CEO of Ideomed in Grand Rapids. Brophy has grown early-stage businesses to successful acquisition outcomes by building outstanding, goal-focused teams, and has served in key roles in large and small companies where he has gained extensive experience in product technology, health and life science, web, and mobile solution software engineering. Previously, Brophy was founder and CEO of Sagestone, partner and president of business development of NuSoft Solutions, and held various leadership roles at RCM Technologies, X-Rite Inc., and IBM. Brophy is also a co-founder and principal of the Life Touch micro-investment company. Software solutions built by teams under his leadership have been named a Microsoft Education Solution of the Year and a Life Sciences World Top 5 Solution of the Year. Most recently, Ideomed received the 2012 National Edison Silver Medal for On-Line Tool Innovation for its Abriiz pediatric asthma-management tool. Brophy has been recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging category, for the Midwest region. He authored several books on emerging Internet trends and technology in the early days of the commercialized Internet, and is a frequent speaker and business adviser on future trends. He is advisory board chairman of the State of Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center, a director of Greatland, Meijer Gardens, and the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, among others. Brophy received his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and his master's in information systems from Strayer University.