Meet the DSC Team!
Founder & CEO
The primary leader of DataSolutionsCorp (DSC) is Jim Jones. Jim embodies the competitive edge that DataSolutionsCorp (DSC) enjoys. His long history in the inventory industry along with his ability to surround himself with a winning management team places DataSolutionsCorp (DSC) in the enviable position to expand quickly and reliably into new areas and within existing territories. His vision to expand into the Healthcare industry, specifically in the clinical areas of hospitals has really been rewarding and has provided the healthcare industry with a reliable solution. Hospitals can implement the proper controls with the data our company provides. DSC’s final data reports provide our customers with “key indicators” to identify “pain points” in their Supply Chain. They can reduce cost, improve patient care, reduce risks as well as save human lives! Jim began his career many years ago with Walden Inventory Services. In 1972 he started Accurate Inventory Services of Virginia, Inc. and later sold the business in 1995 to an international inventory service. Jim’s leadership during his term as President of the National Association of Inventory Services as well as his management of successful businesses has earned him respect from his peers in the industry and customers. During his tenure as the founding president-elect, Jim helped develop standards and ethics in the retail inventory industry to make inventory services accountable and produce better deliverables to their clientele. Jim has brought these skill sets, disciplines and standards to the healthcare industry. Jim says; “It is fun, and I am enjoying the ride. Healthcare needs help, and I want to be a part of the change to excellence”.
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Sam has joined DSC to strengthen our operations and to help prepare us for our projected growth. In his 30+ years in the inventory industry, he has gained the organizational and developmental skills necessary to help guide DSC to the next level. Sam’s college career earned him a double major in business and in economics while playing football on a full scholarship at East Carolina University. His career began in 1979 joining Jim and Ray at AICS of Virginia. He spent the next 17 years learning everything they could teach him about this business holding the position of Senior Vice President when the company was sold in 1996. His career continued with him working for RGIS for the next 13 years and holding the position of Operations Manager. Over his career he has received multiple awards for sales, operational group performance, and team development. Now he has been given the opportunity to again join his original mentors in developing the next generation of management for DSC. Sam is a true asset in all DSC departments, and he knows his way around in all clinical departments in a hospital. Sam is presently working directly with all GPOs of which DSC is a member, and looking to expand DSC to many new hospital groups. Sam has a passion for this business. Because, it has a goal line: Improved Healthcare!
Vice President of Operations
In 1987, Harry Orkin started his career in the inventory business with AICS. He was promoted to assistant manager in the first year, area manager in 1988 and to VP of operations in 1992. He was awarded Outstanding Employee of the Year. During his career at AICS, Harry opened several offices and was assigned as trouble-shooter to offices needing leadership and training. Harry is known for his ability to start-up areas and solve problems in operating areas. Harry currently benefits DataSolutionsCorp (DSC) as VP of Operations to the field operations and support to the IT department due to his vast knowledge of clinical data. He is detail-oriented and able to fulfill any responsibility, as needed. Harry is a great trainer, and over his career in the inventory industry, has been a major asset to the industries which our team has provided services to. From Grocery, Industrial, Warehouses/ Distribution and now Healthcare. For 17 years Harry has been a real asset to our Hospital team. He trained and managed QC, OSP and has played a huge role in review of processing documents and incoming data. He knows clinical data and is still a project logistics lead and trainer for on-site Par Optimization and OR re-alignment programs offered by our partners. With his experience on deck at hospitals, he knows your data!
Director of IT
Elizabeth leads DSC’s IT Team. Her vast experience in database management, team management, and her technical writing skills complement our entire process for growth and service. In the past, Elizabeth has worked on many legacy systems in various industries and was very successful at bringing the latest technology to the forefront. Throughout her career with Data Solutions Corp, she has played an important role in developing new analytics to aid our customers in identifying risk factors and leakage, consignment to owned implants, and implementing “Measure, Monitor & Adjust™” strategies. Additionally, she has enabled DSC’s teams to work more efficiently and with impeccable accuracy. Elizabeth attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Now based in the Hampton Roads area, she is currently seeking a BS in Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. And, she knows your clinical data, inside and out. Elizabeth and her team have developed final reports which offer our customers incredibly deep process reporting. Additionally, the team has developed a data enrichment program, and high-level comparative analysis offerings which can be easily presented to the C-Suite leaders.
