About Rx Savings Solutions

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Rx Savings Solutions was established in 2012 to offer an innovative, patented software system encouraging employers and their members to be educated consumers of healthcare. Founded and operated by a team of pharmacists and software engineers, we support a collaborative, cost-saving solution for purchasing prescription drugs. Utilizing our clinical backgrounds, we deliver personalized recommendations on how to optimize therapies while achieving savings results for both employers and members. Located in Kansas City, we serve health plans, self-insured businesses and their members nationwide.

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Our Executive Team

Michael Rea, PharmD

Founder & CEO

Drew Komenda

Chief Revenue Officer

Brandy Rea

Chief Legal Counsel

Shahryar Qadri

Chief Technology Officer

Frank Bednar

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Randy Cox

Executive Vice President of Operations

Peter Wilkinson

Vice President of Product Development

Katie Allen

Vice President of Marketing

Shahzad Zafar

Vice President of Engineering

Shahzad Zafar

Vice President of Engineering

A career healthcare technology leader, Shahzad joined Rx Savings Solutions after 13 years with Cerner, where he led the Cloud Platform development business unit and served as an agile coach. His keen understanding of agile principles and team dynamics helps our engineers thrive in a build-ship-learn environment with nimble, self-organized teams. Shahzad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his MBA from the University of Kansas School of Business, where he currently serves as a lecturer as well.

Katie Allen

Vice President of Marketing

Katie Allen joined Rx Savings Solutions in 2016 and is responsible for marketing programs, brand management, and member engagement. She has spent her career in healthcare marketing and is passionate about using technology to improve patient care. Prior to joining Rx Savings Solutions, she managed the global revenue marketing team for Lexmark Healthcare, and also spent 10 years in marketing at Elekta, an innovator in cancer treatment solutions.

Peter Wilkinson

Vice President of Product Development

Peter Wilkinson has been a proven leader within organizations that help employers and employees with strategies to save money and improve health. Peter was the Director of Marketing for LabOne prior to their purchase by Quest Diagnostics. At Quest, he helped develop their Health and Wellness product, and ultimately ran ExamOne’s government-sponsored health initiative—MediCheck. Peter brings creative energy and a passion for the consumer to our solutions.

Randy Cox

Executive Vice President of Operations

Randy Cox is an accomplished executive who has led both emerging and large-scale products and services.  His consumer-centric focus has enabled success across diverse industries, products and services. Randy was most recently with H&R Block where he designed, launched and managed Block Advisors, a new brand and business unit.

Frank Bednar

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Frank Bednar brings significant financial experience to Rx Savings and is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, leading the Rx Savings Solutions team with day-to-day operations. Most recently, he was Executive Director of Finance – Diagnostic Solutions at Quest Diagnostics. Previous CFO positions include the financial helm at Balance Innovations and Innovation. Frank started his career with KPMG.

Shahryar Qadri

Chief Technology Officer

Shahryar Qadri is a seasoned health information technology leader. Shahryar spent 11 years at Cerner in a variety of engineering and managerial roles including developing data warehouses, implementing business intelligence strategies, designing systems for real-time eligibility and claims adjudication, creating a Third Party Administrator organization and leading edge development for on-site health centers, wellness programs and provider networks. Shahryar received his undergraduate and graduate education in computer science from Creighton University.

Brandy Rea

Chief Legal Counsel

Brandy Rea has a wealth of experience in corporate law, including facilitating mergers and acquisitions, negotiating complex contractual arrangements, and assisting in corporate governance and management. Before joining Rx Savings Solutions, Ms. Rea specialized in providing her legal expertise to entities in the health care industry, including to pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers. Ms. Rea not only advised such clients on corporate legal matters but also assisted health care entity clients in navigating through complex health care laws and regulations. Ms. Rea graduated from Creighton University School of Law, magna cum laude.

Drew Komenda

Chief Revenue Officer

Drew Komenda is a high performing veteran of the healthcare industry and a proven entrepreneurial leader. Drew spent more than a decade negotiating, consulting and working alongside physicians, hospital systems, group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks for Johnson & Johnson. Drew has a deep understanding of the business and substantive delivery of healthcare.

Michael Rea, PharmD

Founder & CEO

Dr. Rea founded Rx Savings Solutions in 2008 after routinely witnessing consumers struggling to pay for their medications. He noticed quickly at that time that consumers were paying much more than they needed to, which was attributable to a lack of information available to them. He set out on his mission to arm consumers with this information and add efficiency and transparency back in to the world of pharmacy. Dr. Rea has been involved with research surrounding pharmacy transparency for over 10 years. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University.