Rick is a proven leader in the areas of business development, sales and marketing
Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 4, 2008
QHR, the nation's largest healthcare management company and one of the leading healthcare management consulting firms in the United States, has added a dynamic new sales leader to its Business Development team. Rick Drake, with more than 30 years' experience and expertise in this area, joined the company as senior vice president of Business Development in July.
"Rick is a proven leader in the areas of business development, sales and marketing," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. "I feel certain that under his direction, our sales team will not only meet, but also exceed its goals for growth."
According to Horrar, as senior vice president of Business Development, Drake will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of new-client business development, including the building, training and maintaining of a world-class sales team. He will also be charged with developing strategies that will successfully broaden QHR's client base - allowing the company to expand into new markets and hospitals.
A New England native, Rick Drake previously served as vice president of client management for UnitedHealthcare National Accounts, located in Hartford, Conn. In this role, he contributed significantly to the development of the company's corporate client, retiree, member and labor engagement strategies, and helped shape external messaging while contributing to performance management. Prior to this, Drake was vice president of business development for DreamReacher, Inc. in Rocky Hill, Conn.; vice president, market development, of CIGNA Reinsurance in Hartford, Conn.; senior vice president and chief marketing officer of College Savings Bank in Princeton, N.J.; and held various senior-level positions at Aetna Life and Casualty, also in Hartford.
Drake is a Six Sigma Champion, a fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS), and a certified employee benefit specialist (CEBS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
QHR is a family of brands that has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR Management Services is the dominant market leader in hospital management resources, with nearly 170 current multi-year clients across the United States. QHR Consulting Services is among the 15 largest healthcare management consulting firms in the United States, with more than 150 consultants providing financial, operational and strategic support to hospitals. Each year, the QHR Learning Institute trains more than 8,000 healthcare professionals to achieve business goals by improving their leadership and management capabilities. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.