‘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.
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.