Influence Health today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Michael P. Nolte as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Peter Kuhn has assumed the role of President and Chief Customer Officer, and will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors. “We’re very pleased to have Mike join Influence Health as Chief Executive Officer. He is a strong and experienced leader with a track record of building great organizations,” stated John Brennan, Chairman of the Board. “Healthcare is still in the early stages of truly understanding the shift to digital; we believe the real impact of persistent digital engagement / influence on cost, quality and patient experience goals is still in front of us. Influence Health’s role in the persistent digital influence of consumers has never been more important, and Mike has the skills and demonstrated ability to accelerate our progress.”
Nolte is a seasoned operational leader whose career spans the healthcare, technology and financial services industries. Mike joins Influence Health after recently serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of the public company MedAssets (MDAS), which was acquired by a combination of Vizient and Pamplona Capital earlier this year. Prior to joining MedAssets, he spent seven years at General Electric (GE) including roles as Vice President and General Manager of Americas Services for GE’s Healthcare IT business, where he led more than 1,700 teammates focused on its $900 million healthcare software portfolio, VP and GM of GE’s $230 million enterprise revenue cycle software business, and VP and GM of marketing and product management for GE Healthcare IT’s ambulatory segment. He also spent five years with McKinsey & Company and started his career as a U.S. Army Officer, finishing up as a Captain and Company Commander for an airborne, rapid deployment, medical supply chain and maintenance organization. Mike holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
I joined Influence Health because I want to be a part of a company which will positively impact the maturation of the healthcare industry and make a real difference in the lives of patients. This company is both a catalyst for change and squarely in the middle of where healthcare must evolve, and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Mike Nolte. “I am focused on accelerating the execution that our customers need from us because it is their success that will continue to drive us. At a time when our industry is on the cusp of more disruption than we’ve ever encountered, I couldn’t be more confident in Influence Health’s ability to win, or more honored to lead this extraordinary company.”
In his new role as President and Chief Customer Officer, Peter Kuhn, who joined the company in 1996 as the head of sales and served as the CEO of Influence Health since February 2009, will devote his time to supporting Nolte and engaging closely with customers and prospects, with a focus on leading growth and product innovation.
About Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform. The Influence Health platform enables providers, employers, and payers to positively influence consumer decision making, and health-behaviors well beyond the physical care setting through personalized and interactive multi-channel engagement enabling population health management. Since 1996, the Birmingham, AL-based company has helped more than 1,100 provider organizations influence consumers in a way that is transformative to financial and quality outcomes. For more information visit InfluenceHealth.com.