Alegeus
Management Team

Management Team

A world class leadership team with deep industry expertise




Steve Auerbach


Chief Executive Officer

Steven G. (Steve) Auerbach is the Chief Executive Officer at Alegeus and a member of its Board of Directors. Steve brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare benefits, including roles as President of Connextions and senior leadership positions with UnitedHealth Group, ChannelPoint and Cigna. With a singular focus on making customers successful, Steve has a proven track record of driving organizational growth by offering differentiated value, providing excellent customer service, and creating outstanding consumer experiences.

Most recently, Steve served as President of Connextions, driving strong business growth and leading its transition from a BPO service provider to becoming the preeminent technology and solution provider for the healthcare market. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations at UnitedHealth Group, where he led 10,000 professionals providing service to more than 25 million consumers and 650,000 physicians. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Hartford.


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Bob Natt


Executive Chairman

Robert L. (Bob) Natt is the Executive Chairman of Alegeus. Bob has had an extensive career in healthcare. Most recently, Bob served as the CEO of PayFlex, until presiding over its successful sale to Aetna in 2011. Bob also served as the CEO of MBI Benefits, one of the Alegeus predecessor companies and pioneer of healthcare benefits debit cards.

Bob successfully presided over the sale of MBI to Metavante in July of 2005. Prior to MBI, Bob held senior executive positions with a number of health plans including CEO and COO of Physicians Health Services, which he took public in 1993. Bob also served as Executive Vice President of Oxford Health Plans where he led the integration of newly acquired Connecticut health plan, MedSpan. Bob began his career in the health care field as CEO of HealthAmerica of Philadelphia. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queens College of the City University of New York and a MBA in Finance from the Columbia Business School.


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Leslie Antunes


Chief Growth Officer

Leslie Antunes is the Chief Growth Officer for Alegeus, responsible for helping clients maximize participation and profitability of their consumer directed healthcare (CDH) programs. Leslie brings over thirty years of consumer experience in the healthcare, financial services and communication markets. Her vast experience in engaging and empowering consumers to make intelligent decisions regarding their health and wealth makes Leslie uniquely qualified to help Alegeus clients fully unlock the potential of their CDH business.

Prior to joining Alegeus, Leslie was Managing Partner, Chief Growth Officer, and Chief Operating Officer at ConnextionsHealth – serving as the catalyst to client growth and innovation, and driving the culture of an organization dedicated to helping consumers through the complex process of selecting and using their health plans.

Leslie has a passion for consumers - and her energy and commitment in this area helps Alegeus clients to enhance engagement, influence consumer behavior, and optimize CDH program growth and performance.


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Sharon Hecker


General Counsel

Sharon Hecker is the General Counsel of Alegeus Technologies. For more than twenty years, she has provided in-house healthcare, regulatory and general business counsel to managed care and other health benefit organizations.

Prior to joining Alegeus, Sharon held the positions of Assistant General Counsel at Beacon Health Strategies, Senior Counsel for Cigna Healthcare, and Regional General Counsel at HealthSource, Inc. In her varied roles, Sharon has worked with senior executives to help drive growth and minimize risk for insured and self-funded plans, third party administrator services, consumer directed product offerings, commercial contracts with entities ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, government programs and state employee benefit contracts, joint ventures and other strategic initiatives, alternative risk arrangements, and cafeteria plan offerings. Prior to working as an in-house counsel, Sharon’s law firm practice included representing provider organizations, medical technology companies, and not-for-profit entities. Sharon is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.


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Park Hersant


Chief Operating Officer

D. Park Hersant is the Chief Operating Officer of Alegeus. Park has 20 years of experience across a broad range of business functions and industries, including interim officer positions, strategic consulting, and execution management for pharmaceutical, health, medical device, and retail corporations in the US and Europe including a few Fortune 100 companies.

Park is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Williams School in New London, CT, a licensed pilot, and an Ironman triathlete. Park spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps prior to securing his degree in Business Administration from Mitchell College.


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Derek Holmes


Chief Information Officer

Derek Holmes is the Chief Information Officer for Alegeus. In this role he is responsible for technology operations and governance.

Holmes’ career spans over 20 years including more than 14 years of technology/software development experience as well as product and project management leadership roles in the healthcare, banking and criminal justice domains. Holmes joined what was then MBI Benefits during its initial growth period in 2001 and led several large technology initiatives including a complete reengineering effort of the firm’s platform to manage expected growth. MBI Benefits was recognized as 3rd in Deloitte’s 2005 Fast 50 awards for New England firms with 3,117% growth over the previous five years and was listed in the top 20% of the INC. 500 list for 2005 of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Holmes holds an MBA and Masters degree in Information Systems from Boston University and a degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.


