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HealthComp Appoints Michael Scallen to Vice President of Sales

By HealthComp

Executive to Drive Growth in Specific Areas of the Northeast Among Mid- to Large-Sized Employer Groups

FRESNO, Calif. (January 4, 2022) – HealthComp, the largest independent health benefits administrator in the country, today announced the appointment of Michael Scallen to the position of Vice President of Sales. In this role, Scallen will drive growth among brokers and their mid- to large-sized employer groups in the Northeast region, specifically starting in the metro DC area and moving north into Pennsylvania and New England.

“We’re thrilled to bring Michael on board,” said Tom Martel, CGO at HealthComp. “He’s a wealth of knowledge—20 years in the health benefits space—having worked for both a large carrier and a third-party administrator (TPA). He’s dealt with fully funded and self-funded programs, as well as the ASO market, so he’s well-equipped to help brokers and employers navigate the various complex options. He also brings a phenomenal track record of sales success and an in-depth understanding of the Northeast—with many pre-existing relationships with brokers and employer groups.”

“I’m excited to join the HealthComp team,” said Michael Scallen. “I’ll be able to hit the ground running with immediate targets to increase our presence and brand awareness. I’m looking to hone our distribution channels and partnerships with third-party vendors—with all of these initiatives aimed at driving growth for the company.”

Scallen noted that, up until now, brokers and employers in the Northeast looked to the same TPAs. However, with fast-rising healthcare costs intensified by COVID-19, employers now want alternative solutions that are more creative and customizable. “This is where HealthComp outshines the competition. As a truly independent benefits administrator, we can deliver custom solutions that integrate various point solutions. This helps employers better control costs, while also meeting the needs of their specific member populations.”

Negotiations between large carriers and providers are heating up. Carriers are having to make tough decisions, in some cases, excluding certain providers at the local level. “HealthComp offers flexibility, as we’re not locked into using a specific provider network,” Scallen said. “Instead, we can help employers find, switch, or customize a network solution specific to their location and needs. This significantly benefits employees, who gain broader access to quality care.”

Scallen will be based in Connecticut, so he’s centrally located to service the Northeast. “This territory has so many different regions—each with its own attributes, challenges, and needs,” he said. “Tracking and adapting to these trends is something I’ve enjoyed doing throughout my career, and I’m enthusiastic to now bring these skills to HealthComp.”

“When considering a program change, employers want assurance that their employees will be happy with the service. In this regard, HealthComp has a competitive advantage. It offers superior member experience, as evidenced by its high Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 80, whereas the industry average is 12.”

Scallen has 20 years of experience in the health benefits industry. Prior to HealthComp, he served as Director of Sales for the Northeast at UMR, where he developed and implemented sales strategies that successfully grew the company’s customer base among mid- to large-sized employers interested in a self-funded, self-administered model. Prior to that position, Scallen worked as a senior account executive at UnitedHealthcare in New York City, where he managed a large block of fully insured, self-funded and ancillary business across several platforms and product lines.


About HealthComp

HealthComp, a New Mountain Capital company, is the nation’s largest independent health plan administrator for self-funded employer groups. For more than 25 years, HealthComp has been dedicated to transforming benefits administration. Our solution brings together concierge-level service, best-in-class operations, powerful analytics and expert medical cost management and integrates seamlessly with any benefits ecosystem. The result is an industry-leading experience that delivers better clinical outcomes for our members and higher savings for our book of business. HealthComp has offices in California, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Visit

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Chad Harris

Chief Executive Officer


Chad Harris serves as the CEO of HealthComp and is a value-driven healthcare leader with over twenty years of experience running business process and information technology businesses as a senior executive. Chad has a reputation for creating and controlling rapid growth by focusing on the intersection of customers, market dynamics, and the new digital world.


Chad has held many senior executive positions and led global teams of more than 10,000 people across dozens of counties. Chad has grown both large and small businesses, from those with less than $100M of revenue to those producing multiple billions of revenue, focusing on delivery, customer satisfaction, and innovation to create market leadership.


