Al Kinel

President, Strategic Interests, LLC

Al Kinel is the founder and President of Strategic Interests, LLC (SI), an Upstate NY firm dedicated to the innovative use of technology to transform healthcare. Al offers his experience, and the capabilities of his team and a network of qualified professionals, to meet the strategic objectives of health systems, providers, payers, vendors, and community collaboratives. Al spent the formative years of his career with top-tier professional services firms, then spent 16 years as an executive in strategy and technology management with Xerox and Carestream Health. He then started Strategic Interests. Al is a thought-leader, community activist, and catalyst who has developed strong capabilities in Strategy, Population Health, Health Information Exchange, Medical Imaging, Telehealth, and other digital health solutions. He is now very active with several startups, is an investor in the Rochester Angel Network (RAN), and is helping our community to develop an active health-tech sector.

A Rochester native, Al received a BS in MIS from the State University of New York @ Albany, and he earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Al is active on several boards in Rochester, where he lives with his wife and 2 kids, and is active with several state and federal associations helping to improve healthcare through technology.

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