Number of Employees: 24
Years in Nevada: 4
Years with Company: 4
How did you first get into your profession?
Recognized a huge need for consumers to have better access to health insurance coverage and an easy process to shop for affordable plans, compare plan benefits side-by-side across multiple carriers, and enroll seamlessly online.
What would you want your legacy to future generations to be?
A pay-it-forward mentality. The knowledge to know that if you do the right thing every time, and help people along the way, your life will be fulfilling and you will acquire abundant wealth.
If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? Why?
I would love to run an incubator for new start-up companies. I enjoy being around the high energy and free-thinking of early entrepreneurs. I believe that I could provide the business guidance and experience necessary to help people succeed.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
Consumer adoptions of technology and government regulation are the biggest challenges to bringing quality change to healthcare. For instance, electronic health records will do a lot for improving the quality of care we receive and help drive down costs, but there are significant issues around data security and oversight that the industry is working through. There are also some great primary physician practices where your entire doctor consultation is done online. This model can be a huge benefit to consumers as a secondary way to see a doctor, but many of the practices are struggling to attract that critical mass of consumers.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
That people are inherently different, and what is important to one person may not be as important to another. So how you deal with people from a management position has to be specific to each individual.
What is the worst criticism you have overcome?
At 18 years old I owned and managed a business, all of my employees were older than me. Many of them told me that I had no idea what I was doing, and had no right to be their boss. Over the next year, I earned their respect and trust, and I was known in that industry as an innovator that ran a great place to work.