Chief HR & Ops Officer
Accumen Technology Solutions
Barry Graham (“BG”) Porter is CEO of Accumen, a performance improvement firm serving hospital and health system clinical laboratories and imaging facilities. He is also an operating partner with Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm specializing in healthcare and specialty industrials companies. Mr. Porter serves on the Board of Henry Ford Health System, as well as Hopebridge, a provider of autism therapy for young children. Mr. Porter previously was a managing director of Huron Consulting Group, a global professional services firm with expertise in strategy, technology and operations. Prior to joining Huron, he was president and CEO of Studer Group, an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm that works with hospitals and healthcare systems to achieve, sustain, and accelerate clinical, operational, and financial results. He led the company to a market leading position, recognition as a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and ultimate sale to Huron Consulting Group. He began his professional career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc., focusing on strategy, operations, and organization for clients in energy, railroads, technology, and banking sectors in the US, Mexico, and Argentina. Mr. Porter received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Political Science from Stanford University. He earned his Master of Science degree in Asian Government, from Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Porter is married and has two sons who are professional equestrians. He is co-owner of Sleepy P Ranch, an international equestrian show jumpers enterprise.
George Ellis joined Accumen as CFO in mid-November 2020 after having served in that role on an interim/part-time basis for six months. Mr. Ellis is responsible for Accounting and Finance, Legal, and Strategic Partnering for Accumen and its constituent companies. Prior to this role, George served as a Managing Director with the Health Care Practice of Huron Consulting, with similar responsibilities for its Leadership Development service line. He served in this role from 2011 via Studer Group, which was acquired by Huron Consulting in 2015. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Global360. Earlier experiences include over 40 years of general operating and financial management of software, telecommunication, semiconductor companies. George has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University and a JD from the SMU Law School. He is a licensed CPA and Attorney in the State of Texas and has certifications in Cyber Security.
Joanna Peyton serves as the Chief HR & Ops Officer at Accumen Inc, a healthcare performance company. Joanna is a member of the executive leadership team and serves as both an Operational and Human Capital leader. Joanna’s background includes 15 years of international human resource and business operations experience. Joanna’s success is driven by her ability to build and motivate high performing, strategic teams that produce exemplary results. Prior to Accumen, Joanna was a member of the executive leadership team and the head of the HR for Kudelski Security. Joanna provided strategic direction and leadership of human resource and administrative related functions across the organization. In addition to Kudelski Security, Joanna led the HR function for the new Kudelski Group HQ in Phoenix, AZ, supporting Nagra USA, mycimena and other internal businesses. Before Kudelski, Mrs. Peyton joined Early Warning in a new HR leadership position for the company, having a unique background in leading HR functions while managing fin-tech operational projects and teams. Joanna started her career in the retail management industry, managing multiple retail locations and providing regional HR guidance to large retail companies throughout the US. Joanna earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University and her MBA with an emphasis on Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. McGahey serves on the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and is responsible for Growth initiatives across the Accumen companies. Mr. McGahey brings more than 25 years of experience designing and building teams to launch new technologies and services within the hospital, health system and health plan markets. Throughout his career he has built more than 50 successful growth teams that have consistently produced exponential growth and been named to the Deloitte, INC, and Healthcare Informatics fast-growth lists. Prior to joining Accumen, Mr. McGahey served as the Chief Revenue Officer for Medecision (an HCSC company), where he led all client facing teams and growth initiatives for the company. In his current role, he is charged with developing Accumen’s growth strategy to best address the needs of the diverse clientele Accumen serves. Mr. McGahey holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University.
Jeff Coker is the Vice President/General Manager of Accumen Technology Solutions, a data exchange company that partners with health systems to establish secure clinical data exchange interfaces such as bi-directional lab testing platforms or health plan quality performance networks. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in leading diverse operations in technology, retail, and manufacturing industries, with a track record of preparing organizations for scale by improving product quality, customer service and operational productivity. Previously, Jeff served as the vice president of Client Execution Excellence at Accumen. Before joining Accumen, Jeff held several leadership positions in Amazon.com’s Global Fulfillment and Supply Chain organizations as well as a software development leader for CGI. Jeff holds a BSc., Civil Engineering, from Purdue University and an MBA, Operations and Supply Chain Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.