Director of Pharmacy & Laboratory
Bob Pelletier brings over 30 years of Pharmacy inventory experience in Retail, Clinical, and Long-Term Health environments. He has performed special project implementations for Cardinal Health, Amerisource-Bergen, McKesson Drug, HD-Smith, as well as many of the secondary suppliers. He also has an extensive background in designing custom software and hardware solutions for the inventory industry, managing databases and implementing the latest in scanning technology. In addition to overseeing the clinical In-Patient and Out-Patient hospital pharmacy inventories, Bob has developed inventory procedures and methods within the Hospital Laboratory Environments. These include Biology, Chemistry, Hematology, Histology, Microbiology and Research Labs. Bob knows pharmacy data as well as clinical data processes. Now, due to Bob and his team becoming proficient in Laboratories, DSC now confidently offers a solution to Laboratories.
Director of Operations
Matt graduated from La Trobe University in Australia in 2008 Bachelor of Business, majoring in economics and H.R. He began working in the finance department at Bendigo Health in 2009, a large public hospital in regional Australia, where he was directly involved in managing the physical assets of the hospital and improving the billing process for various departments. Matt moved to the U.S. in 2014 to be with his wife. He began working for DSC in 2016 as an auditor and helping on special projects, working towards learning the project manager role. Matt’s role as project manage requires him to be across all aspects of the inventory process. This includes planning and supervising the count from start to finish, ensuring an accurate and timely count, and keeping hospital staff updated on how the inventory is progressing. Because hospitals have a unique environment, it is up to Matt to make sure that the inventory process remains as invisible as possible to the patients, family, and hospital staff while on site.
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Todd began his career in 1987 while completing his graduate studies working part time as an inventory auditor with Jim Jones at AICS in Virginia Beach. After graduating from Old Dominion University in 1988 with a MA in International Relations, Todd was promoted to Area Manger and then District Manager of the Virginia Beach office at AICS, the largest office in the company. When AICS was acquired by RGIS in 1996, Todd worked as Area Manager in the Virginia Beach office of RGIS for the next 13 years servicing such major national clients as Sears, J.C.Penney, K-Mart, and Target. When Jim Jones started Data Solutions, Todd rejoined Jim as he explored the relatively new sector of physical inventory in the hospital field. As Senior Project Manager, Todd is responsible for all aspects of the inventory process while on site from the beginning of the count until the end. These duties include: pre-inventory planning, supervision of the crew while on site, ensuring accurate data integrity, quality control of the inventory count, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Since the hospital environment is a very unique one, it is Todd’s job to make sure the inventory process remains as invisible as possible to the patients, family, and hospital staff while on site.
Upon graduation from high school, William enlisted in the US Navy, serving as an Electronics Technician. During this time he worked to maintain various computer and communications systems. After his time in the Navy he attended ECPI university, graduating with Latin Honors with a Bachelors in Computer and Information Science. At the start of his career with DSC he worked with other members of the IT department to create and generate the many varied reports used by DSC and its clients. Since then his role has expanded to assisting Elizabeth Blue, Director of IT, with multiple projects to both improve internal processes as well as expanding and refining the capabilities of DSC’s software and analytics.
