Our Leadership Team
Our co-founders have a combined over 50 years of experience in Healthcare Technology Management and are backed by a team which supports the advancement of the HTM community. Capital i’s key focal points are client support, employee engagement, and financial stewardship.
Meet The Team
CO-FOUNDER / CEO
Tony Danko is a highly accomplished executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) field. Tony’s HTM experience includes Regional Health System Operational Leadership, Health Facilities & Equipment Planning, Strategic Military Medicine Support, and Biomedical Equipment Technician.
Tony’s notable achievements include the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) for his outstanding dedication, support, and sustained contributions to the betterment of Army Medicine, the Army Surgeon General’s Excalibur Award for optimizing medical equipment parts procurement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Health Services Maintenance Technician Award of Excellence. Tony retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) after 20 years of service.
Tony is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capital i where he focuses on providing support to the HTM community by solving today’s problems with the current team and growing new HTMs to support the ever-changing complexity of healthcare service support.
Tony holds an MBA in Corporate Finance and Business Analytics from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, a BS in Management Studies from the University of Maryland Global Campus, along with Certified Healthcare Technology Management (CHTM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Tony serves as a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Health Technology Leadership Committee (HTLC) and the Advisory Council for the Electronics and Biomedical Engineering Program at the Missouri State Technical College (State Tech).
CO-FOUNDER / COO
Shon McManus is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Capital I and brings more than 20 years of progressive global experience in diverse management and leadership roles. Shon executes complex programs, is responsible for the management and infrastructure of Capital i’s logistics and delivery systems and is a proven problem-solver with the unique ability to translate complex operational and business data into relevant, understandable and actionable information. Shon provides daily operational leadership through staff development, operational planning, project management, strategic planning, team building, lifecycle management, and supply chain management.
Shon’s expert knowledge, experience, and support comes from more than 23 years with the United States Army, serving the last 12 years of that tenure as a Senior Maintenance Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During that time, he specialized as a senior Biomedical Maintenance Manager where he influenced Army-wide requirements, facilitated comprehensive change to Army Regulations and policy, and gained significant collaboration experience with and between government agencies.
One of Shon’s most notable achievements includes the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) for his outstanding dedication, support, and sustained contributions to the betterment of Army Medicine.
Most recently, Shon held the role of Senior Director of Operations at Goldbelt Frontier. He oversees all Goldbelt HTM operational support and the strategic integration of emerging technologies in Goldbelt’s processes. Shon manages over 200 employees in the Bio-Medical device, Logistics, Research, and IT space.
Shon holds a B.A. in Logistics Management from American Public University System, A.S. in Biomedical Electrical Engineering, along with Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications. His diverse background also includes successful completion of Master Resilience Trainer Course, Contracting Officer Representative Course, and Advanced Leaders Course, to name a few.
Matthew Garthwait is the Chief Information Officer at Capital I, and has been responsible for aligning modern technology solutions with the strategic growth, productivity, and risk management objectives of the business since late 2020.
An innovative leader with broad IT experience, Matt excels at collaboratively guiding business strategy to harness the power of modern technology. With over 20 years of experience in Information Technology roles including Director of Enterprise Architecture, IT Business Relationship Manager, Infrastructure Manager, and a number of engineering and technical positions, he has the necessary breadth and depth to lead Capital I’s IT organization. He has led IT programs and projects both large and small, and thrives in an environment of high-powered teamwork. Major achievements include full adoption of hyperconverged architecture to replace traditional systems, leading an Office 365 and Azure adoption program for an organization of over 2,000 employees, implementing an innovation-focused enterprise architecture practice, and leading a unified data analytics strategy initiative for an organization with multiple business units.
Matt holds both a BBA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from University of Wisconsin – Madison, in addition to various industry certifications. Matt is a family man, spending much time with his wife, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs, and Gus the gecko. He believes in and is a promoter of personal fitness, mental health, sports, and reading. Matt resides in Wisconsin, where he can cheer on his Brewers, Bucks, Packers, and Badgers with his family and friends.
