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The Board of Directors of Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH) announced today that Stephen Schuckenbrock, formerly president of Dell Services, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Accretive Board of Directors effective on April 3, 2013. Firm co-founder and current President and Chief Executive Officer Mary Tolan has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Co-founder and current Chairman of the Board J. Michael Cline will continue to serve as a director of the company.
“In nine years Accretive Health has grown from a startup to a $1 billion company in market capitalization. As we continue to serve a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace, the new, enhanced management team is a natural evolution as part of our growth. Steve’s strengths in technology, driving growth at Dell Services and operational execution will add to an already capable team,” Cline said.
As president of Dell Services, he oversaw a full range of business solutions from infrastructure and cloud to Business Process Outsourcing. He was responsible for developing and delivering end-to-end IT services and business solutions for global corporations, government, healthcare providers and educational institutions around the world. His work at Dell also included President of Dell's Large Enterprise business and Chief Information Officer.
"I am excited and honored to be taking this leadership role in a company that I believe can make a real difference in healthcare. In a very short time, Mary and her team have created an innovative business model around the important core mission of improving healthcare for providers and patients alike. Mary's leadership and expertise will be key as we seek to meet and exceed customer needs in a complex and rapidly evolving industry. I look forward to partnering with Mary and the entire leadership team to take the company to the next level," Schuckenbrock said.
Said Tolan: "For some time now, the Board and I have been looking to add to the intellectual and operational firepower of our senior leadership ranks. I am delighted to say we have found an extraordinary executive, Steve Schuckenbrock," adding, "We expect that his experience in scaling the $8.5 billion technology services business at Dell, which had significant healthcare focus and excelled in customer outcomes, will be an important catalyst for our company."
Prior to Dell, Schuckenbrock was co-chief operating officer and executive vice president of global sales and services for EDS. Before joining EDS in 2003, he was chief operating officer of The Feld Group, an IT consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he served in senior roles at both PepsiCo and Frito-Lay.
Tolan added that as Accretive Health enters an era of opportunity for healthcare delivery system improvement, "We are seeking to invest in the leadership and talent to accelerate the company's contribution to this transformation."
Accretive Health will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to discuss Schuckenbrock’s appointment. To access the discussion, go to the Investors page at or dial (866) 515-2910 or (617) 399-5124 passcode 45515822. An audio replay will also be available at the Investors page of .
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