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.”
With more than 25 years of growth and innovation, Alegeus is the market leader in SaaS-based healthcare payment solutions. Our highly flexible, white-label platform powers account-based benefit programs such as HSAs, FSAs, HRAs, COBRA, wellness incentives, lifestyle benefits and beyond. We deliver exceptional user experiences and differentiated capabilities that help our partners strengthen their product offerings, operate more efficiently, and unlock their full growth potential. Our partnerships with the industry’s leading health plans, third-party administrators, financial services and benefit solution providers give Alegeus unparalleled reach in the market. And our unique partnership model empowers our clients to achieve outsized results – growing their programs at a rate that is 2-3X the market, and with the highest net promoter scores (NPS) in the industry. We never compete with our clients – we win when they win. Alegeus is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with operations centers in Orlando and Bangalore, and a large remote workforce.