Post Acute Analytics ensures that you can:

Achieve 5x ROI Guaranteed

Improve Patient Outcome & Quality of Care

Make Better Strategic Decisions

Increase Revenue

Increase Efficiencies & Profitability

Take Payment Risk

Team Members

Our team has experience both operating and advising all segments of healthcare from providers to payors and technology companies. We have the unique benefit of understanding how patient care is connected through the continuum while appreciating the unique needs of each care setting.

Management Team

Saqib Akhter

Saqib Akhter is a cofounder of PAA, serves as its Chief Executive Officer, and is on the Board of Directors. He has deep experience working with healthcare providers including acute and post-acute providers, physician groups, payors…

and technology companies. Prior to PAA, he was a healthcare investment banker at Houlihan Lokey where he led strategic advisory, M&A, and capital financing for leading companies across all verticals of healthcare. His other roles have included Vice President at KPMG’s Investment Banking division and various leadership roles at BP. He received a degree from the University of Illinois in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


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Darren Pierce

Darren Pierce serves as the Chief Technology Officer for PAA. In that role, he leads the creation of technology strategies and teams that enable PAA to provide its analytics platform…

Previously, Darren served as Executive of Software Engineering & Technology for CoreLogic, a leading provider of consumer financial and property data, analytics and services to business and government. Darren has also held technology leadership positions at PeopleAnswers, Computer Sciences Corporation, and JPMorgan Chase. He has vast experience in creating mission critical software solutions that include the exchange of large datasets. Darren holds a Finance degree from Oklahoma State University.


John Achoukian
John Achoukian
VP of Implementation

John Achoukian has a diverse health care background including product, program, project and implementation management roles serving health plans, hospitals and outpatient providers. His experiences include large-scale claims platform integration for…

UnitedHealth Group and the implementation of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution for multiple Dignity Health markets. He also served as a Product Director at Matrix Medical Network where he drove the delivery of new products serving the Medicare Advantage market. John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Healthcare Innovation from Arizona State University.



Michael Gerleman
Michael Gerleman
CISO and Privacy Officer

Michael Gerleman leads processes and procedures to ensure confidentiality and security of patient data. Previously, CISO for MedSynergies, an acquired entity of Optum, which provides processing services for physician practices…

and ambulatory care. Over 11 years in healthcare information technology including obtaining HITRUST certification for organizations. Began career with KPMG and EY. B.S. in Information Systems from University of Texas at Arlington. Holds CISSP, CISA, CISM, and CPA certifications.

Board of Directors

John Taylor

John Taylor is a cofounder of PAA and serves as its Chairman. He founded and led a number of healthcare companies including StoneGate Senior Living, an integrated post-acute healthcare provider with over 40 seniors housing…

and health care properties including RehabPro – a therapy provider, Accel at Home – a home health provider, Care Navigation Services, Lifetime Wellness, Accel Rehabilitation Hospital and SG Development. He was a founding member of OKALA (the Oklahoma Chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America) and served as its Vice-Chairman and Director. He served as a Director of TALA (the Texas Chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America). He serves on the Owners’ Advisory Board of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC). He also served on the Public Policy Action Team of the Assisted Living Federation of America. He attended Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas where he studied accounting, finance and economics.

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Arnold Whitman

Arnold Whitman is founder and Chairman of Formation Capital, a leading investment firm in Senior Care. Over the past 20 years, Arnie has strategically led Formation Capital in its growth and execution of over $8 Billion…

in transactions. Arnie is also a founding partner in Generator Ventures, a leading venture firm focused on the intersection of innovation and aging. He is also a partner with Aging 2.0, a global platform and community for innovators, providers, distributors, and investors focused on solutions for aging and seniors. Arnie is a former board member and Chairman emeritus of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC). He is a current board member of Genesis Healthcare, HC-One in the U.K.,  SHA, Trident USA, Care Institute, Vynca, and Chronic Care Management, Inc.