Software & Data
Tupelo, Mississippi

Overall Rank: 10
Category: Software & Data
Category Rank: 2


For more than 10,000 healthcare organizations and 4.5 million caregivers, Relias continues to help its clients deliver better clinical and financial outcomes by reducing variation in care. Their platform employs performance metrics and assessments to reveal specific gaps in clinical knowledge and addresses them with personalized, engaging learning.

We help healthcare organizations, their staff and those under their care, get better: get better at identifying issues, get better at addressing them, get better outcomes for all. Let us help you get better.


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Key Products

Relias Learning Management System

Relias learning management system tracks all of your training in one place. From assigning and enrolling courses to tracking and reporting course completions, our training platform can save you valuable time and training costs.

Relias Custom Content

Deliver training specifically tailored to align with your organization’s performance goals. Relias offers custom-designed e-learning programs informed by your organization’s specific performance and compliance needs.

Relias Assessments

High quality of care begins with great people. Hire and retain a high-performing workforce.

Relias Onboarding

Relias Onboarding is the first and only personalized nurse onboarding solution. Whether used for new grads or experienced nurses new to a practice area, our assessment-driven learning approach increases speed to safe, independent practice.

Relias CE Direct

CE Direct offers high-quality continuing education for nurses, medical and allied health professionals.

Relias Obstetrics

Relias OB, formerly GNOSISTM, is a comprehensive program designed to improve quality and patient safety in five high-acuity obstetrical areas.

Relias Emergency Department

Relias ED, formerly GNOSISTM, is a comprehensive program that addresses these areas of high risk through targeted education and analytics. In partnership with ENA, Relias brings an innovative risk management tool to EDs to advance both organization’s missions to improve patient safety.

Revenue Cycle & Coding

Empower your staff with online training accredited by AAPC, AHIMA, ANCC, and ACCME.

Key Executive

Kay Krafft, Chief Executive Officer

For Kay, the use of emerging technology is an essential link in the value chain of 21st century learning, employment and recruitment. Before founding the Bertelsmann Education Group, he played a key role in building BMG from a start-up to a leading company in the music industry. Before joining BMG’s Executive Board, he implemented Bertelsmann’s portfolio adjustment between 2006 and 2008.

Prior to Bertelsmann, Kay was a partner at Deloitte. Other experiences include a period with Deutsche Börse AG and private equity firm Beteiligungsgesellschaft Neue Länder. Kay compares entrepreneurship to endurance training: in spite of the ups and downs, the objective is to remain focused on the long-term goal.

Jarek Gabor, Chief Operating Officer

Jarek Gabor is the Chief Operating Officer at Relias. Prior to joining Relias, Jarek had a distinguished career at Bertelsmann, joining in 2006 as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. In the following years, he supported several major transformation projects such as the sale of various Direct Group businesses, BMG’s numerous acquisitions, and the merger of Penguin and Random House into the world’s largest book publishing group. At Penguin Random House he was jointly responsible for the integration of the two publishing groups. From 2015 to 2019, he also served as CFO of the Bertelsmann Education Group.

Prior to his work with Bertelsmann, Jarek lived and worked in Germany, holding positions at the utility company Eon and at Deloitte.

Tina Krebs, Chief People Officer

Tina serves as Chief People Officer at Relias, ensuring that Relias’ more than 800 employees are well-equipped to achieve strategic business goals, while fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusion, and continuous improvement.

Before joining Relias in August of 2016, Tina was a partner at ScottMadden Management Consultants and led their HR practice, focusing on strategy development and planning as well as comprehensive operational transformation across a variety of industries, including energy, defense and aerospace, technology, automotive, transportation, and healthcare. Tina started her career in engineering, where she worked for Shell Oil on international and deep-water oil projects.

Tina serves on the Board of the Tammy Lynn Center, a Raleigh-based organization that empowers families and enriches the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities through education, community, and support services.

Tina holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and can be found frequently at volleyball matches and soccer games.

Mike Mutka, Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Mike Mutka is the Chief Product Officer at Relias. Mike returns to Relias after founding Straightaway Health Careers in 2017. He remains part of the leadership team at Straightaway, which, like Relias, is also part of the Bertelsmann Education Group. He served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Relias from 2013 prior to that. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Relias, and served as President of Silverchair Learning Systems, LLC, which is now part of Relias, from 2005 to 2012.

Mike also served as Silverchair’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2005-2009. During that time, he built the sales and marketing organization from just two people to a team of 20+ professionals with an impressive track record of growth. Prior to Silverchair Learning, Mike worked for the Hill-Rom Company, Berchtold Corporation, and Briggs Healthcare, all leaders in their markets, and gained extensive experience in new product development, sales and marketing management, strategic planning, and Kaizen continuous improvement methodology.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University‘s Kelley School of Business.

