People: MedAssets Inc (MDAS.OQ)
Mr. Rand A. Ballard is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Director of MedAssets Inc. He has served as our Senior Executive Vice President and in the Office of the Chief Executive since October 2008 and Chief Customer Officer since October 2006. Mr. Ballard also served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Ballard has been a director since 2003. Mr. Ballard served as President of MedAssets Supply Chain Systems and led our sales team prior to serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Prior to joining MedAssets in November 1999, Mr. Ballard’s most recent experience was as Vice President, Health Systems Supplier Economics and Distribution for Cardinal Healthcare. Mr. Ballard holds an M.B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University with a triple major in finance, operations, and marketing. He was a deans’ list undergraduate at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, and business law. Mr. Ballard has served as Chairman of the Board of the Meals on Wheels Association of America Foundation, Chairman of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (formerly the Healthcare Industry Group Purchasing Association) and Chairman of the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute. Mr. Ballard serves as a Trustee of the Meals on Wheels Research Foundation and is Vice President of The Health Careers Foundation, a non-profit organization providing scholarships and low interest loans to non-traditional students pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. Mr. Ballard also serves as Vice President of Hire Heroes, USA, a non-profit organization providing job search assistance to veterans. Mr. Ballard’s intimate knowledge of our current and potential clients garnered from his extensive experience in the healthcare industry position him well to serve on the Board of Directors.
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