Jim McNary is Chief Operating Officer, where he is responsible for leading cross-departmental operations, refining business processes, and maintaining alignment throughout the company for both organic and inorganic initiatives. Availity’s technology, product management, implementations, and strategy/corporate development teams report to Jim.
Before joining Availity, Jim served as President and CEO of Consortium Health Plans, where he helped to position Blue Cross Blue Shield as the preferred carrier for national accounts. Prior to this, he worked as the North American Business Leader for Mercer Health & Benefits. In earlier roles at Mercer, Jim served as the U.S. South Market Leader as well as the Global Leader of Strategy and Corporate Development, where he provided global leadership in developing and managing the strategic direction of the company.
Jim joined Mercer from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he was a member of the healthcare practice area. Prior to working at BCG, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy SEAL teams.
McNary conducted his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University. He completed his graduate work at Harvard University, earning an MBA from the Harvard Business School as well as a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.