Leadership

Learn more about the great leadership that has made Tango2 become a nationally recognized healthcare consultant, providing EMR consulting to clients throughout North America.

Tango2 - Ken HuffordKen Hufford, founder and CEO of Tango2, is a man with drive, determination, and a big heart. While the Tango2 team sees him as the driving force behind the company, he sees himself as just another part of the team. And that the way Tango2 operates. Everything is a joint venture or partnership. Ken believes that by working together we will all achieve greater successes.Ken has a bachelor degree in business administration with concentrated studies in German language from The University of Houston. His healthcare experience has spanned over 25 years having worked in health insurance and claims processing, physician group practices, hospital organizations, healthcare software and most recently, 12 years in healthcare consulting.His problem solving abilities, attention to detail, and dedication to delivering nothing short of excellence have created his reputation for being one of the best in the consulting industry.Ken history of managing healthcare organizations, training and experience in 15 different software applications (including several Epic certifications), as well as overseeing various phases of numerous implementations, have given Ken a global understanding of the healthcare industry that few people possess.Ken believes in fairness, honesty and the need for open communication with both clients and employees. His management style, coupled with a commitment to fostering a culture of personal and professional growth for those that work with him, have created a dedicated and loyal team that consistently delivers their best.

Katie Brooks, HR DirectorKatie Brooks, Director of Human Resources has been with Tango2 since 2008. Katie is responsible for all human resource operations. In addition Katie is responsible for the integration of all internal operations within the organization. Her personal focus is to make Tango2 a positive experience for everyone in the organization from the very first interview up until each and every client interaction.

Katie has over 11 years of healthcare IT experience including eight years of extensive system implementation experience with the Epic and Cerner systems. She has a diverse background in Epic’s revenue cycle applications: ADT, Prelude, Hospital Billing, Professional Billing, and Single Billing Office. She also worked extensively with change management, project management, and interfaces. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Benedictine University.

Prior to joining Tango2, Katie worked for Advocate Healthcare in Chicago as an analyst and as a consultant for Healthia Consulting and maxIT.


Bob Hajek, Managing Director of Client ServicesBob Hajek, is Managing Director of Client Services at Tango2 responsible for quality assurance and client relationships in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions. In addition, he provides strategic vision to enhance client service offerings in talent acquisition and advisory services.

Mr. Hajek is a successful healthcare executive with more than 20 years of progressive business leadership who effectively understands client objectives and utilizes excellent interpersonal skills communicating with executive management teams. His work spans a range of leadership strategy services in clinical transformation, revenue cycle, performance improvement, interim placement, executive search, and IT strategy.

Prior to joining Tango2, Mr. Hajek was the Vice President of Client Services at Divurgent. He also held positions with Stanley Healthcare and was an Executive Search Consultant providing organizational development services and recruiting for clinical, financial and operational software implementations.

Mr. Hajek earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He spends his free time with his family and is deeply involved with his church and community.


Sonja Ade Finance ExecutiveSonja Ade joined Tango2 in 2011 and leads our Finance Department where she is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting, forecasting and analysis. In addition, she is focused on the development of Tango2’s financial strategy to meet the fiscal demands in the changing environment of the Healthcare Information Technology industry.

Sonja’s background includes over 17 years of experience in finance and accounting, primarily in the healthcare field. Prior to joining Tango2, she worked as a Senior Financial Analyst with the Cleveland Clinic Health System. She was with CCHS for 10 years, where she successfully restructured the reporting system for the employed physician groups. In addition, she spent 5 years working in public accounting before her time with CCHS.

Sonja’s educational achievements include earning her MBA degree from the Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate studies at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio earning her Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

As a member of the Tango2 Charity committee, Sonja has been proud to contribute her time and resources to help with events, both locally (with her family), and internationally with members of the Tango2 family.