Meet Our Leadership Team

We win through our people, and enlist the brightest minds to help us accomplish our mission of helping patients get the medication they need to live healthy lives.

Matt Scantland, CEO

Matt Scantland

CEO & Co-Founder

Matt Scantland is Co-Founder and CEO of CoverMyMeds, the nation’s largest electronic prior authorization platform.

As CEO, Matt is responsible for overall company leadership and growth. He brings a product and technology perspective to the management team, and helps drive the company’s innovation strategy.

Matt and Co-Founder Sam Rajan started CoverMyMeds to help patients get the medications they need to live healthy lives. Through its innovative products and partnerships with the nation’s largest health plans, pharmacies, providers and clinical systems, CoverMyMeds helps millions of patients access their needed medications each month.

Prior to co-founding CoverMyMeds, Matt was co-Founder and president of a software development company in Columbus that served large health care companies. Matt is active in Columbus’ business, civic and technology communities, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Columbus.

Sam Rajan, Co-Founder

Sam Rajan

Co-Founder

Sam is Co-Founder of CoverMyMeds and is responsible for vertical strategy and sales. Prior to CoverMyMeds, Sam headed clinical operations at MemberHealth in charge of direction for clinical management for more than one million seniors and managed the prescription drug spend of the company. While at MemberHealth, Sam implemented clinical programs that resulted in winning the 2008 URAC Gold Medal for Tier-1 PBMs.

Michelle Brown, COO

Michelle Brown

COO

As COO of CoverMyMeds, Michelle oversees our marketing, shared technologies and provider solutions vertical. She joined the company in 2008 and during that time has managed customer support, account management and recruiting, among many other departments.

Michelle’s career has focused on high-growth companies primarily in health care and technology. Prior to CoverMyMeds, Michelle spent several years driving start-up growth with Into Great, and served as VP of Operations for ExpressMed, a high-growth HME provider, where she was responsible for customer service, billing, distribution, marketing and all acquisition integrations. She speaks frequently on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and innovation, to maximizing the contribution of women in health care IT.

Ted Frank, CFO

Ted Frank

CFO, MRxTS

Ted brings over 25 years of finance and operations experience at high-growth technology companies to his role as CFO for the McKesson Pharmacy Technology Systems (MRxTS) business, in which CoverMyMeds operates as an independent business unit. Prior to taking on the role of CFO for MRxTS, Ted served as CFO for CoverMyMeds.

Prior to joining CoverMyMeds, Ted spent three years as a venture partner at one of the country’s leading venture development organizations, 14 years in leadership positions at several high growth software companies and seven years in commercial banking.

Alan Scantland, Senior Advisor

Alan Scantland

Senior Advisor

Alan Scantland is Senior Advisor to CoverMyMeds. He has an outstanding history of leading high-growth companies including MemberHealth, Express-Med and Battelle.

Alan is a five-time Inc.500|5000 award recipient, including consecutive years with CoverMyMeds, and was awarded Inc.’s #1 overall company with MemberHealth in 2007.

He volunteers significant time to mentoring startup companies on strategy development, growth management and communications.

Scott Gaines, SVP

Scott Gaines

SVP & General Manager, Provider Solutions

Scott is SVP and General Manager of CoverMyMeds’ provider business, responsible for the strategy, growth and innovation of solutions delivered to CoverMyMeds’ provider community. Scott’s group leads product development, solution delivery, Electronic Health Record (EHR) partnerships, client relationships and provider services.

Scott has extensive business development, consulting and implementation experience in health IT, with a focus on EHR integration. Prior to joining CoverMyMeds, Scott spent 9 years with Hyland, creator of OnBase, where he most recently led the expansion of the company’s health care practice into international markets.

Scott is active in the health IT industry and currently serves as a board trustee for BioOhio and the Central & Southern Ohio chapter of HIMSS.

Scott Rybak, SVP

Scott Rybak

SVP & General Manager, Payer

Scott is SVP and General Manager of CoverMyMeds’ payer business, in charge of network partnerships with pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies.

Before joining CoverMyMeds, Scott spent 10 years at NaviNet as VP, Business Development developing new revenue streams.

Scott established partnerships that extended NaviNet’s suite of administrative and clinical health care solutions. Prior to NaviNet, Scott held various leadership positions at Kinetra, EDS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland.

Michael Bukach, SVP

Michael Bukach, R.Ph.

SVP & General Manager, Pharmacy

Michael is the SVP and General Manager of CoverMyMeds’ pharmacy business, responsible for working with national pharmacy chains to implement electronic prior authorization in pharmacy locations.

