FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia today announced that Richard Jacik has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Sector Executive for Health. Jacik replaces Mike Raymond who is retiring. Jacik will lead the execution of the Sector's business strategy and will oversee all contracts, business development, and operations activities. He will report to Acentia President and COO Robert McCord.
"We are excited to welcome Richard to Acentia," said Acentia CEO Todd Stottlemyer. "Along with Richard's deep knowledge of the public healthcare space, his demonstrated ability to engage with and build trusted customer relationships will play an integral role in our continued expansion into the health IT market."
Prior to joining Acentia, Jacik served as Vice President and Senior Account Executive over a portfolio of strategic growth-oriented accounts, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of the National Coordinator; Department of the Treasury; Defense Health Agency (DHA); and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for CGI. He was responsible for group and program management, business strategy and development, and associated financial management. Jacik also led the Healthcare Interoperability Practice that supported clients in the federal, commercial, and non-profit space.
Jacik also ran the Quality and Process Improvement practice whose team of practitioners supported Lean Six Sigma, process improvement and High-Maturity CMMI initiatives both to customers and internal organizations. His team invented and supported a line of process automation tools that support ongoing process improvements and are in use in dozens of organizations. Jacik was the project sponsor and executive-in-charge to achieving a CMMI Maturity Level 5 assessment in 2011 and 2012, joining only nine other U.S. organizations to achieve that distinction under the current version of the CMMI model.
"I am delighted to be joining the team of talented and dedicated professionals at Acentia," said Jacik. "The company is well-positioned to continue on its path of success. I look forward to working with the team to bring innovative services and solutions in support of our healthcare clients."
Jacik received his master's in computer science and a graduate certificate in software systems engineering from George Mason University and his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Kent State University.
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