Chad's philosophy is to inspire change by doing what comes naturally, putting the needs of others before his own, working incredibly hard, and focusing on "how" to accomplish things, never "if they can be accomplished."

Thomas Martel

Chief Growth Officer


Tom serves as the Chief Growth Officer at HealthComp. In this role, Tom focuses on strategic initiatives aimed at accelerating HealthComp’s growth nationwide. His passion lies in assessing market and enterprise structures and creating efficiencies that enable teams to deliver best-in-class performance.


Previously, Tom led Cigna’s largest employer segment, largest region which was comprised of several health plans including the two largest health plans. He worked closely with Market Presidents and their leadership teams to develop and execute local market strategy and deliver growth for the enterprise. Tom earned his degree from Saint Anselm College and holds certifications from The Wharton School and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing and holds a Master Captain’s license with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is also active in community outreach programs including local food bank and shelter services.

Sanoj Balakrishnan

Chief Technology Officer


Sanoj Balakrishnan serves as the Chief Technology Officer at HealthComp. In this role, he oversees the company’s overall technology strategy and architecture, building secure and highly scalable distributed systems.


Most recently, Sanoj served as Head of Healthcare Digital Business and Technology at Cognizant, working with payers and providers in developing solutions that reduced healthcare costs and provided a best-in-class experience for members. Earlier in his career, he worked at technology organizations in a variety of software engineering and architecture roles. Sanoj earned his B.S. from University of Mumbai and Computer Systems Management from National Institute of Information Technology.

Justin Tran

Executive Vice President, Product


Justin serves as the Executive Vice President of Product at HealthComp. He has 8 years of experience in developing and delivering solutions that reduce health care costs, improve quality, and provide a best-in-class experience for members. Most recently, Justin was an Associate Partner and business unit leader at McKinsey & Company where he helped large carriers and healthcare technology companies build new clinical services and solutions for fraud, waste, and abuse. Justin earned his B.S. in Accounting and Data Informatics from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Tucker Stein

Chief Financial Officer


Tucker serves as the Chief Financial Officer of HealthComp. Tucker previously worked for The Boeing Company in a number of finance and strategy roles, most recently as a finance lead for the Transactions and New Business Development group. In this role, Tucker led investments and strategic partnerships for Boeing’s Space and Communications portfolio. Tucker earned his MBA at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and his Bachelors of Science at the University of Redlands.

Tom Georgouses

General Counsel


Tom is involved in multiple areas of HealthComp including Operations, Compliance and Legal Affairs. Tom was admitted to the California Bar in 1990 and started his legal career with Stammer, McKnight, Barnum and Bailey, LLP. When he left the firm to join HealthComp in 2014, he was the Managing Partner (he had represented HealthComp since 2003). In private practice, Tom’s areas of focus included healthcare and transactional work. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Finance from California State University Fresno and received his Juris Doctorate from San Joaquin College of Law.

Rishab Bansal

Chief Transformation & Operations Officer


Rishab serves as the Chief Transformation & Operating Officer at HealthComp. Rishab focuses on transforming and modernizing HealthComp’s operations to provide delightful and distinctive experiences to its members, providers, and clients. His agenda includes integrating all entities towards a One HealthComp vision, driving profitable growth, and delivering value and business outcomes.


In his former work over the last 2 decades, he has helped clients across industries to transform themselves by bringing industry-leading practices and digital and data-led disruption. As the trusted advisor to the C-suite, Rishab helped his clients leapfrog on their transformation journey to accelerate business outcomes and helped them unlock new opportunities to drive profitable growth, profitability, and enhanced experience for their employees and clients.

Elaine Davis

Chief Human Resources Officer


Elaine Davis serves as CHRO for HealthComp. Elaine previously served as CHRO for Continuum Global Solutions and has served in executive leadership positions for Xerox and GlaxoSmithKline. Elaine holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.