Leadership Team



Brian Kim, President & CEO
Brian has been guiding HighRoads’ transformation into a strong and cutting-edge market leader since July 2016. He is an innovative and accomplished leader in the health care industry, bringing decades of experience and expertise to his role at HighRoads. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Brian’s energy, customer focus, and strategic vision helped drive a restructuring of ikaSystems, leading to its successful acquisition by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. As CEO of HighRoads, he has continued his steady, repeated successes growing top line revenue, building strategic partnerships, delivering effective marketing and communications strategies, reengineering products, and leading client management teams.

In addition to his pivotal roles at HighRoads and ikaSystems, Brian has held leadership and corporate development positions with Medco Health Solutions (Express Scripts), NaviNet (NANTHealth), and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University.




Ajay Bhandari, SVP, Engineering
Ajay leads HighRoads’ engineering team and is responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s SaaS products. He has over 20 years of experience in computing, with a proven track record of managing high-performance engineering teams to consistently deliver products on time and on budget. Before joining HighRoads, Ajay was the CTO at Zappix where he was responsible for driving the technology vision and the implementation of all software systems. Prior to Zappix, Ajay was a founding member and Director of Software Engineering at PetPace where he managed a global software development team while guiding cross-functional teams through multiple product releases. Ajay led the creation of a systems team to provide focus and discipline on user experience, performance, and product delivery.

Ajay has also held senior engineering roles with FoodieBytes, MIT, Emptoris, and WebCT. In each role, Ajay has shown the capability to combine big-picture thinking with hands-on innovation, considering and reconciling both technical and business viewpoints.

Ajay holds a Bachelor of Technology in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University.



Girish Pathria, SVP, Product Management
Girish leads product management for Highroads, responsible for directing Highroads’ product vision, strategy, and innovation. His healthcare IT industry experience in providing solutions for payers and providers brings incredible value to Highroads’ customers. Prior to joining Highroads, Girish held strategic leadership roles in healthcare product, analytics, marketing, and operations with Visiant (acquired by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan), Optum, IngeniousMed, Press Ganey, Carewise Health, FICO, Wolters Kluwer Health, and Elsevier.

Girish has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, an MS in Computer Applications from Pune University, India, and an undergraduate degree in Statistics from the University of Delhi.



Tim Herlehy, SVP, Sales
As Senior Vice President of Sales, Tim brings extensive healthcare technology and business development experience to HighRoads. Tim is an accomplished healthcare sales leader with over 30 years leading both sales and account development teams in generating new business and expanding the footprint within existing client accounts. Before joining HighRoads, Tim held executive and senior leadership positions with Truveris, TriZetto, HealthEdge, ConnectYourCare, Lighthouse1, and other technology firms within the healthcare vertical.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from North Central College.