Robert J. Knorr is founder and principal of Cogent Inc., a boutique consulting company specializing in healthcare reimbursement strategy. Using an expansive network of regulatory, legislative, and policy experts, Mr. Knorr has helped public and private companies build novel business models supported by reliable government and commercial reimbursement. His work in this area has directly contributed to strategic acquisitions involving several private healthcare companies.
Mr. Knorr earned graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Fairleigh-Dickinson University after completing his undergraduate studies at Drexel University. He has also studied at the London Business School and the University of North Carolina.
During the 1990's Mr. Knorr lived overseas where he created several unique enterprises that successfully introduced leading healthcare products into the developing markets of Eastern, Central, and Western Europe. Over the past decade he has worked with leaders in Congress, FDA, CMS, VA, and the AMA on policy, payment, procedural, and coding matters. His work in this area has provided access to several patient-centric technologies and improved the quality of care for individuals with chronic diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.
During his 25+ year international business career, Mr. Knorr founded five enterprises in corporate and start-up environments including one of the nation's fastest growing private companies, Tapestry Medical Inc. Tapestry was subsequently acquired by Alere Inc., [NYSE: ALR] a market-leading healthcare company, where, as CEO of Alere Home Monitoring, Mr. Knorr led the Corporation's fastest growing division to become one of the nation's leading providers of remote healthcare services and related products.
In recent years, Mr. Knorr has had the opportunity to apply his experience and strategic leadership skills to the non-profit sector in organizations such as the Jim Ryun Running Camps, Barnabas Group of Silicon Valley, and Knorr Family Foundation. Mr. Knorr is also a frequent guest lecturer at healthcare conferences, trade associations, and university campuses. In his spare time he enjoys running, skiing, and rowing.