Brent Lang is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company headquartered in San Jose, California. Brent has served as the President and CEO and a board member of Vocera since June 2013. Prior to being named CEO, he was the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and a key member of the team that led Vocera’s successful IPO in March 2012. He served as the company’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for more than five years and was the first business leader to join Vocera in 2001 to commercialize the company’s offering. With Brent’s leadership, he was able to secure nearly $40 million in venture capital funding by 2004. As President and CEO, Brent has turned the company into a healthy and diverse growth business with revenue in excess of $100 million and a market capitalization over $500 million.
Throughout his tenure with Vocera, Brent has focused on understanding customer needs by interviewing front-line staff and offering products that truly solve their communication problems. Recognizing that organizations around the world face common communication challenges, Brent has expanded Vocera’s international presence. In June 2014, he led the company in establishing an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to support growth within the healthcare industry in the Arabian Peninsula. In April 2014, he led the initiative to open an innovation center in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, to accelerate product development.
Brent has a keen eye for industry trends and compelling innovations and has managed the acquisition of several technology companies. Steadfast in his mission to reduce alarm fatigue with intelligent alarm management, Brent led a $55 million acquisition in 2016 of Extension Healthcare, a leading provider of clinical, event-driven communication and workflow collaboration software for the hospital environment. The strengths of the two companies and their solutions deepen interoperability of the Vocera Communication Platform with more than 120 clinical systems, including electronic health records (EHRs), physiologic monitors, enterprise clinical systems, and biomed devices such as ventilators.
Brent’s innovative leadership and personal accomplishments have earned him several accolades, including a CEO World Award in 2014, the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2015, and a finalist spot for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in 2016 in the Northern California Region. As a gold medalist swimmer in the 1988 Olympics, Brent has always led with a winning mentality and a great drive for success.
He also fosters a culture of compassion and collaboration at Vocera. Restoring human connections in healthcare has become a mantra for Vocera, and many of the employees are motivated by this passion and spirit of entrepreneurship. He and his teams are fueled by helping improve healthcare and impact lives around the world through better communication.