Health Plan Executive Ian Gordon Joins Solera Health as President and Chief Operating OfficerPosted Dec 13, 2018
New Leadership Position Will Elevate Operational Excellence to Support Company Growth
PHOENIX, AZ –December 13, 2018 – Solera Health today announced that Ian Gordon has joined the company’s executive team as president and chief operating officer. In his role, Gordon will oversee the continued development of Solera’s technology platform and drive operational excellence as Solera expands its healthcare marketplace model. Over the past year, Solera has evolved its technology platform to support a broader ecosystem of community and digital network partners to support the company’s strategy to match health plan members to a curated network of chronic condition prevention and management, social determinants of health and behavioral health providers.
Gordon brings extensive experience in operations leadership having served as a senior vice president of health insurance operations at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield where he was responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for company operations and customer experience, including efforts to improve service quality while achieving new levels of efficiency and effectiveness. Gordon joined Regence in 2014 from McKesson Health Solutions, where he served as senior vice president and general manager. Previously, he served as chief operations officer at BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services and president at Meritain Health.
“This is a seminal time in the evolution of Solera Health’s business as the potential of the company’s unique marketplace model is now being fully recognized,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. “Ian has an exceptional track record of leading organizations and implementing transformational operational strategies. I look forward to collaborating closely with him as Solera converts a fragmented healthcare landscape into a curated ecosystem of integrated solutions for monitoring, managing and improving patient health.”
Solera offers an extended care marketplace that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a preferred network of providers paid for outcomes through Solera’s clearinghouse function. The company actively builds and manages a diverse ecosystem of community organizations and digital solutions, managing patient identification and enrollment, reimbursement and payment, while supporting increased consumer engagement. Solera’s network model has already proven its effectiveness in scaling the Diabetes Prevention Program nationwide with over 40 million lives currently under contract.
“I am thrilled to join Brenda and the Solera Health executive team at such a critical inflection point in the company’s business roadmap,” said Ian Gordon, president and chief operating officer, Solera Health. “As the president and COO, I look forward to bolstering the company’s efforts to achieve operational excellence while supporting the growth of the platform to address a wider range of chronic health conditions and social determinants of health.”
Gordon has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Montclair State College, a Master of Business Administration from Rider University, and a master's degree in management information systems from the University of Virginia. He is also a certified public accountant.
About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefit network that connects patients, payers, and physicians with community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the "best fit" program provider based on each individual's unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.