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Roundtable Forum: Managed Care Industry

TODD RICHTER is co-Founder, President and Chief Technical Officer of Girlshop, Inc. A former Vice President and Manager of Information Systems at the New York branch of a major international bank, Mr. Richter founded his own software company, DigIt Computer Systems, in 1994. With expertise in sophisticated computer programming and system setups, he consulted for and developed customized database applications for investment banks such as Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Richter graduated from Syracuse University in 1984 with a BS in Management Information Systems and Marketing. Mr. Richter oversees all technical and systems aspects for the company. He insures that day- to-day database and Internet functions work properly, as well as implements additional or improved systems. Profile
GEOFFREY E. HARRIS is a Global Head of Healthcare Research with UBS Warburg LLC. Previously, he was associated with Salomon Smith Barney, Tucker Anthony, Inc., and Loomis, Sayles & Company. Mr. Harris holds a Bahelor's degree in Economics from Oberlin University and a Master's degree in Management Science from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the NYSSA. Profile
ERICK LUCERA is Senior Vice President and Principal at Independence Investment in Boston and is responsible for research on all areas of health care. In addition, he is managing their market neutral healthcare portfolio. Prior to Independence, he was an Auditor in the Price Waterhouse Philadelphia office. He is a graduate of The University of Delaware, Indiana University, Boston College, and Harvard University and has obtained the CPA, CMA and CFA designations. Profile
EDMUND KROLL is a Managing Director/Senior Health Care Services Analyst at Cowen & Co. Previously, he was associated with Furman Selz and Lehman Brothers. He earned his Bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University, his MBA in finance from Indiana University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Kroll is married and includes golf, history and running among his personal interests. Profile
CHARLES A. BOORADY is a Senior Healthcare Services Analyst at Prudential Securities. Previously, he was associated with Dean Witter in equity research and with Arthur Andersen & Co.-Anderson Consulting Division. He earned his Bachelor's degree in engineering from Cornell University and his MBA in analytic finance and statistics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Profile
TWST: How has the managed care industry changed over the past 12 months?

And are the changes that are having an impact on the industry cyclical

or secular?

Mr. Richter: Let me begin with, I