The Team Behind the Data

We come from a range of backgrounds, but we all believe one thing: PBMs cannot successfully audit themselves.

HealthPlan Data Solutions was established in 2010 by pharmacists, business executives, and software development professionals who saw a need for a more objective, fact-based approach to managing pharmacy benefit costs. Today, we provide our clients with a partner who will protect their interests and leverage data to advocate for them, ensuring their PBMs are honoring their contracts.

Dee Sarbok

Co-Founder, CEO

Dee Sarbok is an entrepreneur involved in healthcare analytics in the U.S.. Mr. Sarbok was VP of Finance for Green Coast Pacific, Mr. Sarbok is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business, and has a master’s degree from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration.

Gary Rutherford, RPH

Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder

Gary Rutherford is a registered pharmacist and has broad experience in hospital pharmacy, chain pharmacy, and independent pharmacy. Gary has served as an adjunct faculty member at Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University and Cedarville University schools of pharmacy over the last 25 years. Mr. Rutherford is a graduate of Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy.

Michael Blevins

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Blevins is a 28-year IT professional. Mr. Blevins developed a skill set in functional ERP, software development and database management, focusing in the area of application performance. Mr. Blevins joined HDS in 2010 and is the chief architect of the HDS prescription analysis software system. His specialties are system design, performance, and scalability for large databases. Mr. Blevins is a graduate of the University of Southern Florida with a Computer Engineering Degree.

Jarrod W. Grossman PharmD, RPH

Director of Pharmacy

Dr. Grossman received his doctorate in pharmacy from The Ohio State University. He also has certificates in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. Dr. Grossman is a clinical instructor with The Ohio State University. He has extensive experience in pharmacy benefits analysis and medication therapy evaluation.

Jeff Rabe PharmD, RPH

Director of Account Management

Dr. Jeff Rabe has practiced pharmacy in community, hospital, and ambulatory pharmacy settings. He has certificates in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. Jeff is an adjunct clinical instructor at The Ohio State University, an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and President of the Columbus Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.

Rob Blevins

Sr. Portal Developer

Robert Blevins has been with HDS since 2013. Mr. Blevins is a computer engineer with specialties in coding for ASP.Net, HTML5, Java, C#, C++, Javascript / JQuery, CSS, SCSS, SASS, Flex Actionscript, XML, SQL Server, Microsoft Integration Services, PHP, MySQL, SQL Server. Mr. Blevins is a graduate of Franklin University in Computer Science.

Steven Castillo

Senior Developer

Steven Castillo has been with HDS since 2010. Mr. Castillo is a computer engineer with specialties in coding for .Net, Flex Action Script, XML, SQL Server, Microsoft Reporting Services, Microsoft Integration Services, PHP, CSS, Crystal Reports, MySQL Server, AJAX, and Oracle 10G. Mr. Castillo is a graduate of Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica in Computer Systems Engineering.

Hal Wright

Co-Founder

Hal Wright is an entrepreneur who, since 1990, has been a principal involved in the formation and development of three hotel chains totaling over 300 hotels; Homestead Village, Extended Stay America, and recently an international brand, Impala Inn and Suites. Mr. Wright is a 1965 graduate of Duke University.

Mark Krone

Co-Founder

Mark Krone is an entrepreneur in logistics, real estate, and healthcare. Mr. Krone spent over 25 years in logistics, founding and managing LeSaint Logistics in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to starting LeSaint Logistics, Mr. Krone was in the Special Forces in the US Army.

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