PatientMatters Appoints Rick Darer as Chief Financial Officer
Healthcare Finance and Technology Veteran to Drive Strategic Growth for Patient Financial Solutions Company
Orlando, FL – June 19, 2018 — PatientMatters, a patient access and advocacy solutions provider helping hospitals and health systems offer their patients highly-personalized financial solutions, today announced that it has appointed Rick Darer as its Chief Financial Officer. Darer will lead the company’s finance and accounting teams, with an emphasis on implementing business strategies that support long-term company growth.
Darer brings more than 30 years of healthcare, operations and advanced technology experience to his role at PatientMatters. Prior to joining PatientMatters, Darer served as the Principal at Sculpere Partners, LLC for eight years, optimizing growth and earnings for more than 25 companies. He also served the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at a SaaS-based internet infrastructure firm, Gomez. Under his leadership, the company grew at a compound annual growth rate of 45% which led to a strategic acquisition of the company by Compuware. Additionally, Darer has held senior finance positions at notable firms including Computervision Corporation and General Electric. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
“As we continue to enhance existing, and build new, solutions that assist patients with the financial burdens associated with care, it is exciting to have someone with Rick’s track record to drive financial and operational initiatives,” said David Shelton, Chief Executive Officer at PatientMatters. “Rick brings a powerful combination of skills and expertise to PatientMatters, and we look forward to leveraging his insight to bolster company growth.”
As the new Chief Financial Officer, Darer will work to further expand the company’s comprehensive portfolio of personalized payment solutions for patients. Additionally, Darer will oversee all accounting activities to support the company’s short-term goals and long-term mission.
“I was really drawn to PatientMatters’ vision of optimizing the patient financial experience, especially in this dynamic and uncertain time in the healthcare industry when patients are responsible for paying for more of their own care than ever before,” said Darer. “I hope to leverage my extensive experience in finance, operations, and leadership to support PatientMatters’ goal to truly move the needle when it comes to personalizing and improving the financial experiences of every patient.”
PatientMatters brings compassion and consumerism to the financial experience of care, helping hospitals and health systems offer highly-personalized financial solutions that improve satisfaction, cash flow, profitability and outcomes. Based on decades of experience, the PatientMatters IntelliPass™ System brings together a comprehensive set of patient payment and advocacy solutions, along with intelligent workflow automation tools to ensure every patient is satisfied and providers are appropriately compensated. PatientMatters serves over 130 hospital and health systems in over 350 locations across the country, providing cutting-edge technology, financial tools, process transformation services with staff training and support to help deliver a new level of consumer-friendly healthcare. To learn more, visit www.patientmatters.com.
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