Vālenz Becomes SIIA Diamond Member

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 9, 2020) – Vālenz™ is pleased to announce that it has become a Diamond member company of the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA). Diamond membership signifies the highest level of support for SIIA and demonstrates a company’s leadership position within the self-insurance/captive insurance marketplace.

“We are proud and honored to support SIIA in its mission, and our recent decision to become a Diamond member reflects the strength of our commitment – and theirs – to serving the needs of the self-insured community,” said Valenz Chief Revenue Officer Rob Gelb. “Our involvement with SIIA over the years has been integral to our ability to develop innovative solutions that reduce medical claim costs and promote quality healthcare. Diamond member status is one of many ways we are giving back to an organization that has given so much to us, and to the self-insured community we serve daily.”

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem that connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform, Valenz helps self-insured employers achieve smarter, better, faster healthcare at significant cost savings. By integrating data from its core services – which comprise care management, high-value provider networks, claim workflow management, payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance – Valenz delivers solutions that reduce total cost of care while improving health outcomes for America’s workforce.

The continued growth in the number of SIIA Diamond members reflects recognition by leading-industry companies of the importance to provide robust support to the trade association that is best positioned to protect and promote their business interests. This support has enabled SIIA to further improve and expand its membership service capabilities. Learn more at siia.org.

About Valenz

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem, Valenz connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Serving self-insured employers, third-party claim administrators, brokers and benefit consultants, trust and labor organizations, stop-loss carriers, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and health/dental plan payers, Valenz solutions integrate data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim) and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) into the ecosystem. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners. To learn more about Valenz, visit www.valenzhealth.com

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading healthcare investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital under management and 28 professionals, investing in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. GPP is currently making new private equity investments from GPP III. Great Point manages capital in private (GPP I, $156 million and GPP II, $215 million of committed capital, and GPP III which has $306 million in committed capital) and public (BioMedical Value Fund family, approximately $1.1 billion) equity funds. Great Point Partners has provided growth equity, growth recapitalization, and management buyout financing to more than 100 growing healthcare companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the healthcare industry, with particular emphasis on biopharmaceutical services and supplies, outsourcing and alternate site care, pharmaceutical infrastructure and information technology-enabled businesses. The firm pursues a proactive and proprietary approach to sourcing investments and tuck-in acquisitions for its portfolio companies. Learn more at www.gppfunds.com.

Portrait of Greg Shelley, Senior Client Services Executive at Vālenz

Greg Shelley Joins Vālenz Team as Senior Client Services Executive

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 8, 2020) — In keeping with an ongoing commitment to expand its services and client base, leaders at Vālenz™ are pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Shelley as Senior Client Services Executive. Shelley joined the team at Vālenz – a leading innovator for solutions that connect cost and quality data on a single, end-to-end analytics platform to reduce medical claim costs and promote quality healthcare – in late December.

“Greg brings a unique mix of strengths to this role, including his skills in relationship-building, client service, strategic execution and data analysis,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer. “Those attributes, combined with his consultative spirit and passion for helping clients solve challenges, have positioned him well to bring new solutions to Valenz clients. We are proud to have him on board.”

“It’s an honor to join the Valenz team because the promise of ‘smarter, better, faster healthcare’ is so compelling and, more important, so in demand,” said Shelley. “More than most, the people of Valenz understand how to reduce the total cost of care and have been making the smart, strategic moves necessary to bring results-driven solutions to our clients.”

As a candidate, Shelley was drawn to the firm’s innovative approach to data science. Now, as a member of the team, he says he’s wholly inspired by it and looks forward to finding new ways to foster ongoing growth. With a degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University, Shelley has held a variety of management and leadership roles, most recently at One Call, a provider of healthcare solutions for the workers’​ compensation industry, where he served as vice president of business development.

About Valenz

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem, Valenz connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Serving self-insured employers, third-party claim administrators, brokers and benefit consultants, trust and labor organizations, stop-loss carriers, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and health/dental plan payers, Valenz solutions integrate data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim) and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) into the ecosystem. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading healthcare investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital under management and 28 professionals, investing in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. GPP is currently making new private equity investments from GPP III. Great Point manages capital in private (GPP I, $156 million and GPP II, $215 million of committed capital, and GPP III which has $306 million in committed capital) and public (BioMedical Value Fund family, approximately $1.1 billion) equity funds. Great Point Partners has provided growth equity, growth recapitalization, and management buyout financing to more than 100 growing healthcare companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the healthcare industry, with particular emphasis on biopharmaceutical services and supplies, outsourcing and alternate site care, pharmaceutical infrastructure and information technology-enabled businesses. The firm pursues a proactive and proprietary approach to sourcing investments and tuck-in acquisitions for its portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.gppfunds.com.

