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Tom Kottler is the CEO and Co-Founder of HealthPrize Technologies, a company that has developed an Internet and mobile-based platform that uses gaming dynamics, behavioral economics and proven concepts from consumer marketing to motivate patients to start and stay on their prescribed medications. HealthPrize is the fourth start-up venture that Tom has founded or been associated with as part of the initial management team. His first start-up, MedAptus, a healthcare IT company in Boston, is still going strong 12 years later. Celadon Science, now Advanced BioHealing (acquired by Shire in May 2011 for $750M), developsand markets cell-based wound care technology. VeinAid develops non-invasive technology to treat varicose veins, based on patents with Tom as a named inventor. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Tom was on the management team of a mid-sized CRO (contract research organization) that conducted trials for pharmaceutical companies. He helped manage the growth and sale of that company to a Fortune 500 company, for one of the highest multiples ever paid for a privately held CRO. Prior to that, Tom practiced law for nine years in Chicago and Connecticut, doing litigation and corporate law. He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and his law degree from The George Washington University. [+]