A message from Our CEO

Learn more about who we are, how we got started, and what's next for SamaCare as we strive to achieve our goal of ensuring every patient gets on the right therapy, at the right time, irrespective of administrative obstacles.

Our Leadership Team

Syam Palakurthy
CEO & Founder

12 years of building technology products from the ground up to serve self-insured employers, payors, providers, pharmaceutical companies, and patients.

Anurag Rai
Chief Commercial Officer

Expertise in executive decision-making, sales, inline product marketing, digital marketing, brand building and product launches. Anurag has experiences across many disease areas including cardiovascular, neuroscience, ophthalmology, dermatology, respiratory and medical imaging. He spent over 15 years at Novartis, leading the Digital Health Solutions team developing patient engagement, telemedicine, and HCP education & office solutions.

Nathaniel Fisher
Vice President of Engineering

Nathaniel brings 18 years experience, marked by successful stints at companies such as Walmart Labs, Evidation Health, Stronghold Payments, and Hivemapper. His expertise lies in architecting and managing systems at scale while consistently delivering high-impact products. With a proven track record in driving innovation and fostering resilience.

Chandi Gracey
Vice President of Customer Success and Operations

20+ years experience in Business, Customer Success and Operations within various industries. Deep experience in business building and process reconfiguration at Fortune 500 companies and startups like SoFi & Stripe.

Kip Theno
Vice President of Provider Sales

24 years of experience in executive sales commercialization and leadership for an array of med-tech companies.

Stan Zmachynski
Head of Finance

Stan is a versatile finance professional with a background in venture-backed technology companies. His expertise spans across strategic and corporate finance, accounting, board reporting, and fundraising while operating in a high-growth environment. Stan is a licensed CPA in the State of New York and holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.

See SamaCare in Action

Learn how SamaCare cuts prior authorization time in half
See how we reduce avoidable errors
Hear how other practices use SamaCare to improve patient care