About Karthik Ganesh
CEO and Board Director at EmpiRx Health, a category creator and the industry’s only value-based pharmacy benefits manager. Solid track record of driving market-differentiating results at tech-enabled healthcare services companies, resulting in strong exits to strategic buyers and private equity.
Unique blend of healthcare experience across health plan, pharmacy benefit management, provider-sponsored healthcare services, third-party administration, and health data management companies. Expertise transforming businesses, scaling operations, building high-performing DE&I-supportive cultures, and directing turnarounds and M&A to drive significant increases to revenue and EBITDA.
Built EmpiRx Health into a high-growth and high-innovation company with significantly increased revenue and EBITDA. Earned recognition as a multi-year Inc. 5000 company, Certified Great Place to Work, Fortune Best Place to Work in NY, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, resulting in its acquisition by private equity.
As EVP and COO of QualCare, transformed a provider-sponsored third-party administrator into a tech-enabled healthcare services powerhouse, resulting in its acquisition by Cigna. Previously, played a critical role in launching and operating CareAllies, a Cigna subsidiary focused on value-based care. Background includes leadership roles at Aetna and Express Scripts, and senior roles at Deloitte and EY.
Prolific writer and speaker on healthcare, leadership, and resilience, and featured in leading industry journals and podcasts. Author of The Happiness Model: A Roadmap to Inner Peace.