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Our Leadership

With a commitment to reducing the cost of surgical care, our leading team of health care experts deliver proven solutions that enable health plans to acheive affordable, high quality surgical care.

  • Vince Coppola
  • Sherwin Krug
  • Neepa Patel
  • Brian Holt
  • Anne Pukstys
  • Kerry Lee Perry
  • Sharon Fremer
  • Vince Coppola

    President & CEO

    As President and CEO, as well as a member of the IPG Board of Directors, Vince is focused on driving IPG’s value for clients by advancing IPG's capabilities and solutions. Before joining IPG, Vince was President and CEO of Triad, a leading musculoskeletal care management company. Under Vince’s leadership, Triad became a leader in its market, experienced significant growth and profitability, and in 2013, the company was acquired by MedSolutions (now EviCore). Previous experience includes leading Strategy and Business Development for Blue Shield of California, where he developed strategies to increase the company’s market position and competitiveness. Earlier, he led Corporate Development for Magellan Health Services where he developed and executed on a successful diversification strategy by expanding into Radiology and Pharmacy, which is still the core of the company’s growth and profitability today. Vince also held leading positions at United Health Group, Cigna, JP Morgan and GE Capital.

  • Sherwin Krug

    Chief Financial Officer

    Sherwin Krug has more than 20 years of CFO, COO and CEO experience with high growth venture-backed technology companies, from start-up through mid-market. Sherwin’s experience includes: finance, operations, M&A, legal, HR, marketing and product management. Most recently Sherwin was the Founder/CEO of, a funded internet start-up that enabled prospective patients to book appointments with physicians in a real-time setting. Sherwin built and successfully ran the company through its sale to Colorado -based Healthagen in January 2011. Prior to that Sherwin was the COO of, a high growth venture-backed global internet marketplace for the manufacturing industry. Sherwin had direct responsibility for all operations and led their European acquisitions, and the set-up of operations in China. In addition, prior to that Sherwin was the CFO for Tectonic Network, a micro-cap public company primarily focused on payment processing software. Even prior to that, Sherwin served as CFO for CMD Group, a 1,200 employee worldwide database company, through its sale to Reed Elsevier plc for $300 million. Sherwin spent the first 10 years of his career with Ernst & Young in both its Johannesburg, South Africa, and Atlanta offices, where he focused on entrepreneurial growth companies including positioning them for successful IPO’s. Sherwin is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Accounting Science Honors from the University of South Africa.

  • Neepa Patel

    Chief Growth Officer

    With over twenty years of experience in health care strategy and product and business development, Neepa brings valuable experience working closely with payers and providers in various leadership roles.  Neepa has held Executive positions at the BCBS Association, Evolent Health and AIM Specialty Management. At AIM, Neepa was instrumental in making AIM the leading Radiology Benefits Management company which was subsequently acquired by Anthem BCBS.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Duke University and a Master of Health Services Administration from University of Michigan.

  • Brian Holt

    Chief Innovation Officer

    As chief innovation officer for IPG, Brian Holt is responsible for driving the company’s health plan engagement and product development strategies to ensure that IPG is providing long-term, strategic alignment with its health plan client’s objectives. Brian excels in defining and delivering best-in-case creative strategies for IPG’s health plan clients that effectively meet their financial goals, while improving health care provider satisfaction. Since joining IPG in 2013 as vice president of strategic development, Brian has successfully interfaced with many of IPG’s key health plan clients and manufacturer partners, consulting with them on program alignment, reimbursement/pricing strategy, network optimization, and new technology introduction. Prior to working with IPG, Brian has held leadership positions in marketing, corporate strategy, and network management at BCBSNC, and sales and business development at Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). Brian graduated from the University of South Carolina, and holds a MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Alabama – Birmingham.

  • Anne Pukstys

    SVP of Client Development

    With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, Anne’s unique mix of strategic and operational experience is a key asset for both IPG and our clients. Anne continues to grow IPG’s footprint with health plan clients to help them gain maximum value from their partnership with IPG. Her focus is on management, reporting and value demonstration through customized execution, implementation and optimization of the IPG program for new and existing health plan partners. Prior to joining IPG, Anne worked in a variety of leadership positions, serving both providers and health plans. Most recently Anne held several leadership positions at AIM Specialty Health in Chicago, Illinois, focusing on client retention and management, which resulted in exponential growth for the company. Her experience managing the preferred provider networks for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEP) gives her a comprehensive understanding of the BCBS claims management process.

