President and CEO
Paul Black is Allscripts President and CEO and sits on the Company’s board. Black became CEO in December 2012, after serving on Allscripts Board of Directors for seven months. As Chief Executive Officer, Black oversees the direction of the company and its commitment to delivering a Connected Community of Health™.
Before joining Allscripts, Black served as Operating Executive of Genstar Capital, LLC, a private equity firm, and Senior Advisor at New Mountain Finance Corporation, an investment management company.
Previously, Black spent more than 12 years with Cerner Corporation in various executive positions, retiring as Chief Operating Officer in 2007. He helped build Cerner into a market leader in healthcare information technology with more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Prior to Cerner, Black spent 12 years at IBM in a number of senior sales, marketing and professional services leadership positions. He also was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Truman Medical Centers.
Black currently serves as a director of Haemonetics Corporation, a public medical device company, and is on the boards of several private companies in the healthcare and software industries. Black received a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.