Meet the Team

The SwitchPoint Team

While sophisticated AI technology provides the basis of our work, the identification of how it enables competitive advantage and how it can be operationalized is just as critical.

Our team has held leadership positions in, and partnerships with, governmental agencies, Fortune 500 companies, middle market organizations, and startups. The breadth of our experiences allows us to build solutions for any situation.

Having worked together since 2012 and built hundreds of AI solutions in that timeframe, we have a proven ability to quickly build efficient solutions for ourselves and others.

Ray Guzman

Ray Guzman

Chief Executive Officer

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Ray is founding CEO of SwitchPoint Ventures and is responsible for all aspects of the business and overseeing SwitchPoint’s interests in its portfolio companies. Prior to SwitchPoint, Ray was the SVP of Analytics at Intermedix/R1 where he led a large, globally distributed analytics business unit. Previously, Ray served as SVP of Strategy for the company. Before joining Intermedix, Ray was Chairman and CEO of WPC Healthcare where he executed a successful turnaround that led to WPC’s sale to Intermedix.  Ray’s career has also included positions of increasing responsibility with Microsoft, Freeliant, Venture Technologies, Dialogic Communications, and the U.S. Army. Ray’s leadership, business acumen, and technical and industry expertise have led to notable recognitions including a gubernatorial appointment, a “40 under 40” award, a Healthcare Hero award, and being named a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow. Ray currently serves as the chairman of Entoto Gear, Inc. and serves on the Boards of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society-TN Chapter, Luila Village, Love To Think, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Center for Nonprofit Management, Entoto Gear Foundation, Ordinary Hero Foundation, and Youth Life Learning Centers. Ray Guzman and his wife of 23 years, Nakisha, reside in the Nashville area with their five daughters: Victoria, Kimberly, Trinity, Audrey and Nadia.

Nolan Rhem

Nolan Rhem

Chief Operations Officer

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Nolan is founding COO of SwitchPoint Ventures and is responsible for defining AI solutions, overseeing their development, and ensuring their successful implementation.Prior to SwitchPoint, Nolan was Vice President of Operations at Intermedix/R1 where he was responsible for operationalizing analytics products. Before joining Intermedix, Nolan was COO of WPC Healthcare where he was responsible for machine learning solution implementations. Nolan has 25 years of experience in technology implementation, operations, and project management experience with companies like McKesson, Virgin Mobile, Hilton Hotels, and Asurion. Nolan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Nolan also received a certification in Systems Analysis and Design from the University of California at Berkeley.

Damian Mingle

Damian Mingle

Chief Data Scientist

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Damian is founding Chief Data Scientist of SwitchPoint Ventures and is responsible for architecting database designs, conceiving and developing AI solutions, and ensuring those solutions satisfy practicable business objectives.Prior to SwitchPoint, Damian was Chief Data Scientist at Intermedix/R1 where he led the data science team and oversaw the company’s machine learning strategy. Before joining Intermedix, Damian was Chief Data Scientist of WPC Healthcare where he developed machine learning solutions. Damian has 20 years of experience in finance, healthcare, and technology working across a diverse set of industries with Morgan Stanley, HCA, and Aetna. Damian is an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University teaching data science.A former NTC Data Scientist of the Year, Damian is currently ranked in top two percent of data scientists internationally. Damian is a frequent author and speaker on artificial intelligence.

Walton Denton

Walton Denton

Chief Business Development Officer

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Walton joined SwitchPoint Ventures shortly after its inception.  With a diverse background in management, finance and law, Walton leads business development activities for the company. Prior to SwitchPoint, Walton was a senior manager of Jimmy Sanders Inc., a third generation family-owned farm supply and distribution business with over 100 locations across the Mid-South.  In addition to managing firm-wide marketing strategy, Walton led the company’s precision agriculture / big data unit, and evaluated new technologies for firm-wide integration.  Previously, Walton worked in private equity investment banking with Banc of America Securities in New York, and in corporate law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and London.  Walton holds an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from The College of Law, London, and an MA (Hons) in Economics & Law from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.  Walton currently serves on the Board of RePublic Charter Schools.

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