Vālenz Leadership

Vālenz® is governed by a Board of Directors comprising a range of business, finance and health industry experts.

Our executive leadership team includes:

Rob Gelb

Chief Executive Officer

As an accomplished executive leader with a proven record of strategic and tactical success across his 30+ year career, Rob excels at organizing, operating, managing and expanding healthy businesses. His diverse background includes direct experience in healthcare, managed care, network development, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and property/casualty insurance. Since completing his public accounting degree from Hofstra University in 1989, Rob has held leadership positions at several prestigious firms, including York (now Sedgwick), Coventry, CIGNA and others.

Larry Eisel, CPA, CMA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer at Valenz

Larry Eisel, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Once named CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International and Outstanding CFO by the Phoenix Business Journal, Larry is an innovative and results-driven financial leader. A nationally and internationally certified accountant, Larry’s experience in finance spans more than three decades. Prior to joining Valenz in 2019, he served for 11 years as CFO of Total Transit, a privately owned holding company that included Veyo, a healthcare logistics data analytics firm. Larry has an accounting degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Amy Gasbarro

Chief Operating Officer

Amy’s career spans more than 20 years of executive leadership at companies focused on population health and cost management solutions for self-funded employer group plans. Prior to joining Valenz in 2018, Amy worked for Medical Cost Management Corporation, where she held such positions as VP of Operations, COO and President during her long tenure. Today, in addition to her role as COO, Amy serves on the Government Relations Committee for the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA), as well as the SIIA Political Action Committee.

Ed Zwicker, MBA

Chief Information Officer

With 35 years’ experience in design, development, and implementation of highly robust data systems and business intelligence applications, Ed creates and executes IT initiatives and data strategies that align with business goals. A mentor and trusted leader who proactively drives projects and programs, Ed achieves exceptional business results and excels at fostering partnerships between IT and business teams.

Nathan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Growth

Nathan’s career includes 20+ years of proven success in sales and account management for the healthcare industry, primarily in the managed care segment. He has expertise in claim management, workers’ compensation, underwriting and sales management. Nathan graduated magna cum laude with an MBA in Business from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tom Cox, MBA

Vice President, Client Services

With a career in customer service and relationship management that spans nearly two decades, Tom brings creative approaches to the art of service delivery, all grounded in the understanding that service excellence is the key to strong, long-lasting relationships. In addition to overseeing client services, Tom plays a key role in data-driven support and development of existing business.

Randy Dorshorst

Vice President, Bill Review Solutions

With a passion to optimize product, data and client solutions, Randy leads the expansion of the Valenz ecosystem to position clients for long-term success. He has 30+ years’ experience in driving growth, engaging teams, and developing strategic solutions for complex health administrative challenges. Randy held executive roles with AViDEL Medical Management and Service Lloyds Insurance Company before joining Valenz.

Colin Glen

Vice President, Business Development, Valenz Assurance

With nearly 20 years’ experience in health IT business development, sales and leadership, Colin supports the Valenz growth strategy while ensuring high-impact solutions for Valenz clients. As a results-oriented leader with a degree in marketing and a passion for economics, Colin excels at connecting clients with data-driven solutions to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes.

Kevin Gorham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Human Resources

An award-winning human resources executive, Kevin’s guiding philosophy is “best people, best practices.” That approach that has led to many corporate successes throughout his 20+ year career in HR leadership, from results-driven operational improvements to record-high employee engagement. Kevin is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources.

Jordan Hersh, MBA

Vice President, Business Development

Since 2007, Jordan’s career has been dedicated to solving cost-related healthcare challenges for employers and companies of all sizes. As Vice President of Business Development, he serves as a cross-functional leader, bringing the organization together to meet business goals through client-focused solutions and services.

Dennis Johnson, MBA

Vice President, Business Development

Denny is an accomplished sales leader with more than 20 years’ experience delivering solutions that drive growth and innovation in the commercial insurance industry, including custom solutions for self-insured employers. He holds an MBA in Finance from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Janet Koch, RN BSN CCM

Vice President, Care Management

With extensive experience in care management and nursing, Janet provides program leadership that ensures positive clinical and financial outcomes for Valenz Care clients. Prior to joining Valenz in 2011, she held administrative and clinical positions at such firms as Coventry, WellCare and Tampa’s VA Medical Center. Janet, a Certified Case Manager, is licensed by the Florida and Georgia State Boards of Nursing.

Patty Onion

Vice President, Claim Operations

Patty brings more than 30 years of senior leadership in workers’ compensation, medical cost containment and managed care, including expertise in integrating strategy, professional services and technology solutions to streamline and accelerate claim operations. Before joining Valenz in 2020, Patty was CEO for Berkley Medical Management Solutions and held executive positions with Milana Health Systems, Coventry Health Care, Premera Blue Cross and Mercy Health Plan.

Aaron Prose

Vice President, Enterprise Analytics

With 20 years’ experience in software strategy, development, implementation and support, Aaron oversees data analytics within the Valenz ecosystem/v-Lenz environment. He excels in the strategic use of data to support business efficiencies and decision-enablement across the ecosystem. Aaron has a background in Computer Engineering and deep expertise in predictive modeling and analytics.

Michael Scott

Vice President, Business Administration

With nearly 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles across healthcare, Michael brings managerial, technical, financial, and business development expertise with a proven ability to tailor solutions to solve customers’ unique challenges. Prior to joining Valenz, Michael was Co-Founder and CEO of Kozani Health, where his focus on continuous improvement and customer-first mentality successfully drove organizational growth.

Maurice Steenland

Vice President, Strategic Enablement

With 20+ years of senior leadership at health-related organizations, Maurice offers expertise in predictive modeling and analytics for quality reporting that drives robust outcomes. Before joining Valenz, Maurice was principal consultant for SISIX, LLC after serving as Vice President, Informatics for Optum. He also held executive positions with CIGNA Healthcare, Coventry Health Care and Intracorp, and he earned his MBA from The Wharton School.

Heather Wilson

Vice President, Business Development

Driven by “Customer Love,” Heather takes pride in providing the best service possible while offering customized solutions and identifying unique cost containment opportunities. She is passionate about implementing cost-saving strategies and has been helping payers secure savings since 2007. Heather holds a BA in English from Western Michigan University and most recently served as Co-Founder and COO of Kozani Health.

Sales and Client Service

Driven by the promise to engage early and often for smarter, better, faster healthcare, our sales and service professionals deliver comprehensive, client-centric solutions that influence better health outcomes while substantially reducing total cost of care.

About Our Investors

Valenz is proud to be a Great Point Partners portfolio company. Founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Great Point Partners is a leading healthcare investment firm currently investing in the U.S., Canada and western Europe. 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.

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