Featured Expert: Shyam Desigan

Shyam DesiganShyam Desigan is CFO and Sr. VP of IT for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the national professional society for physician assistants founded in 1968.  AAPA represents over 84,000 certified physician assistants across all medical and surgical specialties in the U.S. The organization works to ensure their professional growth, personal excellence and recognition.

Desigan was formerly the CFO of Volunteers of America Chesapeake, responsible for the management of corporate and project finance operations for 28 programs in mental health and intellectual disabilities services. He also acted as COO of Meddela Systems and CFO of a health IT software-as-a-service company and an acute-care community hospital.

A graduate of the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Desigan has earned many accolades, including 2010 CFO of the Year runner-up by Washington Business Journal, 2011 CIO 100 Award by CIO Magazine, and 2011 Knowledge Management Reality Award finalist by KM World.

As a Zintro expert, Shyam Desigan has been able to utilize his extensive healthcare experience. He explains:

I was able to leverage on my experience selecting and implementing occupational health management solutions and travel/expense management solutions by helping a client capture the decision and pricing levers and helping them negotiate with the vendors. Zintro is helping me market my healthcare technology expertise and industry knowledge. I have also been able to branch out overseas by helping clients based out of Asia who are looking for global expertise.
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