by Stephani Simmons
August 9, 2017
Vice President of Strategic Planning and Product Management,
Shankar joined Visiant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan during the transition of ikaSystems to Visiant. Shankar was the Director of Business Development and Innovation for the Senior Business Division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan where he was involved in the formation of an division wide innovation practice, several Medicare Advantage operating model improvements, and creation of new value accretive strategies to keep BCBSM successful.
An experienced strategist and practical leader, Shankar also worked in BCBSM’s corporate strategy division and as a strategy consultant in a consulting firm. He helped in identifying strategic growth opportunity areas for clients in varied industries such as consumer product goods, financial services, and P&C insurance. Shankar also brings several years of technology expertise and client services leadership to Visiant
Shankar has an M.B.A from The University of Chicago and an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. When not glued to his laptop he loves spending time with his family outdoors. Exercise and music are his other sources of relaxation.