Neil Smiley is the founder and CEO of Loopback Analytics, a pioneer in leveraging data analytics to empower health systems and community-based organizations to more effectively manage care and reimbursement challenges in a “pay-for-outcomes” environment. Smiley started Loopback Analytics in 2009 after serving for 12 years as the founder and CEO of Phytel, a provider-led population health improvement company that grew to serve more than 30 million patients before it was acquired by IBM as part of the launch of Watson Health in 2015. Smiley started his professional career in management consulting with Accenture and later as a partner with EY, working with Fortune 1000 clients across a variety of industries. Smiley also serves as President of the Charles H. Hood Foundation supporting child health research in partnership with leading institutions across New England. He also serves on the Board Advisors for the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, and the board of the Carson Leslie Foundation, which seeks to advance new cures for children with Medulloblastoma. In 2013 Smiley was one of four finalists nominated for the Tech Titans Award for Emerging Technology Innovation in Dallas and was selected as one of the top 25 most influential persons in health care by the Dallas Business Journal. He serves as an active investor and mentor with Health Wildcatters, a health technology accelerator based in Dallas, working with emerging health care startups. Smiley holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.