Alegeus Announces New CEO and Other Additions to Executive Leadership Team
Published on January 6th, 2021
Waltham, MA — Jan. 6, 2021 — Alegeus, the market leader in consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) solutions, has welcomed three new members to its executive leadership team over the past several months: Leif O’Leary as Chief Executive Officer, Shay Gonen as Chief Financial Officer, and Aditya Joshi (AJ) as Chief Product and Technology Officer. O’Leary, Gonen and Joshi will join the already strong Alegeus executive team to help lead the company through its next phase of growth, as former CEO Steve Auerbach steps into the role of Executive Chairman.
Over the past six and a half years as Alegeus CEO, I have had the privilege of fulfilling our mission of transforming the consumer healthcare experience, and I look forward to continuing on that mission as executive chair,” Auerbach said. “I’m thrilled to see these three high-caliber executives join forces with our current leadership team to propel the business forward.
O’Leary was hand-selected by Auerbach for his focus on client success via market disruption, operational excellence and exceptional growth. He brings more than 25 years of leadership, along with a unique skillset in sales, go-to-market strategy development and operational excellence across multiple software markets. Before joining Alegeus, he was CEO of Intralinks, a market-leading fintech solution for secure high-stake transactions within the global banking, deal-making and capital market communities. Known as a mentor and motivator to his colleagues, O’Leary has a well-regarded leadership style that allows for easy, open engagement between customers, suppliers, employees and C-level executives.
I am thrilled by the opportunity to help write the next chapter of the Alegeus story,” O’Leary said. “This means not only strategically guiding the business through a major growth period and building on our legacy of value creation for our exceptional client community, but also continuing to nurture a diverse and value-driven company culture. Great companies are distinguished by exceptional people, and I am extremely passionate about our commitment to supporting the best and brightest individuals throughout the talent lifecycle. Ultimately, this will allow us to deliver on our promise of disrupting the health benefits market and transforming how people navigate the U.S. healthcare system.
Gonen brings to the CFO role more than 25 years of strategic and hands-on leadership experience at several high-growth technology companies, including ClickSoftware (acquired by Salesforce), Verint, MRV and Elbit. He has an extensive track record of building global business operations in various markets and geographies, as well as taking an active role in M&A transactions and integration. Gonen previously worked with O’Leary at Intralinks, where they formed a dynamic partnership around the shared goals of company and revenue growth.
Joshi brings to the CPTO role 30 years of experience and a proven track record of driving product management, product marketing, engineering, operations and support. Joshi will lead the evolution of the Alegeus product strategy and portfolio by introducing market-leading innovation and creating value for clients and shareholders. Before joining Alegeus, Joshi was EVP of Products and Technology at Threat Stack.
“Leif, Shay and AJ bring a depth of experience in scaling software companies for business, revenue and product growth,” Auerbach said. “They’ve already integrated seamlessly with our existing leadership team, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for Alegeus.”
Alegeus is the market leader in consumer-directed healthcare solutions, offering an industry-leading benefits platform, benefit debit card and mobile app that are transforming the way people navigate the U.S. healthcare system. Our next-generation technology simplifies the administration of healthcare benefit accounts (including FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, wellness incentive, dependent care and commuter accounts), and uses data-driven insights to guide consumers to the right coverage, care and savings strategies. More than 350 Alegeus clients – including health insurance plans and third-party administrators – leverage our deep expertise and proven technology to administer benefit accounts for more than 30 million members and to process more than $9.1 billion in consumer healthcare payments annually. As the healthcare and benefit markets continue to evolve, Alegeus delivers solutions that enable clients to evolve their service offerings, operate their businesses more efficiently, and lead consumers to better health and financial decisions. The company is headquartered in Waltham, MA with operations in Orlando, FL and Milwaukee, WI.