Jan 21, 2021

ClearGage assembled a compelling cast of industry leaders under the helm of new CEO, Derek Barclay

Excitement is growing as ClearGage makes financing healthcare expenditures a reality for everyone

Tampa, FL (January 21, 2021) – ClearGage, a leader in healthcare payments technology and patient financing, today announced that it has appointed two highly accomplished industry veterans, Sam Miller, and Steve Mortimer, to its executive leadership team.

Sam Miller has been appointed Chief Risk Officer. Sam’s track record as an accomplished credit and consumer lending strategist makes him an incredible contributor to ClearGage’s growth strategies – not only for developing new lending products but also by enhancing the customer experience through offering unique credit underwriting and servicing strategies. “We are thrilled that Sam joined ClearGage as we prepare to launch our new patient financing product. Sam has the knowledge, the experience and the proven track record to drive new markets while ensuring the highest levels of risk integrity in the marketplace.”  Throughout his tenure in the industry, Sam’s leadership, and execution skills in leading risk divisions for Axcess Financial, GE Capital, Citigroup, and Ford Motor Credit Company allowed those companies to reduce loss rates, to introduce new products and to enter new markets.

Sam also brings an entrepreneurial spirit to ClearGage from his experience co-founding Loan Science, a data science and specialty servicing company focused on the student lending space.  Sam’s strategic vision and strong attention to strategy and detail will be a great addition to the leadership team.

Steve Mortimer has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth and will lead all endeavors relating to strategic partnerships and revenue generation. Steve has a passion for creating purposeful relationships and has an impressive record of growing value through building trust and delivering innovative products and services to his clientele. This is evident with Steve’s prior leadership roles with H&R Block, Pioneer Services, Universal Guardian Acceptance, National Marketing & Learning, and American First Finance.

Steve credits his CFO background with National Marketing & Learning for sharpening his already strong business acumen. Combining both financial and operational aspects to drive company performance, Steve leads with the same philosophy: Build competitive financing programs with an emphasis on partnerships versus transactions. Steve’s focus on quality consumer friendly programs benefits merchants and lenders alike. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ClearGage that will prove critical as we scale. His unique finance background gives him a different perspective when building financing programs for clients. We are excited to have Steve leading the growth of ClearGage as we launch into new markets and develop new financing products”, said CEO, Derek Barclay.

All of this excitement comes on the heels of the company’s earlier announcement that Derek Barclay has joined as ClearGage’s new CEO. Derek brings with him over 10 years of experience in point-of-sale lending and was the founder and president of LoanHero, a multi-lender point of sale platform acquired by LendingPoint in 2018. With Derek at the helm and the addition of these key players, ClearGage is set to make an impact on the patient finance sector in 2021 and beyond.


ClearGage is revolutionizing the way healthcare providers do business. We recognize the need for modern payment options and deliver innovative patient payment technology that significantly reduces accounts receivable, elevates patient satisfaction and increases total patient payments. In Q1 of 2021, ClearGage will launch its new patient finance program designed to help practices extend affordable and fair payment options to more of their patients. This program will give practices the ability to easily setup payment plans with their patients and get paid upfront, as quickly as next business day.


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