June 29th, 2022
Kyruus Announces Paul Merrild as Company’s First President
Leadership Team Expansion Follows Year of Accelerated Growth
BOSTON, MA – June 29, 2022 - Kyruus, the leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for healthcare organizations, announced that Paul Merrild will join the company as its first president, beginning July 11, reporting to Kyruus’ Founder and CEO Graham Gardner, M.D. Merrild joins Kyruus following a year of record-breaking growth across the healthcare provider, health plan, and digital health markets.
Merrild brings more than 25 years of experience leading sales, marketing, customer success, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and product development for healthcare IT and healthcare services organizations serving independent physician groups, health systems, and health plans. He will focus on scaling the company’s core business operations while Dr. Gardner will continue executing on the company’s overall strategic vision and growth, including its business development, partnership, and acquisition activities.
“I’m excited to welcome Paul to Kyruus and bring his operational expertise to our leadership team,” said Gardner. “We are privileged to support hundreds of organizations across the provider, payer, federal, and digital health markets – helping to ensure that their patients and members have access to the right care at the right time. With Paul’s focus on scaling our operations, we can deliver for these clients every day while simultaneously driving the next wave of innovative solutions.”
Merrild joins Kyruus from Sound Physicians, where he served as Chief Growth Officer. Prior to Sound Physicians, Paul served in a variety of roles with athenahealth, including general manager for the enterprise business unit and head of sales, where he led company-wide sales, strategy, and relationship management across all market segments. He also brings deep expertise in product management and marketing from his previous experiences with GE Healthcare and Merge Healthcare.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Kyruus team at such an important time for the company and for healthcare overall,” said Merrild. "Kyruus' national network of provider intelligence and scheduling workflow is uniquely positioned to enable health plans, provider organizations, and next generation digital health companies to create a frictionless patient access and care navigation experience. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and our partners to deliver on this promise.”
Kyruus helps healthcare organizations connect people with the right care across their key access points. The company’s industry-defining provider search and scheduling platform enables leading health systems, hospitals, and medical groups nationwide – spanning more than 300,000 providers – to attract and retain patients with a modern and consistent access experience. Robust provider data management forms the foundation of the platform, helping people find the right providers and care settings for their needs based on rich, system-wide information. To extend its impact on care navigation, Kyruus acquired HealthSparq in 2021 to bridge payer and provider access channels like never before. For more on why A Better Match Means Better Care®, visit www.kyruus.com.