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Anna Lyons


Vice President of Human Capital

Anna Lyons is the Vice President of Human Capital at Alegeus, the industry’s leading consumer healthcare funding platform. Alegeus recognizes that its talent is its greatest asset and works hard to create an engaging culture and a rewarding place to work. Anna leads the company on everything related to making Alegeus a great place to work – including recruiting and on-boarding, compensation and benefits, development and training, organization design and effectiveness, rewards and incentives, and culture and engagement. She is dedicated to cultivating an environment where exceptional people are inspired to innovate, find new and better ways to serve clients, and grow the business – together.

Previously, Anna worked as the Chief of Staff at Alegeus, serving in a highly strategic and facilitative capacity, playing an active, behind-the-scenes role as trusted counsel for the CEO. Prior to joining Alegeus, Anna worked for over five years as a management consultant assisting numerous public and private sector organizations to identify changes in the operating environment and make necessary adaptive moves to enable future success. She has concentrated experience in strategic planning, change enablement, talent management and organizational design – a skill-set focused on driving enterprise performance, accelerating innovation, enhancing the customer experience, and increasing employee productivity. Anna holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in Saint Louis.


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Jason Porter


Chief Financial Officer

Jason Porter is the Chief Financial Officer of Alegeus. Jason brings nearly twenty years of progressive experience in the corporate finance leadership of technology and related companies. Prior to joining Alegeus, Jason was a Partner at CFGI, where he assisted domestic and international clients with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other complex accounting, reporting and internal-control matters. Prior to that, Jason was Corporate Controller of a multi-billion-dollar publicly traded professional services firm. Jason has fulfilled various accounting and reporting roles with publicly traded companies in the technology industry since beginning his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jason is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University.


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Eugene Saksonov


Chief Technology Officer

Eugene Saksonov is the Chief Technology Officer of Alegeus, responsible for the technology architecture of the Alegeus Consumer Directed Healthcare administration platform.

Eugene brings more than twenty years of experience creating and successfully implementing complex technology strategies that address business vision. He has successfully built and led the professional services organization delivering software solutions worldwide. Prior to his tenure at Alegeus, Eugene held senior technology leadership positions at Kronos, Brassring, Infolibria, Venturcom and other leading technology organizations. Eugene holds a Masters degree in Math from Kharkov University in Kharkov, Ukraine.


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John Young


Senior Vice President, Consumerism and Strategy

John Young is the Senior Vice President of Consumerism and Strategy at Alegeus.

John Young is a leading consultant in all things Consumer Driven, including Health Plan Strategies, HRA and HSA Plan Design and Pricing, Defined Contribution, Public and Private Exchange Strategies and Transparency. He was a pioneer in the beginning of Consumer Driven Health and continues to be devoted to improving the consumerism customer experience through all stakeholders – health plans, HSA custodians, employers, benefit advisors, new innovation and technology companies, exchanges and doctors and hospitals. He is active in advising policy makers and trade organizations on health care reform and consumerism. He is an active speaker and conference leader, known for his entertaining style and enthusiasm.

John been in the employee benefits industry for 31 years, with 16 years devoted to consumer driven healthcare. He was previously Senior Vice President, Consumerism for Cigna Healthcare. Serving as a primary resource for driving Cigna's consumer driven health strategy through national mid-market sales and service regions, helping increase Cigna’s HRA membership by 600% and HSA membership by 1,600%.

John serves as a consultant to the HSA Council of the American Banking Association. He served as a member of the League of Leaders for the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, a member CDHC Solutions Editorial Advisory Board, and is a board member of the Healthcare Choice Coalition. He served as Chair of the Industry Advisory Committee of the HSA Coalition, was on the executive committee of Consumers for Health Care Choices, and has testified to the United States Department of Labor on the consumer driven health care movement.

In December 2012, John received the John J. Robbins Senior Memorial HealthCare Consumerism Leadership Award from the Institute of HealthCare Consumerism (theihcc.com) and in 2010, he was recognized as Health Plan Innovator by CDHC Solutions Magazine in their Consumerism Industry Superstars Issue.

John received his bachelor's degree from Bethel University. He served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas teaching employee benefit courses in their masters programs, and assists at the University of California San Diego teaching consumerism to Human Resources professionals.


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Janet Ziomek


Senior Vice President, Banking Solutions

Janet Ziomek is the Senior Vice President of Banking Solutions at Alegeus. Janet brings over 35 years of experience across a wide range of financial and healthcare business functions.

Prior to joining Alegeus, Janet served at Ernst and Young, was the CFO of a publicly held healthcare company, and most recently worked in human capital, IT, and finance at Optum.

Janet is passionate about her community and serves on the Board of Directors of Harbor House of Central Florida, a domestic violence shelter and prevention organization.


