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Where access, affordability and innovation are paramount.

We are Paramount Rx — an independent and privately held full-service pharmacy benefits manager. Our consumer-driven and community-focused programs bring together employers and organizations, pharmacy providers and millions of hardworking American families by making access to affordable prescription drugs, easier.

Our nationally recognized prescription discount programs offers tailored solutions that boost loyalty and retention, drive new business opportunities and provides consumers with more affordable access to medications.

Why Partner with Paramount Rx?

Keep it

SIMPLE

We create, implement and manage consumer driven prescription programs that lower costs and drive customer loyalty. Online tools allow customers to locate pharmacies, research prescriptions and identify preferred network pricing.

Be a true

PARTNER

Whether developing programs for national trade associations, employer groups, community service programs, or creating preferred provider networks, we use our proactive marketing resources to help activate communities and generate results for partners.

Practice with

INTEGRITY

Our partners benefit from continuously updated competitive market pricing, aligning the interests of the consumer and pharmacy provider to enable real world savings and measurable profits. Ultimately we help you take care of your customers.

Meet the Executive Team

Kenneth Hammond

Chief Executive Officer

Ken is a Registered Pharmacist, RPh, and has more than 40 years of industry experience working both behind the counter on the retail side of the pharmacy business as well as on the pharmacy benefit management side. At Paramount Rx, Ken oversees all day-to-day operation and spearheads the overall direction of the company, "I do the things that make everything work," he says. Ken's past experience in supervising pharmacy operations, in establishing fair pricing models and in implementing pharmacy benefit management solutions continues to translate into greater opportunity for clients and lower out-of-pocket costs for the millions of Americans who lack access to affordable drug coverage.

Ken and his wife are well traveled, having been to Spain, Italy and Portugal in recent years. Yet his favorite spot to relax remains the golf course, where his game is "somewhat better than that of his Paramount Rx colleagues," he says.

Philip Escaldi

President

Phil leverages years of consulting experience and several opportunities on Wall Street to help Paramount Rx deliver pharmacy-friendly solutions and make it easier for consumers to save on prescription drugs. He says: "Our team is able to go in, see what the issues are, and then devise a customized solution that benefits pharmacies and consumers." Prior to joining Paramount Rx, Phil was the Vice-President and co-founder of a New York based PBM. And before that, Phil was the Founder and President of South Shore Capital Planning, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm.

When he isn't attending the latest industry trade show, this weekend boater and fisherman enjoys the freedom and calm of the open water.

Michael Sallusto

Executive Vice President

Mike was integral in launching some of the first business opportunities for Paramount back in 2009. Mike's healthcare industry experience spans close to two decades and his efforts on Paramount Rx's development team have been key to the company's ability to meet and adapt to the evolving needs of customers. Additionally, Mike's infectious enthusiasm has helped the company grow into new verticals and continue to strengthen long-term partnerships. Mike takes tremendous pride in being the first point of contact for customers or pharmacy providers and is highly attentive to their needs. He says, "being entrusted to help our clients creatively solve their biggest business and operational challenges is a true privilege." Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Delaware and currently holds a Life and Health Insurance broker license.

This native New Yorker and family man grew up on Long Island and now lives in North Carolina where he enjoys vacationing on the coast and his newfound interest -- learning to play golf.

Jeremy Starrin

EVP Technology Services

Jeremy helped found Paramount Rx after spending eight years developing and implementing technology systems and solutions within the PBM industry. He attended NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn, NY, on a full scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a focus in Computer Science. Today, he solves some of the biggest technology issues facing pharmacies and organizations, and works to implement IT solutions that will lead to measurable improvements. From infrastructure to development and from design to coding, Jeremy and his technology team oversee all Information Technology for Paramount Rx and for every one of its clients. He says: "Paramount Rx is uniquely able to uncover a client's technology needs and ultimately turn tech jargon into a working solution."

In the few moments Jeremy spends away from a computer monitor, you're likely to find him watching, listening to, or attending a Yankees game. He describes his love of baseball and the Bronx Bombers as "pretty fanatical."