GE Healthcare Appoints CTO for Imaging
Amit Phadnis has been appointed VP, CTO- Imaging, GE Healthcare. In this role, Amit will drive digitization, software and cross modality initiatives across the Imaging business. Amit joins GE from Cisco Systems where, most recently, he was the India Site Leader and SVP of Engineering for the Core Software Group.
Quality Systems Announces Principal Accounting Officer Changes
Quality Systems, provider of industry-leading health IT software for medical and dental clients, announced that John K. Stumpf will resign as the company's EVP, Finance and Principal Accounting Officer. Stumpf is leaving to join another local company. The Board appointed James R. Arnold, the company's EVP and CFO, to serve in the additional role of the company's Principal Accounting Officer.
Welcome to our CEO Turnover Newsletter. This newsletter covers open CEO roles and latest appointments in the tech sector in the month of January 2017.
The average length of time the CEO searches have been open is 5.5 months, up from 5 months in 2016. There is little variance across geographies.
Total Tech CEO Roles Open: 87
New Tech CEO Appointments: 92 (4 women – 4.3%, 88 men)
Cotiviti Appoints SAP Exec to Board of Directors
Cotiviti Holdings announced that Mala Anand, President of Analytics at SAP SE, was elected to Cotiviti’s Board of Directors to serve as an independent director.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jae-Yong Lee Joins Board
Samsung Electronics approved the nomination of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong to the electronics giant's board of directors. The approval enables the 48-year-old Lee, the only son of the ailing Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, to more actively participate and take formal responsibility in the company's important decision-making. The younger Lee joined Samsung Electronics in 1991.
Blackbaud Appoints Allscripts Exec as President of its Healthcare Solutions Group
Blackbaud appointed Russ Cobb as president of its Healthcare Solutions group. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Cobb spent the last five years with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in various executive marketing roles, including VP of global marketing & communications. Cobb also served in marketing, sales and professional services roles with Siemens Healthcare and he began his career at IBM as part of the team that developed and launched Websphere Business Integration globally.
Alibaba Health Information Technology Announces Retirement of Executive Director and Executive Vice Chairman
Alibaba Health IT announced that Chen Xiao Ying, 53, retired from office as an executive Director and the executive vice chairman of the company. Ying has been the Executive Chairman at the Pollon Group, a private investment group, since 1989. Chen served as the CEO of Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited 2014.
McKesson and Change Healthcare Creates New Healthcare IT Company; Announces Leaders
McKesson and Change Healthcare Holdings announced the creation of a new healthcare IT company. The entity will combine substantially all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) into a new company. Chairman, president, and CEO of McKesson John H. Hammergren will serve as chairman. CEO and President at Change Healthcare Neil de Crescenzo will serve as CEO, joined by an experienced management team comprised of leaders from both McKesson and Change Healthcare.
GE Healthcare Appoints Digital Chief and General Counsel
Charles Koontz, joins GE as VP and chief digital officer for GE Healthcare. Before joining GE, Koontz served as the VP and general manager of healthcare at CSC.
Accretive Health Appoints Two New Directors
Accretive Health, a vendor of revenue cycle management technology, named two new independent directors Robert Stanek and Alex Mandl to Board. Robert Stanek is former president and CEO of Catholic Health East. Stanek joined CHE’s Senior Management Team in 1997 as EVP of the Mid-Atlantic Division and then served as COO. Prior to joining CHE, Stanek served in a variety of capacities with the Mercy Health System of Western New York, including president and CEO. Before 1992, Stanek served in a number of administrative positions with the Daughters of Charity health care facilities in Pennsylvania and Virginia.