Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> August 12, 2002

Judith Henkels – Precis Inc (pcis)

JUDITH H. HENKELS is President and Chief Executive Officer of Precis, Inc. Ms. Henkels originally came onboard in June 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer, with the completion of the Precis-Capella Group merger. In March 2002, Ms. Henkels became CEO of Precis to further assist in managing the company's rapid growth and focus on the healthcare market. Ms. Henkels is the founder of the Capella Group and has 25 years of business experience, with a concentration in accounting, finance and health care. She has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to starting the Capella Group, she was the Executive Vice President and CFO for Linnaeus, Inc. during the period 1994-1997. From 1991-1994, Ms. Henkels was CFO and Executive Vice President for Premier BioResources, Inc., a company that owned and operated plasma centers through the US. From 1985-1991, Ms. Henkels worked for The BOC Group (a British conglomerate) in their healthcare segment. She held various controllership roles in the anesthesia, critical care and home healthcare divisions and was the first woman to hold the role of Vice President in BOC throughout the world. Prior to BOC, Ms. Henkels also held financial positions in the Worthington Division of Dresser Industries (formerly McGraw Edision) and the accounting firm Ernst & Whinney, now Ernst & Young. Ms. Henkels is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA degree from Rutgers University, where she graduated number one in her class, and a BA degree from Iowa State University. Profile
TWST: Could you briefly give us an overview and short history of Precis?

Ms. Henkels: Precis originally started out in the SmartCare technology

industry and while we still use that technology,