2015 Women to Watch: Artemis EmslieReprints
Matrix Healthcare Services Inc., dba myMatrixx
A willingness to seize career opportunities that presented themselves throughout her life created a path for Artemis Emslie to become one of the nation's top pharmacy benefit management executives.
Ms. Emslie's first job out of college was as a sales representative for a PBM, and she moved up in the industry by taking various roles with other pharmacy management firms, such as St. Louis-based Express Scripts Holding Co. and the former PMSI Inc., now part of Memphis, Tennessee-based PBM Helios.
By 2011, she had founded ProspeRx Solutions L.L.C., a Tampa, Florida-based firm that performed pharmacy benefit auditing services for clients such as Liberty Mutual Holding Co. Inc., General Dynamics Corp. and Marriott International Inc.
In 2012, Ms. Emslie was courted to become president of Tampa-based workers compensation PBM Matrix Healthcare Services Inc., better known as myMatrixx.
She says she has reached this point in her career by jumping at jobs that allowed her to build expertise in the PBM business. When “the opportunity presented itself, I said "Yes, I'll do it,'” she said.
Ms. Emslie is credited with helping myMatrixx see more than 50% revenue growth between 2012 and 2014, and to be on track for 30% revenue growth this year, according to the company. The company also has increased its number of clients by 32% since Ms. Emslie joined myMatrixx, and boasts a client satisfaction rate of 95% for the past three years.
Phil Walls, chief clinical and compliance officer with myMatrixx, said Ms. Emslie's entrepreneurial background has made her a “perfect fit with the agile, fast-paced environment in this organization.”
“Not only did Artemis have a significant background in workers compensation prior to joining myMatrixx, she had years of experience auditing various pharmacy benefit managers,” he said. “She knows this industry inside out.”
Ms. Emslie has worked to assist other women by founding Women Executives in Workers' Compensation, an invitation-only nonprofit organization that provides mentoring for women workers comp executives and a forum for members to discuss industry issues.
“I'm very grateful myMatrixx has allowed me to ... expand and contribute back to all the people that have come along my way and who have helped me on my path,” Ms. Emslie said.
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