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JEFF YOUNG President, Health WEX, Inc. Jeff Young joined WEX, Inc. in 2014 when the company acquired Evolution1 to expand its healthcare payments business. He spearheads the company’s efforts to simplify the business of consumer-driven healthcare and is responsible for WEX’s growing healthcare business, with a focus on industry leading technology and a strong Partner network. Before joining Evolution1 as CEO and chairman in 2008, Jeff was the vice president of business applications at Microsoft Corporation in the U.S., and prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Great Plains Software, helping lead Great Plains through its successful IPO and eventual sale to Microsoft for more than $1 billion. Jeff will present: OPENING KEYNOTE Tuesday, May 1 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Kierland Grand Ballroom
BRAD HOLMES Managing Vice President GARTNER Brad Holmes is a Managing Vice President in Gartner's Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Research practice. Mr. Holmes manages the Healthcare Payer and Life Sciences teams at Gartner. He helps CIOs navigate their technology and business strategy challenges. His background is in innovation, digital business, product development and customer experience working with health plans, technology startups, major employers and provider organizations. Mr. Holmes works with CIOs, executive committees and boards of directors to shape their strategies, create new value and measure their success in meeting the evolving demands of their business and consumer customers. Holmes holds a B.A. in Healthcare Policy Studies at Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. in General Management from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Brad will present: INDUSTRY KEYNOTE Tuesday, May 1 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Kierland Grand Ballroom
Sarah Gordon Chief Strategy Officer Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) Sarah Gordon is Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), which is a nonprofit that informs, advises and connects its member network to seed the innovation that will transform the financial services landscape. Ms. Gordon focuses on measuring CFSI’s impact, identifying and launching new initiatives, such as their Small Business Working Group, and finding the partners and funders to successfully execute against them. In her 10 years at CFSI, she has fostered promising product, service and strategy innovations, helped start the Financial Solutions Lab and directed such programs as the Financial Capability Innovation and Nonprofit Opportunities funds. She got her start as a financial coach to low-wage manufacturing workers in Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. She also was Associate Director at Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC), a leading workforce development non-profit. Gordon is a graduate of Northwestern University, and also serves on the Board of Moneythink, which was recognized by President Obama as one of the most promising social innovations in America. Sarah will present: INDUSTRY KEYNOTE Tuesday, May 1 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Kierland Grand Ballroom
JEFF BAKKE Chief Strategy Officer WEX Health Jeff Bakke brings to his role more than 25 years of business and technology management experience in the areas of planning and strategy, organizational development, sales and business development, product and program management, and software architecture and development. At WEX Health, Jeff oversees corporate strategy, distribution strategy, and strategic partnerships. A specialist at identifying and capturing business opportunities, Jeff has built and led innovative high-performance teams, developed new products and markets, and developed large strategic clients with exceptional recurring revenue results. He has been instrumental in WEX Health’s focus on the emerging exchange market as well as a continued emphasis on HSA market opportunities. Jeff’s career includes working at SafeNet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medica Health Plans, Allianz and American Express. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Jeff will present: INDUSTRY KEYNOTE Tuesday, May 1 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Kierland Grand Ballroom
CHRIS BYRD Executive Vice President WEX Health Operations & Corporate Development Officer Chris Byrd brings more than 25 years of experience in employee benefits and banking to his role at WEX Health. A founder of Evolution Benefits in 2000, Chris played a key role in designing the proprietary architecture for the company’s prepaid benefits card. Chris oversees the daily execution of WEX Health’s business and leads the company’s operations and service delivery, corporate development, merger and acquisItion activity, and legal, industry, and government relations efforts. He began his career in commercial banking, and prior to 2000, he focused on finance, strategy, and business development for Value Health and two start-up healthcare companies. He joined WEX Health in July 2014. Chris, who serves on numerous industry boards, is a frequent speaker on emerging trends in financial services and benefits and is active in industry and government relations. He earned a degree in economics from Brown University. Chris will present: INDUSTRY KEYNOTE Tuesday, May 1 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Kierland Grand Ballroom
Sally Hogshead Sally Hogshead is the creator of the Fascination Advantage®, the first personality assessment that measures how others perceive you. After researching over one million people, her algorithm can pinpoint your most valuable differentiating traits. Unlike other tests, like Myers-Briggs or StrengthsFinder, this test doesn’t measure how you see the world–but how the world sees you. Her recent book, FASCINATE: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist was a New York Times bestseller. Her previous book, HOW THE WORLD SEES YOU, was a #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller. She writes a regular column on personal and corporate branding for Inc.com. The Fascination Advantage® is based on Sally’s decade of research with dozens of Fortune 500 teams, hundreds of small businesses, and over a thousand C-level executives. More than one million individuals worldwide have taken the Fascination Advantage® Assessment. The system has been implemented by organizations such as IBM, Twitter, and the YMCA, among others. At the start of her career, Sally skyrocketed to the top of the advertising elite, writing commercials that fascinated millions of consumers for brands like MINI Cooper, Nike, Godiva and Coca-Cola. At the age of 24, she was the most award-winning copywriter in the U.S., and opened her first ad agency at age 27. Her work still hangs in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Sally frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s TODAY and the New York Times. She has repeatedly been named a Global Brand Guru and is one of only 200 professional speakers since 1977 to be inducted into CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®, the industry’s highest award for professional excellence. Prior to the conference, each registered attendee will be invited to complete Sally’s Fascination Personality assessment, and the collective results will be shared during Sally’s presentation, making it a truly customized and interactive event. Sally will present: MOTIVATIONAL KEYNOTE Wednesday, May 2 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Kierland Grand Ballroom
MATT DALLAHAN WEX Health Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Development. As senior vice president, strategy and product development at WEX Health, Matt Dallahan and his team are responsible for development of our product strategy and our product roadmap. Matt is passionate about working with our Partners to solve business problems and guiding WEX Health’s product investment to help our partners succeed in the marketplace. Matt has spent his entire career in the benefits and health care industry, and has been with WEX Health since the company’s inception. Prior to joining WEX Health, he was a founder of a consulting firm specializing in healthcare system integration and was a senior consultant in Accenture’s health care practice. His experience includes working with providers, payers, and TPAs to design and implement innovative technology solutions. Matt will present: WEX HEALTH PRODUCT KEYNOTE Wednesday, May 2 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Kierland Grand Ballroom
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