Chris Rathermel

Vice President, Information Technology

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”

— Vince Lombardi

Chris Rathermel joins Bridge Connector as Vice President of Information Technology in Nashville with rich experience designing, developing, and globally scaling IT solutions. He has worked for a diverse portfolio of industry sectors, with expertise in security, scalable distributed systems in high-performing teams, with a focus on bettering lives with tech solutions.

Most recently, Chris served as AVP of Technology at Franklin-based Work Institute, improving the organization’s security and policy practices, scaling the company internationally while enabling new business with leading defense contractors and large healthcare systems. He also co-founded MEDarchon, where he created and patented the technology for a web and smartphone app-based system, Quarc, that improves the clinical paging process with message prioritization and routing features. Chris has helped ensure data security and stability through product updates which have included integrations with EHRs, authentication and scheduling systems. Prior, Chris worked for Kroll, Baker Tilly, and Charter Communications, where he produced a wide range of tech and process improvements.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in management information systems. He loves a good hackathon or tech meetup serving local nonprofits and aspiring Nashville tech talent. When not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their new baby daughter, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and relaxing anywhere he can around the water.

Thought Leadership from Chris



Get to Know Chris

  • Loyal Greenbay Packers fan and cheese curd connoisseur
  • Founded a health IT company
  • Baby daughter occasionally steals the show on Zoom calls