Management Team

John Damgaard, CEO

John Damgaard is CEO of VelocityEHS. In addition to his role at VelocityEHS, John also advises Waud Capital Partners on its Healthcare IT investments. Prior to joining VelocityEHS, John most recently retired from ResMed Corporation in December 2019 following the sale of MatrixCare, the Best-in-KLAS winning electronic health records company where he served as CEO since 2012. During his seven-year tenure at MatrixCare, John grew revenues and EBITDA nearly sixfold. Before MatrixCare, John served as VP & GM and SVP & COO of Mediware Information Systems (now WellSky). He has also held business management and technical positions with CGN & Associates, Maytag Corporation, and IBM.

John brings an exceptional record in both regulated and non-regulated technology solutions and has a comprehensive background in various areas including strategic planning, portfolio management, research and development, interoperability, client services, sales and marketing, and human capital management. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Bradley University, and a Bachelor of Arts of Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa as a Presidential Scholar.

Matt Airhart, President & COO

Matt is President and COO at VelocityEHS. Prior to joining VelocityEHS, Matt led KMI, an Oakville, Ontario-based EHS software provider, which was acquired by VelocityEHS in 2014. In addition, he spent seven years in the chemical manufacturing industry and two years with an EHS systems consulting company. He has a passion for building high-performing teams and solving complex business challenges and he gets to indulge that passion on a daily basis. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Doug States, Chief Financial Officer

Doug States is the Chief Financial Officer at VelocityEHS. Doug’s department is responsible for all of the company’s finance, accounting and treasury functions. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2013, Doug was the CFO at several venture-backed software firms where he was instrumental in raising millions of growth capital. One of those firms, Parlano, was strategically acquired by Microsoft under Doug’s financial leadership. Doug is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Jason Weiss, Chief Technology Officer

Jason is Chief Technology Officer at VelocityEHS. He has been developing software professionally for over 30 years, has code in production in 10 different languages at last count, and has taught embedded systems, systems architecture, and the C programming language at the University of Illinois. Jason's background includes leading R&D and Technology for Maestro Health, serving as president of Serious Apps, and serving as Chief Technology Officer for PayFlex. His expertise spans enterprise architecture, infrastructure, and software development, including the architecture and development of e-commerce systems and b2b platforms. Jason received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

James Mallon, Chief Revenue Officer

James Mallon is the Chief Revenue Officer at VelocityEHS. Having started with the firm as an associate consultant 21 years ago, James has acquired a wealth of experience through his work with client companies in almost every industry across the world. In addition to achieving designation as a Certified Professional Ergonomist, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Science degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. James is passionate about the application of ergonomics to business and its place as a critical element of operational excellence.

Rachel Kaiser, VP of Human Resources

Rachel is the Vice President of Human Resources at VelocityEHS. She furthers the growth of the company by putting programs in place that attract, retain and develop a best-in-class team. By partnering closely with all sectors of the business, Rachel has been able to connect, support and position VEHS employees for success over the last 20 years. During that time she has overseen the workforce integrations of many acquisitions, increasing VelocityEHS’s employee base by nearly 40%. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Illinois State University and certifications from the HR Certification Institute (PHR) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP).