Who We Are

Corporate Management


Phillip T. (Terry) Ragon

CEO, Founder, and Owner

Terry Ragon has served the needs of IT professionals for more than thirty years. Since founding InterSystems Corporation in 1978, he has led the company to worldwide prominence in the database, integration, and healthcare application markets.

Prior to starting InterSystems, Ragon co-founded a healthcare software company that became a worldwide leader and is now part of GE Healthcare. He has served as a consultant to numerous academic and governmental institutions, and received a prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award in healthcare information technology.

Ragon has a degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Richard Currier

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Richard Currier brings over 30 years of technology experience to his role of spearheading strategic initiatives at InterSystems.

Prior to joining InterSystems, Currier worked as a consultant, providing strategic sales and marketing advice to over 400 companies including Cognos, GE, HP, IBM, InterSystems, Intel, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft. He has also served in senior executive positions at several technology companies and led data communications software development at NASA headquarters.

Currier holds a degree in Business and Economics from Pennsylvania State University.


Paul Grabscheid

Vice President of Strategic Planning

Since 1986, Paul Grabscheid has used his expertise in database and application development tools and technologies in a variety of product planning and marketing roles at InterSystems. Prior to that, he served as director of marketing for Mathematica, a database and 4GL software company, helping to expand the company’s worldwide presence. When the company was acquired by Martin Marietta he served as director of marketing for that firm’s Information Technology Division, overseeing marketing efforts for a number of system software, application software, and computer services product lines.

Grabscheid’s background also includes consulting work involving the development of decision support systems for state governments. He holds a Master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Susan M. Ragon

Vice President of Finance, Administration, and Recruitment

Susan Ragon joined InterSystems in 1985 after holding executive marketing positions in the consumer electronics industry. Ragon has been instrumental in building the core infrastructure of the organization and has held several executive-level positions including director of finance, administration, marketing, and documentation. In her current role, Ragon oversees finance, recruitment, and human resources throughout InterSystems’ global network of offices in 25 countries.


Joe DeSantis

Vice President of HealthShare Platforms

Joe DeSantis is responsible for all aspects of the InterSystems HealthShare informatics platform, including software development, product marketing, and business development.

He previously worked with Liant Software Corporation as vice president of research & development, where he was responsible for product vision, architecture, and development of object-oriented development tools.

DeSantis co-founded Oakland Group, Inc., where he served as vice president of research & development and oversaw the architecture, design and development of the C-scape Interface Management System. DeSantis got his start at Zoom Telephonics, Inc. as a senior engineer responsible for designing consumer telecommunications devices.

He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Robert Nagle

Vice President of Database Platforms

Robert Nagle is responsible for the database and integration technology business at InterSystems. Prior to joining the company, he spent five years doing molecular modeling research with Nobel Laureate Martin Karplus at Harvard University. Previously, he was general manager and vice president, Life Sciences, of Molecular Simulations. Before that he held technical or senior management positions at Automatix, Cognition, and Computervision. He also spent eight years as a professional extreme sports athlete.

He has a Master’s degree in mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master’s in mathematical physics from University College, Cork.


John Paladino

Vice President of Client Services

John Paladino directs the activities of the InterSystems support, quality assurance, internal computer operations, and customer education groups. Since joining InterSystems in 1984, he has been instrumental in developing an automated support tracking system, customer training programs for all InterSystems software products, creation and implementation of service standards designed to improve responsiveness and increase customer satisfaction, and multiple domestic and international team-building initiatives.

He came to InterSystems after a three-year stint as the Manager of Systems Engineering with New England Pathology, where he was responsible for acquiring, implementing, and managing a variety of information technologies. Paladino’s background studied Electrical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Lowell.