Our Team

Our experienced team of professionals from the
healthcare industry is committed to delivering results for our customers.

BM Chittaranjan, CEO

BM has more than two decades of experience managing start-ups and large enterprise organizations. He has worked in global organizations, managed core IT and BPO operations, and is well-versed in people and process management. As a healthcare thought leader with a deep understanding of changing technologies, he applies his knowledge with design thinking to help transform and grow businesses.

Pavani Munjuluri, COO

With more than 18 years in healthcare, Pavani brings significant experience and expertise working with both payers and providers to address the challenges of a changing healthcare landscape. Prior to founding CognitiveHealth, Pavani was responsible for managing P&L for large organizations focused on analytics, business process management, and IT consulting services with responsibility for managing up to $100M in business.

John Torr, Chief Growth Officer

John has three decades of sales and marketing leadership experience at a variety of software and financial services companies. He spent the last 15 years exclusively in the healthcare industry, with projects ranging from building a sales team for a start-up to managing an experienced team with $600M in revenue. John’s vast operational and IT systems experience offers clients a unique, comprehensive, and visionary understanding of how the different players and stakeholders in the healthcare industry operate, collaborate and achieve success.

Albert Porco, Chief Solutions Architect

Albert brings extensive experience to this role as one of the first CIOs to successfully lead a transformation to a 100%, all-digital hospital. He has been a CIO for hospitals and health systems, and CTO for the New York Department of Health...

NK Changalasetti, Executive Vice President

NK has over 19 years of technology experience.He has a strong technical background specializing in Product Research & Development, Enterprise Solutions & Architecture. He has worked in global organizations and been responsible for global delivery.

Rambabu Gandla, Director Technology

Ram has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Solutions and Architecture. His work experience includes organizations delivering advanced technology systems, solutions, architecture and applications. He brings a comprehensive mix of business management and technology, along with the ability to lead multiple development teams through accelerated technology projects.

Simeon Friedman, Chief Financial Advisor

Simeon Friedman has more than 18 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, tax and business consulting across a wide spectrum of industries. These include manufacturing, real estate, wholesale distribution, retail, information technology and healthcare.

For the past 10 years he has been a partner at Saul N. Friedman & Company, a prestigious accounting firm established in 1973. In this position he had firm-wide management responsibilities of a large team of accountants and other financial professionals, delivering services to hundreds of clients. He has extensive expertise in financial consulting, mergers and acquisitions, forensics and due diligence.

 

Advisory Team

Our advisors are well known thought leaders drawn from the healthcare industry.

David Wurcel,
Executive Advisor, Provider Market

David Wurcel is a highly qualified executive with 30+ years of progressive financial management experience in the Yale-New Haven Health System. Dave’s focus is on mentoring, coaching, developing staff and building high-performing teams of business and technical resources.

Proven ability to impact business growth and maximize profits through achievements in finance management, costs reductions, internal controls and productivity/efficiency improvements. He’s a Six Sigma Green Belt who delivers effective and timely solutions to enable business transformation and growth while improving patient, customer, and employee satisfaction.

Michael M Dudley
Executive Advisor – Payer Industry

Michael M Dudley served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Optima Health and a Senior Vice President of Sentara Healthcare from 1996 to 2018.

Dudley worked with Kaiser Permanente from 1978-1996 where he served as President of Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, President of the Northeast Region of Kaiser Permanente in Hartford, CT, and President of Kaiser’s Vallejo Medical Center in California. He earned his B.S. from Brigham Young University, his MHA from the University of Colorado Denver, and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Management Program.

Ali Pabrai,
MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), HITRUST (CCSFP)
Executive Advisor – Compliance and Security

Uday Ali Pabrai is a globally renowned cyber security expert. He is a top-rated dynamic speaker and chief executive of ecfirst - a compliance and cybersecurity company.

Mr. Pabrai’s deep expertise includes NIST, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, GDPR, HITRUST, and HIPAA. His clients include U.S. government agencies, multi-national IT firms, healthcare and financial services organizations. He is the author of several published works. He is a member of the FBI InfraGard and served on the HITRUST Assessor Council (2017).

 

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