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Vardis Proud To Support The Gores Group In Appointing Al Lechner As Chief Growth Officer

Al Lechner, the new Chief Growth Officer and  is responsible for revenue growth within Meridian Medical Management, which includes Origin Healthcare Solutions, PrecisionBI, VertexDr, and Meridian RCM.

Al Lechner, a healthcare executive with many years of experience in the electronic health records (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) fields has joined the company as Chief Growth Officer, overseeing all sales and marketing activities for the Meridian family of companies (Meridian Medical Management, Origin Healthcare Solutions, and PrecisionBI).  Before joining Meridian, Al served as EVP for Rennova Health Technology Solutions where he led a team of top performers responsible for accelerating revenues by using a unique blend of process knowledge, mature and proven technology and business solutions. He is a subject matter expert with a focus on corporate go to market strategy, operational excellence, revenue cycle management, healthcare software, regulatory affairs, and corporate compliance.

“Al is a very dynamic and skilled Chief Revenue Officer with a long and successful career driving revenue and building winning cultures in the RCM and Healthcare IT fields. He will be a great asset to the company as we gear up for new growth and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Terry Leahy, Meridian’s CEO.

When asked about his new position, Lechner said, “I am very excited about joining such a stellar team of healthcare leaders who have the right culture and experience to deliver improved financial, technical and clinical outcomes for customers. Meridian’s technology-enabled RCM solutions platform delivers superior cash cycle management and analytics and I’m looking forward to helping to expand the company’s customer base.”

Originally established in 1996, acquired by GE Healthcare IT in 2005 and re-established as a privately-held company, Meridian Medical Management has a new and focused approach to providing our suite of revenue cycle management and healthcare analytics services to private-practice physician groups and large multi-specialty and academic practices. Meridian services over 40,000 healthcare providers and processes more than $4B in healthcare services each year. Meridian is a portfolio company of The Gores Group.

The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on partnering with differentiated businesses that can benefit from its extensive industry knowledge, decades long experience and flexible capital base. Over its 30 year history, the firm has developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for building businesses and creating value alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Greenwich, CT and Boulder, CO.


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