Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Chini Krishnan is Co-Founder and CEO of GetInsured, leading the charge to bring the SaaS approach to public sector healthcare. Even before the Affordable Care Act, Chini understood the need for a SaaS-based health insurance exchange solution, and his foresight enabled GetInsured to secure a principal role in developing exchanges for California, New Mexico, Idaho, and Mississippi. Chini brings more than 20 years of experience in the high technology industry to public sector healthcare technology.
Prior to GetInsured, Chini founded and served as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer at Valicert Inc., a leader in public-key infrastructure (PKI) validation. 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 designing, developing, and implementing health exchange solutions for our seven state exchange clients, the majority of which featured complex eligibility and enrollment systems. He works closely with representatives from HHS, CMS, CCIIO, SERFF and others involved in developing ACA-compliant exchanges.
Shankar has experience with the development and delivery of online services, commercial shrink-wrapped software products, custom development, and business process re-engineering. 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.
Ted Tobiason is our Chief Financial Officer leading the finance, FP&A, accounting, investor relations and treasury functions at GetInsured. Ted was most recently CFO at Lime, a global micromobility company with operations in over 100 cities and 30 countries. Prior to that Ted was an investment banker for 23 years focusing on IPOs, private placements and debt offerings in the technology sector. He was a Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley and before that Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Robertson Stephens. Ted has an MBA from Columbia University and an AB from Princeton 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.
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.
SVP, Engineering and Operations
Sanjeev is an entrepreneur, executive, and technologist, currently responsible for Engineering at GetInsured. He has more than 20 years in leading engineering teams at startups to mid-size organizations. He has deep experience in building a variety of products—from complex, high-volume hardware and software products in Networking/Storage markets to large-scale eCommerce websites for Healthcare Exchanges that service millions of users every enrollment season. 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 and 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.
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.
VP, Product Management
Dawn is responsible for analyzing, refining, and validating exchange requirements, applying her deep knowledge of Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislation to each product. She has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry in Silicon Valley, including 15 years in product management and an extensive background in customer experience design, usability testing, and information design. She led the initial design and build out of the GetInsured SHOP Exchange and is now responsible for state exchange development. Working with product managers, development, QA and deployment teams, Dawn oversees the design of product features to ensure they balance financial goals, operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and consumer ease of use. These designs reflect the needs of our clients and stakeholders as well as guide the product roadmap for future growth. Prior to GetInsured, Dawn held integral roles at Intuit and Shutterfly. She holds a BA in Communications from California State University, Chico.
VP, Call Center Operations
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.