Rand Ballard leads the member value and performance team for Vizient®.

This team champions member engagement activities across four geographic zones as well as onboarding and implementation services.

Previously, Ballard served as MedAssets senior executive vice president and in the office of the chief executive since 2008 and as chief customer officer since 2006. He also served in the roles of chief operating officer, president of MedAssets supply chain systems and leader of the company's sales team.

Prior to joining MedAssets, Ballard was vice president, health systems supplier economics and distribution for Cardinal Health.

He earned a master's degree from Pacific Lutheran University with a triple major in finance, operations and marketing. He was a deans' list undergraduate at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned a bachelor's degree with concentration in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering and business law.

An avid community partner, Ballard has served as chairman of the board of the Meals on Wheels Association of America Foundation, vice president of Hire Heroes USA and vice president of The Health Careers Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and low-interest loans to non-traditional students pursuing a degree in the health care field.

Rand Ballard