PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arete Pharmacy Network announced today that Don Meredith has been promoted to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Meredith will report to the board of directors.
In his new role, Meredith leads the charge for operational excellence at Arete Pharmacy Network and assumes responsibility for the successful execution of growth strategy. Prior to his promotion, Meredith served as vice president of information technology and finance. Commenting on Meredith’s promotion, Board Chair Greg Mitchell said, “At the core of our business is the resolve to help pharmacies remain solvent and in continuous service to their communities. Don’s appointment to the position of chief operating officer is a reflection of our commitment, not just to the pharmacies we serve, but to the patients who benefit directly from them.”
“Don has made a remarkable impact on the organization since he joined in the summer of 2017. He has successfully led the IT and finance teams, spearheading initiatives for automation that have greatly enhanced operational efficiency,” said Rob McMahan, chief executive officer. “I have complete confidence that in his new role, Don will continue to produce results that effectively drive the integration of staff and systems to support organizational readiness for growth.”
“As Arete Pharmacy Network continues to lead a multi-pronged effort to improve the independent pharmacy owner’s capacity for success, I am thrilled to be stepping into this new role,” said Meredith. “I look forward to collaborating with Rob and the executive team as we work to create long-term value for the independent pharmacies we serve.”
Meredith has over 20 years’ experience as an IT leader in diverse markets, including healthcare. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Alabama.
About Arete Pharmacy Network
Arete Pharmacy Network serves independent community pharmacies and regional chains through a portfolio of expanded tools and services designed to help pharmacies deliver quality care to their communities. With a core focus on managed care contracting and service excellence, Arete Pharmacy Network supports the effective management of the financial, quality and operational aspects of pharmacy business. For more information, visit www.areterx.com.