Russ Arjal, MD, AGAF
Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer and President
Dr. Arjal is a board-certified Gastroenterologist who previously served as Vice President of Puget Sound Gastroenterology and practiced in the Seattle area for 13 years. He served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs of Gastro Health, the nation’s second-largest Gastroenterology group, after it acquired the Puget Sound practice in 2019. Dr. Arjal is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), has served on national committees and executive boards, and is currently a member of the AGA Practice Management and Economics Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in California and his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed an Internal Medicine residency, followed by a Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Sheri Rudberg MBA, JD
Before launching Telebelly Health, Sheri spent 15 years in healthcare leadership roles at several healthcare technology companies, including serving as General Manager of a Canadian subsidiary and Vice President of Business Development for Hillrom, a diversified med-tech company headquartered in Chicago. At Hillrom, Sheri played a key role in the transformation of the company, spearheading several strategic digital health acquisitions, which ultimately laid the groundwork for Baxter’s $12 billion acquisition of Hillrom in December 2021. Prior to joining Hillrom, Sheri held a variety of domestic and international roles at Baxter International and worked as a lawyer for the State of Illinois and Winston & Strawn. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Head of Product, Co-Founder
Alex has dedicated the past 10 years to developing healthcare technology solutions that improve workflows for clinicians and their patients. Prior to launching Telebelly Health, he led product strategy for multiple digital health startups, most recently as Head of Product at Diligent Robotics, creator of robots that assist hospital staff with routine activities so they can focus on caring for patients. Alex also served as Vice President of Product at GroundControl Solutions, a developer of automated solutions to manage mobile devices, which was acquired by Imprivata. At healthcare communication provider Voalte, Alex held senior vital leadership roles, culminating as Director of Strategy before the company was acquired by Hillrom. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder
Nakort is a seasoned technology leader who brings to Telebelly Health a valuable combination of entrepreneurial acumen, software engineering skill, and a talent for maturing and scaling healthcare solutions. Originally from Venezuela, Nakort most recently served as Chief Technology Officer of MDLIVE, a leading telehealth company that provides virtual medical consultations and health management services. At MDLIVE, Nakort led the development and implementation of innovative technology solutions that significantly improved patient outcomes and streamlined operations and was a key member of the leadership team that successfully sold the company to Cigna. Prior to MDLIVE, Nakort founded a consulting company that specialized in helping startups mature their technologies. With an eye for detail and a deep understanding of the technology landscape, Nakort has helped multiple companies take their products to the next level.