IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) announced today that it has named James J. Sullivan to the position of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company, effective November 29, 2010.
In this capacity, Sullivan will be responsible for overseeing all legal-related functions for the company. The general counsel role is a newly created position, and Sullivan is replacing Paul A. Holt as secretary of the company. Holt will continue to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Sullivan brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate and securities law to the company. Before joining Quality Systems, Sullivan served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of The TriZetto Group, Inc., a healthcare technology company headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo. Prior to joining The TriZetto Group in July 2001, Sullivan ran a legal and consulting practice focused on corporate, securities and intellectual property matters for technology and emerging-growth companies, from June 2000 to July 2001. Previously, he was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Long Beach Financial Corporation, a national mortgage lender headquartered in Orange, California. Earlier in his career, he was a corporate and securities associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in its Orange County, California office.
“We are pleased to welcome Jim to our management team. He is a seasoned attorney with several years of experience in the healthcare information technology (HCIT) arena. His specific industry experience coupled with his corporate legal expertise will bode well for Quality Systems as we continue to focus on our strategic positioning and anticipated growth from the stimulus plan and beyond. We look forward to the contributions Jim will make in his new role,” said Steven T. Plochocki, chief executive officer at Quality Systems.
Sullivan added: “Quality Systems has built a solid reputation in the HCIT sector, and there are many changes waiting to occur within our nation’s healthcare system. This is truly an exceptional time to be engaged in the sector, and I am excited to bring my decades of legal and healthcare knowledge to this growing entity.”
Sullivan, 53, resides in Newport Beach, Calif., with his wife, Leslie, and his two children. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He received a Certified Public Accounting certification from the State of California in 1982.
About Quality Systems, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.
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