Welcome to GreatCall, home of the
original easy-to-use cell phone.
Meet our Executive Team
David Inns | Chief Executive Officer
David Inns is CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of GreatCall Inc., the leader in connected health solutions for active aging. Since its inception in 2006, GreatCall has developed a complete portfolio of products and services that help enable independent aging, including: telehealth services, medication adherence programs, emergency response, fall detection and activity monitoring. GreatCall’s commitment to simplicity and best-in-class service helps the older consumer adopt and enjoy connected health solutions while keeping caregivers up-to-date on their own smartphones with the GreatCall Link app. Under David’s leadership, GreatCall has grown from a startup in 2006 to a company with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue and over 1,000 employees. David is also an Executive Board member of the Consumer Technology Association. He was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 nationally in the Services category.
Before joining GreatCall, David was Vice President, Consumer Markets for Bell Mobility in Canada where he ran the $1.6 billion consumer market P&L. He was also Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Bell Canada where he ran the $4 billion wireline P&L. David was a Partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, which was bought by PWC in 2010 for $378 million.
Brian Berning | Chief Financial Officer
Brian Berning is the Chief Financial Officer at GreatCall, Inc., the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Brian joined the company to lead its financial strategy and management as well as operations and logistics. Prior to joining GreatCall, he was Chief Financial Officer for Human Longevity, Inc., where he worked with the founders to form the company, raise investment funding and establish global operations. Brian previously was Senior Vice President – Finance for LPL Financial and Associate Vice President for Capstone Advisors, Inc. He began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP where he earned his CPA. He holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Bill Yates | Chief Consumer Officer & CMO
Bill Yates is the Chief Consumer Officer & CMO of GreatCall, Inc, the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Bill joined GreatCall in 2007, and has been the driving force behind the company’s vision, successfully transitioning the venture capital-funded startup into a leader in mobile health and safety. Bill has led the sales & marketing team in building a strong product portfolio, including: Jitterbug, 5Star and a suite of health, safety and medical apps, including Urgent Care, GreatCall Link, MedCoach and 5Star. Prior to joining GreatCall, he served as director of marketing for Bell Mobility, one of Canada’s largest wireless carriers. Bill holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Lynn Herrick | General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Corporate Secretary
Lynn Herrick, Esq., is the general counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer and corporate secretary of GreatCall,Inc., the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Lynn joined GreatCall in 2009, providing strategic leadership, legal direction and commitment to employee engagement. With more than fifteen years of success serving as general counsel of innovative, privately held companies and working at large law firms, she has experience in employment, intellectual property and general corporate leadership. Lynn is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves as the Director of Operations for the Arsenal FC-San Diego Futbol Club and as a member of the Intercare Advisory Council. She graduated from Indiana University School of Law, magna cum laude, and the University of Michigan, with honors, with a Bachelors of Political Science, and is admitted to the bars of Indiana and California (as in-house counsel).
Dean Williams | SVP, Network Technology
Dean Williams is the SVP, Network Technology of GreatCall, Inc, the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Dean joined the company in 2005 to launch the Jitterbug business. Since that time, he has led technology teams in developing Jitterbug, 5Star and a suite of health, safety and medical apps, including Urgent Care, GreatCall Link, MedCoach and 5Star. Prior to joining GreatCall, he worked in software development and product management for a number of early stage and established technology companies. Dean holds a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego.
Bryan Adams | Chief Commercial Officer
Bryan Adams is the Chief Commercial Officer of GreatCall, Inc., the leader in connected health for active aging. Bryan joined the company in December of 2016 as a part of the Healthsense acquisition. Bryan leads a cross-functional team that addresses two related areas. The first is the company’s broad data science initiative: leveraging the company’s sizable data set to improve the experience for both internal and external customers. The second is the commercial product: ensuring that the GreatCall offering in the healthcare space both leverages the company’s data science department and also meets the broader needs of the market. Prior to GreatCall, Bryan was the CTO at Healthsense for almost 5 years, where he led the engineering, IT, product management, customer service, and clinical service teams. Prior to that, he was the CTO and founder of a startup in the mobile advertising space, and prior to that he was a Principal Investigator at iRobot, helping them start a healthcare group. He holds a BS, MEng, and PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.