Pursuant Health’s purpose is to engage individuals to manage their health and improve outcomes. We accomplish this by providing a unique platform that allows the capture and integration of health-related data through our national kiosk network.
Pursuant Health awarded NCQA Certification of Health Risk Assessment, passes 100 million screenings milestone
Meet Our Team
CEO & Executive Chairman
of Pursuant Health
Larry Gerdes, CEO & Executive Chairman of Pursuant Health, Mr. Gerdes has served as CEO of Pursuant Health (Formerly SoloHealth), a private health-care company in Atlanta, since February, 2014, and as its Executive Chairman of the Board since November 2013 and as its Chairman since 2012. Since 1983, Mr. Gerdes has also served as a general partner of Sand Hill Financial Company, a venture capital partnership. Mr. Gerdes is a general partner of Gerdes Huff Investments and a major shareholder and President of Friesland Farms, LLC . Mr. Gerdes formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Transcend Services, concluding with the sale of that company in April 2012 and as a director of Access Plans, Inc., from 2001 until its sale in June, 2012. Mr. Gerdes previously served as Chairman of the board of Pursuant Health (Formerly SoloHealth) and on the board of CBOT Holdings. Mr. Gerdes is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and serves as trustee for Monmouth College.
Chief Financial Officer
of Pursuant Health
Joe Stephens, Chief Financial Officer of Pursuant Health, started with Pursuant Health (Formerly SoloHealth) in March, 2013. In his role with the Company, Stephens oversees the finance, accounting and fundraising activities. During his time with the Company, Stephens has managed sales, implementations, delivery and reporting, and implemented many processes to streamline and improve the efficiency of these organizations.
Prior to Pursuant Health, Stephens was VP of Process Improvement at Nuance Communications, where he created scorecards to measure and maintain field operations, managed 12 overseas vendor relationships and drove operational efficiencies through process improvement initiatives. He also spent time in sales at Tractor & Equipment Company, where he developed a new business unit within the organizational framework of the larger company.
Stephens was recognized as the top salesman in the country for Komatsu Utility in 2006 and holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, with a concentration in finance and marketing. In his time away from Pursuant Health, Stephens enjoys investing in the stock market, learning about sustainable energy and spending time at the beach. Stephens also was a member of the varsity football team at Auburn University.
Chief Marketing Officer
of Pursuant Health
Ryan Sloan, Chief Marketing Officer of Pursuant Health, oversees consumer marketing, product strategy, partnerships, and new business ventures for Pursuant Health.
Prior to his time at Pursuant Health, Ryan spent 12 years with Aetna in Corporate Strategy, Sales and P&L Management. He led a high profile division to exceed an aggressive 2012 Sales Plan by 40%, accounting for one third of Aetna’s growth that year. He worked closely with leaders from premier health systems and medical groups across the country to develop and execute go-to-market strategies for launch of 12 joint-products. He was also in charge of special projects including Aetna’s Health Care Reform implementation and strategic business planning post-Reform for the Mid America region.
Ryan holds a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family, and is a legal citizen of three countries – the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
VP of Kiosk Network Operations
of Pursuant Health
Robert Lort, VP of Kiosk Network Operations of Pursuant Health, oversees the production, deployment and support of the Pursuant Health kiosks. Since 2011 when Lort joined the company, the number of kiosks in market has vastly increased – going from less than 100 kiosks deployed nationwide to over 3,500. Lort successfully deployed those machines and scaled the company’s support team during that short period. He has also been an instrumental figure in developing partnerships with companies such as Dell and NCR.
Prior to his time with Pursuant Health, Lort was responsible for the deployment of Horizon Software’s POS systems in various vertical markets including major hospital systems, colleges and universities, retirement facilities and private schools across the country. Professional organizations he is tied to include Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Operations Managers of America.
In his time away from Pursuant Health, Lort enjoys watching his two sons play baseball and basketball, keeping up with the latest trends in technology and playing the drums.
VP of Product & Implementations
of Pursuant Health
Kathryn Laughlin, VP of Product & Implementations of Pursuant Health, oversees the implementation and account management of employer wellness programs. Laughlin works closely with employers to properly scope the project and lead the project management efforts to deliver a successful and highly engaging program. After joining the team in 2011, she led multiple projects including the deployment of 3,500 kiosks in retail locations, all kiosk logistics, trade show installations, software integrations with 3rd parties and lead generation software implementations for health plans.
Prior to Pursuant Health, Laughlin was a project manager for the Vertical Market team at Horizon Software leading POS installations in hospitals, colleges and universities, retirement facilities and large institutions, such as The Federal Reserve Bank. She also managed HL7 integration projects for hospitals throughout the country. After years of project management experience, she was able to complete her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2012.
Laughlin is currently pursuing an MBA at The University of Georgia. When she is away from Pursuant Health, she enjoys taking piano lessons, golfing, cycling and traveling with her husband.
Chief Technology Officer
of Pursuant Health
Scott Robertson, Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for overseeing Product Development, Infrastructure, Data & Integration, Technical Operations, Technical Support, Ad Operations, Customer Service and Regulatory & Compliance for Pursuant Health.
