Virgin Pulse Appoints Healthcare and Technology Leader

PROVIDENCE, RI, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Virgin pulse, the world’s leading provider of health and wellness solutions, announced today that it has been named an industry leader in healthcare, technology and HR. Chris Michalak, as the new Chief Executive Officer to lead the company through the next phase of growth. Michalak will also join the Virgin Pulse board of directors.

As a respected CEO and purpose-driven technology and service leader in the healthcare sector, Michalak has extensive knowledge of the rapid transformation in healthcare and more than two decades of leadership experience in strategy, business development, operations and talent development. Its industry expertise and network, its successful M&A experience and its proven track record in diversifying and expanding into adjacent growth markets will enable Virgin Pulse to deliver its Home for health® Strategy.

“The past 18 months have shown the importance of employers and their employees being proactive about their health and using its benefits effectively to achieve better health outcomes,” said Michalak. “As the global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse has a significant opportunity to create a better future for healthcare. I am honored and honored to lead the company at such a crucial time and look forward to building on the momentum and solid foundation of Virgin Pulse to shape that future. I’m especially excited to help employers, health insurers, government organizations and universities re-think health, wellbeing, benefits and healthcare through the lens of Homebase for Health. “

As CEO of Virgin Pulse, Michalak will lead the company’s growth initiatives and build its position as a world class employer, partner and innovator on a mission to transform lives for the better through its home base for health. Homebase for Health brings together, simplifies and personalizes the health and wellbeing of members and provides Virgin Pulse customers with a single point of contact for managing and orchestrating third-party services and solutions, as well as optimizing contracting, procurement, authorization, reporting and billing.

Michalak joins Virgin Pulse from global benefits and payroll provider Alight Solutions, where as CEO he led the company to significant growth while achieving consistently high levels of customer satisfaction and retention. During his tenure, Alight more than tripled its sales growth rate, successfully integrated six acquisitions and was certified as a Great Place to Work. Michalak was also recognized for his leadership role in the Software Report’s Top 50 Tech Services CEOs of 2020.

Prior to Alight Solutions, Michalak served as Aon Hewitt’s global chief commercial officer, where he led global sales and accounting strategy and led the US sales and accounting functions. He also led Aon Hewitt’s global Client Promise initiative, which established clear commitments to all customers and put in place a methodology for evaluating the company’s performance to ensure that customer expectations were met or exceeded. Michalak was also previously CEO of the global HR consulting firm Buck Consultants.

Via Virgin Pulse

Virgin Pulse is the world’s leading and leading provider of SaaS solutions and services for digital health and wellbeing focused on improving health outcomes and reducing health costs. With the industry’s only real home base for health® that unifies and simplifies the health path. Virgin Pulse brings together high-tech, high-touch, predictive analytics, AI and data to support customers and members across the entire health, wellbeing and performance lifecycle – from screening and risk assessment to activation, behavior change and the adoption of sustainable, healthy ones Habits that benefit navigation, condition management, filling gaps in care and digital therapeutic guidance. Today, more than 14 million users in 190+ countries rely on Virgin Pulse digital and live solutions to transform their lives – and their business – forever. To learn more, visit VirginPulse.com and keep following us Twitter or LinkedIn.

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