Mr. Ptacek is an experienced and innovative executive with expertise in building and growing Medicare, Medicaid, and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) organizations. He works with executives, operators, and interested investors for companies ranging from those that are early stage or private equity-backed to more traditional and established organizations needing to transform their business models. Mr. Ptacek focuses in the areas of strategic product design, developing value-based care arrangements, core health plan operations and transformation, sales, and marketing.
Mr. Ptacek has spent the previous twenty years in government programs healthcare, working within notable payer organizations such as PacifiCare Health Systems, WellCare, Bravo Health, Magellan Health, and most recently Bright Health. While his early career focus was on product management and marketing within the Medicare Advantage space. Mr. Ptacek has more recently provided executive leadership for start-ups and distressed organizations in the broader government programs arena. In the past 10 years he has held positions such as the Chief Executive and COO for a start-up New York City-based Medicaid MLTC/LTSS plan, Lead market-based executive for a new private-equity backed multi-regional Medicare Advantage organization, SVP of Marketing for a venture capital-owned multi-state multi-specialty medical group in the oncology space, and Executive Vice President of Marketing for a private equity-backed multi-state Medicare Advantage organization.