Vasant Kumar
President and CEO

Vasant has over two decades of experience at senior levels of business management in pharmaceuticals, international finance, information technology and management consulting. As the CEO of Scriplogix, the parent company of CareCentra, Vasant has spent more than a decade engaging individuals, physicians and healthcare thought leaders in conversations around health and health decisions.

He leveraged the company’s range of competencies and substantial health data assets on attitudes, perceptions, preferences, motivations and behaviors to develop sophisticated analytical tools that not only measures patient engagement, but persuades people to lead healthier lifestyles. This body of work forms the underpinnings of the CareCentra platform.

Prior to founding Scriplogix, Vasant was VP for Strategic Planning & CIO for Ranbaxy, then one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies since acquired by Daiichi Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, as a Financial Economist at the World Bank, he dealt with economic policy and the management of large projects across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, in emerging markets.

An author and columnist on strategy, information economics, and knowledge management, Vasant holds degrees in Business Administration, Mathematics, and Finance.

 

Dr. Paresh Shah
MD, FACS, Executive Director – Medical Affairs

Paresh C. Shah, MD is a national leader in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery. He currently serves as the Director, Division of General Surgery and Vice Chairman, Quality and Innovation in Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. As a leader in the field, Paresh is active in the major surgical societies and is on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). A thought leader in Health Informatics at a national level, he has represented the MGMA at the Presidential Task Force on Health Care IT.

Paresh received his B.S. from the City University of New York, and his M.D. from SUNY-Brooklyn (Downstate), before training in General Surgery at Downstate and Kings County Hospital, and completed his residency at the Lahey Clinic after a Surgical Research Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

 

Amit Sharma
Vice President – Corporate Finance

Amit has over 18 years of experience in corporate strategy and finance. With a background in Consulting and Corporate Finance (Investment Banking and Private Equity), he has advised global clients on capital raising, M&A, and restructurings with a focus on emerging markets. Prior to Scriplogix, Amit was a Managing Director at Marco Polo Group, an emerging markets focused financial services firm, where he advised corporate clients on M&A and other corporate finance activities on a cross-border basis.

Amit is an alumni of ICICI Group of companies and KPMG Peat Marwick where he focused on corporate strategy. He has also provided consulting services on global strategy for specific event driven projects for clients such as Credit Suisse, NASDAQ and the American Stock exchange. Amit holds degrees in Political Science, Economics and Finance.

 

Vernon Mathias
Vice President – Business Development

Vernon is a results driven healthcare technology professional and change agent with a proven history driving business expansion, new market entry campaigns and product launches in healthcare verticals with traditionally high barriers to entry. Vernon brings more than 15 years of leadership experience in healthcare enterprise sales, marketing strategy and business development including a successful track record of establishing, growing and retaining strong customer relationships and building progressive, dynamic and profitable strategic alliances and ecosystem.

Prior to his healthcare career, Vernon was a financial consultant in the Business Valuation and Advisory Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he was involved in some of the largest IPOs, mergers and acquisitions of that period. Vernon holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an M.B.A in Finance.

 

Krishnan Sridharan
Vice President – Sales & Service

Krishnan leads the sales efforts for CareCentra into multiple healthcare verticals. He is a senior healthcare executive with a consistent record of delivering sales, product and technology solutions in challenging business environments globally. Krishnan was previously Senior Vice President, Product Management at Physicians Interactive (a Merck company) leading patient engagement by building Care Collaboration – a patient engagement and population health management platform.

Prior to this he served in several roles at Aetna – initially as Head of Marketing & Strategy and then as Vice President and Head of Sales for Latin America – Aetna International. He was responsible for expanding Aetna’s international business in the Central and Latin America region, which included providing international health benefits and health management solutions. He also led several key international expansion initiatives such as the creation of a broker sales channel for expatriate medical coverage in the Middle-East & India. Prior to joining Aetna, Krishnan held leadership positions at UnitedHealthcare and Oxford Health Plans, among others. Krishnan holds an MBA in Strategic Management & Strategic Marketing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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