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  • Steve Auerbach

    Chief Executive Officer

    Steven G. (Steve) Auerbach is the Chief Executive Officer at Alegeus and a member of its Board of Directors. Steve brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare benefits, including roles as President of Connextions and senior leadership positions with UnitedHealth Group, ChannelPoint and Cigna. With a singular focus on making customers successful, Steve has a proven track record of driving organizational growth by offering differentiated value, providing excellent customer service, and creating outstanding consumer experiences.

    Most recently, Steve served as President of Connextions, driving strong business growth and leading its transition from a BPO service provider to becoming the preeminent technology and solution provider for the healthcare market. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations at UnitedHealth Group, where he led 10,000 professionals providing service to more than 25 million consumers and 650,000 physicians. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Hartford.

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  • Bob Natt

    Executive Chairman

    Robert L. (Bob) Natt is the Executive Chairman of Alegeus. Bob has had an extensive career in healthcare. Most recently, Bob served as the CEO of PayFlex, until presiding over its successful sale to Aetna in 2011. Bob also served as the CEO of MBI Benefits, one of the Alegeus predecessor companies and pioneer of healthcare benefits debit cards.

    Bob successfully presided over the sale of MBI to Metavante in July of 2005. Prior to MBI, Bob held senior executive positions with a number of health plans including CEO and COO of Physicians Health Services, which he took public in 1993. Bob also served as Executive Vice President of Oxford Health Plans where he led the integration of newly acquired Connecticut health plan, MedSpan. Bob began his career in the health care field as CEO of HealthAmerica of Philadelphia. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queens College of the City University of New York and a MBA in Finance from the Columbia Business School.

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  • Leslie Antunes

    Chief Growth Officer

    Leslie Antunes is the Chief Growth Officer for Alegeus, responsible for helping clients maximize participation and profitability of their consumer directed healthcare (CDH) programs. Leslie brings over thirty years of consumer experience in the healthcare, financial services and communication markets. Her vast experience in engaging and empowering consumers to make intelligent decisions regarding their health and wealth makes Leslie uniquely qualified to help Alegeus clients fully unlock the potential of their CDH business.

    Prior to joining Alegeus, Leslie was Managing Partner, Chief Growth Officer, and Chief Operating Officer at ConnextionsHealth – serving as the catalyst to client growth and innovation, and driving the culture of an organization dedicated to helping consumers through the complex process of selecting and using their health plans.

    Leslie has a passion for consumers - and her energy and commitment in this area helps Alegeus clients to enhance engagement, influence consumer behavior, and optimize CDH program growth and performance.

    Read Bio
  • Sharon Hecker

    General Counsel

    Sharon Hecker is the General Counsel of Alegeus Technologies. For more than twenty years, she has provided in-house healthcare, regulatory and general business counsel to managed care and other health benefit organizations.

    Prior to joining Alegeus, Sharon held the positions of Assistant General Counsel at Beacon Health Strategies, Senior Counsel for Cigna Healthcare, and Regional General Counsel at HealthSource, Inc. In her varied roles, Sharon has worked with senior executives to help drive growth and minimize risk for insured and self-funded plans, third party administrator services, consumer directed product offerings, commercial contracts with entities ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, government programs and state employee benefit contracts, joint ventures and other strategic initiatives, alternative risk arrangements, and cafeteria plan offerings. Prior to working as an in-house counsel, Sharon’s law firm practice included representing provider organizations, medical technology companies, and not-for-profit entities. Sharon is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

    Read Bio
  • Park Hersant

    Chief Operating Officer

    D. Park Hersant is the Chief Operating Officer of Alegeus. Park has 20 years of experience across a broad range of business functions and industries, including interim officer positions, strategic consulting, and execution management for pharmaceutical, health, medical device, and retail corporations in the US and Europe including a few Fortune 100 companies.

    Park is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Williams School in New London, CT, a licensed pilot, and an Ironman triathlete. Park spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps prior to securing his degree in Business Administration from Mitchell College.

    Read Bio
  • Derek Holmes

    Chief Information Officer

    Derek Holmes is the Chief Information Officer for Alegeus. In this role he is responsible for technology operations and governance.

    Holmes’ career spans over 20 years including more than 14 years of technology/software development experience as well as product and project management leadership roles in the healthcare, banking and criminal justice domains. Holmes joined what was then MBI Benefits during its initial growth period in 2001 and led several large technology initiatives including a complete reengineering effort of the firm’s platform to manage expected growth. MBI Benefits was recognized as 3rd in Deloitte’s 2005 Fast 50 awards for New England firms with 3,117% growth over the previous five years and was listed in the top 20% of the INC. 500 list for 2005 of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Holmes holds an MBA and Masters degree in Information Systems from Boston University and a degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

    Read Bio
  • Anna Lyons

    Vice President of Human Capital

    Anna Lyons is the Vice President of Human Capital at Alegeus, the industry’s leading consumer healthcare funding platform. Alegeus recognizes that its talent is its greatest asset and works hard to create an engaging culture and a rewarding place to work. Anna leads the company on everything related to making Alegeus a great place to work – including recruiting and on-boarding, compensation and benefits, development and training, organization design and effectiveness, rewards and incentives, and culture and engagement. She is dedicated to cultivating an environment where exceptional people are inspired to innovate, find new and better ways to serve clients, and grow the business – together.

