Chairman & CEO, Catamaran
Mark Thierer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Catamaran, a $10 billion pharmacy benefit managers serving more than 25 million members. Mr. Thierer has been instrumental in redefining the way pharmacy benefits are managed by successfully merging two industry-leading PBMs — SXC Health Solutions and Catalyst Health Solution — to drive significant client savings, with a service offering wrapped in flexibility, agility and a client-centered philosophy. Under his leadership, Catamaran has emerged as the leading alternative to the traditional approach of other PBMs, with customized solutions that benefit healthcare payers and the communities they serve.
Mr. Thierer has a 30 year track record as a healthcare industry leader. Since Mr. Thierer joined SXC Healthcare Solution in 2006, the company has posted a compound annual growth rate of 50% and a fifty-fold increase in shareholder value. This growth and value creation earned the company numerous industry awards, with Fortune naming SXC the #1 Fastest Growing Company in 2011.
Prior to joining SXC, Mr. Thierer held senior positions at President of Physicians Interactive, and IBM. Mr. Thierer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A from Nova Southern University, and has earned the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.