Prior to CoverMyMeds, Michael served as VP of Pharmacy Operations for Cardinal Health/Medicine Shoppe, before joining MemberHealth in 2005. There he helped develop the 3rd largest Medicare Part D program in the country as SVP of Pharmacy Operations, responsible for the 65,000-pharmacy network and the prior authorization group.

Erica Conroy, VP

Erica Conroy, Ph.D.

VP, Operations

As VP of Operations, Erica is responsible for overall leadership of operations, analytics, forecasting, recruiting and training.

Before coming onboard with CoverMyMeds, Erica spent five years at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a medicinal chemist. Erica completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from The Ohio State University and continued on to achieve a Post-doctorate in Organic Chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute.

Alan Gilbert, SVP

Alan Gilbert

SVP, Talent

Alan is SVP of Talent at CoverMyMeds, responsible for human resources, recruiting, training and development, and community relations. Alan first joined CoverMyMeds in 2012 as VP of Engineering, responsible for all technical activities, product development and product management.

Alan has spent most of his career building and nurturing high-performing teams that allow exceptional people to reach their potential and accomplish great things. Still an engineer at heart, he has been developing and commercializing medical devices and software for more than 25 years, holding positions at IBM, DuPont, Codonics and CoverMyMeds.

He has served on or led teams that brought dozens of medical products to market in more than 100 countries and holds five patents. Alan also volunteers at Startup Weekends and hack-a-thon events, and has served on technology transfer committees at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University.

Chip Burke, SVP

Chip Burke

SVP, Shared Technologies

Chip Burke is a founding partner of CoverMyMeds, and previously served as the Director of Infrastructure. As SVP of Shared Technology, Chip oversees development, security and infrastructure. He is also responsible for quality and reliability standards across verticals.

Joann Chen, VP

Joann Chen

VP, Controller

Joann is VP, Controller for CoverMyMeds, responsible for daily operations of the finance and accounting department, consolidated budget and forecast processes and the preparation of financial reporting as well as overseeing accounting close, payroll and tax compliance.

Before joining CoverMyMeds, she was Senior Finance Director at MRI software, where she built and led a global finance team and actively involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to MRI, she served as Global Finance Manager responsible for finance and accounting operations of five global subsidiaries at Intuit, Real Estate Division. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Alan Pendergrass, VP

Alan Pendergrass

VP, Operational Intelligence

Alan is the VP of Clinical Analytics and Data Quality at CoverMyMeds, responsible for ensuring obtainment of prior authorization forms for the company’s health care provider portal. Alan’s position focuses heavily on reporting, analytics, trending and forecasting.

Prior to CoverMyMeds, Alan served as Director of Analytics and Outcomes at MemberHealth/Universal American — a large Medicare Part D insurer.

Sunny Nixon, Senior Corporate Counsel

Sunny Nixon

Senior Corporate Counsel

As Senior Corporate Counsel for CoverMyMeds, Sunny advises on a variety of transactional, regulatory and general business matters. Leading the company’s contracting function, Sunny and her team interact with external and internal clients to manage legal documents from creation through execution.

Previously, Sunny served for several years as Associate General Counsel for Explorys, a health care intelligence cloud company spun out of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Following the company’s acquisition, Sunny continued as a brand attorney within IBM’s Watson Health division, assisting with the integration of Explorys’ health care provider and life science business lines.

Mark Osoteo, Director, Information Security

Mark Osoteo

Director, Information Security

As Director of Information Security & Privacy Officer, Mark is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the privacy, risk, compliance and information security functions of the organization.

Mark has 20 plus years of experience focused on server and network engineering, IT consulting and enterprise architecture.

Before coming to CoverMyMeds, Mark served as Lead Sales Engineer at Salesforce.com and Sales Engineer and Team Lead at Hyland Software.

Ron Fine, VP

Ron Fine

VP, National Pharmacy Alliances

Ron is VP of National Pharmacy Alliances at CoverMyMeds. In his role, Ron connects pharmacies and pharmacy systems in the CoverMyMeds network. His experience as a retail pharmacist, working for a pharmacy management system vendor and serving as president for IPS Pharmaceuticals, a mail-order pharmacy, give him key insight into the needs of CoverMyMeds’ pharmacy partners.

After working as a retail pharmacist for more than 8 years, Ron joined Condor Corporation, a pharmacy management system vendor currently part of the McKesson Pharmacy Systems offering, where he served in many roles during his 15-year tenure.

