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.



Girish Pathria, EVP, Product & Marketing

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.



Jennifer Block, SVP, Professional Services

Jennifer brings deep expertise of payer systems implementation and project management to the team. For over 15 years she has specialized in large scale complex core system implementations, client implementations, and support projects. She also has in-depth experience in SDLC, IT Methodologies, solutions design, and delivery of enterprise level solutions. Prior to joining HighRoads, Jennifer held leadership roles at McKinsey and Company, Healthedge, Change Healthcare, Trizetto, and Adaptis. She also spent time on the payer side at both Premera Blue Cross and United Healthcare/Pacific Health Systems.

Jennifer has an MBA from Pepperdine University and an undergraduate degree from California State University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and SAFe4 Practitioner.



Rory Curtis, SVP, Engineering

As a Senior Vice President of Engineering, Rory brings expertise gained from over 25 years of supporting organizations with innovative technology solutions to drive growth and improve efficiency. Before joining HighRoads, Rory held pivotal roles, leading cross-functional teams to successfully deliver a wide range of projects, from building and scaling large-scale software platforms to developing and launching new products at companies including Tesco, ShopDirect, and Canon.

Rory holds a BSc Hons degree in Computing and Information Systems from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown



Todd Petersen, SVP, Sales

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Todd brings extensive healthcare technology and growth experience to HighRoads. Todd is an experienced healthcare sales and marketing leader with over 20 years leading both new sales and growth within existing accounts. Prior to joining HighRoads, Todd held executive positions at Optum, DRx, InstaMed, HealthSparq, and ActualMeds. He is currently involved in advisory board positions to help small companies make a positive impact on healthcare and our communities.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of South Florida.



Joe Mele, VP, Finance

Joe leads the finance function for Highroads bringing with him over 15 years of accounting experience with a focus on corporate accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls. Prior to joining HighRoads, Joe held management positions at Zmags Corporation, McGladrey, The Mentor Network, and CTI Data.

Joe holds an MBA from the Manning School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Fitchburg State University.