Raymond M. Sessler is a founding partner of The Harwich Group, LLC. Ray has more than 25 years experience as a senior executive in the health care, managed care, insurance and business consulting industries. Throughout his career, Ray has used his expertise in strategic planning, operations management, software development and systems integration to boost organizational efficiency and better the bottom line.
Since the founding of The Harwich Group, LLC in 2007, Ray has partnered with senior management teams at healthcare plans and delivery systems to drive organizational change, targeting performance improvements while reducing operating costs.
From 2003 to 2007, Ray served as Chief Operating Officer for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (NHPRI) where he was responsible for customer service, provider contracting and service, claims operations, information technology (IT) and facilities management.
Prior to joining NHPRI, Ray was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Giga Information Group, a global IT advisory and consulting organization where he was responsible for enterprise IT operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. By spearheading significant re-engineering efforts in customer service and e-commerce, Ray helped position Giga for its successful sale in 2003.
As Chief Information Officer at Occupational Health and Rehabilitation (OHR), a regional health care delivery system, Ray was part of the senior management team that led significant growth through acquisition and integration of more than 40 clinics throughout New England, New York and Tennessee. System integration activities included an enterprise practice management and scheduling system and a consolidated billing office resulting in significant cost reduction and operational improvement. These strategies contributed to first-time profitability for OHR.
As Director of Information Technology at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, an HMO serving over 1.5 million members across New England with $2.5 billion in annual revenues, Ray was responsible for IT strategic planning. Ray led a team of IT professionals responsible for developing business strategies for corporate-wide clinical and administrative initiatives such as electronic medical records, patient scheduling, patient and third-party billing, medical management, radiology, pharmacy programs and claims.
Ray earned a B.S. from Bridgewater State College and an M.S. from Lesley University School of Management.