At Cordant Health Solutions®, in addition to our corporate values, we also have what we call The Cordant Way. The Cordant Way is actionable ways we all can live our values every day. At all levels, in all interactions, this is the way we choose to operate.
Click the photos below to learn which Cordant Way resonates the most with each team member and why.
President & CEO
Sue Sommer joined Cordant as president and CEO in April 2012 and brings more than two decades of medical industry leadership experience to the company. Prior to joining Cordant, Sue held the positions of vice president of Intersegment Management and vice president of Medicare Solutions with UnitedHealth Group®. She has extensive leadership experience in the pharmacy space, leading a $5B Managed Care division for Express Scripts®, leading the home infusion and specialty distribution subsidiary businesses as well as the integration and strategy for the specialty pharmacy business. Sue is a registered nurse and served at the BJC Hospital network in St. Louis, Missouri. She also received her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Chief of Staff
Brad Eckmann joined Cordant in 2013 as the director of enterprise initiatives and transitioned into his current role as chief of staff in 2017. In that time he has served on several key initiatives at Cordant, including strategic planning and execution, and finance and accounting. Prior to joining Cordant, Brad served in various capacities at Waud Capital, a private equity firm in Chicago. While at Waud, he served on several boards, including that of Acadia Healthcare and Maxum Petroleum. Prior to Waud he served as an analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York and Chicago. Brad graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor of science degree with honors in accounting and finance.
Chief Information Officer
Rob Hubert began with Cordant in June of 2016 as the vice president of pharmacy information systems and transitioned into his present role as chief information officer. Rob brings a strong background in the business of solutions management and modern software development architectures. His extensive skills include personnel management, finances, projects and business operations. He previously ran his own dynamic consulting company, so he knows what’s needed to direct client delivery teams to provide innovative solutions to the customer. Rob graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with an associate of applied science degree in data processing technology.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Glenda Knebel brings more than 30 years of experience in HR, product and account management and has a diverse background in both private equity and Fortune 50 organizations in the travel, telecommunications and healthcare industries. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Missouri in communications and human resources. Glenda has a passion for promoting acceptance and inclusion and has served on the Special Olympics Board of Directors for the state of Missouri for the last five years.
Executive Vice President,
Bob Mann joined Cordant in August of 2012. Bob has spent the last 10 years in the laboratory industry developing and implementing innovative programs for healthcare providers, hospitals and health plans. Prior to that, Bob was an entrepreneur and ran his own successful sales and marketing business. Bob has both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Clemson University.
President of Pharmacy Services
Dan joined Cordant in July 2020 as president of pharmacy services where he is responsible for the pharmacy business unit performance, growth and expansion. With over 20 years in the pharmacy industry at executive levels across sales, technology and operations, Dan brings a unique perspective on growth and leadership and a reputation for transforming organizations and delivering exceptional results. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with dual majors in accounting and organizational psychology and graduate studies in computer science and business at Syracuse University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Roeder joined Cordant in June of 2017 with over 10 years of experience in senior leadership positions at private equity-owned companies. He also spent eight years at a Big 4 accounting and consulting financial firm. Prior to joining Cordant, he was CFO of Schryver Medical, an entrepreneurial firm serving the long-term care market. Jason graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and finance.
Chief Compliance Officer
Valerie Ruttenberg joined Cordant in 2015 as general counsel. Valerie has almost 30 years of experience in healthcare law, including as managing counsel of Government Programs at Kaiser Permanente and as chief counsel of the Medicare division at United HealthGroup. Valerie attended Yale University for her undergraduate degree and the University of Pennsylvania Law School for her juris doctor degree. She also holds a certification in financial management from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Behavioral Health Services
Decia Stenzel is president of behavioral health services at Cordant Health Solutions. She is a passionate senior executive with diverse experience in developing client-facing leadership and teams and developing and executing strategies in the healthcare industry. Decia’s experience includes more than 30 years in healthcare sales, marketing, client services, health plans, finance and operations. She has been with Cordant since 2012 and has held positions in sales and marketing as well as serving as chief growth officer. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a bachelor’s degree in human physiology.
Richard Stripp, PH.D.
& Technical Officer
As Cordant’s chief scientific & technical officer, Dr. Stripp provides leadership to five toxicology laboratories across the country. He currently serves as a professor of forensic and clinical toxicology at the City University of New York. Additionally, Dr. Stripp is a member of various toxicology organizations, including the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and is a certified forensic consultant for the American Board of Forensic Examiners. Dr. Stripp earned his doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.
Jeff Williams joined Cordant in 2018. Jeff previously served as Assistant General Counsel at DaVita, Inc. and represented corporate clients at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Jeff attended Hamilton College for his undergraduate degree and received his juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law. Prior to joining the bar, Jeff taught seventh grade history in Los Angeles with Teach for America.
REX A. EATON
M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
GEORGE S. HILLER III
ANDREW KWAIT, MD
STEPHEN C. MULLENIX