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Former OptumInsight CPO will build out suite of healthcare services that tie together post-acute, primary and specialty care
DALLAS AND NEW YORK – June 22, 2022 – Signify Health, Inc. (NYSE: SGFY), a leading
healthcare platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and nationwide healthcare
networks to create and power value-based payment programs, today announced that Paymon
Farazi will be joining the Company as Chief Product Officer. Mr. Farazi brings more than two
decades of experience leading product strategy for healthcare and technology companies to his
role overseeing product strategy and design for the Company’s suite of payor and provider
“We exist to help our clients succeed in any risk-based or value sharing model,” said Signify
Health CEO Kyle Armbrester. “To do this, we are building a platform that connects providers
and payors in accountable relationships. Paymon’s deep experience in healthcare payment and
technology will be critical as we expand our portfolio of tools and services to help our clients tie
together post-acute, primary and specialty care to improve quality and outcomes for the people
With a proven track record of leading successful teams and executing on high impact product
strategies across healthcare, fintech, and cloud technology companies, Mr. Farazi will be
responsible for product strategy, development and marketing across the Company’s business
segments. He brings to Signify Health more than 15 years of experience in product leadership,
including roles at OptumInsight. He also served in product and operations leadership positions
at Cargill, Symantec and Dell. He earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Northwestern
University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
“With its ACO and episodes of care capabilities, Signify Health is uniquely positioned to offer an
end-to-end total cost of care platform for all providers and payors, regardless of where they are
in their value-based care journey,” said Mr. Farazi. “This platform, together with the Company’s
ability to fill the gaps across the continuum reaching all the way into the home, offers a powerful
opportunity to make every care encounter more effective. I am delighted to be joining Signify at
this exciting time in the Company’s journey and look forward to helping our clients achieve
sustainable success in these new models that reward improved outcomes.”
About Signify Health
Signify Health is a leading healthcare platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology,
and nationwide healthcare provider networks to create and power value-based payment
programs. Our mission is to transform how care is paid for and delivered so that people can
enjoy more healthy, happy days at home. Our solutions support value-based payment programs
by aligning financial incentives around outcomes, providing tools to health plans and healthcare
organizations designed to assess and manage risk and identify actionable opportunities for improved patient outcomes, coordination and cost-savings. Through our platform, we coordinate what we believe is a holistic suite of clinical, social, and behavioral services to address an individual’s healthcare needs and prevent adverse events that drive excess cost, all while shifting services towards the home. For more information on how we are taking health
homeward, visit us at signifyhealth.com.
Topics: Executive Leadership Press Release
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Signify Health expands leadership of Episodes of Care Division with appointment of Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Clinical Operations
Rent the Runway, SoulCycle Technology Veteran Josh Builder and Magellan Health Operations Veteran Laurel Douty to Scale Shared Savings and Health Outcomes Initiatives
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Signify Health appoints Marc Rothman, MD as Chief Medical Officer and Kathleen Tourjee as Chief Human Resources Officer
Dallas - July 8, 2020 - Signify Health, a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare solutions designed to keep people healthy and happy at home, announced today the executive appointments of Marc Rothman, MD as Chief Medical Officer and Kathleen Tourjee as Chief Human Resources Officer.
Dr. Marc Rothman oversees the clinical quality and program development across Signify Health’s home and community care, episodes of care, and pharma and life science services. Dr. Rothman is triple-board certified in Internal, Geriatric, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and is a Certified Medical Director. He brings to Signify Health deep expertise in distinct needs of seniors and their caregivers together with extensive experience in care delivery across acute, post-acute and in-home settings. He is also trained and experienced in disaster preparedness and management and will participate in Signify Health’s response to coronavirus.
“Marc is uniquely qualified to help lead Signify Health’s clinical teams as we make the home an ever more increasingly viable location to deliver social, clinical and behavioral care,” said Kyle Armbrester, Chief Executive Officer. “His medical expertise, provider and payer experience, and support of technology-enabled healthcare solutions will help us advance value-based care using our proprietary models that provide solutions for both the financing and delivery of care while allowing us to share in risk.”
Before joining Signify Health, Dr. Rothman served as Senior Medical Officer at Aspire Healthcare, the nation’s largest provider of in-home, non-hospice palliative care, and before that as the Enterprise Chief Medical Officer at Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of integrated post-acute care services. He previously directed post-acute medical services for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center and practiced geriatric, post-acute, palliative, and home-based primary care medicine with the Permanente Medical Group.
“I am excited to join Signify Health during this time of accelerated growth and change. Our traditional healthcare system is undergoing a big transformation toward value-based care and Signify Health is at the forefront,” said Dr. Rothman. “I am eager to lead this shift toward keeping people healthy and happy in their homes and communities.”
A graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Rothman completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and fellowships in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the Dementia Spring Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on improving quality of life for persons with dementia, their families, and caregivers, and he is a director of the HealthDrive Corp. in Boston, MA, which provides ancillary clinical/medical services to custodial nursing home residents in multiple states.
Kathleen Tourjee leads the Signify Health Human Resources function. Tourjee brings more than 25 years of diverse human resources experience from mid- to large-sized global organizations and has served in leadership roles at both public and private healthcare companies, including WebMD and Pfizer.
“Kathi’s passion and experience in building a strong, inclusive corporate culture will help our employees thrive in their careers and attract the industry's best talent,” said Armbrester. “I am confident that she will help employees at Signify Health live our core values and fulfill our mission of transforming how care is paid for and delivered so that people can enjoy more healthy, happy days at home.”
Tourjee joins Signify Health from WebMD where she served as the Vice President in charge of Human Resources. Prior to joining WebMD, Tourjee was with Pfizer where she started as a chemical process engineer in pharmaceutical manufacturing, but eventually switched to human resources where she progressed through increasing levels of responsibility to lead the global compensation, benefits and wellness programs.
“I am looking forward to what we can accomplish in cultivating a corporate culture that supports our brand values of being adaptive, inclusive, compassionate and accountable,” said Tourjee. “This is a great time to join Signify Health. Our growth and leadership position is supported by a workforce that is committed to driving change, being inclusive and making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.”
Tourjee earned her M.S. in Business Management at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She serves on the Board of Directors for both the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Family Service of Southeastern Connecticut.