Healthcare Veteran and Former Navitus Executive, Byron Mickle, joins HealthPlan Data Solutions (HDS) as Chief Growth Officer

Healthcare Veteran and Former Navitus Executive, Byron Mickle, joins HealthPlan Data Solutions (HDS) as Chief Growth Officer

Healthcare Veteran and Former Navitus Executive, Byron Mickle, joins HealthPlan Data Solutions (HDS) as Chief Growth Officer

  • HDS expands leadership team with the hire of new Chief Growth Officer, Byron Mickle
  • Mickle brings substantial industry expertise to HDS with over 32 years of experience leading health insurance and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies
  • Mickle will lead all business development efforts and play an instrumental role driving the next phase of commercial growth for HDS

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today HealthPlan Data Solutions, Inc. (HDS) announced the hire of Byron Mickle as the company’s Chief Growth Officer, effective February 4. Byron is a seasoned healthcare executive with nearly four decades of experience working with health insurance and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies including Medco Health, Express Scripts, and Navitus Health Solutions. In addition to his corporate experience, Byron has also served as a board participant for over 15 years.

Prior to joining HDS, Mickle served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for Navitus Health Solutions from 2007 to 2022. During his 15-year career with Navitus, Byron’s efforts helped grow the organization from 500,000 covered lives to 9.2 million. Today, Navitus is the industry’s largest pass-through PBM.

“We are delighted to welcome Byron to the HDS leadership team as our Chief Growth Officer and know he will be a substantial asset to our company,” said HDS CEO, Ron Hamm. “Byron’s extensive network across payers and PBMs positions him well to accelerate the next phase of growth for our company. We continue to be impressed by his pharmacy market knowledge, leadership presence, and approach to commercial growth strategy.”

Mickle joins HDS at a critical time as the company continues to advance its go-to market strategy and scale its pharmacy payment integrity solutions in multiple payer and pharmacy markets. His deep expertise in the PBM market provides an excellent foundation to drive significant expansion in HDS’s core business development pipeline.

“I believe there is tremendous opportunity for growth in the pharmacy payment integrity market,” Mickle said. “Today, too few plan sponsors have embraced the power of AI technology and automated analytics to hold their PBMs accountable in real-time. Since first engaging with HDS, I saw the power our solutions possess to help rebalance the plan sponsor to PBM relationship. I am excited to help expand our footprint and bring a new standard of accountability to the pharmacy benefit market.”

HDS will continue to execute its mission to build technology and solutions that maximize the strategic and financial value of pharmacy benefit plans. Byron’s added leadership will be instrumental in delivering these solutions to the wider pharmacy benefit market.

Byron graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Business Management and resides with his family in the greater Salt Lake City area.

About HealthPlan Data Solutions

HealthPlan Data Solutions (HDS) is an industry leading pharmacy analytics company that specializes in providing pharmacy payment integrity solutions, campaign management, and pharmacy claims insights. HDS’s technology platform, Spotlight, leverages over 400 proprietary claim scanning algorithms and AI, matched with clinical expertise to provide actionable pharmacy benefit intelligence.

Founded by a team of pharmacists and IT professionals, HDS helps its customers identify, fix, and continuously monitor prescription claims data to maximize the value of their pharmacy benefit plans.


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