Health plan exec Scott Powers to lead Medicare Advantage company’s day-to-day business operations

ORANGE, Calif. (April 16, 2018) – Alignment Healthcare, a population health-focused organization, announced today that Scott Powers has joined the company as its new president and chief operating officer (COO).

With extensive management experience, Powers brings valuable leadership to Alignment’s executive team during a period of rapid growth. As president and COO, Powers will be responsible for overall operational performance and outcomes for the company.

“Scott brings to Alignment a wealth of experience in Medicare Advantage, technology and finance. He will be joining a leadership team focused on growth,” said CEO John Kao. “Scott is uniquely qualified to help Alignment scale our platform, one of the best and fastest growing Medicare Advantage operating platforms in the country.”

As COO, Powers will drive operational process improvement, process automation and scale economies.

"I look forward to helping lead the company in its next phase of innovation and operational excellence, delivering a superior customer experience,” said Powers.

Prior to joining Alignment, Powers was the president of health plan operations at Cambia Health Solutions. He joined the organization in 2010 as vice president of strategic finance and assumed responsibilities for operational activities of the insurance division in 2011, rising to the post of chief operating officer before taking on his most recent role in 2015. Before joining Cambia, Powers was a partner and managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, LLC; director of finance at Intel Corp.; and CEO of Commerce Route, Inc.

He has a bachelor's degree in finance and an MBA, both from Arizona State University.

About Alignment Healthcare

Alignment Healthcare has created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, the company’s innovative data-management technology allows it to commit to caring for seniors exclusively, with special emphasis on treating the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers HMO plan options to California residents through Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, visit


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