Pharma benefits manager names EVP, COO

Montvale-based pharmacy benefits management company EmpiRx Health has named a new member of its leadership team, it announced Thursday.

Karthik Ganesh has joined the company from CareAllies, a Cigna subsidiary, to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“I value the unique skill set Karthik brings to the team and his vast expertise within the health care space,” Chairman and CEO Bill Resnick said in a prepared statement. “Karthik adds a new dimension to the company that will allow for the execution of key priorities enabling EmpiRx Health to achieve its vision. His methodical approach to problem diagnosis and solution development results in successful business strategy implementations and overall company success.”

Ganesh had been the founding operations leader of CareAllies, which focused on value-based care enablement. He has also served in C-suite roles with QualCare, and has held leadership roles with Aetna and Express Scripts.