Phil Suiter, CEO of Franklin’s Gordian Health Solutions, has announced his intent to step down, effective today.
Suiter has manned the helm of the health management firm since last October when he replaced then CEO John Schull.
Schull came to the company on an interim basis in February of ’06 from its new owner, BlueCross BlueShield, when Gregg O. Lehman left to run Inspiris.
In the two-line release announcing his departure Suiter says he is leaving the company to “pursue a potential new business interest.”
According to Suiter, who spoke to NashvillePost.com this morning, the new venture “will likely be in the healthcare IT sector,” though he was unwilling to divulge any further details.
Suiter has experience in the sector having previously served as the president and CEO of Murfreesboro-based IT outfit Stinger Medical.
Stepping in as interim CEO will be Joan Harp, who currently serves as president of BlueCross Blue Shield's commercial operations. In addition she also serves as managing director of Gordian's board.