We’re traveling the country to find Medix teammates following their passions and working to positively impacting lives in their own way. In our latest Medix teammate spotlight, we’re making a stop at our Chicago Headquarters and learning a little about Tony, a product leader with a passion for healthcare (and great Italian food):
Please explain your current role at Medix. 
“My current role is Product Leader for our Revenue Cycle team, and I love the looks on people’s faces when I tell them that.  Naturally, I have to explain what the heck it means!  One of Medix’s specialties is staffing talent within the healthcare revenue cycle industry, which includes anything from patient registration to coding to medical billing.  Essentially, I have three responsibilities within this piece of our business: educating our salespeople on strategies to capitalize on these opportunities, arriving at innovative ways to deliver value to our clients and ensuring the financial strength of our revenue cycle operations.”
 What brought you to this role? 
“I’ve been extremely fortunate to have worked in multiple lines of business and multiple markets for Medix.  However, I’ve always had a passion for healthcare.  It’s such an interesting field, and it is literally changing every day, which keeps me on my toes.  When Medix created this role, I immediately felt that it could be a good fit because I get great satisfaction in locking arms with my teammates.  In this role, I get to collaborate with our incredible team of office leaders and regional leaders, while also working closely with all of our teams, from data, to marketing and even our executives.”
 What made you decide to work for Medix? 
“Medix was my first employer out of school in 2007, and I hope that it’s my last – really! I hope I retire here.  The thing that separated Medix from the other companies I was considering was the opportunity for growth.  Through the interview process, I was immediately bought into this concept that if I worked really hard, I’d have opportunities at a young age to manage people and accelerate my career.  The culture was part of it too, but back then I don’t think I realized just how unique our culture is.  That’s why I stay here.  I thrive on ‘Positively Impacting Lives,’ and even more than that, I know that my team here has my back.  Weddings, funerals, good times and bad times, I have an extension of my family at work; that’s a special thing.”
 What are the characteristics young professionals need to possess to be successful at Medix? 
“They need to bring a lot to the table to truly thrive.  First and foremost, they need to have a genuine compassion for people.  We want employees who are great teammates and great consultants for our talent and clients.  I think they absolutely have to be coachable, as well.  They need to be well-organized and possess strong critical thinking skills.  Finally, and this is absolutely crucial, they cannot be short-sighted.  There is no such thing as overnight success!  It’s no secret that there are ups and downs in our industry, but they need to be able to keep an even keel and think about the big picture.”
 When you’re not working hard at Medix, what are your hobbies?
“I have two sports passions; I’m an avid third generation White Sox fan and a huge supporter of Xavier University’s basketball program, my alma mater.  I’m a big music and movie buff, although it’s been a little hard to make it to the theatre since my two-year-old came around!  I played lots of sports growing up, but now I’m content just to run and workout.  In fact, I’m running my second half-marathon in June.  Most of all, I enjoy any time I spend with my wife, Amanda, our son, Charlie, and our black lab, Scout.  As much as I love Medix and my career, those three always come first!”
 Have any fun plans for the summer?  
“My wife and I are planning a quick trip together in August; we’re thinking Seattle or maybe something more remote in the Pacific Northwest.  I’ll definitely get to some more Sox games and hopefully a couple concerts.  Oh yeah, and I can’t forget about Festa Italiana in Milwaukee in July.  It was a tradition for me and my family growing up, and now I plan on bringing mine every year.  The meatball sub is ridiculous and so is the arancini!”