Portrait of Tom Cox, Vice President, Client Services at Vālenz

Tom Cox, MBA, Joins Vālenz Team as Vice President of Client Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 8, 2020) — To support continuous expansion of the Vālenz™ ecosystem and deliver solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of their clients and partners, Valenz officials today announced the appointment of Tom Cox, MBA, as Vice President of Client Services. Cox joins the team in mid-January to lead the client services and business development support teams.

“Tom has a deep conviction for delivering service excellence and creating value for clients, partners and shareholders,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer. “His leadership experience and ability to leverage data for client solutions have positioned him well to head up our client services team.”

Cox says he has always been passionate about delivering service excellence because he believes great service is the key to strong, long-lasting relationships. In addition to overseeing client services – the first point of contact for the firm’s large and growing client base – Cox plays a key role in data-driven growth and development of existing business.

“With healthcare as complex as it is, I am really excited about the depth of Valenz analytics,” said Cox. “We have a great line of sight into client trends and needs, allowing us to pinpoint opportunities to truly bend the cost curve in healthcare.”

Having held a number of leadership positions in customer service, most recently at Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Aqua America, Cox brings extensive experience to his new role. He earned his master’s degree from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania after completing his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He is also nationally certified in coaching, training and facilitation. His education, combined with more than a decade of versatile business experience, has inspired Cox to deliver creative approaches, fresh thinking and data-driven insights to service delivery.

About Valenz

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem, Valenz connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Serving self-insured employers, third-party claim administrators, brokers and benefit consultants, trust and labor organizations, stop-loss carriers, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and health/dental plan payers, Valenz solutions integrate data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim) and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) into the ecosystem. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading healthcare investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital under management and 28 professionals, investing in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. GPP is currently making new private equity investments from GPP III. Great Point manages capital in private (GPP I, $156 million and GPP II, $215 million of committed capital, and GPP III which has $306 million in committed capital) and public (BioMedical Value Fund family, approximately $1.1 billion) equity funds. Great Point Partners has provided growth equity, growth recapitalization, and management buyout financing to more than 100 growing healthcare companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the healthcare industry, with particular emphasis on biopharmaceutical services and supplies, outsourcing and alternate site care, pharmaceutical infrastructure and information technology-enabled businesses. The firm pursues a proactive and proprietary approach to sourcing investments and tuck-in acquisitions for its portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.gppfunds.com.

Portrait of Kevin Gorham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources at Vālenz

‘Best People, Best Practices’: Vālenz Elevates HR Function with Appointment of New Vice President

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 6, 2020) — As healthcare companies grow and evolve, so too does the need for enhanced talent acquisition, employee engagement, cultural cohesion and more. Those and other HR functions are what Kevin Gorham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, plans to address strategically in his new role as Vice President of Human Resources at Vālenz™.

“As the nation’s first fully integrated health administrative ecosystem, Valenz is charting significant growth, underscoring the need to invest in our human resources infrastructure,” said Larry Eisel, Chief Financial Officer. “Because much of our growth will continue to come from leveraging the integration of new and existing companies and partners into one synergistic ecosystem, we knew Kevin’s previous successes with corporate integration, employee engagement and cultural alignment made him the ideal fit to lead our human resources department.”

An award-winning human resources executive with 20 years’ experience leading organizations in such industries as healthcare, technology and financial services, Gorham describes his leadership style as a strategic business partnership model and says his guiding philosophy is “best people, best practices.” That approach has led to a career filled with corporate successes, from improving operations to achieving record-high employee engagement.

“For me, professional fulfillment comes from being part of a growing company, which brings many opportunities to evolve through innovative and forward-thinking practices,” explained Gorham. “I am honored to join the Valenz team and look forward to contributing to our ongoing success through excellence in human resources management and team support.”

Gorham has both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Illinois University, where he learned the art and science of effective communication. Later, while at Household International (now part of HSBC Corporation), he received the company’s Award for Excellence for his work in human resources and employee communications. In his HR leadership role at Avnet, he was one of three finalists for the President’s Award for his work in talent management. Gorham is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources and an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

About Valenz

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem, Valenz connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Serving self-insured employers, third-party claim administrators, brokers and benefit consultants, trust and labor organizations, stop-loss carriers, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and health/dental plan payers, Valenz solutions integrate data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim) and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) into the ecosystem. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading healthcare investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital under management and 28 professionals, investing in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. GPP is currently making new private equity investments from GPP III. Great Point manages capital in private (GPP I, $156 million and GPP II, $215 million of committed capital, and GPP III which has $306 million in committed capital) and public (BioMedical Value Fund family, approximately $1.1 billion) equity funds. Great Point Partners has provided growth equity, growth recapitalization and management buyout financing to more than 100 growing healthcare companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the healthcare industry, with particular emphasis on biopharmaceutical services and supplies, outsourcing and alternate site care, pharmaceutical infrastructure and information technology-enabled businesses. The firm pursues a proactive and proprietary approach to sourcing investments and tuck-in acquisitions for its portfolio companies. Visit Great Point at www.gppfunds.com.