Medaxion anesthesia electronic medical records delivers mobile information solutions that improve productivity and quality for anesthesia practices. Our mobile AIMS products help practices recover lost charges, automate and accelerate billing, optimize manpower, improve clinical staff coordination, and comply with government regulations.


Management Team


Jeff McLaren, CEO

Jeff McLaren founded Medaxion in 2008 to maximize information technology opportunities in the anesthesia market. Previously, he served as co-founder and CEO of Safer Sleep, LLC, a provider of anesthesia safety and record automation services in New Zealand and the UK. Jeff began his healthcare technology career as co-founder, President and Chief Product Officer of HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM).

John Toups, CTO

John Toups oversees Medaxion’s technology strategy, outsourced product development, production server operations, and product deployment/integration architecture. As CTO for Safer Sleep, John was instrumental in achieving U.S. FDA approval and enabling successful U.S. product trials. Toups has also worked with, and the Bioinformatics Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dyer Rodes, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dyer Rodes, MD, provides clinical anesthesia advisory for Medaxion. He is an active clinical partner, founding partner, and former board member at Anesthesia Medical Group (AMG). Dyer was Chief of Anesthesiology at Centennial Medical Center (CMC), and has worked with Safer Sleep. Dyer received his degree in medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his anesthesia residency at the University of Florida.

Trent Hofmockel, Vice President, Client Services & Development

As a former Medaxion client, Trent Hofmockel brings exceptional insight to the Director of Client Operations role. Prior to Medaxion, Trent was Practice Manager of EMMI Physician Services Inc., which manages billing for more than 300 anesthesia providers. Trent also served as Director of Anesthesiology Services and Human Resources Director for EMMI.

Tracy Poythress, Vice President, Quality Assurance

Tracy Poythress oversees all aspects of quality assurance, from testing and documentation to the review of business and technical specifications. Prior to her work with Medaxion, Tracy owned Koru Consulting and held Quality Assurance Manager positions at Safer Sleep, Investment Scorecard, and Valley Forge Life. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

David Belser, Vice President of Technical Operations

With more than 15 years of IT expertise, David Belser develops simple, elegant solutions to complex infrastructure and operations challenges. Prior to Medaxion, David was an IT Operations Manager at Teradata – a global leader in big data analytics and services. He also served as the Director of Information Technology Systems for 3D Systems / Geomagic.


Board of Directors


Lucius E. Burch, IV

As Manager of Burch House G.P. and Burch House II G.P., Lucius Burch oversees direct venture capital deals for Burch Investment Group. He has more than 20 years of venture investing experience and serves on the boards of several privately held companies. Lucius was previously a partner at Massey Burch Capital Corp., and also worked at Prudential Bache Capital Funding.

Richard D’Antoni

Richard D’Antoni is Managing Partner of the national healthcare and life sciences executive search firm D’Antoni Partners, Inc. He also sits on the Boards of Onsite Health Diagnostics and Amistad Mission. Richard was formerly an investor and CEO at Pathology Partners, Inc. He also served as Director and COO of ProMedCo, and as Group Vice President for American Medical International (AMI).

Jim Graves, Chairman

Jim Graves is a managing director and partner at Erwin, Graves & Associates. He sits on the boards of Cash America International (CSH), Hallmark Financial Services (HALL), Tristates Capital Holdings (TSC) and BankCap Partners, LP. Jim co-founded BankCap Partners, a Dallas-based private equity fund. He also worked with Boston-based securities firm Detwiler, Mitchell & Co. as COO and vice chairman, and as COO and head of equity capital markets at J.C. Bradford.

Jeff McLaren, CEO


Dyer Rodes, MD, Chief Medical Officer


Luke Simons

Luke Simons is an operating partner with Council Capital. He has extensive expertise in the financing of healthcare and financial services ventures, from startups and IPOs to large-cap public companies. Simons served as co-senior partner of J.C. Bradford & Co. and after its sale to UBS, remained active as a senior advisor to the UBS healthcare investment banking team.




McKenzie Laird, PLLC: Corporate counsel


Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP: HR counsel


Baker Botts, LLP: Patent and trademark counsel