  • Kerry Lee Perry

    VP of Marketing & PMO

    Since joining IPG in 2011, Kerry has created IPG’s Marketing Strategy to rebrand and reposition the company to deliver comprehensive surgical cost management solutions through value-based, consultative selling that creates long-term partnership opportunities for IPG’s customers and diversification of our revenue sources. Kerry successfully works to deliver the IPG marketing strategy while further strengthening the IPG brand, company value and industry leadership. She continues to generate ideas and new programs to support key initiatives for the organization using analytics, tools and the integrated marketing strategies needed to drive market expansion opportunities. Prior to IPG, Kerry worked in several strategic business development and marketing roles, most notably spending twelve years in various leadership positions within the healthcare consulting division of 3M. Kerry graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, cooking and spending time with her husband and three boys.

  • Sharon Fremer

    VP of Client Services

    As the Vice President of Client Services for IPG, Sharon’s 25 plus years of operational and healthcare experience give her a wealth of knowledge in growing strong teams and driving organizational excellence. At IPG, Sharon is responsible for all internal operations including client relationship management and patient and payor receivables functions. Her focus is on optimizing the company’s operational and business management capabilities in support of company growth. Prior to this role, Sharon held leadership positions with Precyse Solutions, Inc as the VP and General Manager of Transcription Operations.  Sharon was the VP of Revenue Cycle at Medaphis Corporation (McKesson), Inc where she led acquisition assimilations, large technology initiatives, and best practices for operations. Most recently, she served as an independent healthcare implementation and business consultant, which included working with start-ups, turnaround opportunities, and high growth organizations to drive change through implementation of new technology, client and operational process to achieve company goals. Sharon also worked in practice management and revenue cycle leadership positions at Emory Vision, New Image and RevenueMed. Sharon earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her two teenage girls and partnering with her husband on the tennis court.

Our Board of Directors

Dennis Antinori

Chariman, Senior Vice President-retired Guidant

Dennis Antinori joined the IPG Board of Directors in 2007 and was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2015. Dennis is a retired senior-level health care executive with over 35 years proven experience in growing and leading large healthcare organizations. As Senior Vice President of Guidant Corporation, he was a part of the original leadership team that formed the company. Spending 25 years in various roles in the organization, he was an integral part of the success that created one of the leading manufacturers in the medical device industry.

H.R. Brereton Barlow

CEO-retired Premera Blue Cross

H.R. Brereton (Gubby) Barlow joined the IPG Board or Directors in 2014. Gubby served as Chief Executive Officer of Premera Blue Cross for 14 years, and Chief Operating Officer for three years prior. His executive experience also includes stints as Chief Financial Officer at two other healthcare organizations—Health Net (California) and AHI Healthcare Systems Inc.

Vince Coppola

IPG President & CEO

Vince Coppola became IPG’s President and CEO in 2016 and also joined the IPG Board of Directors. Vince brings extensive experience leading and growing healthcare companies. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Triad, which was acquired by MedSolutions (now EviCore) in 2013. Vince’s extensive healthcare services experience includes leading strategy and development at Blue Shield of California and Magellan Health Services. Vince also held leading positions at United Health Group, Cigna, JP Morgan and GE Capital.

Michael Dixon

Partner Sequoia Capital

Michael Dixon joined the IPG Board of Directors in 2010. He is a partner at Sequoia Capital. Michael works with companies in healthcare and enterprise software and currently sits on the board of directors of AirStrip Technologies, Clover Health, Comprehend, Health Catalyst, IPG, and Percolate. He led Sequoia's investment in Stemcentrx and sits on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association. Previously, he was involved with investments in Endochoice and MedExpress. Prior to joining Sequoia, Michael worked at Fidelity Management & Research Company.

Ken Goulet

President KRG Advisers, LLC

Ken Goulet joined the IPG Board of Directors in 2016. Ken is a senior-level health care executive with 35+ years of experience growing and leading large health plan organizations. Most recently, Goulet served as the executive vice president of Anthem Inc., and president of the company’s Commercial and Specialty Business division – the largest Commercial Business Division in the United States.

Steve Nelson

Co-Founder Carbon3D

Steve Nelson joined the IPG Board of Directors in 2016. Steve is Co-Founder of Carbon Inc., a company playing a pioneering role in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Serving as their launch CEO, he was responsible for raising the initial Series A financing and became its initial Chairman. In addition, Steve has been on the board of Blue Cross of North Carolina, the State's largest health insurer, since 2002, recently concluding a four-year term as Chairman. He now chairs the BCBSNC board's Executive Committee.

J. Todd Sherman

Managing Member Camden Partners

Todd Sherman joined the IPG Board or Directors in 2016. As Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Camden Partners, Todd brings more than 20 years of experience in accounting, financial reporting and regulatory compliance. Prior to Camden Partners, Todd was on staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance.


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