Vālenz® Hires Jeff Smith as Director of Project Management
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 18, 2022) — Vālenz® announced today that Jeff Smith has joined the team as Director, Project Management. Smith, a 33-year industry veteran, will lead all project management initiatives, including but not limited to IT projects, new client implementations, and projects involving mergers and acquisitions.
As a senior-level managed care leader with extensive experience in operations management, product development and sales, Smith has conducted more than 100 implementation projects involving complex products and services. This experience has made him an expert in project planning, process and systems integration, product development, data transfer, and implementation.
“I’ve known Jeff for many years, and several of us at Valenz have worked with him the past. There is no doubt Jeff will be an outstanding catalyst for growth and expansion, and successful delivery of solutions for our clients,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Executive Officer. “His expertise and exceptional project management skills will accelerate success for all stakeholders, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”
Smith’s career spans three decades in the managed care and payer domains, including 10 years as Senior Project Manager at Coventry Health Care, where he led client implementation projects.
“When you have an in-depth understanding of the needs, objectives and environment at the core of every project, then you can ensure implementation will be successful and results will be optimal,” said Smith. “Results-driven project management is a collaborative process that engages early and often, just like all things Valenz. I’m honored to be on the team and feel this is a perfect fit.”
Vālenz® simplifies the complexities of self-insurance for employers through a steadfast commitment to data transparency and decision enablement. To balance the relationship between healthcare quality, advocacy and cost, the Valenz approach aligns the patient, payer and provider. We deliver this synergy through a strong foundation with deep roots in clinical and member advocacy, alongside decades-long expertise in claim reimbursement and payment validity, integrity and accuracy. By establishing ‘true transparency’ and offering data-driven solutions that improve cost, quality and outcomes for you and your members, Valenz engages early and often for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners. More information is available at valenzhealth.com.