IntegriChain Management Team

IntegriChain’s committed executives have strong collective management experience in life sciences and consumer products. We are considered technology and analytics innovators and trusted advisors to our clients.


Kevin E. Leininger

As Chief Executive Officer, Kevin is responsible for corporate management and leadership, strategic planning, organizing and coordination of the executive management team. He has spent the last 20 years building and launching software and services companies in the financial services, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries, some leading to IPOs. He has authored six books on Unix, the Internet and Java and has spoken at conferences and seminars around the world. Kevin holds a BS in Physics from Iowa State University and an MBA in International Business and Finance from the University of Chicago.



Joshua I. Halpern

Josh Halpern is responsible for IntegriChain’s strategic product direction, product management,  marketing, and business development. Previously, Josh was Vice President of Business Development for Internet Crimes Group, a data mining and analytics firm specializing in intellectual property and brand protection. At Internet Crimes Group, Josh successfully introduced new applications of the company’s platform in the pharmaceutical industry and in consumer markets. Josh is a leading expert in trade commerce and data and is a regular speaker at industry and government conferences and seminars. Josh is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in History.



Darren Weiss

Darren Weiss is responsible for the company’s finances, administration and strategic planning. Over the past 18 years Darren has held various finance and accounting roles, most recently as CFO of a UK plc, and has experience in Initial Public Offerings, Secondary Offerings, Rights Offerings and issuance of various debt instruments. Darren began his career in public accounting with experience in KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice based in Philadelphia. Darren holds BS in Accounting from Syracuse University and earned his CPA in Pennsylvania.



Brad Burget

Brad Burget is responsible for IntegriChain’s customer operations, data factory operations , data pipeline operations, project management operations, and professional services. He offers more than 20 years of experience in the life sciences and technology industries, leading large delivery teams as companies scaled to the next level. Brad specializes in creating customer-focused tactical delivery of business strategies in business intelligence, analytics, supply chain management, and life sciences. Previously, he served Vice President of Professional Services for Basys, a leading software-as-a-service provider for the life sciences market. Additionally, he was responsible for innovation programs including building out industry-leading business intelligence and guided analytics cloud offerings at Element Financial/PHH. Brad also served as VP and GM of the worldwide professional services organization for Liquent, the leading software platform for new drug application publishing, as well as in leadership roles in the supply chain consulting service provider, BAAN. He earned a BS degree in Physics from Iowa State University.



Gary Palgon

Gary Palgon is responsible for leading IntegriChain’s sales organization. He is a subject matter expert on cloud-based solutions, security/compliance, and big data across healthcare and life sciences and other industry verticals. Prior to joining IntegriChain, Gary was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Liaison Technology. At Liaison, he was responsible for rapid sales growth in providing enterprise integration and management of patient and supply chain data as a cloud-based service and drove the company’s M&A and integration initiatives. Previously he served in multiple executive roles at nuBridges, Geac, and several start-up organizations and was responsible for new product and technology introductions in the respective marketplaces. Gary earned a BS in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Florida.



Sunay Shah

Sunay Shah offers a strong combination of healthcare technology experience combined with more than 18 years of pharmaceutical industry experience as he leads IntegriChain’s Product Management team to drive patient access through development and management of commercial data, analytics, and application products. Prior to joining IntegriChain, he was Senior Director, Analytics Product Development and Management at Medivo, a company that leverages clinical diagnostic data for advanced analytic solutions for the payer, diagnostics, and life sciences markets. Previously he was VP, Product Management, for MDLand, an electronic health record company, leading efforts to develop an electronic Hepatitis C care and management tool for New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. During an 11-year tenure at Merck, Sunay served in project management, engineering, and sales roles. He earned an MBA from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a BS in Chemistry from New York University, and a BE in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.


Sarah Starr

Sarah Starr is responsible for IntegriChain’s Professional Services and Customer Operations organizations. Sarah is a seasoned technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in customer success and client services, including more than 10 years in key leadership positions. Most recently, she was Director of Client Services, Professional Services for iPipeline (a Thoma Bravo company), where she was responsible for senior customer relationships and software delivery for Fortune 500 clients and smaller enterprises. Prior to joining iPipeline, Sarah served as Head of Operations for Pepperjam (formerly eBay), where she led seven M&A and exit transactions in a single year. Previously, she was a member of the eBay leadership team, serving in a number of executive positions including Global Separation Lead for eCommerce Divestiture – Marketing and Vice President of Client Delivery Operations. She also served as Vice President of Client Services for TrueAction, a GSI Commerce Company, prior to its acquisition by eBay. Sarah earned a BA from Ursinus College.


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