The Akumin Team

Transforming healthcare,
one patient at a time

Akumin is powered by an exceptional leadership team that comprises experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds, possessing a broad range of skills and expertise. They all share a common goal: to steer the strategic direction of our organization and tackle complex healthcare challenges with innovative solutions.

With each member bringing a unique perspective to the table, they are working cohesively to propel Akumin forward as the go-to outpatient solutions provider for health systems and hospitals. Their unwavering focus remains on delivering top-notch patient care and enhancing health outcomes in the communities we serve.

Executive Profiles

Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer

Krishna Kumar

Chief Executive Officer

Krishna Kumar has valuable experience and exceptional insight into the radiology space, having served as Senior Vice President & Business Leader – Precision Diagnosis at Philips North America from March 2019 to June 2023. Prior to this role, he led global businesses in Pathology, Oncology and Neuro at Philips based in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 2015-2019 and prior thereto was the CEO of Philips India. Before joining Philips, Mr. Kumar served in leadership roles across the US, Japan, China and India with Johnson & Johnson where he was instrumental in building and scaling up many high growth businesses with innovative go-to-market strategies.
Jim J. Bienias, Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Jim J. Bienias

Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Jim is a results-driven financial advisor with a passion for helping underperforming and distressed companies navigate their most complex and challenging situations. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in serving as an advisor or interim officer for large and middle-market clients by partnering with all levels of an organization, including C-suite executives and boards of directors, as well as with external stakeholders such as lenders, bondholders, and private-equity sponsors. Jim particularly excels at helping companies use financial and operational information to make data-driven decisions that support restructuring strategies, financial forecasts, and cost reduction programs.
Adam McIntosh, MD, EVP & Head of Oncology

Adam McIntosh, MD

EVP & Head of Oncology

Before joining Akumin, Adam McIntosh served as Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management and Growth Strategy at Radiology Partners, a national practice with 2,800+ radiologists. He oversaw the Southwest region revenue cycle function and national patient billing, leading a successful large-scale transformation. Additionally, Dr. McIntosh formed and managed 15 regional growth teams, contributing to substantial year-over-year client growth. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company, offering strategic guidance to large clients.
Rick Kranz, Chief Human Resources Officer

Rick Kranz

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rick is a seasoned executive that has implemented business focused HR strategies across private equity and large multinational companies. Rick has extensive experience leading end-to-end multiple HR functions at many health based organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck KGaA and Philips Healthcare. Rick is focused on building an HR organization that will deliver a true partnership to our employee base and ensure the readiness of the organization to meet future business needs. This includes building a culture where employees can reach their full potential and establish Akumin as a best place to work as we grow and scale for our future.
Paul Nelis, Chief Informatics Officer

Paul Nelis

Chief Informatics Officer

With more than 30 years experience, Paul Nelis has been able to do, and lead teams in doing, every manner of activity native to Informatics. Paul excels in finding ways to facilitate the attainment of business goals through the application of technology, whether that is green-field application development, a combination of purchased solutions, or just a new way to use existing systems. Prior to joining Akumin, Paul took his data center experiences at companies such as VMware, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle into a 10 year relationship with a Google Premier Partner, where he was able to work closely with Google’s Healthcare practice developing and delivering cloud-based solutions for Hospitals, outpatient radiology, and pharmaceutical companies.
Chandra Westergaard, General Counsel

Chandra Westergaard

General Counsel

Chandra Westergaard joins Akumin from Envision Healthcare, where she most recently served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Chief Litigation Counsel. Previously, she served as a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie. Chandra also spent more than six years at DaVita as Assistant General Counsel, leading the Office of Special Counsel, and began her legal career in the healthcare group at Crowell & Moring. She received a Juris Doctorate from the Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from McDaniel College.