Since 2012, Jeff Syrek has served on the executive management team as the Vice President of System Contracting and Contract Finance at NEQCA and Tufts Medical Center. Jeff leads the contracting teams that are responsible for system wide negotiations and assists in the development of funds flow and incentive models that support the network’s success. He has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare financing, provider incentives and contracting in the major industry sectors including provider networks, health plans and hospital systems. Prior to joining NEQCA, Jeff held various positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and in the Partners Health Care system. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Management from the University of Rochester and his MBA in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College. Jeff is also the executive sponsor for Health Care South and staffs NEQCA’s Contracting Committee.