Parsons Joins Availity as Chief Financial Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Health information network Availity has named Kelly Heape Parsons as its new Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, replacing Margaret Gomez, who is retiring after more than 10 years with the company. Parsons brings more than 20 years experience in finance leadership, with significant experience overseeing the financial performance of companies during inflection points of growth and expansion.

Most recently, Parsons was CFO for Mosaic Sales Solutions, a privately held marketing and merchandising company based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, she was CFO for Accenture HR Services, and previously had held finance leadership roles with Perot Systems. She began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co. and after attaining her CPA certification, Kelly spent 10 years with PepsiCo in various financial roles in both domestic and international locations.

“Kelly brings with her a distinguished career in finance and business leadership, including extensive experience with high-growth companies. Adding her to our executive team supports our mission to be recognized as the highest value health care information network in the industry, by helping our customers achieve measurable improvements in cost, productivity and quality. We believe Kelly will be a critical contributor to our team during a great period of growth for Availity, and that she will help us achieve our own improvements in cost, productivity and fiscal quality,” said Julie Klapstein, Availity CEO.

Parsons, a certified public accountant, earned a Masters of Business Administration at Bellarmine College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Texas A&M University. She has served on several boards of directors in health and wellness organizations, including YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and St. Anthony Community Center in Dallas. She is also an animal advocate and volunteer with Dachshund Lovers of Texas.

She is based in Availity’s Dallas, Texas office.

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