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

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Saqib Akhter
CEO

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
CTO

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.

Rick Smith

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Rick Smith
Chief Operating Officer

Rick serves as Chief Operating Officer at PAA. In that role he is responsible for ensuring operational excellence & execution in order to deliver the highest possible level of value to our clients. His philosophy is centered around building a strong operational …

foundation and taking a proactive and results-driven approach to partner with clients to achieve success. Prior to joining PAA, he worked with other technology companies such as PeopleAnswers, Infor & Axiom as VP of Client Services, COO & CEO.  He spent the first 20 years of his career working in the non-profit sector with at risk families and now serves on the board of The Hope Clinic in his local community. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, working out, and listening to audiobooks or podcasts. Rick is passionate about continuous improvement and helping others get to “I can”.  Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling and earned his master’s degree in human resources training and development.

 

 

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.

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Mike Rawaan
Chief Strategy Officer

Mike Rawaan serves as PAA’s Chief Strategy Officer and leverages his broad healthcare market expertise to implement strategic plans for PAA’s expansion into existing markets and opening up new markets.

Mike brings nearly 20 years of experience in product development, coordinating go-to-market roll-outs, change management, M&A support, performance metrics and market analytics. Prior to joining PAA, Mike worked on developing data-driven analytics tools for payors, providers and life science companies at Inovalon. Prior to that he led product development at CareCentrix, EviCore and Healthways as well as leading various independent projects for Cigna HealthSpring and LifePoint Health. Mike holds a BA in Computer Information system from Middle Tennessee State University and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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Andy Anderson
VP of Sales

With over twenty one years in the healthcare industry, Andy’s professional experience includes leadership roles at several large global pharmaceutical companies, as well as, with the largest industry-leading …

Payor in the US. These leadership positions provided him with an in-depth knowledge of strategic planning, business management, cross-functional communication, operations management, and the foundation for developing collaborative & results-driven teams. Prior to joining PAA, Andy was at Matrix Medical Network where he developed business growth strategies for several large payors and provider groups such as WellCare, Emblem Health, HCSC and Southwestern Health Resources. Andy’s success can be attributed to his entrepreneurial spirit and customer-focused mindset. Andy ensures clients are provided with dynamic solutions that not only solve for short term challenges, but  also include long-term strategies towards sustained success in an ever-changing healthcare industry. Andy has a Marketing degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Board of Directors

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John Taylor
Chairman

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
Founder

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.