We are more than just a software company. We are a healthcare company that brings together software, clinical, financial, and operational acumen to help our clients succeed. We are industry experts who treat every client's lab as if it were our own. It is this knowledge and care for our customers that ensures we deliver measurable value. By protecting the integrity of laboratory specimens as they translate to data, and then to information, we’re able to provide healthcare professionals with a better view of what is ailing their laboratories and networks.


The Rhodes Group was founded and incorporated in 2000 with a commitment to serve the laboratory marketplace through operational efficiency, revenue collections, analytics, and lab consulting services. We have since grown, driven by the desire to help our clients solve complex problems. In 2015, the Rhodes Group was purchased by a core customer, TriCore Reference Laboratories.

Today, Rhodes Group supports thousands of end-users belonging to multiple clients, from Hawaii to the East coast of the United States.


Rhodes Group enables the comprehensive, cost-effective approach to lab evolution resulting in better patient care outcomes, more efficient operations, and greater revenue.


Become the pre-eminent healthcare lab technology provider in the nation by maximizing efficiency, accuracy and revenue capture for our laboratory and health system customers.


Rhodes Group’s C21 Partners is a collective of innovators in technology working together to support the clinical laboratory’s migration to 21st century healthcare.

TriCore is the parent company of Rhodes Group and provides subject matter expertise in our clinical and laboratory analytics. Their nationally recognized laboratory quality and process expertise is made available to the Rhodes Group as we create solutions to support TriCore initiatives.



We recognize that our employees are our company’s greatest asset. We are always in search of smart, dedicated people who are passionate about making a difference in healthcare.


James Brown

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Rhodes Group, James Brown is a hands-on leader who is focused on combining healthcare, laboratory, and information systems to improve healthcare outcomes for populations across the United States. A veteran of the Air Force and a technology leader with over 25 years of experience, he has worked as an IT professional within the defense, system integration, and healthcare industries. James earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Colorado Christian University and is a graduate of Leadership New Mexico.

Nicholas E. Dayan, Ph.D.

Chief Administration Officer

Dr. Nick Dayan is responsible for Culture, Legal, Risk Management, IT Security, Compliance, Human Capital Management, Workforce Education and Development, Materials Management and Supply Chain Management, and Facilities. He holds a doctorate in Gerontology and Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska, as well as a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management. Dr. Dayan is an Air Force veteran.

Steve Ayer

VP Strategic Initiatives

Steve Ayer has worked more than 25 years in information technology, the last five of those with TriCore Reference Laboratories and Rhodes Group. He has served in a number of roles, having run the development organization as CIO of TriCore and CEO of Rhodes Group. He has now taken an emeritus role as VP of Strategic Partnerships for Rhodes Group. In this capacity, Steve works with companies to arrange a variety of partnerships, some for co-development, some for advancing Rhodes’ Platform capabilities, and some for reselling. 

Renee Ennis

Chief Financial Officer

Renee Ennis leads Rhodes Group’s accounting and finance teams, and revenue cycle operations. She earned a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Central Michigan University. Renee is a graduate of Leadership New Mexico and an Albuquerque Business First 2014 Women of Influence honoree.

Douglas P. Clark, M.D

Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Douglas P. Clark leads Rhodes Group’s integration of laboratory medicine into clinical care and population health initiatives. He has held senior leadership positions at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the University of New Mexico. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Clark completed his pathology residency and fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robin Divine

Chief Business Development Officer

Robin Divine guides the business development strategy for Rhodes Group. Experienced in integrated health systems, she provides insight about critical interdependencies leading to successful collaborations. Robin earned an Executive MBA with healthcare concentration from University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. She is an Executive Fellow of Advisory Board.

Sam Merkouriou

VP Innovation

Sam Merkouriou founded Rhodes Group in 2000, a company serving the clinical laboratory industry for twenty years. He takes an active role in all client projects and has been involved in the clinical laboratory industry for four decades. Sam’s expertise in laboratory, clinical, operations, claims procedures, and commitment to client service drives Rhodes Group’s software development efforts.

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