    Previously, Anna worked as the Chief of Staff at Alegeus, serving in a highly strategic and facilitative capacity, playing an active, behind-the-scenes role as trusted counsel for the CEO. Prior to joining Alegeus, Anna worked for over five years as a management consultant assisting numerous public and private sector organizations to identify changes in the operating environment and make necessary adaptive moves to enable future success. She has concentrated experience in strategic planning, change enablement, talent management and organizational design – a skill-set focused on driving enterprise performance, accelerating innovation, enhancing the customer experience, and increasing employee productivity. Anna holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in Saint Louis.

    Read Bio
  • Jason Porter

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jason Porter is the Chief Financial Officer of Alegeus. Jason brings nearly twenty years of progressive experience in the corporate finance leadership of technology and related companies. Prior to joining Alegeus, Jason was a Partner at CFGI, where he assisted domestic and international clients with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other complex accounting, reporting and internal-control matters. Prior to that, Jason was Corporate Controller of a multi-billion-dollar publicly traded professional services firm. Jason has fulfilled various accounting and reporting roles with publicly traded companies in the technology industry since beginning his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jason is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University.

    Read Bio
  • Eugene Saksonov

    Chief Technology Officer

    Eugene Saksonov is the Chief Technology Officer of Alegeus, responsible for the technology architecture of the Alegeus Consumer Directed Healthcare administration platform.

    Eugene brings more than twenty years of experience creating and successfully implementing complex technology strategies that address business vision. He has successfully built and led the professional services organization delivering software solutions worldwide. Prior to his tenure at Alegeus, Eugene held senior technology leadership positions at Kronos, Brassring, Infolibria, Venturcom and other leading technology organizations. Eugene holds a Masters degree in Math from Kharkov University in Kharkov, Ukraine.

    Read Bio
  • John Young

    Senior Vice President, Consumerism and Strategy

    John Young is the Senior Vice President of Consumerism and Strategy at Alegeus.

    John Young is a leading consultant in all things Consumer Driven, including Health Plan Strategies, HRA and HSA Plan Design and Pricing, Defined Contribution, Public and Private Exchange Strategies and Transparency. He was a pioneer in the beginning of Consumer Driven Health and continues to be devoted to improving the consumerism customer experience through all stakeholders – health plans, HSA custodians, employers, benefit advisors, new innovation and technology companies, exchanges and doctors and hospitals. He is active in advising policy makers and trade organizations on health care reform and consumerism. He is an active speaker and conference leader, known for his entertaining style and enthusiasm.

    John been in the employee benefits industry for 31 years, with 16 years devoted to consumer driven healthcare. He was previously Senior Vice President, Consumerism for Cigna Healthcare. Serving as a primary resource for driving Cigna's consumer driven health strategy through national mid-market sales and service regions, helping increase Cigna’s HRA membership by 600% and HSA membership by 1,600%.

    John serves as a consultant to the HSA Council of the American Banking Association. He served as a member of the League of Leaders for the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, a member CDHC Solutions Editorial Advisory Board, and is a board member of the Healthcare Choice Coalition. He served as Chair of the Industry Advisory Committee of the HSA Coalition, was on the executive committee of Consumers for Health Care Choices, and has testified to the United States Department of Labor on the consumer driven health care movement.

    In December 2012, John received the John J. Robbins Senior Memorial HealthCare Consumerism Leadership Award from the Institute of HealthCare Consumerism (theihcc.com) and in 2010, he was recognized as Health Plan Innovator by CDHC Solutions Magazine in their Consumerism Industry Superstars Issue.

    John received his bachelor's degree from Bethel University. He served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas teaching employee benefit courses in their masters programs, and assists at the University of California San Diego teaching consumerism to Human Resources professionals.

    Read Bio
  • Janet Ziomek

    Senior Vice President, Banking Solutions

    Janet Ziomek is the Senior Vice President of Banking Solutions at Alegeus. Janet brings over 35 years of experience across a wide range of financial and healthcare business functions.

    Prior to joining Alegeus, Janet served at Ernst and Young, was the CFO of a publicly held healthcare company, and most recently worked in human capital, IT, and finance at Optum.

    Janet is passionate about her community and serves on the Board of Directors of Harbor House of Central Florida, a domestic violence shelter and prevention organization.

    Read Bio