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New Chairman, CEO at Pyramid Healthcare

Salient Business Solutions, the revenue cycle management and business outsourcing consulting arm of the India-based Avantha Group, has announced leadership changes for its fully owned subsidiary Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, a provider of revenue cycle management services for the health care industry based in Clearwater, Florida. 

Manoj Malhotra, CEO of Salient Business Solutions, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at Pyramid Healthcare Solutions; Malhotra will continue to serve as its president. B Hariharan, group finance director for Avantha Group, and S. Sanjay San, group human resources head for Avantha Group, were elected to the Pyramid board. 

Alan Santos has been appointed new Pyramid CEO and will lead US operations for the company, reporting to Malhotra. Santos previously was vice president for Pyramid’s Pharmaceutical Compliance & Related Services line of business, responsible for directing the company’s newly created offerings for drug manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers.

“While continuing in his role as CEO of Salient, Manoj, as chairman of Pyramid’s board, will focus on further positioning both companies toward greater strategic growth and financial success in our chosen segments of US health care revenue cycle management and India retail CRM services,” said Gautam Thapar, chairman of Avantha Group.

In making the announcement on Santos’ appointment as Pyramid CEO, Malhotra said, “As Pyramid continues to focus on providing value added consultative revenue cycle management services within the hospital information and patient financial space for US health care providers, we are confident that Alan, with his proven leadership and organizational skills, will lead Pyramid on its path toward becoming both a ‘provider’ of choice for our clients and an ‘employer’ of choice for our people.”

Santos joined Pyramid this past February after more than 26 years with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, most recently in the senior executive service level positon of associate deputy administrator for the Office of Diversion Control. In that position, Santos was one of the leading controlled substance regulators for the nation and served as liaison to the pharmaceutical industry, international and state governments, and federal, state, and local agencies.

“I am honored to assume this new role and responsibility at Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, an organization with a rich history in providing optimum revenue cycle management solutions to its clients,” Santos said. “I look forward to working with the exceptional Pyramid team to expand our presence throughout the health care community and continue to focus on what we do best—partnering with our customers to provide outstanding service and value.”

Source: Pyramid Healthcare Solutions