AboutExecutive Leadership

Executive Leadership

With combined health care experience that spans decades, the Sg2 leadership team brings a unique understanding of the strategic, clinical, financial and operational issues that hospitals and health systems face.


Steve Lefar, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Lefar President and Chief Executive Officer

After joining Sg2 in April 2011, Steve was promoted to CEO in 2013 with responsibility for all facets of the company. Steve also leads development of the Sg2 Letter (a monthly communication for health care leaders), works directly with CEOs of Sg2’s top clients and oversees new analytics development. Before...

Michael Burke, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Burke Chief Financial Officer

Mike is the chief financial officer of Sg2, leading the overall financial functions and policies of the company. He also has responsibility for the Administrative Services department. Mike brings more than 25 years of broad-based financial expertise to his current role, including experience with mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, financial...

Eric Louie, MD, FACP, FACC, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Eric Louie, MD, FACP, FACC, MBA Chief Medical Officer

Eric is Sg2’s clinical leader. He has more than 15 years of experience as a clinical cardiologist on the faculties of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago. While a tenured professor of medicine at Loyola, Eric served as the associate director...

Grace Cowan, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer

Grace Cowan Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer

In her role as executive vice president, Grace is responsible for client utilization and satisfaction and value delivery to all Sg2 customers. Through her leadership of the Sg2 client services team, Grace drives execution to significantly improve customer experience and loyalty. She also oversees Sg2’s data analytics and operations teams....

Steve Waldon, Chief Technology Officer

Steve Waldon Chief Technology Officer

As Sg2’s chief technology officer, Steve leads the strategy and product development of Sg2’s proprietary data and analytic systems. Steve brings nearly 30 years of experience in the health care and Internet technology industries to his role. His experience includes the development, research and strategic marketing of technology products. He...

Daryl Sneed, Chief Talent Officer

Daryl Sneed Chief Talent Officer

A key member of the executive team, Daryl is responsible for formulating and implementing talent initiatives that drive Sg2’s strategic and operational objectives. The CTO role at Sg2 leverages Daryl’s management consulting experiences to appropriately develop initiatives that emphasize increasing the organization’s productivity, providing employees with career opportunities for growth...

John Becker, Senior Vice President - Sales and Client Engagement

John Becker Senior Vice President - Strategic Accounts

As a senior vice president, John directs Sg2’s strategic accounts team and works with major health systems across the US and around the globe. John and his team are responsible for developing new relationships with hospitals and health care systems and delivering on Sg2’s value proposition with academic medical centers,...

Tom Potter, Senior Vice President - Sales and Client Service Delivery

Tom Potter Senior Vice President - Sales and Client Service Delivery

As the senior vice president of business development for Sg2, Tom is responsible for a team of sales individuals that support more than 1,200 health care organizations. In this role, he is responsible for helping hospitals and health systems across the US identify new opportunities for growth and profitability and...

"We in the health care industry have to learn how to attract customers through amazing service and a better value proposition across the System of CARE."
Steve Lefar, President and CEO, Sg2