Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
With more than 20 years of experience in the high technology industry, Chini Krishnan is Co-Founder and CEO of GetInsured. Prior to GetInsured, Chini most recently founded and served as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer at Valicert Inc., a leader in public-key infrastructure (PKI) validation. At Valicert, Chini served in multiple roles including running the technology and services arms and also helping to complete several acquisitions. Valicert went public in 2000 and ultimately merged with Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ: TMWD) in 2003. Prior to founding Valicert, Chini was Product Marketing Manager at Enterprise Integration Technologies (EIT), where he was seminally involved in releasing the world’s first secure browser. Chini holds an MS in Computer Science from Duke University and a BS also in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Co-Founder and General Manager
Shankar is the co-founder of GetInsured and leads the company’s product management function. He served as GetInsured’s COO/CTO for the past decade, leading the technical team in developing and implementing health exchange solutions for the private market, and more recently for four state exchanges. He works closely with representatives from HHS, CMS, CCIIO, SERFF and others involved in developing ACA-compliant exchanges. Shankar was a founding member of Healtheon/WebMD and held leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase, Metavante and CyberBills. Shankar has an MS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Madras University.
SVP, Business Development
Paul is responsible for business development and strategic sales for the health insurance public market segment, bringing a wealth of experience from business development at software companies both large and small. Most recently, he led business development for Array Health (acquired by GetInsured in late 2016) and Edifecs, a Bellevue, WA, healthcare software vendor. Prior to this, he held executive positions at Seattle-based Attachmate and WRQ. Paul graduated from Prague School of Economics with a computer science degree and a thesis on artificial intelligence, which led to a two-year fellowship with the Academy of Sciences.
SVP, Broker Business Unit
Chris leads the Broker Business Unit and brings a wealth of knowledge gained over nine years of servicing brokers. He understands the unique challenges facing modern insurance brokers and aims to empower them with innovative technology. He’s a seasoned marketer, entrepreneur, salesperson, and upper-level manager. This allows Chris to connect with brokers to provide solutions to their most common needs. Prior to joining GetInsured, Chris co-founded and served as Chief Marketing Officer of ACAExpress.com (acquired by GetInsured in 2017). While attending the University of Texas, Chris simultaneously built and successfully exited several of his initial ventures.
VP, Insurer and Group Business
Nicole leads the Insurer and Group Business unit where she focuses on the intersection of health plan processes and technology. She brings more than a decade of experience in the health insurance industry having worked for such firms as Aetna and NYLCare and has a deep understanding of the complexities inherent in the industry. Most recently, she was responsible for architecting solutions and leading private exchange implementations for carrier customers of Array Health (acquired by GetInsured in late 2016). Nicole is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from Washington State University.
VP, Engineering, Group Platform
Dan is responsible for Software Engineering and leads the development team for the Group Platform. Dan has 20+ years of experience in software development. His expertise is architecting and developing scalable, high-performance, complex software systems, such as the one he developed for Array Health. Dan co-founded Array Health in 2006 and served as CTO until it’s acquisition by GetInsured in 2016. Prior to co-founding Array, Dan was the chief architect of an MIT software startup, RealityWave, which was purchased by AVEVA, a UK-based software company. At RealityWave, Dan led the creation of a 3D graphics platform enabling visualization and collaboration of complex engineering data. He attended MIT.
VP, Consumer Business
Sephy brings more than a decade of healthcare experience to his role as Vice President, Consumer Operations. Prior to joining GetInsured, Sephy led business development for a creative services and strategic marketing firm that specialized in corporate branding and IPO road show presentations. He successfully sourced and managed 20+ IPO road show presentations including VA Linux Systems, which holds the U.S. record for the biggest first-day gain of an initial public stock offering at 698 percent.
Whitney leads the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources and Facilities teams at GetInsured. He has more than 25 years of financial executive leadership experience at both private and publicly-traded technology companies. Prior to joining GetInsured, Whitney served as the Corporate Controller and Vice President, Finance of Zynga (ZNGA), a global gaming company going from an early stage private company to a billion dollar publicly traded company. He also held financial leadership roles at computer security company Fortinet (FTNT), application service provider Corio (CRIO) and help desk software developer Remedy (RMDY). Whitney is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Michael is responsible for managing GetInsured’s Contact Center Operations which provides enrollment and customer assistance to its retail, partner, independent broker, and public market segments. He brings more than 30 years of practical insurance experience, providing oversight for insurance compliance including licensing, appointments, and call quality. A member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, he is licensed in all 50 states and works with a compliance team to ensure GetInsured adapts to a fast-changing regulatory environment. Prior to GetInsured, Michael held leadership roles responsible for sales, customer service, partner relations and compliance with several national insurance organizations.
Sanjeev is responsible for Engineering at Getinsured. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading engineering teams at startups to mid-size organizations. Sanjeev has successfully built multi-functional, distributed engineering teams that have delivered large and complex products that involve the complete Software stack, ranging from low level firmware & kernel to high level applications in Java & C. Previously, he was VP Technology at NetXen (later acquired by QLogic), where he pioneered innovations in Networking and Virtualization. Earlier, Sanjeev was a co-founder at CoWave Networks, which was a pioneer in wireless mesh networking. Sanjeev holds a BS in Computer Science from IIT Mumbai.
Sr. Director, Product Management
Dawn has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry in Silicon Valley. Her background includes Product Management and Customer Experience roles at companies such as Intuit and Shutterfly. She knows the GetInsured exchange inside and out and is responsible for analyzing, refining, and validating exchange requirements applying her deep knowledge of ACA legislation. She led the initial design and build out of the GetInsured SHOP Exchange and is now responsible for GetInsured’s Private Exchange solution. Dawn oversees the design of product features to ensure they balance financial goals, operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and consumer ease of use. During development and implementation phases, Dawn works with product managers, development, QA and deployment teams to deliver a successful project. She holds a BA in Communications from California State University, Chico.
Don is responsible for Software Engineering and leads a progressive development team at GetInsured chartered to create new and buttery smooth user experiences. He co-founded ACA Express in 2014 and acted as CTO until it’s acquisition by GetInsured. Don brings years of experience building both enterprise and consumer applications at scale. Prior to ACA Express, Don served as a Technical Fellow and Lead Architect for Mobile Application Development at Verizon FiOS.