Bedminster-based Zelis, a health care technology company, said Jan. 12 that Brian Gladden has joined the company as chief financial officer.
A private equity and Fortune 50 executive, Gladden brings more than 30 years of experience in setting strategic vision, driving business growth and transformation and building world-class finance organizations. Gladden will succeed current CFO, Thomas Kloster. Kloster joined Zelis in 2017 and has helped drive its growth and success. He will remain with the company through January to ensure a successful transition.
Gladden has extensive executive leadership experience at industry-leading global companies, across multiple industries. As a CFO, he has led all aspects of the finance function, M&A, information technology, security, facilities, and corporate strategy. Most recently, Gladden was an operating partner with Bain Capital’s North American Private Equity team, where he worked to create equity value across the company’s portfolio of investments. Prior to Bain Capital, Gladden was CFO at public companies Mondelēz International and Dell. Gladden began his career at General Electric, serving for nearly two decades in various senior finance and management positions, including as President and CEO of GE Plastics and divisional CFO roles in the Plastics and Healthcare businesses.
“We are grateful for Tom’s contributions. He has been an impactful leader and steward of Zelis,” said R. Andrew Eckert, Zelis CEO. “We are thrilled Brian is joining our Zelis team with his broad leadership experience and success driving transformational growth at public and private global companies. He has the depth and breadth of experience to help lead us in impacting client success, delivering strong results and driving continued growth for Zelis.”
“I am excited to be joining Zelis at such a pivotal time of growth. As a health care technology industry leader, Zelis is creating significant value for our clients and the industry, and we are well-positioned to continue transforming the industry. I’m looking forward to working with Andy, the rest of our leadership team and our associates to help make this happen,” said Gladden.