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At MedSolutions, our talented staff is a key component to our success. From the highly specialized physicians lending their clinical expertise to the call center operators interacting daily with our providers, each person on our team helps set MedSolutions apart from our competitors. The bright minds at MedSolutions keep us on the forefront of technology, make us pioneers in our industry, and make sure every piece of our process is of the highest quality for our clients, their providers, and their patients.

 

Curt Thorne

Curt Thorne, President and Chief Executive Officer

Curt joined MedSolutions in 1998 and has led efforts by the company to deliver a diversified portfolio of medical cost management products and services that are designed to eliminate inconsistent care and waste, while improving patient outcomes and quality of life. He has responsibility for overall corporate strategy, operations and business development.

As the leader of 1,200 employees, he devotes his energies to attracting and retaining top talent to operate a growing enterprise, driving product and process innovation, and to building a culture that supports the ideals that underpin the company’s commitment to reducing health care costs as a consequence of improving quality.

Prior to joining MedSolutions, Curt served as President and COO of a California-based specialty physician management company. He also served in senior management positions with Aetna Health plans, The Travelers, and Cigna. For each of these leading managed care companies, he led the development and operation of nationwide pharmacy benefit management companies, serving as General Manager, COO and President. Curt earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina.

 

Gregg Allen

Gregg P. Allen, M.D., Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Gregg Allen has been Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of MedSolutions since 1996. He is responsible for the design and implementation of medical management programs and oversees the work of all clinical personnel.

Dr. Allen also provides clinical support to the MedSolutions sales and new product development teams. He is the senior management liaison to physicians and other provider organizations nationwide, and interacts frequently with the senior clinical teams from MSI payor clients and potential clients.

Dr. Allen received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and is a residency-trained, board-certified Family Practice Physician. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Vanderbilt University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

 

Dave Smith

David J. Smith, Chief Customer Officer

Dave joined MedSolutions in July 1999. His responsibilities include the overall management of Account Management and the Provider Network Management department, including provider contracting.

Prior to coming to MedSolutions, Mr. Smith spent over three years with CIGNA/Healthsource in South Carolina as the assistant vice president, provider network management. He was integral in the overall management of medical costs through favorable provider contracting and was responsible for the integration of the Healthsource provider network with CIGNA after the acquisition by CIGNA in July 1997.

Prior to joining Healthsource, he served as vice president of development for a PPM organization, Medical Resource Management, in Norcross, Georgia. He graduated with honors from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, with a BBA in Accounting.

 

Susan Ott

Susan Ott, Senior Vice President of Sales

As the Senior Vice President of Sales for MedSolutions, Susan Ott leads the Sales organization in bringing patient-centric cost savings solutions to health plans, healthcare exchanges, ACO’s and other risk-bearing entities across the US. Susan joins MedSolutions with more than 25 years of experience in retail healthcare and wellness, managed care organizations (MCO) and pharmacy benefit management (PBM).

Susan previously served as the Divisional Vice President of Sales for the PBM and National Payer Segment for Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain. Prior to Walgreens, Susan served as the executive director and segment lead of business development at MedImpact Healthcare Systems. Susan has also held senior leadership roles in sales, account management, provider relations and network contracting at Express Scripts and HealthLink, a Wellpoint company. Additionally, she managed provider relations, finance and network development for Group Health Plan, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coventry Health Care, Inc.

 

Roger Cheek

Roger Cheek, Executive Vice President, Operations

As the senior executive responsible for operations at MedSolutions, Roger oversees the contact centers, nursing, physicians, workforce management, vendor operations and project management training at multiple locations. He is a hands-on business executive with an impressive track record of strategic impact, turnaround performance, profit improvement and corporate growth within Fortune 500 corporations. The recipient of numerous sales, performance, and service awards, Roger brings 25 years of management experience and over 30 years of customer service, sales, and loyalty marketing experience to every assignment he is engaged in. His diverse background in contact center operations and technology, sales and loyalty marketing, is instrumental in driving service quality and operational excellence at MedSolutions. Prior to joining MedSolutions, Mr. Cheek was Vice President of Customer Service at Prime Therapeutics. Roger also served as Vice President of Member & Client Services at Express Scripts as well as Sr. Director of National Sales and Service for Sprint. Mr. Cheek holds a Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in business management.

 

David Bassin

David S. Bassin, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bassin is Chief Financial Officer for the Company.  Mr. Bassin previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of inVentiv Health, Inc. (formerly VTIV) from 2007 until 2010 when the company completed a sale of its business to Thomas H. Lee.   He was with inVentiv since its spin-off from Snyder Communications in 1999 and held various management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s inVentiv Commercial division, with responsibility for providing financial strategic and operational management for all of the inVentiv Commercial business units.

From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Bassin served as the Business and Financial Strategies Group Manager for Snyder Communications, Inc.  Mr. Bassin began his business career as an auditor with Arthur Anderson from 1993 to 1997.  Mr. Bassin is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

TJ Fjelseth

TJ Fjelseth, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

As the Senior Vice President for Human Resources at MedSolutions, TJ oversees the overall corporate HR functions of each location including talent management, diversity, employee relations, recruitment, performance management, benefits, and the design and implementation of policies and programs that support the Company. He brings over 20 years of leadership experience in HR, organizational development and performance consulting with some of America’s largest employers. He has previously worked for Blue Cross of Northeastern PA, Convergys, Beverly Healthcare and Nissan. His career experience includes multi-site and international leadership across the United States and Canada, India, Germany and the Philippines. His work in the healthcare industry began in the early ’90s and he has since served as an organizational change leader in health care delivery, health insurance, occupational health, and health care management. He is a graduate of Excelsior University in Albany, NY. Mr. Fjelseth holds credentials in total quality management and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Balanced Scorecard Professional.

 

Alan D. Poenitske

Alan D. Poenitske, Senior Vice President of Financial Operations

As the Senior Vice President of Financial Operations, Alan oversees the Strategic, Financial and Analytical aspects of managing MedSolutions risk based contracts. The healthcare economics team that he oversees supports the business operational leaders to identify, implement and track affordability initiatives across the organization as well as leading the client financial reconciliations.

Alan has been with MedSolutions since the company’s inception, currently holds his certified public accountant license and has served MedSolutions in multiple positions throughout his tenure. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller where he oversaw all of the financial and accounting functions of the organization as well as all pricing and underwriting functions.

Prior to joining MedSolutions, Alan served as a Senior Accountant with Deloitte and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Western Kentucky University.

 

Philip S. Clark

Philip S. Clark, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Clark serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of MedSolutions. He oversees the Company’s legal, compliance and government affairs departments. He also serves as MedSolutions’ Secretary.

Prior to joining MedSolutions in 2011, Mr. Clark previously served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel to HealthSpring, Inc. and Deputy General Counsel of Finova Corporation. He has enjoyed a broad practice as a corporate lawyer focusing on healthcare, finance, securities and M&A transactions.

He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University School of Law.