Special Projects Manager
Jeremy has been with DSC since 2014, after a successful career in the restaurant business where he co-owned and managed a restaurant on the Eastern Shore. Since starting at DSC, Jeremy has risen the ranks to special projects management, while continuing to assist with on-going hospital inventories. He is experienced in all areas of the hospital environment to include clinical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, equipment asset and warehouses projects. Using the first-hand knowledge he has gained from being in every corner of a hospital and in every part of its supply chain, Jeremy has been both key in our special projects and vital in redeveloping our Auditor Training Program. Jeremy’s experience in special projects is considerable. He is a key figure in DSC’s Consignment Program, which is a program that examines and audits a hospital’s or hospital system’s standing consignment inventory. Jeremy’s work for two major midwestern hospital systems in 2016 and 2017 resulted in substantial inventory value gain for both systems. In 2017, Jeremy spent considerable time mapping and labeling to align to the Lawson system for stocking and picking in a major Mid-Atlantic hospital system. He reworked certain storage areas and shelving systems while on the project. In 2018, Jeremy assisted with the installation of weighted bin shelving system in a major Northeastern Hospital.
Special Projects Manager
Ursula started with DSC on December 3rd, 2013. Her educational background is in Italian Culinary Arts. Ursula graduated from the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Costigliole d’Asti, AT, Italia, in October 2010. She worked as a sous chef in two restaurants before moving to DSC, where she found her home. Ursula adapted to the healthcare industry almost immediately. During her time with DSC, Ursula has won the respect of every customer with which she has worked. She walks into every job with a smile and rolls up her sleeves. At a large Hospital in New York in early 2016, Ursula and three others assisted hospital materials staff in revamping their storage rooms from the floor up by working with a manufacturer of an automated bin system and helping with their PeopleSoft implementation. Again in 2016, Ursula and the team were assigned to perform cycle counts before the install of an automated inventory implementation at a large hospital in Texas. After the counts, she and the crew conducted a post install inventory and then spent time as a member of the materials team. At another Texas location in late 2016 Ursula was on the ground setting locations and reorganizing storerooms for LUM implementation. 2017 brought more involvement with automated inventory control systems in Texas, Chicago, and Connecticut.This past spring, Ursula spent two months working at a large South Carolina Hospital as a member of the materials staff. She and the DSC staff there were often in charge of materials management for the main locations and secondary hospital on the weekends.
Retired VP – Retired, but always here for DSC
Our field operations would not be what it is today if not for Ray Bragg. Ray started his career in the inventory business in 1970 at Walden Inventory Services. In 1973 he began with Accurate Inventory Services of Virginia and later became president. From 1996 to 2002 Ray was sales manager for Service Corporation International where he excelled and piloted several mentoring and training programs. From 2002 to present he has been Director Special Projects and Development and Training with DataSolutionsCorp as well as our Corporate VP. During Ray’s tenure in the inventory business he has been very successful at opening new offices, training and development and finding new and better ways to meet customer requirements. He has successfully managed every aspect of the business. Ray’s expertise, organizational skills and ability to deal with the unique environment of the hospital setting is the standard we train all of our project managers to. Ray is very knowledgeable in our industry and he knows your clinical data.
Frances Knott, MBA
Accounting Manager/HR Director
Frances brings 30+ years’ experience in Office Management, Accounting and HR Administration and 22 years’ experience in the inventory business. She graduated from AIU Magna Cum Laude in 2009 with her BBA in Accounting/Finance and Human Resource Management. In 2016 she graduated from Liberty University with her MBA in Healthcare Management. Her inventory career started in 1995 with RGIS until 2001 as a District Secretary where she worked under Harry Orkin and learned about the inventory business from scheduling to counting inventory. She left to become Admissions Rep/Counselor for National Business College where she earned awards for exceeding target goals for new student admission/graduation rate. Harry called her in 2003 and asked her to interview with Mr. Jones for the position of Executive Administrative Assistant. She was hired and has worked for Mr. Jones, the CEO/founder of DSC, since. As an employee of DSC, she has been given the opportunity to advance professionally and personally. We count on Frances for everything from her present duties to helping in other areas, and she is trained in hospital PIs.