Leadership

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Neil de Crescenzo
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. de Crescenzo is President and Chief Executive Officer of Change Healthcare. He leads teams working across multiple healthcare segments that help customers and other industry stakeholders accelerate their efforts to improve healthcare. Prior to Change Healthcare, Mr. de Crescenzo was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle's Global Health Sciences business. Previously, he spent a decade at IBM Corporation, including his last role as a senior executive for Global Healthcare Business Consulting Services. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions in a major hospital system, a large multi-specialty group practice and at a major health insurer.

Mr. de Crescenzo earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth and the Personalized Medicine Coalition as well as on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Healthcare Leadership Council.


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Randy Giles
EVP, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Giles is EVP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Change Healthcare, after having joined the company in February 2014 as its Chief Financial Officer. Formerly, Mr. Giles was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Coventry Health Care, Inc. and was responsible for all corporate finance functions. Prior to Coventry, Mr. Giles held numerous executive positions with UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., including serving as CEO of two of UnitedHealthcare’s health plans in Texas and as Division/Region CFO for several markets. Mr. Giles held senior level positions at various health plans and began his career at Ernst & Young.

Mr. Giles has a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. with concentration in Finance and Accounting from Emory University.


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Rod O’Reilly
EVP & President, Software & Analytics

Mr. O’Reilly is EVP & President, Software & Analytics at Change Healthcare. Prior to this, he was president of McKesson Health Solutions (MHS) within McKesson Technology Solutions. In that role he led McKesson’s portfolio of industry-leading clinical evidence and expert technology to help payers and providers collaborate for better healthcare outcomes at lower costs.

Additionally while at McKesson, Mr. O’Reilly led portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, and integrated planning as SVP of Strategy and Business Development for McKesson Technology Solutions. He has served as president of McKesson’s Health Systems Enterprise Solutions. Previously, as the president of the Enterprise Medical Imaging Group, under his leadership, the business grew to nearly 2,800 facilities running McKesson’s diagnostic imaging products. He joined McKesson in 2002 through the acquisition of A.L.I. Technologies, where he had served as vice president of operations since 1998.

Prior to joining A.L.I. in 1997, Mr. O’Reilly held senior management positions in operations management and marketing over a 10-year period at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Mr. O’Reilly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a joint major in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


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Erkan Akyuz
EVP & President, Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions

Mr. Akyuz is EVP & President, Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions for Change Healthcare. Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Mr. Akyuz was president of Imaging and Workflow Solutions (IWS) for McKesson Technology Solutions. Before joining the McKesson IWS team in 2014, he was president and chief executive officer at Vital Images Inc. and executive vice president and chief technology officer at Agfa Healthcare, a $1.6 billion subsidiary of Agfa, with oversight of the Imaging Informatics business.

By education and profession, Mr. Akyuz is a software engineer. He began his career at Mitra Imaging in Waterloo, Ont. Mitra was acquired by Agfa Healthcare. He has worked in the healthcare IT profession since 2001 and on the business side of the industry since 2006.

Mr. Akyuz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Turkish Naval Academy, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France.


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Kris Joshi, Ph.D.
EVP & President, Network Solutions

Mr. Joshi is EVP & President, Network Solutions for Change Healthcare. He initially joined Change Healthcare as  Executive Vice President, Products  in December 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Joshi was Global Vice President for healthcare product strategy for the Health Sciences Global Business Unit of the Oracle Corporation. He helped launch the health sciences business unit and successfully led two acquisitions for Oracle in the life sciences space. Before joining Oracle, Mr. Joshi served in senior strategy roles in IBM’s Global Sales and Distribution organization. Prior to that, Mr. Joshi was with McKinsey and Company, where he served Fortune 500 clients on strategy issues.

Mr. Joshi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Caltech, and a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.


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Patrick Leonard
EVP & President, Technology Enabled Services

Mr. Leonard is the EVP & President, Technology Enabled Services of Change Healthcare. Prior to this, he served as the president of Business Performance Services (BPS) for McKesson Technology Solutions.

Mr. Leonard joined McKesson when Per-Se Technologies was acquired in 2007. At the time, he was president of the Per-Se Physician Services division. Previous to that position Mr. Leonard held responsibility for the entire operations of the Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Pathology and Radiology specialty divisions. Before joining Per-Se in 1994, he worked at Rockwell International as a consultant and worked in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche.

Mr. Leonard earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from George Mason University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also is a certified public accountant.


