chief Medical Officer, Founder & Director
Cardiologist: First Coast Heath and Vascular Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Serial Inventor & Entrepreneur
University of North Carolina: MD

Lou Malice

Former Chief Operating Officer: EndoChoice
Over thirty years of experience in the field of medical devices
Georgia Institute of Technology: BS

Sam Zamarripa
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Founder & President of Zamarripa Capital
Former State Senator: State of Georgia
Syracuse University: MPA

Ashley B. Hancock
Founder & Director

Founder & CEO: Innovetica, LLC
Former Executive Director: Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA)
Kellogg School of Management: MBA

Boyd Simpson

Owner of The Simpson Organization, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania: MBA

Advisory Board

David R. Gastfriend, M.D.
CONTINUUM, The American Society of Addiction Medicine

Chief Architect

Chris Hassan
Colonial Management Group, LP
Former CEO

Martin L. McLean
Intent Solutions

Barbara Tardiff, Ph.D, M.D.
Former Vice President, Development Operations, Worldwide Head, Clinical Informatics and Innovation