TED DACKO:
 
TED DACKO




 
 
 
 
 
President and CEO of HealthMedia Inc. in Ann Arbor. HealthMedia develops programs that help participants improve their health behaviors by using the Internet as the primary mode of engagement, and supports programs with telephonic, print-based, or onsite coaching as necessary. Prior to HealthMedia, Dacko was president and CEO of Centromine, an Internet-based behavioral health firm in Ann Arbor. Dacko holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania and a master's degree in mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.


WHERE BORN: "Monessen, Pennsylvania."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "I would have to say Jim Perakis. He became the CEO of Hyperion Software when it was worth less than a million dollars and retired when the company was worth $300 or $400 million. He made something very big out of almost nothing."

LAST BOOK READ: "I'm finally getting to the classics I've never read. Iím halfway through The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Passionate and driven."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Weíre a health care technology firm, and weíre headed toward total accountability for people across the healthcare continuum. In order to solve the health care crisis that we have in this country, and probably all countries, the industry needs to be looking at efficacious and scalable solutions."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My iPod. I need time away from email."

FAVORITE PLACE: "The gym."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "I like to bike and read."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Thereís nothing I donít like but Iíd have to say Italian."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "Iím a frustrated musician."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "Iíd like to be remembered as a person who helped people perform and discover capabilities they didnít think they had."