Meet the Team



Dane Guarino, Founder & CEO

Dane leads business development and capital raising at Markit. Previously, he spent four years as an investment banker advising on M&A and capital raises for early-stage healthcare tech companies. Several of Dane’s clients were strategically focused on helping physician offices improve administrative and operational functions with software. Much of what he learned working with these clients is leveraged in how Markit Medical approaches partnering with physician offices. Dane has an MBA from Chicago Booth.



Lance Larsen, Founder & COO

Lance leads the technology team and is in charge of sales and marketing at Markit. In the fall of 2012 Lance founded Cash Medical Processing (CMP), a SaaS product to help anesthesiologists predict and collect self-pay revenue. In late 2014, Lance left his CEO role at CMP in order to pursue what became the beginnings of Markit Medical. Prior to CMP, Lance worked in sales and as a Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs on the Regulatory Capital team. Lance has an MBA from Chicago Booth.



Shareef Ghanem, VP of Strategy

Shareef leads Markit's efforts in value-based models of care. In this capacity, he also leads Markit's efforts in quality measurement and analytics. Prior to joining Markit, Shareef advised private equity firms on regulatory, reimbursement, and commercial strategy as part of Avalere Health's Due Diligence Advisory Group. During that time, he assessed new public and private alternative payment models and their impact on healthcare businesses. Shareef is currently pursuing his MBA at Chicago Booth.


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Nisha Dholakia, Director of Physician & Patient Success

Nisha leads clinical operations and is responsible for physician/patient engagement at Markit. Her career began at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC where she held positions in physician practice management and healthcare billing & insurance. Nisha holds an MS in Health Communications from Northwestern University. She is passionate about increasing information transparency and helping physicians provide quality, innovative healthcare.



Nick Lee, Lead Software Engineer

Nick leads product and database design at Markit and is currently employed full-time at a Chicago-based technology company. He has a background in back-end database software development.

Our Advisors

Purani Palaniswami, MD - Rheumatologist, Edward-Elmhurst Health

Rahul Khare, MD - Founder, Innovative Express Care

David Pearah - CEO, The HDF Group

Waverly Deutsch - University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jacob Plummer - VP of Global Business Development, Allscripts

Jordan Fulghum - Successful Software Entrepreneur and UX Expert