CFO / GENERAL MANAGER
Justin Barnes is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Capital i, LLC where he focuses on Financial Planning and Analysis, strategic business direction, stewardship of assets, financial reporting and the creation of financial objectives within the organization. This includes process improvement initiatives across the company as well as the strategic relationships with financial service firms to improve efficiency and provide the firm with access to funds.
Prior to Capital i, LLC, Justin served in the United States Army as an aviation officer and scout helicopter pilot with two combat deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded a Bronze Star medal. After nine years of service in the United States Army, Justin spent six years at M&T Bank as a technology resource manager followed by a position as a commercial lending officer in the Greater Washington area.
Justin earned his undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Military Science graduating as the military honor graduate of his class from Western Kentucky University in 2004. Justin earned his MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in 2015. Justin also has his Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma certifications from Villanova University.
Charles Judd is the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Senior Program Manager for Capital i, LLC. Charles joined the Capital i team in 2023 after retiring from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) after 28 years of service. Charles brings over 20 years of direct operational and strategic HTM experience focused on healthcare technology management, medical logistics, capital equipment analysis and planning, project and program, budget analysis, government contracting and acquisition, training and development, accountability, safety, process improvement, and quality assurance management programs.
Charles holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology and undergraduate in Biomedical Electronics from Thomas Edison State University. Charles is a distinguished member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) for his outstanding dedication, support, and sustained contributions to the betterment of Army Medicine, a Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML) from the International Society of Logistics, Inc. and a Certified Healthcare Technology Management (CHTM) professional.
Katie Luerkens is the HR and General Business Manager for Capital i and oversees all day-to-day logistics and support for newly onboarded and tenured employees alike. Katie interfaces with internal accounting teams to ensure Capital i team members are taken care of and accounts are accurate for every reporting period. She is passionate about process improvement and operational efficiency and is constantly implementing new solutions to improve the experience of Capital i team members at every touchpoint.
Prior to joining Capital i, Katie had a successful career in retail logistics and management for major retailers such as Pier 1 Imports and REI. She focuses on driving results through morale building, training, professional development and effective communication; all with an aim to deliver unparalleled customer experience. As a retail store manager, Katie was recognized as a leader in her division, receiving multiple awards for Store Manager of the Year and her ability to promote talent across the Northwest region.
Ashley McManus is the RFP Manager at Capital i and is responsible for managing contract governance from bid through award. Ashley joined the team in September of 2020 as Senior Technical Writer and was promoted quickly. She now coordinates across all departments on proposals, Requests for Information (RFIs), conducts market research for Business Development and Capture Management teams and assists with various company projects.
Ashely graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) from James Madison University. After graduation, she joined TEOCO Corporation, a privately-owned software and technology company. While there, Ashley held multiple positions include Telecom Analyst/Auditor, Data Extraction Analyst/Developer, Requirements Analyst, Client Operations Manager and Team Lead, Operations Partner, and became a Certified Scrum Product Owner.
Kimberly Keohane is Capital i’s Senior Recruiter and boasts over 22 years of professional staffing experience in various industries. Kim is a polished and versatile human resource and staffing professional with extensive experience in recruiting, talent acquisition, research and customer service. She prides herself on excellence and has a passion for helping candidates further their career paths and achieve their goals.
Kim is based in Memphis, TN where she resides with her two children.
HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
Derek Brown is the Healthcare Technology Manager/Site lead at Capital i. Derek joined Capital i after 6 years as a biomedical engineering technology instructor and is responsible for the day-to-day training, professional development and support of the invaluable team of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs) at Capital i. Derek is a motivational leader and a coach. Derek focuses on ensuring every BMET possesses the skills necessary for success. More importantly, his responsibility is to Capital i’s clients to ensure constant delivery of the highest quality and most highly skilled workforce in the U.S. He is a creative problem-solver who works with organizations to provide innovative and practical solutions to modern healthcare technology problems
Derek holds an Associate’s Degree in Laser/Electro-Optics Technology from Indian Hills Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology Pre-Med with a minor in Chemistry from Missouri Valley College, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Central Methodist University.
Derek lives in Jefferson City, Missouri with his wife and two children and when not solving problems for healthcare professionals, he enjoys traveling, hiking, playing guitar and reading.