Mr. Rizzo serves as a Fellow of Innovation for Inovalon, a role created to recognize Mr. Rizzo for a distinguished career at Inovalon. In this role, Mr. Rizzo mentors emerging leaders within the Company and supports product strategy, innovation, and go-to-market initiatives of the Company.
Prior to this role, Mr. Rizzo served in many key roles at Inovalon since his joining the Company in 2002, and most recently as Chief Innovation Officer for Inovalon until 2016. In this role, Mr. Rizzo was responsible for the coordination and oversight of all product development and material product updates and expansions of capability; including design, functionality, development, quality testing processes and modularized rollouts and operational expansions. Mr. Rizzo was also responsible for all aspects of the Company’s dataset assets, including processes to support and achieve the high integrity, reliability and security; accuracy and efficiency of integration; comprehensive policies and procedures for the access and utilization; and ultimate realization of value for the Company, clients and the healthcare community. In addition to these roles, Mr. Rizzo served as the Company’s Security Officer and served in a number of key roles at Inovalon, including the Company’s Chief Product Officer, and was responsible for all major product roll outs since the Company first started major operations.
Prior to joining Inovalon, Mr. Rizzo served as Vice President of Product Development for Founding Advisors, Inc., a specialized management consulting firm. In the service of Founding Advisors, Mr. Rizzo served in various product development roles on behalf of Founding Medical Informatics, Inc. and the Medical Reliance Group, LLC, including leading the technology and software design and development of the core products of Medical Site Reviewers.
Prior to joining Founding Advisors, Mr. Rizzo was a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he advised clients in the healthcare, telecommunications and insurance industries. In his capacity as lead analyst, Mr. Rizzo performed in-depth data analysis and financial investigations of health and life insurance companies in order to evaluate appropriate recapture of reinsurance receivables and government coverage for customers of life insurance companies in liquidation. While at the firm, he also performed in-depth industry financial investigations in support of clients’ strategic expansion and investment decisions.
In addition to his Fellow role at Inovalon, Mr. Rizzo serves as a trustee at Loyola University Maryland, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, and is highly active in a number of philanthropic organizations serving disadvantages communities in Maryland. Additionally, Mr. Rizzo holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is active within the entrepreneurial, venture capital and private equity community throughout the mid-Atlantic region.