Initially I worked running the membership accounting department of a Californian health insurance company but I was wooed away by the prospect of starting another company where I soon discovered my love for selling insurance and employee benefit products. I am driven to provide creative, strategic solutions to my clients. I am proud of the team we have built here at Designing Benefits. I know clients can come to us with any query they have, not only insurance or HR but any business issue. When I’m not working I spend my time with my family, making special time for my grandkids in particular. If you can’t find me there, I’m probably reading, CrossFitting or taking a yoga class.
I could be considered a veteran of sorts, with 20 years of experience in engineering and research with several Silicon Valley stalwarts. I have worked extensively in the areas of innovation, software and engineering. I’m responsible for all of Designing Benefits technical infrastructure from external website to driving further technological development. It’s my goal to provide our staff and clients with the highest quality tools and resources the market has to offer for their HR and Benefits administration. Recently I’ve served as Vice President of Engineering at Intacct and DeviceAnywhere and Senior Director of Engineering at Oracle. I also try to fit in some musical theatre and reading where I can.
Before coming to Designing Benefits I worked as a paramedic, and in a way I am still looking after people in my role as Client Services Manager. I take care of account management and COBRA administration. If any of our clients have service issues such as claim resolution, ID cards, enrollment or eligibility or hiring and termination processes I am here to help. I am the in house COBRA administrator in Designing Benefits, liaising as I’m needed with the qualified beneficiaries. When I’m not at work I am more than likely involved in some form of fitness as I am an avid CrossFitter, runner and weight lifter otherwise you’ll find me unwinding with some yoga.