Our Team

Contact Information

Call: 425-999-5386

Email: Info@oneitem.com

    Erik Knutson

    Erik Knutson
    CEO, Chairman, Founder
    Change Management Expert
    Past Microsoft Program Manager
    and CEO of Design Labs, Inc.

    Biography

    Founder, inventor, and prime evangelist, Erik is responsible for inventing the core logic and change methodology built into the software products. Subsequent to founding One Item, Inc. in 2016 his leadership has enabled the company to form health care and industry relationships crucial for success. His passion for complexity simplification, process automation, and cross-functional team building is helping to establish One Item as the platform solution to help organizations and individuals reach their goals more easily. During the previous decade, Erik was Chief Executive Officer and President of Design Laboratory, Inc. (DLI), a Bellevue-based business and technology consulting firm. Using his change-management expertise, Erik established a track record of innovative enterprise-level solutions. B.A. Business Admin; M.S. Computer Science.

    Ric Merrifield

    Ric Merrifield
    President

    Background

    Ric is One Item's President. Ric oversees operations at One Item and helps drive both user adoption and program management. Ric has led other successful efforts at Disney, Starbucks, among others - from business plan creation, to cross-silo process change, IoT, and identity management efforts. Ric is a TEDx speaker, Harvard Business Review author, and member of the the advisory board of the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Author of Book “Rethink”. Using Ric’s expertise and contacts, Ric has helped position and promote the company, as an emerging tech company. B.A. Georgetown Univ See his Ted Talk at:

    https://youtu.be/fYdA7IPfEKA

    Brian Williams

    Brian Williams
    COO, Co-Founder
    Chief Technology Officer
    Industrial Engineer
    Systems Architect & Computer Scientist

    Biography

    Brian helps to oversee operations for company and is the technical captain and Systems Architect for the software products. He designed the data-driven enterprise system which encompasses the multi-platform mobile apps, administrative dashboard and the EHR interoperability. Over his tech career he has headed over 700+ software projects, being a past 20-year software company President. He was the CEO of California Vision Mining, Inc. and earlier in his career he worked in the aerospace industry, manufacturing parts for the NASA Space Shuttle and the DOD for the B1B. Brian went to engineering school at Cal Poly Pomona starting at age 17.

    Barbara Senters

    Barbara Senters
    Ethics, Compliance & Privacy Advisor
    Healthcare Compliance Expert For Pharmaceuticals
    Six Sigma Certified

    Background

    Barb helps to assist One Item's efforts in compliance, privacy, and business ethics. She spent 15 years as a healthcare compliance officer at numerous large U.S. healthcare companies, and just recently she has joined blockchain business Core Scientific as vice president of compliance. Past positions include chief ethics and compliance officer at Sonic Healthcare in Texas.

    Marcie Knutson

    Medical Business Advisor
    EPIC Certified
    Medical Systems Expert

    Background

    Marcie is helping One Item to get the products EPIC compliant, and coded for medical billing. Over 32 years’ combined experience in the healthcare industry in positions related to information systems and healthcare management. Epic Certified - Ambulatory, Cadence and Prelude, Experienced with Cerner. Healthcare industry in positions related to Patient Access, Scheduling, Ambulatory and healthcare IT.   Her background includes PM, ESM, EMPI & Core.

    John Metzner

    John Metzner
    Senior Advisor
    Financial Tech Expert

    Background

    John helps to guide One Item at a high level in business dealings and strategy. Officer of a financial fund with over 20 years in Financial Services, including experience leading technology, operations, human development, and culture; prior positions at Advent Software, Eton Park Capital, Plural Investments, Morgan Stanley, Market Methodology Inc. BS, Symbolic Systems, Stanford, 1995.

    Paul Fitzgerald

    Paul Fitzgerald
    Public Relations Advisor
    Owner, Salt & Pepper Media

    Background

    Using Paul’s expertise and contacts, he has helped position and promote One Item, Inc., sending the first company Press Release to over 600 outlets, which was aired by over 120 of those outlets. This effort is helping One Item emerge as a unique and timely tech company whose flagship product, the Health Science Index is taking the medical industry by storm. Paul is a publicist and journalist, and he is also a columnist with Entrepreneur Magazine and The New York City Herald. His work has also appeared in USA Today, InventorSpot, and CNN International Report. Fitzgerald works with scores of innovative start-ups across the USA He is the Founder and CEO of Salt & Pepper Media Inc. and he is nearing his completion of a PhD in Communication Sciences.

    Sam Sears

    Dr. Sam Sears
    Senior Medical Advisor
    Department Head of Cardiology
    East Carolina University

    Background

    Nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients, made by Medtronics. Dr. Sears was honored by the University of North Carolina system as the O. Max Gardner Award winner for 2013. Has published over 150 articles in the medicine literature on the psychological aspects of cardiology. Regularly appears in PBS TV series, Second Opinion, on topics related to cardiology, such as Long QT Syndrome, Artificial Hearts, and Stress Cardiomyopathy. He holds a PhD, in Clinical and Health Psychology, from University of Florida (1995) MS, Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida (1992) BS, Psychology, University of Florida (1990)

    Stan Stahl

    Stan Stahl
    Security Advisor
    Founder and President of SecuretheVillage

    Background

    Stan advises One Item in the field of security. A pioneer in the field of information security, Stan secured Cheyenne Mountain and the White House teleconferencing systems. Founder of the Citadel Los Angeles, and currently serves on several boards. Stan holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Michigan.

    Steve Krantz

    Steve Krantz
    Security Advisor & Contributor
    IBM Distinguished Engineer

    Background

    Dr. Krantz is the author of the Better Now Security module content, as well as a One Item advisor. He is the Author of CyberGuardian: SecuretheVillage and a Professional Speaker - Steve retired from his 39-year career at IBM as a Distinguished Engineer in 2007 and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

    Rita Carton

    Rita Carton
    HR Advisor
    Leadership and Business Development

    Background

    Rita is a collaborative and passionate leader and coach with more than 25 years of management experience encompassing staff and team development. She helps facilitate One Item's HR training and mentoring to maintain a high performing team. As a Walt Disney Studios Executive for 16 years she hired, coached, and mentored her team and peers for continuous improvement. Her track record includes the implementation and participation in the first internal mentoring program and talent planning within The Walt Disney Studio called TWDS. Prior Vice President, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Human Resources Expert - MBA Univ of Maryland