Candace Wallace, Chief Customer Officer

Candace serves as Vice President of the Relias Solutions Group, a strategic arm of Relias’ enterprise sales organization. The Solutions Group is comprised of industry and technology experts from across the healthcare continuum. In addition to providing industry insight, they are responsible for delivering professional services, such as clinical consultation and population health management.

Having joined Relias in 2013, Candace has led several key teams including Client Success, Support, and Professional Services. She has a true passion for Relias’ clients and enjoys using complex data to provide effective solutions.

Prior to joining Relias, she worked as an archaeologist in the environmental compliance industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Religion from Baylor University.

In her free time, Candace enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her son and bulldog, Lucy.

Shawn Barber, Chief Product Officer

Shawn Barber serves as Chief Product Officer leading strategy and execution for Relias’ solutions. He comes to Relias after 25 years of experience leading the strategic development and delivery of software in global markets, most recently at Broadvine, where he served as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Relias in 2019, Shawn held various software company leadership roles, addressing a broad range of business and consumer needs including web applications, mobile network infrastructure, content licensing and distribution and business intelligence technologies. Starting his career as a Civil Engineer, Shawn’s passion has always been to build new products and introduce new technologies that make the world a better place.

Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and currently resides in Wake Forest, NC. When Shawn isn’t thinking about building impactful software, you can find him exercising his passion as a soccer and fitness coach or on the water with his wife and two children.

Stephen Snook, Chief Revenue Officer

Stephen Snook currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer at Relias. In this capacity, he leads five strategic teams including Enterprise Sales, SMB Sales, Sales Operations and Enablement, Alliances, and the newly formed Solutions Group.

His prior roles at Relias have included Vice President of Sales, as well as Director of Account Management with a strategic focus on the client engagement process.

Prior to joining Relias in 2014, Stephen was part of Brainware, a Vista Equity Partners organization acquired by Perceptive software. While at Perceptive Software, he led the build out of Perceptive Software Asia while living in Beijing.

Stephen holds B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida and an MBA from NOVA Southeastern University.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young sons, boating, wake surfing, and playing tennis. Stephen is also an active volunteer with the Special Olympics of North Carolina.

Amy King, Chief Marketing Officer

As the Chief Marketing Officer at Relias, Amy is dedicated to leading a team focused on growing the Relias brand, serving our customer community, and ensuring Relias offerings are well understood in the marketplace.

Prior to joining Relias in 2021, Amy held leadership roles at Vanguard Software, Zaloni, and Pixalate, where she specialized in transformational growth, building teams dedicated to high-performing, data-driven marketing operations for SaaS products. Amy’s career has included product management, product marketing, and business leadership roles, where she developed a passion for articulating companies’ unique market value.

Amy holds a B.A. from Davidson College and a Master’s in Art History from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She serves on the Art Collection Advisory Committee for Davidson and is an enthusiastic arts supporter. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her family and beloved mutt, Harper.

Customer Insights

“If a course says it will meet requirements in a state, it does…our staff knows and trusts Relias content.” — Holly Shirk, Senior Learning Specialist for CSIG Learning and Development


“We know from day one that when a new CNA walks in, they will get the right training. Relias follows them throughout their career, keeping everyone on track with requirements.” — Emily Stiles, Program Administrator for Acts Corporate University


“Relias is so easy to use. It’s a great platform to utilize for busy team members and busy leaders. The support we receive from our client success manager has just been phenomenal.” — Amy Alarcon, Director of Human Resources, Christian Living Communities


“If you know how to interact with the resident, you can bring back memories that they haven’t been able to recall on their own.” — Hatti Olson, Corporate Education Director, Edgewood Healthcare


“It’s an easily centralized system for managing education and training plans for all of our service lines. And it’s so easy to build training plans and to update them based on new education that’s needed.” — Wendy Meinert, VP of Professional Services, PruittHealth


“We know the strengths of this individual and we know what they need a little help in. So it’s easy to develop a plan for them when they start their careers here.” – Erik Gore, Assistant Director of Training and Organizational Development


“ We do so many different programs, and Relias had something to meet every need.” – Lynn Spomer, LPC, Senior Program Support Analyst


“Whenever we have a new challenge, there’s always the question, ‘Can we do this with Relias?’ We’re using it more and more. It seems like we’re learning something new every week that we can do with it. There are so many things you can do with Relias. We keep learning and growing with it.” – Cari Spillman, Compliance Program Director


“Building quarterly training allowed our employees to adapt to using the Relias Platform on a regular basis. Relias became part of our everyday lives. We built it into the culture.” — Kevin Kahl, Vice President of Organizational Innovation