Ron then joined Immediate Pharmaceutical Services, a mail-order pharmacy and PBM, as President before joining CoverMyMeds.

Michael Bettini, VP

Michael Bettini

VP, Sales & Account Management

Michael brings 20 years of sales and finance experience in the health care and technology industries to his leadership of the sales and account management teams.

He has a proven track record of success and leadership in high pressure sales and private-equity driven organizations.

Before joining the team at CoverMyMeds, Michael served as General Manager of Ti Squared Technologies and VP of Finance for Advantis Medical.

Perry Lewis, VP

Perry Lewis

VP, Industry Relations

Perry is VP of Industry Relations for CoverMyMeds, with a focus on pharmacy association engagement and leading advocacy efforts in both the state and federal arena pertaining to electronic prior authorization (ePA).

Perry has spent more than 30 years successfully managing relationships in the PBM and independent and chain pharmacy environment supporting community pharmacy initiatives, initiating strategy for network development and product management.

He is actively involved in state and federal health care advocacy roles. He previously worked for McKesson AccessHealth as AVP PBM Relations contracting and supporting development of networks for independent chains.

Ryan Tarzy, Director

Ryan Tarzy

Director, Incubation Studio

Ryan has over 15 years of experience as a founder or executive of digital health startups.

In 2003 he co-founded MediKeeper, one of the early pioneers in digital health. He was also the co-founder of Playful Bee, an early childhood development startup with the mission of delivering children to Kindergarten healthy and prepared for school.

Prior to CoverMyMeds, he served as SVP of Business Development for PokitDok and VP of Business Development at Healthline Networks.

Chrissy Hand, Director

Chrissy Hand

Director, Marketing

As Director of Marketing at CoverMyMeds, Chrissy leads the team responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing campaigns across all areas of the business.

Chrissy began her career in agency and has been responsible for growing marketing programs and teams in corporate and high-growth company environments. She has spent her career building brand awareness and customer acquisition and loyalty programs for brands in the health care, consumer packaged goods and gaming industries.

Tony Gottschalk, VP

Tony Gottschalk

VP, Specialty Access Programs

Tony is VP of Specialty Access Programs at CoverMyMeds where he is responsible for strategy and growth of the company’s specialty platform — his focus being on innovation, partnership, patient care and regulatory compliance.

Tony has over 20 years of industry experience in sales, marketing, market access and commercial operations. Prior to joining CoverMyMeds, Tony worked at Gilead Sciences where he led design and management of patient support programs, specialty pharmacy operations, technology systems and REMS programs. Previously he held positions with Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Cotherix, Quintiles, Abbott and Roche Laboratories.

David Geiger, Executive Director

David Geiger

Executive Director, Sales

As Executive Director of Sales, David is responsible for building and leading a division of CoverMyMeds’ sales teams and developing a robust pipeline of sales opportunities.

David is a strategic sales and business development leader having worked with enterprise technology software and Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer and Black & Decker. He brings extensive experience building high velocity sales organizations and leading top performing teams to achieve rapid growth.

Prior to CoverMyMeds, David served as VP of Business Development at CrossChx, and Co-Founded ePAY Healthcare, where he pioneered the concept and launch of a SaaS patient payment startup.

Mike McManus, VP

Mike McManus

VP, Clinical Services

Mike is VP of Clinical Services at CoverMyMeds, focusing on providing access to the company’s pharmacy-driven, patient-engagement platforms and services.

Previously Mike served as VP of New Business Initiatives at Ateb, focusing on the development and implementation of Ateb’s patient engagement services for retail pharmacy.

Mike bring more than 35 years’ experience in health care technology and services companies to CoverMyMeds, including executive leadership positions with companies in the durable medical equipment, E-Prescribing and pharmacy-centered patient care spaces.

Mike is an active member in the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP).

Monika Brown

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Matt Scantland, CEO
Sam Rajan, Co-Founder
Michelle Brown, COO
Ted Frank, CFO, MRxTS
Alan Scantland, Senior Advisor
Scott Gaines, SVP and General Manager
Scott Rybak, SVP and General Manager
Michael Bukach, SVP and General Manager
Eria Conroy, VP
David Geiger, Executive Director
Chip Burke, SVP
Joann Chen, VP
Alan Pendergrass, VP
Mike McManus, VP
Mark Osoteo, Director, Information Security
Ron Fine, VP
Michael Bettini, VP
Perry Lewis, VP
Ryan Tarzy, Director, Incubation Studio
Chrissy Hand, Director, Marketing
Tony Gottschalk, VP

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