Senior Vice President
Barry Thornton - Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Senior Vice President
In September 2011, Barry Thornton was named the Senior Vice President of the Business Technology Division for Excellus Health Plan - overseeing more than 600 employees who support the corporate technology and data infrastructure, manage corporate projects, execute the transition to a single processing system for membership and claims processing, and develop technology business solutions to meet the needs of customers and providers.
Barry joined Excellus Health Plan in 2005 after eight years with United Health Group and has held several positions within EHP - most recently as SVP of Transformation Management,
"The flexible hours and innovative 'virtual office' environment at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield IT are a plus. The fast pace and challenging workload provides a constant opportunity to 'think outside of the box' and bring new ideas to the table. Two- way dialog is encouraged, teamwork is valued, and performance is recognized. A great place to work!"
"This company is much more flexible than my last employer. Management is very receptive and have a liberal open door policy. The people I work with are all professional, but we always manage to incorporate some fun."
"IT is maturing in many ways. Initiatives such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification bring a framework of best practice approaches to IT. The days of general knowledge in many disciplines, have given way to specialization and subject matter expertise."