January 24, 2017 – Healthcare and life sciences executive search firm Klein Hersh (KH) has placed Steve Miff, PhD as President and CEO of PCCI. Senior Director of KH’s Healthcare Analytic Practice, Matt Azarva, led the search.
“After thorough planning and a comprehensive search process, the PCCI board is pleased to have found a leader to champion PCCI’s tradition of innovation and grow its transformative work in the healthcare sector,” said Ted Shaw, Chair of the PCCI Board and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association.
Dr. Miff succeeds PCCI’s founder and former President and CEO, Ruben Amarasingham, MD, who led the organization, as well as PCCI’s sister company, Pieces Technologies since inception. Dr. Amarasingham will step down from the leadership of PCCI to dedicate his efforts to Pieces Tech operations. The two organizations work closely together and will continue to do so in the future.
“The CEO candidate checklist for PCCI required a robust search considering the comprehensive need for thought leadership experience within the areas of informatics, science and technology grants funding, and strong business acumen,” explained KH’s Matt Azarva who led the search for PCCI. “Dr. Miff is truly that needle in a haystack. He delivered impeccably on PCCI’s triple threat of CEO needs and we couldn’t be happier with the fit.”
PCCI is an advanced non-profit scientific research center and affiliate of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX. The organization develops and consults on data and clinical science programs with a goal of improving quality, efficiency, and experience of healthcare, at Parkland Health & Hospital System, and beyond. As recipient of more than $45 million in grants directed towards building collaborative community health initiatives, PCCI is developing new technologies at Parkland Health and managing chronic diseases to improve outcomes and lower costs.
Dr. Miff brings broad industry experience, data-intensive thought leadership, and a proven track record of growth to PCCI from his previous leadership roles at Sg2 and Vizient as General Manager and Senior Vice President, respectively.
KH is a premier life sciences and healthcare executive search firm focusing solely on delivering strategic leadership placement solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries. The team’s niche subject matter experts deliver superior quality service throughout every step of the comprehensive search process. Exemplified by the more than 300 executive hires annually, from healthcare-focused venture capital firms to Fortune 500 companies, Klein Hersh’s unmatched success and critical relationships put the firm at the forefront of the industry.