James Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer

James has a broad background in technical interoperability and government service. His career began as a signaleer in the US Army, serving primarily with the 1st Infantry Division. He was trained on and operated many forms of communication, from ground radio to fiber optics to satellite. He deployed to both Kosovo and Iraq and also received a Bronze Star Medal. After transitioning from active military service, James supported the government on several contracts upgrading communications infrastructure and systems. He later entered the healthcare space, focusing on interoperability and security. He has worked with regional and national providers, HIEs, payers, and government agencies.

James now leads Ready Computing as the Chief Operating Officer, where he brings a strong sense of team, vision, and accountability. He embraces challenges and focuses on delivery. Along the way, he likes to have a little fun and is still perfecting his “dad humor.”


Ready Computing (2019 – Present

EHR Integration Manager, Premera Blue Cross (2016 – 2019)

Director of Operations, Medical Information Network—North Sound (2014 – 2016)

Program Manager with Various Department of Defense (DOD) Programs (2006 – 2014)

United States Army (1995 – 2006)