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 Financial and Corporate Strategy Officer
Brad Eckmann joined Cordant in 2013 and has served in several leadership roles before becoming Chief Financial and Corporate Strategy Officer in 2021. In his role, Brad is responsible for finance and accounting, revenue cycle management, data analytics, strategic planning, growth strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Cordant, Brad served in various capacities at Waud Capital, a private equity firm in Chicago. While at Waud, he participated in the strategic direction of several companies, including as a board director at Acadia Healthcare and Maxum Petroleum. Prior to Waud, he served as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York and Chicago. Brad graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor of science degree 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.
Valerie Ruttenberg joined Cordant in 2015 as general counsel. In 2021, Val transitioned to being the Chief Compliance Officer. Val is now returning to the position of general counsel. Val 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. Val 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.
REX A. EATON
M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
GEORGE S. HILLER III
ANDREW KWAIT, MD
STEPHEN C. MULLENIX