Meet our Executive Team

David Inns | President & CEO GreatCall, Inc.

David Inns is the president and CEO of GreatCall, Inc., the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Since the launch of the Jitterbug cell phone platform in 2006, GreatCall has been innovating health & safety services, including mobile personal emergency response, telehealth, caregiver tools, medication adherence and wellness coaching. GreatCall’s services are available on proprietary devices designed for simplicity as well as on iOS and Android platforms. A leader in innovation, GreatCall has a portfolio of firsts: Jitterbug, the first cell phone for aging consumers; 5Star Urgent Response mobile PERS solution; and GreatCall Link, a revolutionary caregiver app.

Prior to 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 and a partner at DiamondCluster International in the Chicago and San Francisco offices. David holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. He has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is also a licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers.

Brian Berning | Chief Financial Officer GreatCall, Inc.

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 Marketing Officer GreatCall, Inc.

Bill Yates is the Chief Marketing Officer 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 Kantor Herrick | General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Corporate Secretary GreatCall, Inc.

Lynn Kantor 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).

Jeffrey Polizzotto | Vice President, Connected Health GreatCall, Inc.

Jeff Polizzotto is the vice president, Connected Health at GreatCall, Inc., the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Jeff joined the company to develop and drive B2B sales activities outside the consumer retail environment, with a focus on independent/assisted senior living, healthcare providers, home health and a range of payor and Accountable Care Organizations. Prior to joining GreatCall, he was Executive Director for GE Healthcare (GEHC), where he worked with healthcare executive leadership at several large healthcare systems to build partnerships while leading GEHC account teams across 20+ diverse GEHC businesses. Prior to GE Healthcare, Jeff had a 16 year global career with Hewlett-Packard in a variety of leadership positions in Sales, Business Development and Marketing in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. He holds an MBA in Marketing, International Business and Finance from Indiana University and a Bachelors degree in Finance from Indiana University.

Dean Williams | Vice President, Technology GreatCall, Inc.

Dean Williams is the vice president, 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.

Chuck Scheiwe | Vice President, Finance GreatCall, Inc.

Chuck Scheiwe is the vice president, finance of GreatCall, Inc., the leading provider of easy-to-use technology for active aging. Chuck joined the company in 2008 as Controller, establishing accounting and business intelligence systems, policies and audit procedures as well as preparing financial analysis, budgets, forecasts and guidance. He previously was a consultant to GreatCall in its startup phase, defining business processes, and documenting the corporate formation. Prior to GreatCall, Chuck provided financial consulting services through his own firm, Pathway Business Consulting, Inc. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Krijn van der Raadt | Vice President IT & Software Development GreatCall, Inc.

Krijn van der Raadt is the vice president of IT and software development at GreatCall, Inc., the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. In this role Krijn leads a dedicated team of engineers, as well as the company’s lean product innovation and strategic planning processes. He was previously the company’s director of IT development, leading the systems development team in developing the Jitterbug, the 5Star, and a suite of health, safety and medical apps, including Urgent Care, GreatCall Link, MedCoach and 5Star. Prior to joining GreatCall, he worked as a software developer at a startup in San Diego, and was a research scholar at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego. Before moving to the United States, Krijn was a forensic IT consultant at the leading IT Security firm in the Netherlands, and a software development team lead at a boutique e-commerce development shop. He holds a BSc in electronics engineering from Hogeschool van Amsterdam and an MSc in computer science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.