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Mark L. Vachon
EVP & President, Sales & Operations

Mr. Vachon is EVP & President, Sales and Operations at Change Healthcare. Prior to this, he was an Operating Advisor to Thomas H. Lee Partners. He has over 30 years of operating experience at General Electric and is a former GE Company Officer and Member of the GE Corporate Executive Council. Mr. Vachon was the President and CEO of GE Healthcare Americas, where he led the ground-up development of the Americas $9B region (U.S., Canada, Latin America) and President and CEO of GE Global Diagnostic Imaging, where he led the turnaround and rebranding of the largest product and service business ($8B) within GE's Healthcare division.

Prior to these roles, Mr. Vachon was the Executive Vice President & CFO of NBC. He also served as GE's Vice President of Investor Relations and held numerous financial and operating roles after starting his career with GE in 1982.

Mr. Vachon is on the board of bluebird bio, Numotion Mobility, Northeastern University and the Charitable Health and Retirement Trust. He holds a B.S. from Northeastern University and an M.A. from Boston College.


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Loretta Cecil
EVP, General Counsel

Ms. Cecil is EVP, General Counsel for Change Healthcare. Her prior role at McKesson was as senior vice president, governance relations, and also as general counsel of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS). At McKesson, she supported the board of directors, chairman and chief executive officer, as well as other members of McKesson’s executive committee regarding governance and related shareholder outreach.

Prior to joining McKesson in 2006, Ms. Cecil held senior positions at AT&T Corp. where she was the company’s top attorney and regulatory and legislative lobbyist in the South. Her experience also includes tenure at NCR Corporation where she was general counsel and chief compliance officer for NCR’s Retail Division. Ms. Cecil also has been a member of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.

Ms. Cecil received her law degree with Honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa.


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Alex Choy
EVP, R&D & Chief Information Officer

Mr. Choy is EVP, R&D and Chief Information Officer for Change Healthcare. He initially joined Change Healthcare in the same capacity in January 2014. Formerly, Mr. Choy was Global Vice President, Product Development at Oracle Corporation, responsible for all aspects related to research, development and delivery of the Oracle healthcare and life sciences product portfolio. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Choy was the Vice President of Engineering for enterprise software products for Adobe Systems, where he brought enterprise software culture and product discipline to Adobe, creating its Customer Experience Platform product line, a $425 million business. Mr. Choy also held senior level engineering and development positions at Interwoven, Veritas Software, Tandem, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.

Mr. Choy has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.


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Linda Whitley-Taylor
EVP, Chief People Officer

Ms. Whitley-Taylor is EVP, Chief People Officer of Change Healthcare and initially joined the company in December 2013 with the same capacity. Formerly, Ms. Whitley-Taylor was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Amerigroup Corporation. Prior to Amerigroup, Ms. Whitley-Taylor was Senior Vice President of Human Resources Operations for Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance), where she helped take the company public in 2004. She also held roles in Human Resources, Training, and Quality. Prior to that, Ms. Whitley-Taylor spent 15 years with GE in a variety of roles and locations, comprising of operations, quality, training, talent management, and human resources, including assignments in Bangkok and Tokyo. She has significant experience in talent development and people strategy initiatives and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Ms. Whitley-Taylor has a B.A. in Psychology from Radford University. Her volunteer work includes serving as Rector of the Board of Visitors at Radford University, and as a board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.


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W. Thomas McEnery
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. McEnery is EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Change Healthcare after having initially joined the company in October 2014 with the same responsibilities. Formerly, Mr. McEnery was the Chief Marketing Officer of Optum (a part of UnitedHealth Group), the country’s largest diversified health services business. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Mr. McEnery was Managing Partner of Green Point Partners, and previously was Vice President, Global Marketing at Fair Isaac Corporation. Mr. McEnery also held a number of senior leadership positions at Fallon Worldwide and over the past 25 years has contributed to the success of businesses as diverse as Nikon, Fortune Brands, Weyerhaeuser, First Bank System (currently US Bank), General Mills, ConAgra, Ralston Purina, and Motorola.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Mr. McEnery has also completed executive level coursework at Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management.


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Megan A. Callahan
SVP & Chief Strategy Officer

Ms. Callahan is SVP & Chief Strategy Officer for Change Healthcare. Prior, she served as senior vice president of Corporate Strategy & Business Development for McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) where she led overall strategy, portfolio management, merger and acquisition strategy, and integrated planning. She joined McKesson in 2004 as VP, Strategy & Portfolio for McKesson Health Solutions.

Ms. Callahan has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, spanning payer, provider and technology companies. Prior to McKesson, she worked in various product management and strategy roles at Vitria Technology, the HealthNet New Ventures Group, St. Joseph Health System, and for a variety of payer and provider clients during her tenure with the healthcare strategy team at Arthur Andersen.

Ms. Callahan is a Board Member of the Commonwell Health Alliance.

Ms. Callahan has B.S. in biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and an MPH in Health Care Administration and Epidemiology from UCLA.