Co-founder & CEO
Russell Benaroya is on a mission to improve the health of 10 million people in 10 years. He has 5 years to go and needs to get "moving"! Prior to EveryMove, Russell built a successful and profitable healthcare business (REM Medical) that was sold in 2009. Prior to healthcare entrepreneurship, Russell was Director of Corporate Development at GoTo.com (Overture) and before that a private equity investor and investment banker in New York. Russell loves to run, is a Crossfit fanatic, and can't wait to spend more time with his wife and two children.
Board of Directors
Co-founder & CEO
Premera Blue Cross, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kent Marquardt is Premera Blue Cross Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the Premera family of companies' finance, actuarial, knowledge services, underwriting and healthcare economics departments. He is President and CEO of Northstar, Premera's joint venture investment entity in China. He also has responsibility for Premera's Business Expansion strategy and is on the board of WorldDoc, a member portal company in which Premera has invested.
Marquardt came to Premera Blue Cross from American Dental Specialist, Inc., where he served as chief executive officer. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Western Operations and chief financial officer of the Western Operations of MedPartners, Inc., the nation's largest publicly held physician practice management company. He has also held positions in healthcare management with PriMed Management Consulting, Inc. He was with KPMG Peat Marwick for 19 years and was a partner in the Los Angeles and Phoenix offices.
Marquardt holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
BuddyTV, Co-founder & CEO
Andy Liu is CEO of BuddyTV, the largest independently held TV site on the Internet. Prior to BuddyTV, Mr. Liu served as President and CEO of NetConversions from 1999-2004 prior to its sale to aQuantive and served as VP and GM of its Site Optimization unit from 2004-2005. He is also a founder of a non-profit that is focused on technology in developing countries and is very passionate about entrepreneurship. Mr. Liu brings deep experience in building companies, site optimization, viral marketing, SEO, community building and product development. In 2003, he was named to Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40." In 2010, he was named Best Angel Investor by Seattle 2.0 in 2010 having invested in over 20 early stage deals including Cheezburger Network, Bonanzle, Judy's Book, and Evo Gear. Mr. Liu received his MBA from Wharton.
Managing Director, Sandbox Industries
Anna Haghgooie is a Managing Director of Sandbox Industries. Before joining Sandbox, Anna was the General Manager at an integrative healthcare start-up where she helped the company streamline operations and prepare for growth. Previously she held positions as an Associate Director of Corporate Finance at Fitch Ratings covering the Healthcare Sector and as a member of the Financial Management Program at General Electric. Anna holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Lee Handke (Observer Seat)
Vice President, Health Network Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska
Lee Handke is responsible for hospital, professional and pharmacy network strategy, product development, quality and wellness programs. Lee received a Bachelor of Life Science from Kansas State University in 1993. In 1999, he graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Following graduation, he completed an ASHP/AMCP accredited residency in managed care pharmacy at Walgreens Health Initiatives in Deerfield, Illinois. Lee graduated with a MBA degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2005. Lee is a registered pharmacist and adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy, where he serves on the admissions committee.