Vālenz Leadership

Valenz 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. Originally from the Midwest, Larry earned his 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.

Pamela Burns

Vice President, Business Development

A senior level healthcare executive with more than 25 years’ experience, Pam has a proven track record of successfully managing  implementations and day-to-day operations with a focus on cost containment. Pam partners with c-level customers including third party administrators, health plans, stop loss carriers, brokers, consultants, unions and managing general underwriters to develop efficient and effective claims flow management.

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.

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.

Nathan Nelson

Vice President, Business Development

Nathan’s career includes nearly 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.

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.

Ed Zwicker, MBA

Vice President, Information Technology

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.