Mark A. Pulido brings to the Inovalon Board of Directors nationally recognized expertise in healthcare and more than three decades of leadership experience. Mr. Pulido is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of ABILITY Network, a national leader in cloud-based solutions for the healthcare provider marketplace acquired by Inovalon in 2018.
Prior to his role at ABILITY, Mr. Pulido focused on private equity and investing initiatives as an industry executive at Freeman Spogli & Company. Previously he served as the Chairman of BenefitPoint, Inc., a venture capital-backed employee benefits technology company, where he also served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he led several of the most prominent healthcare and information technology companies in the world. Mr. Pulido served as President and CEO of McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 15 healthcare services and information technology company; President and Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, USA (formerly Sandoz), a research-based pharmaceutical manufacturer; and Chairman, President and CEO of Red Line Healthcare Corporation, a specialty long-term care distribution and medical billing company. Mr. Pulido also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quidel Corporation, a manufacturer of diagnostic testing solutions and as a Board Member of several healthcare and technology companies, including Sunrise Medical Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer; Smile Brands Group, a dental practice management company; Charles Schwab Corporation, a financial services company; and Imation Corporation, a technology company.
Mr. Pulido holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, and a Masters of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Minnesota. He was a National Trustee of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and is past President of the Board of Trustees, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA, a leading independent school. He is co-founder and proprietor of Pulido~Walker Cellars, a Napa Valley cult cabernet sauvignon winery and co-founder of the Pulido~Walker Foundation focusing on education and youth at risk.