“The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
David Wenger is the Founder and CEO of Bridge Connector, a technology company working to change the way health care communicates by delivering streamlined integration solutions. Founded in 2017 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., he started the company so that health care organizations could move data automatically between disparate systems, faster and easier than ever before. David grew up around the medical field, learning from his father, Jeff, who is a doctor, businessman, and entrepreneur in his own respect. David learned that the communication structure around health care was broken, and the consistent lack of interoperability was costing patients, doctors, and other stakeholders an enormous amount of time and money.
David founded Marketran, a full-service marketing and advertising agency which focused on small- to medium-sized businesses in Palm Beach County, where he served as president for five years, spearheading management, sales, and client relations. It was during an integration project for a health care client that David was reaffirmed that health care needed a better solution to connect systems, which led to the creation of Bridge Connector. Its rapid growth and success since launching in 2017 has garnered David recent honors, including being named to the Forbes Technology Council, South Florida Business Journal’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40, and South Florida Business & Wealth’s 2019 Up & Comers. Under David’s leadership, Bridge Connector has received the Salesforce Ohana Partner Award 2019, the South Florida Business Journal’s 2019 H. Wayne Huizenga Start Up Award, and to both the 2019 Nashville Business Journal’s and Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work listings. Bridge Connector is now used in over 1,000 health care sites, and continues working to change the way health care communicates.
David holds a B.A. in marketing and management from University of South Florida. He has contributed his time to charitable organizations and events, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach Area Chapter, where he has served as committee co-chair of their annual golf tournament, helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for funding lifesaving blood cancer research, and was also a candidate for 2019 Man of the Year. When not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, boating, watching and playing sports, and being a human jungle-gym for his kids.
Thought Leadership from David
- Forbes: Three Tips for Developing Health Care Applications
- Managed Healthcare Executive: Four Myths You Probably Believe About Social Determinants of Health
- The #PopHealth Show: A Future of Connected Health
- Electronic Health Reporter: SDoH Solutions, Referrals Must Be Integrated Within the Patient Record: Here’s Why
- Bridge Connector receives Salesforce Ohana Partner Award
- HIStalk interviews David Wenger, CEO, Bridge Connector
- Bridge Connector’s “State of the Union” 2019