ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPG, the recognized industry-leading provider of Surgical and Implant Cost Management solutions today announced that its Board of Directors named Vince Coppola as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 31. As President and CEO, Vince will look to advance the company’s growth and evolution, while further building out its customer base and product portfolio.
Coppola most recently served as President and CEO of Triad, a musculoskeletal care management company. After leading the company in significant growth and profitability, Coppola stayed on as CEO with the company after the acquisition by MedSolutions in 2013 to assist in a successful integration and its continued growth. Coppola’s previous experience includes serving as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Blue Shield of California, where he developed strategies to increase the company’s market position and competitiveness. Earlier, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Magellan Health Services where he developed and executed a plan to successfully expand into Radiology and Specialty Pharmacy. Coppola also held leading positions at United Health Group, Cigna, JP Morgan Chase and GE Capital.
“This is an opportune time for Vince to become IPG’s Chief Executive Officer, and we are delighted to have him join the team. Vince not only brings a high level of healthcare and payer experience integral to our business, but brings specific experience in the healthcare services arena and a proven track record of rapidly and successfully growing the companies he has been associated with,” said Dennis Antinori, Executive Chairman of the Board for IPG. “Vince truly stood apart as a leader, with his extraordinary ability to connect vision, people and innovation to drive strategy and success, and we look forward to his leadership at IPG.”
IPG experienced over a 60% growth rate last year, and is continuing that growth and momentum partnering with all of the major payers across the country to successfully drive down health care costs while ensuring quality of care for consumers.
“I wanted to be a part of a company that has the capabilities to drive quality and value for all healthcare stakeholders. Today, I am even more convinced that IPG is that company,” said Vince Coppola. “Over the past 10 years, the vision and leadership of the company have built IPG into one of the most innovative companies in healthcare and the clear leader in the surgical and implant cost management business. The opportunity that lies ahead for IPG is enormous, and the ability to lead this next chapter is both humbling and exhilarating. I am focused on accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers need from us. Their success will continue to drive us and I am confident in our ability to win, and honored to lead this great company.”
Coppola will be based at the IPG headquarters in Alpharetta, GA.
As the Surgical and Implant Cost Management leader, IPG delivers a customized, data-driven approach to enable their health plan partners to manage their surgical and implant costs more effectively. Providing true end-to-end solutions for the healthcare industry, IPG serves as a strategic capability for health plans to manage cost and risk in a unique way that drives collaboration between the plan, their healthcare providers, manufacturers and physicians to ensure that patients receive increased access to affordable and innovative life-saving and life-enhancing device-intensive medical therapies. Additionally, IPG’s award-winning analytics platform for implantable procedures delivers transparency to impact the entire health care transaction process and all sites of care. Continued expansion of IPG’s surgical cost management platform will help health plans to deploy programs that will improve their ability to manage risk and deliver actionable information to everyone involved in a patient’s surgical procedure to drive lower costs and high-quality care for consumers. For more information about IPG, call us at 866.753.0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.