athenahealth Names Brittany Podolak Chief People Officer

Podolak joins athenahealth’s leadership team to help enhance and strengthen the company’s award-winning culture

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced that Brittany Podolak joined the company as its new chief people officer. In this role, Podolak will oversee athenahealth’s Human Resources function, leading the company’s efforts on culture; talent retention and acquisition; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Podolak joins athenahealth from Dell Technologies, Inc., where she most recently served as senior vice president of HR for global products and operations. During her more than 20-year career at Dell, she held numerous senior HR roles, including senior vice president of HR for global services, digital, and marketing; vice president of HR for global supply chain and operations; and vice president of talent acquisition for North America and Latin America.

“Brittany brings a wealth of experience in driving HR and talent programs for large, complex organizations, and I am thrilled to welcome her to athenahealth,” said Bob Segert, chairman and chief executive officer of athenahealth. “It is a very exciting time for our company, and I am confident Brittany is the right partner to help us advance and shape our culture as we move forward on our next phase of growth.”

“I am proud to join the incredible team at athenahealth,” said Podolak. “With the company’s strong vision and mission to transform the delivery of healthcare, it is more important than ever to attract and retain top talent. I am excited to help build and foster a culture that plays such a critical role in creating healthier futures for all.”

Podolak received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University.

About athenahealth, Inc.

athenahealth creates innovative healthcare technology that connects clinicians, patients, payers, and partners in differentiated ways. Our electronic health record, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement tools allow anytime, anywhere access, driving better financial outcomes for our customers and enabling our provider customers to deliver better quality care. In everything we do, we’re inspired by our vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. For more information, please visit


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