June 6, 2016 – Indianapolis, Indiana. Equian, a leader in healthcare payment integrity, is pleased to announce two new executive hires to meet the needs of their rapidly growing company – Shankar Narayanan will be appointed as Chief Operations Officer while Chris Reed was named Group President of Data Mining & Audit.
“We welcome our two most recent executive hires to the Equian family,” says Scott Minge, CEO. “The experiences both gentlemen have gained throughout their executive careers will be a healthy addition to Equian as we are accelerating our investments in innovation, analytics and service excellence. Proven results are the cornerstone of these individuals’ DNA. Our market is complex and our customers desire expertise, scale and innovation that require continued investment in our leadership team. I am pleased these industry leaders chose to join the Equian team.”
With over 17 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry, Shankar Narayanan will be responsible for operations, technology, integration, and business performance management in his Chief Operations Officer role at Equian. Prior to joining Equian, Shankar was a member of the executive leadership team at Cognizant as the Global Head of Life Science. During his tenure Shankar led initiatives that drove industry-leading growth, operational- and process-improvement programs as well as new capabilities and scale through acquisition integration and product innovation.
Chris Reed comes to Equian as Group President of Data Mining & Audit with extensive expertise in operations, technology, innovation and business processes. Most recently, Chris was the VP of Strategy for MetLife’s US Group Insurance where he designed the future state operating model of his division working closely with internal and external stakeholders. Throughout his 18-year tenure with MetLife, he held multiple leadership positions including VP of Operations, Business Development and Business Architecture for both US and Global Service Centers.
Mr. Narayanan and Mr. Reed commented that they are excited to join the Equian family and help lead the expanded use of Equian’s full spectrum of payment integrity services and increase the savings provided to our clients.
Equian is a leading end-to-end payment integrity organization. The company’s platform manages over $250 billion of claims data in their innovative platform designed to assist clients by avoiding, identifying, pricing, analyzing, and ultimately recovering inaccurate transactions in the complex environments of healthcare, workers compensation, and property & casualty markets. Equian acts on data to pay the right party, for the right amount, at the right time delivering over $1.25 billion in actionable savings throughout the payment spectrum.