HDS Leadership

HDS Leaders Are Innovators and Pharmacy Benefits Industry Experts

HealthPlan Data Solutions (HDS) clients view our organization as a trusted software solutions company and strategic partner. The qualifications, background, and experience of our leaders position us to deliver results.

Dee Sarbok

Co-Founder, CEO

Dee Sarbok co-founded HealthPlan Data Solutions in 2009 focusing on pharmacy claims analytics with the goal of increasing transparency, accuracy, and maximizing financial value. In addition, Dee is an entrepreneur in real estate and focuses his efforts on philanthropic endeavors that aim to break the poverty cycle in Central America through social income housing and education. Dee is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business, and has a master’s degree from Cornell University.

Gary Rutherford, RPH

Chief Clinical Officer, Co-Founder

Gary Rutherford is a registered pharmacist who practiced in clinical and managerial roles with over 30 years in hospital, chain, and independent pharmacy practice. He is certified in five pharmacy practice areas. Has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions including, the OPA Beal Award, The Key Award, OSU Preceptor of the Year, and other leadership recognition awards. 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 30⁺ years. Gary is a graduate of Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy.​

R. Michael Blevins

Chief Information Officer, Co-Founder

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.

John-Michael Loke

Chief Revenue Officer

John-Michael Loke, Chief Revenue Officer of HDS, leads the sales and marketing team and is responsible for the company’s revenue-generation strategy and execution as well as the go-to-market approach. John-Michael is a sales, account management and marketing executive with 30+ years of experience building and leading sales and marketing teams primarily focused on healthcare cost containment technology. Prior to joining HDS, Loke was President of R&D Solutions Group, a Healthcare Consulting company where he successfully built new client revenue streams for payment integrity organizations through growth in their large healthcare payer segments.

Since graduating from the University of North Carolina with a degree in political science, John-Michael has also worked in leadership roles of increased responsibility at Echo Health, Connolly Healthcare, and Pitney Bowes, while also serving as an Aviation Officer in the US Army.

Michael Littman

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Littman brings a vast amount of finance and software knowledge with him from his diverse work background. He spent 7 years working in the unregulated energy market and two and half years with a large research institute. For the last 17 years, Michael has been working in the software industry, with a focus on healthcare technology. Michael is a graduate of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, with undergraduate majors in Finance, Economics, and Accounting and an MBA in Finance and Logistics. He is passionately committed to the mission of HDS.

Christopher Carlson

General Counsel/SVP, Gov’t Affairs and Compliance

Christopher Carlson is a seasoned attorney and governmental affairs professional with more than 30 years of legal experience focused on information technology, government procurement, contracting, and general corporate matters. Christopher served on the executive staff of Ohio’s largest state agency for nearly a decade, and he has held numerous positions in private information technology companies. Those positions included a chief operating officer, general counsel, and chief government affairs officer. Christopher graduated cum laude from Capital University Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Married and the father of two children attending college, Christopher spearheads HDS’ efforts to bring our innovative pharmacy data analytics capabilities to governmental customers nationwide.

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