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Gainwell Technologies Appoints Mark Knickrehm as Chairman and CEO

RESTON, Virginia – Gainwell Technologies (“Gainwell”), a leading innovator in Medicaid technology solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Knickrehm as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Paul Saleh, who is transitioning out of his role as President and CEO. Saleh will continue to serve on Gainwell’s board. He will also support the organization and ensure a seamless transition for our valued clients and the Gainwell team.

“I am honored to serve as Chairman and CEO of Gainwell and continue its legacy of innovation and client service excellence supporting the Medicaid and Health and Human Services ecosystem,” said Mark Knickrehm. “With our talented team and best-in-class solutions, Gainwell will continue to deepen its presence with existing clients, grow its client base and expand into new segments, including population health management, utilization management, analytics, systems integration, and dental. I am excited to work alongside everyone at Gainwell as we continue to help our clients bring high-quality healthcare to those most vulnerable in our communities.”

“We thank Paul for his years of service and contributions to Gainwell that set the foundation for continued success and instituted an unwavering focus on improving client outcomes,” Knickrehm continued. “I look forward to benefiting from his guidance during this transition.”

“I have had the distinct pleasure of leading Gainwell since its inception through the company’s continued expansion as a leading player in providing healthcare technology solutions to Medicaid programs and other government health initiatives,” said Paul Saleh. “I look forward to supporting Mark and the rest of the Gainwell team.” 

About Mark Knickrehm

Knickrehm brings deep healthcare experience to his new role. For eight years, he led Accenture’s global health business, helping grow it to more than $3 billion in annual revenue. He has extensive expertise in leading large systems integration projects and operational transformation programs for public sector health organizations.

Knickrehm also served as the global Chief Executive of Accenture Strategy, the company’s consulting business, which focuses on solving clients’ most pressing challenges at the intersection of business, technology and operations. He was also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Before joining Accenture, Knickrehm was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he advised healthcare companies.

About Gainwell Technologies

Gainwell Technologies is the leading provider of digital and cloud-enabled solutions vital to the administration and operations of health and human services programs. With more than 50 years of proven experience, Gainwell has a reputation for service excellence and unparalleled industry expertise. We offer clients scalable and flexible solutions for their most complex challenges. These capabilities make us a trusted partner for organizations seeking reliability, innovation, and transformational outcomes. Learn more at


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