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Cope Health Solutions Leader

Arthur Byrd

Chief Financial Officer

Office: (646) 768-0714
Cell: (646) 599-2690

Arthur Byrd, Chief Financial Officer, brings more than 25 years of experience in health care finance to COPE Health Solutions. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Byrd works closely with the CEO on setting overarching financial goals and objectives for the company. Prior to COPE Health Solutions, Mr. Byrd oversaw the finance and operation areas for OneCity Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York City Health + Hospitals and prior to that Mr. Byrd spent more than 22 years of his career with EmblemHealth (Emblem) and many of their subsidiary and legacy companies. He started his career working for Deloitte’s audit practice and subsequently his experience included working for the medical malpractice company controlled by HIP Health Plans. Working within multiple areas of Finance for HIP and then Emblem and most recently, working for Emblem’s controlled multi-specialty medical care delivery system, AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP)

Mr. Byrd once served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at ACP, managing and restructuring the Facilities, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology areas – overseeing more than 240 ACP staff members. Mr. Byrd’s goal was to incorporate best practices and eliminate redundancies ACP may have had with Emblem, while reducing system operating risks, improving internal controls, leveraging economies of scale and identifying and retaining top talent. The recognized annual run-rate savings approximated $50 million and was achieved by year-end of 2016.

Mr. Byrd graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York with a bachelor of science in accounting in 1990. He is a board member for United Neighborhood Houses (UNH), the Chairman of the Development Committee for UNH and an active member of the Financial Executives International, where he previously served as the NYC Chapter’s Treasurer for six years.


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