Mr. Cournand brings two decades of experience within the payer, health IT and provider space. He possesses advanced financial, operational and strategic acumen. His specific areas of expertise include medical cost management, pharmacy benefit strategies, operational improvement, P&L optimization, M&A, value-based compensation and organizational restructuring, and possesses advanced financial, operational and strategic acumen.
Through his collaborative work with health plans and providers, Mr. Cournand has developed proven capabilities in population health management and has successfully launched and optimized medical, dental, stop-loss, pharmacy, life and disability product lines. He has leveraged these skills in his many engagements with leading healthcare services and health technology companies.
While serving in numerous leadership positions within Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, he managed earnings plans in excess of $700 million. Acting as Regional Chief Financial Officer for seven health plans, he drove consistent high single-digit earnings off of an original earnings base of more than $500 million.
Mr. Cournand also led a convenience clinic business as its CEO, where he drove a 25% CAGR in three years. During his time as Revenue Officer for an early stage employer health management company, he drove a 50% CAGR over three years, and as CEO/President of Primrose Healthcare, a health technology and analytics company, he launched the first FDA-cleared health IT solution for managing liver disease in Hepatitis C populations.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cournand has served as an industry thought leader on issues ranging from patient engagement and accountable care to product design and clinical decision support. He regularly contributes his knowledge as a speaker, panelist and commentator within national conferences and has authored various articles on these topics.
Mr. Cournand earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of West Florida and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He holds an Advanced Leadership Certificate from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.