Chief Executive Officer
Matt is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, operated, and scaled multiple health distribution agencies over the past 15 years.
Most recently, he was founder and CEO of Health Benefits Group, a premier wholesaler of supplemental health insurance products nationwide.
Starting out as a retail health insurance agent, Matt has successfully scaled agencies from 60 to 700 agents over a 24-month period and has built a reputation in the space for innovative marketing, field operations and product design.
Matt, a native Floridian, is a lifelong Miami Heat and Miami Dolphin fan and lives in South Florida with his wife and two children.
Gary has spent more than 30+ years in public accounting and in C-level financial roles in the life and health insurance space, particularly with multiple sponsor backed businesses.
Prior to Enhance Health, Gary served as President & Chief Financial Officer of AmeriLife, helping to scale one of the largest IMOs in the US.
Chief Information Officer
Jeff has 20+ years of experience in the technology industry, with a focus on operations, data and systems. As the CIO of Enhance Health, Jeff oversees data, analytics and information technology.
Before joining Enhance Health, Jeff was the Head of Support Experience at Riot Games, where he helped scale their support operations to serve their customer base of over 100 million monthly users and overhauled Riot support’s data strategy and architecture.
Jeff graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in computer science.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
As Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Enhance Health, Maggie leads a team responsible for all mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment, corporate governance, IP management, commercial real estate, complex commercial transactions, and duties for the Board of Directors as well as supporting the compliance organization with privacy and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Enhance, Maggie was SVP, General Counsel for Vertafore, where she successfully supported the company through the transition from private equity funding into the public sector. During this time, she rebuilt the legal team and created a privacy and data governance program, a regulatory compliance program, and the cybersecurity function. Prior to Vertafore, she was Associate General Counsel with Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP and Science Division of Thomson Reuters, where she supported the transition from the publicly traded entity into a standalone company funded by private equity.
Maggie supports the in-house community by speaking at several national and local conferences each year, mentoring law students in Colorado, and is an active member of the Colorado chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Other volunteer work is dedicated to the local high school performing arts and athletic departments as well as the community swim team.
Maggie earned her juris doctorate cum laude from Western Michigan University and her undergraduate bachelor of the arts from the University of Colorado. She is licensed and a member of the bar association in both Colorado and Michigan, with a Florida corporate license pending.
Chief Strategy Officer
Michael brings his strategic mindset to Enhance Health after spending his entire career in the insurance industry, designing niche products and driving business development and growth for both carriers and agencies.
Prior to Enhance Health, Michael started his career leading sales and product initiatives at American Financial Security Life, a bootstrapped insurance carrier that experienced rapid expansion in the ancillary health space. Most recently, Michael was brought on by Federal Life Insurance Company, a Bain Capital Insurance portfolio company, to drive new product lines and distribution channels. In this role, he partnered the company with national digital agency distribution partners and launched new verticals.
Michael received a BBA in Financial Markets from Iona University.
Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel
George Lyford is a seasoned health care legal counsel and compliance officer with over 14 years of experience, specializing in earlier stage startup companies. Currently, George holds the position of Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel at Enhance Health, where he oversees the company’s compliance, quality assurance, and licensing departments.
Prior to joining Enhance Health, George worked at Bright Health for over six years, serving as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer over the company’s health plan business segment. Passionate about advancing health care policy issues, particularly for underserved communities, George was appointed by Governor Jared Polis in 2020 to serve on the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise Board.
George holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska and undergraduate degrees in music and psychology.
Senior Vice President Member Services
Richard has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate sales and customer service, with a focus on member satisfaction and retention. As the SVP of Member Services for Enhance Health, Richard oversees inbound and outbound member services and retention strategies as the company expands into new markets.
Before joining Enhance Health, Richard spent 10+ years with UnitedHealthCare, where he led UnitedHealth Group’s member services organization for the Affordable Care Act, servicing over 300,000 ACA members. Prior to leading the ACA membership, Rick also spent over eight years leading UnitedHealth Care’s OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy customer service teams.
A past PGA Golf Club Professional of over 10 years, Richard’s members service strategy aligns with the white glove “Country Club” approach. Richard was honored to receive the 2018 Gold Stevie Award for Contact Center Leader of the Year.
Chief Marketing Officer
Pat joined Enhance Health in March of 2023, bringing over a decade of experience in the insurance and digital marketing fields. As Chief Marketing Officer, he oversees ACA member acquisition, member experience and branding initiatives.
Prior to Enhance, Pat served as Vice President of Marketing at GoHealth, a digital health company headquartered in Chicago. Pat led both performance marketing and strategic partnership teams over his time at GoHealth.
Prior to GoHealth, Pat led digital and D2C initiatives at an international manufacturing company. He graduated from Augustana College with degrees in journalism and marketing.
Vice President, Human Resources
Denise brings more than 23 years of extensive global experience encompassing North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. With experience in diverse geographies and industries, she is adept in designing and implementing successful HR strategies that enable organizations to achieve their unique potential.
Before joining Enhance Health, Denise was the Vice President, Human Capital for AAR Corp, she oversaw all aspects of HR, including Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Total Rewards, Learning and Development and Performance Management. She executed all of this while supporting the achievement of business goals and objectives. As a Culture Change Champion, she led large-scale employee engagement by changing the function, culture, and impact of HR across companies worldwide.
Denise holds an MBA Global Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She holds the SPHRi Certification (HRCI) and a Lean Six-Sigma Certification from Florida Atlantic University.
VP of Government Affairs
Chris Nicolopoulos brings nearly 20 years of experience in government affairs and the insurance industry to his role as Vice President of Government Affairs at Enhance Health, where he will spearhead the company’s government relations strategy to enhance healthcare accessibility across the country.
Prior to joining Enhance Health, Chris was Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department, a position for which he was nominated by Governor Chris Sununu in 2020. He had previously served as President and CEO of the largest trade association of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire. He has also worked as an associate at Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios PLLP, and as Government Affairs Director at the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.
Chris holds a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law and an undergraduate degree in History from the University of New Hampshire. Since 2022, he has been licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Head of Sales
As the Head of Sales at Enhance Health, Marc oversees the internal, external, and field sales operations. Marc has been instrumental in the growth and scaling of agencies across South Florida. His journey includes leadership roles at State Farm as a captive Agency Owner, where he later ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing his Independent Property and Casualty agency before joining Enhance Health in June 2022.
Marc’s expertise extends to the development and scaling of sales operations, a skill set that has played a pivotal role in Marc’s journey at Enhance Health. Marc has consistently demonstrated excellence in sales throughout his career, notably achieving the status of Top Producer, President’s Circle, and receiving the Trendsetter Award.
Marc earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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