leadership

LEADING WITH VISION

Our leaders are industry veterans who have enabled millions of people to successfully compare, select, enroll and engage in health coverage online. Read more about them below.

OUR LEADERS

JEFF SURGES | President & CEO

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience managing high-growth technology companies within the information services and healthcare industry. Jeff joined Connecture from previous senior roles as the Chairman of Strategic Health Services (SHS), as well as President of HealthGrades, where he was responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to these roles, Jeff served as the CEO and Board Director of Merge Healthcare, and President of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, where he led the company’s global sales and marketing teams, as well as the company’s Health Systems Group business unit. Jeff joined Allscripts via the acquisition of Extended Care Information Network, Inc. (ECIN), which he co-founded and where he served as CEO and President. While there, he was responsible for raising investment capital and led the company for eight years through start-up, early stage, and growth phases.

As CEO, Jeff is responsible for driving company growth strategies, operations, business functions, and overall organizational development.

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JEAN LANDSVERK | Senior Vice President of Payer Segment

Jean Landsverk has 18 years of senior management experience across a broad range of industries: healthcare, technology, financial services and the public sector. Jean joined the Connecture team from TriZetto, where she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the National Market. She has led divisions and developed high performance teams for a wide variety of corporations including, Coca Cola , Western Union, First Data Corp, ARAMARK and Xerox ACS.

As Senior Vice President – Payer Segment, Jean is responsible for driving growth, managing innovation initiatives and overseeing go-to-market strategy for Connecture’s health plan solutions.

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PETER URBAIN | Senior Vice President of Provider Segment

Peter has more than 10 years of management experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Connecture, Peter was the SVP-GM of the Healthgrades Quality Solutions Group. There, he provided direction and thought leadership to hospital marketing organizations operating in a shifting market. Concurrently, he led a team of expert consultants focused on improving the quality performance of hospital clinical organizations. Peter has also held executive sales leadership roles at Merge Healthcare and IBM.

As SVP and leader of Connecture’s Provider team, Peter is responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution in the fast growing “provider sponsored health plan” segment. He also serves as executive sponsor of Connecture’s Medicare and government business.

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JOE DONLAN | Senior Vice President of Broker Segment

Joe Donlan leads Connecture’s broker channel, where he brings more than 20 years of experience building innovative sales strategies in the healthcare technology sector. Joe began his career in business development, working directly with hospitals and health systems across the U.S. to solve complex business problems. In 2000, he co-founded Subimo, which helped pioneer the consumer-driven healthcare movement. The following year, he co-founded ConnectedHealth, which aimed to help consumers achieve better health and financial security. Over the next seven years, ConnectedHealth’s benefits technology became a leading marketplace solution for brokers and employers alike.

As Senior Vice President – Broker Segment, Joe is responsible for expanding Connecture’s footprint in the broker market, overseeing go-to-market strategy and driving sales.

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VINCE ESTRADA | Chief Financial Officer

Vincent is a senior executive with over 25 years of healthcare experience. Prior to Connecture, Vincent was with HealthMEDX, LLC, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development from December 2011 through its acquisition by Netsmart Technologies, Inc., in October 2016. Prior to HealthMEDX, Vincent was CEO of Heartland Information Services, which was acquired by Transcend Services, Inc. in 2010. Before that, Vincent was the Chief Financial Officer of VISICU, which went public in 2006 and was acquired by Royal Philips Electronics NV in 2008.

At Connecture, Vincent serves as the Company’s principal financial and accounting officer, and leads Connecture’s finance, accounting and investor relations functions.

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DAVID SOCKEL | EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

David has more than two decades of experience in sales, operations and strategy with Fortune 500 companies and top-tier consulting firms in the healthcare industry. A co-founder of Connecture, he brings valuable insight into the intricacies of the health insurance industry to the company. David also has a proven track record of success developing winning approaches that address the emerging trends poised to transform the distribution of health coverage – foresight that builds on his ability to simultaneously identify new ways in which technology can be used to grow revenue, increase efficiency and maximize the return on investment of healthcare dollars. Prior to Connecture, David was senior manager at Ernst & Young’s Health Care Strategy Group, where he focused on the health insurance sector.

As executive vice president of strategy and corporate development, David is responsible for creating and overseeing Connecture’s long-term strategies to ensure continued growth in new and existing markets, as well as the development of strategic partnerships and acquisitions that proactively address customers’ needs as the health insurance and benefits landscape evolves.

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MARK GRANVILLE | Chief Delivery Officer

Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the software and healthcare technology industries. Prior to joining Connecture, he was Senior Vice President of Analytic Consulting for Truven Health Analytics. Mark also served as Chief Technology Officer at Mercury MD, a rapidly growing healthcare technology company; Director of Business Intelligence for SAS Institute, the world’s largest private software company; Chief Operating Officer with Buildnet; and held a variety of positions with Solomon Software.

Mark oversees all client delivery, ongoing client services, and operational activities for Connecture. His technical and client service expertise provides insight and direction to all areas of Connecture’s Sales, Services, and Product organizations to ensure Connecture’s clients receive excellent products and customer service.

STEPHANIE MEYER | Chief Marketing Officer

Stephanie has more than 20 years of experience driving marketing programs and growth teams in the financial services and healthcare industries. Stephanie joined Connecture from GE Healthcare, where she served as Head of Global Marketing Operations and was responsible for modernizing the function of marketing through strategic management of people, process and platforms. Prior to her position at GE, Stephanie held a variety of roles in

strategic marketing, marketing operations, product management and product development.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Stephanie is responsible for facilitating growth, sales and  marketing strategies. She oversees Connecture’s product marketing, digital marketing and channel marketing teams.

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MATT BROWN | Chief Technology Officer

Matt has more than 20 years of experience in development, architecture, database administration, design, DevOps and engineering management. Prior to joining Connecture, Matt was Vice President of Software Engineering for the Clinical Healthcare Division of Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), where he was responsible for platform and product development as well as driving Agile and Lean development processes for development and portfolio management. Before that, Matt was VP of QA for Thomson Reuters Healthcare after they acquired the startup company MercuryMD that Matt helped grow.

As Chief Technology Officer, Matt is responsible for the evolution and maintenance of Connecture’s current platforms and overseeing Connecture’s technology roadmap.

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SCOTTIE GIROUARD | Senior Director of Human Capital

Scottie is an I/O psychologist and human resources executive with 20 years of experience in software technology and related industries. With expertise in building human resources infrastructure and providing human capital scalability during significant organic and acquisitive growth, Scottie has a wide range of experience managing all aspects of human capital; including ongoing business and employee needs assessments; recruiting and selection; employment branding; compensation and benefits; and performance and learning.

As Senior Director of Human Capital, Scottie has responsibility for overall human capital strategies, and developing and delivering talent management programs that support Connecture’s overall strategic direction.

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LEA DeVILLERS | General Counsel

Lea has more than 15 years of experience providing healthcare and technology-related legal, policy, and compliance advice in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Connecture, she was in-house counsel for a health insurance company, where she provided legal advice to the government programs business unit on a variety of transactional, regulatory compliance, and policy and legislative affairs matters. Lea also served as counsel for the Minnesota House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee, where she provided legal, legislative, and policy advice to legislators in a nonpartisan office on a variety of healthcare related issues.

As General Counsel for Connecture, Lea is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company.