Prior to joining Pursuant Health, Scott spent 16 years with Transcend Services building and managing their software technology platforms, product management, infrastructure and technology operations teams and HIPAA & SOX compliance programs. He managed teams that were geographically dispersed across the United States as well as internationally. Scott helped lead Transcend through multiple acquisitions and the complex technology and platform integrations that followed. The success of Transcend ultimately resulted in it’s acquisition by Nuance Communications in 2012 for $300MM. Post acquisition, Scott spent the following two years leading five separate software engineering teams for their mid-market platforms that were responsible for contributing over 200MM in annual revenue.
Scott has a BS in Geology and a MS in Geochemistry from Georgia State University.
Vice President of Sales
for Pursuant Health
Jeff Marwill, Vice President of Sales,
is responsible for sales strategy and revenue growth for Pursuant Health. Prior to his time at Pursuant Health, Jeff was a Client Outcomes Executive for Nuance Communications. In this role, Jeff was responsible for growing revenue across multiple product and service lines and managing strategic relationships with some of the largest U.S. healthcare customers. Jeff has also held operational roles with responsibility for US and Asia Operations as well as technology roles with responsibility for systems management and software development efforts.
Jeff holds a Master’s of Science in Health Informatics from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BA from The University of Texas at Austin. Jeff enjoys outdoor activities with his family including coaching and playing soccer, waterskiing, wakeboarding and other water sports.
CEO & Executive Chairman of Pursuant Health
Larry Gerdes, CEO & Executive Chairman of Pursuant Health, has served as CEO of Pursuant Health (Formerly SoloHealth), a private health-care company in Atlanta, since February, 2014, and as its Executive Chairman of the Board since November 2013 and as its Chairman since 2012. Since 1983, Mr. Gerdes has also served as a general partner of Sand Hill Financial Company, a venture capital partnership. Mr. Gerdes is a general partner of Gerdes Huff Investments and a major shareholder and President of Friesland Farms, LLC . Mr. Gerdes formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Transcend Services, concluding with the sale of that company in April 2012 and as a director of Access Plans, Inc., from 2001 until its sale in June, 2012. Mr. Gerdes previously served as Chairman of the board of SoloHealth and on the board of CBOT Holdings. Mr. Gerdes is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and serves as trustee for Monmouth College.
Board Member of
Stanley Blaylock‚ Board Member of Pursuant Health, began his career in health care investment banking, ultimately rising to the role of Global Co-Head of Health Care Investment Banking at (Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown). He then co-founded specialty pharmacy solutions company Medmark, where he served as its EVP, CFO and CAO until his promotion to President and CEO in 2005. When Walgreens acquired Medmark in 2006, Blaylock joined the company, and went on to become Walgreens SVP and President of Walgreens Health Services. Blaylock currently serves as the President and CEO of Physicians Immediate Care, a leading urgent care company in the Midwest. Blaylock holds a degree in economics and communication studies from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Blaylock is also a Fellow of the CEO Perspective Program from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and Corporate Leadership Center.
Board Member of
Sonia Jain, Board Member of Pursuant Health, joined Outerwall in 2010 and assumed the role of VP Finance & Treasurer, overseeing treasury and mergers and acquisitions, in 2012. Prior to joining Outerwall, Sonia was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, focusing on the Consumer and Retail sectors, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. She is currently a board member of Pursuant Health. Sonia graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and also received an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Peter A. Krivkovich
Board Member of
Peter A. Krivkovich, Board Member of Pursuant Health, is a founding member of AdRoll, an online advertising company, where he oversees the company’s finance, sales and operations.
Prior to AdRoll, Krivkovich served in leadership roles spanning, finance, business development, product management and sales. He spent two years in investment banking at ABN AMRO doing M&A and was in business development and then product management at Everdream Corporation. Krivkovich also helped oversee Good Technology’s 100-person sales team, before moving into a finance role with the company.
Krivkovich holds a BA in Economics from Emory University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and studied economics at the London School of Economics.
Board Member of
John Jesser, Board Member of Pursuant Health, serves as the vice president of Provider Engagement Strategy for WellPoint, Inc., the nation’s largest health benefits company. In this capacity, Mr. Jesser manages a company wide process that looks at healthcare-related functions to improve the affordability of health care; the consumer experience and access to care. He leads the company’s telehealth strategy as the general manager of LiveHealth Online, an online care solution for consumers and providers being offered to Anthem’s customers. Mr. Jesser focuses on solutions and digital tools that improve the connection between doctors, hospitals, consumers and health plans. Previously, Mr. Jesser served for more than 24 years in various management positions within the health care field.
Mr. Jesser earned his Bachelor or Science degree in mass communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an MBA from Cleveland State University.
Mr. Jesser serves on the board for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between health care payers and providers and is chairman of the board of National TeleHealth Network (NTN), a physician management company founded as a joint venture between American Well and WellPoint. He serves as the youth director at Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Fairlawn, Ohio.
Currently, Mr. Jesser lives in Brecksville, Ohio, with his wife, Erin, and five children.
Working for Pursuant Health
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