We’re a diverse, experienced, fun bunch of people, working hard every day for our customers.

Abir

Executive Chairman & Co-founder

Alana

Service Operations Specialist

Allyson

Lead UX Designer

Amanda

TPA Reporting Analyst

Amanda

Accounting and FP&A Manager

Amy

Head of Operations

Andrew

Sales Development Representative

Ari

Director of Affinity Groups

Ashley

Gravie Care Advisor

Ben

Gravie Care Advisor

Ben, Operations Manager at Gravie

Ben

VP & GM, Risk Solutions Insurance Company

Carol

Human Resources Manager

Carson, Sales Development at Gravie

Carson

DFA Analyst Temp

Cassie

Quality Assurance Analyst

Chad

Senior DevOps Engineer

Chantelle

Associate Account Manager

Charles

Chief Financial Officer

Chloe

Advisor Temp

Ed_Grams

Ed

Platform Engineer

Emily

Broker Operations Manager

Eric, Sales at Gravie

Eric

Sales

Erin

Product Owner

Erin

Software Test Engineer

Greg, Desktop Support Specialist at Gravie

Greg

Desktop Services Engineer

Hannah

Account Management Operations Specialist

Hannah_K

Hannah

Gravie Care Advisor

Hira

CEO Assistant/Project Manager

Ian

Senior Advisor

Jacob

Sales

Jared

Jared

Demand Generation Specialist

Jay

Jay

Business Intelligence Developer

Jessica

Director of Account Services

Jillian

Service Operations Manager

Joe

Software Engineer

John

John

Director of Health Plan Operations - TPA

John

Software Engineer

Jon

Jon

UI Designer

June

Medical Claims Examiner

Kaitlin

Director of Member Service Operations

Kate

Account Manager

Kathy

Senior Advisor

Katie

Accountant

Katie

Sales and Marketing Operations Manager

Kelly

Account Manager

Krista

Krista

Technical Product Owner

Lewis

Business Performance Manager

Lexie

Receptionist / Admin Assistant

Libby

Head of B2B Marketing

Lisa

Lisa

Advisor & Account Management Admin Support

Lynnette

Advisor Team Lead

Mackenzie

Senior Compliance Analyst

Marek

CEO & Co-founder

Marissa

Business Analyst

Michael, Software Developer at Gravie

Michael

Chief Technology Officer

Mickey

Account Manager

Mike_S

Mike

Junior Software Engineer

Miles

Software Engineer

Nate

Graphic Designer

Nicole

Head of Product Management

Patricio_L

Patricio

Business Intelligence Developer

Pedro

Gravie Care Manager

Sam

Gravie Care Advisor

Sam_H

Sam

Gravie Care Advisor

Seema, Software Quality Analyst at Gravie

Seema

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Sherri

TPA Medical Claims Manager

Silvio

Senior Advisor

Stephanie

Service Operations Specialist

Stephanie

Stephanie

Account Management Coordinator

Zach, Desktop Support Specialist at Gravie

Zach

Desktop Services Engineer

Interested in joining our team?

Can you work without a lot of rules and walls? Like knowing your skills make a real difference for real people? Then you might be the Gravie type, and we might have a job for you.

Abir

Executive Chairman & Co-founder

"My job is to ensure that everyone at Gravie is equipped and positioned to fully meet the needs of our customers."

Abir is Co-founder and Executive Chairman at Gravie where he focuses on making sure we’re well positioned and fully equipped to meet the needs of our members. Abir was the founding CEO of Gravie and led the company through 2019.

Prior to founding Gravie, Abir was co-founder and CEO of Bloom Health where he led the team that pioneered the private exchange model of financing health benefits. Prior to founding Bloom Health, Abir was co-founder and president of RedBrick Health. Under his leadership, RedBrick Health launched an industry-leading health earnings system, created innovative products and achieved health improvement results that far surpassed its competitors. Before founding RedBrick Health, Abir co-founded Definity Health where he was involved in the creation of the personal care account, the predecessor to the health savings account.

Abir began his career at Deloitte Consulting where he advised managed care organizations and integrated delivery systems on mergers, acquisitions and turnaround strategies. He has also worked as an advisor to Fidelity Investment’s health and welfare departments where he helped launch their benefit consulting business.

Abir earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lawrence University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He's on the board of directors at Allina Health, the board of trustees at Lawrence University, and he's a member of several other boards, including the Animal Humane Society and The Compassion Museum.

What are you interested in outside of work?

Animals, music, reading, cars and aviation.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A bouncing ball – I am never down for very long, and I like my play-time!

Alana

Service Operations Specialist

"I work to ensure the Advisor team has access to the resources and knowledge needed to help our members and assist with resolving complex issues."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Urban hiking and visiting as many historical places as possible.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A coin because I'd get to travel around and see all different kinds of people and places.

Allyson

Lead UX Designer

"I am an advocate for our members; my focus is on making their experience with Gravie as user friendly and enjoyable as possible."

What are you interested in outside of work?

When I'm not doing UX related things, I enjoy being outdoors with my family, trying new recipes, and running slowly.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a pair of chucks—they are simple, comfortable, and have timeless style.

Amanda

TPA Reporting Analyst

What are you interested in outside of work?

New food, football, archery, scuba diving, old movies, and playing with my puppy.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A laser pointer, because you can use it to guide someone in the right direction and can play with small furry pets for hours.

Amanda

Accounting and FP&A Manager

"I keep the accounting and finance department running smoothly so the Gravie team can focus on member care."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I like to attend concerts, eat really good food, and travel. Most of my energy these days is focused on my son and daughter; we love our local library and exploring new parks.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a book shelf because book shelves hold loads of adventures and wisdom.

Amy

Head of Operations

"My job is to help steer the company down a path of providing consumers great health solutions—often focusing on our potential and existing talented employees."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Loving life.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

An all consuming book. Think of everything it offers: entertainment, anticipation, escape, learning, it elicits all kinds of emotions...and when it's over there's another one waiting for you.

Andrew

Sales Development Representative

"I am the employers' first point of contact when it comes to being introduced to Gravie, and I can get you connected with your state's sales rep."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I like to be active and play sports, especially baseball. I also like to go hunting, fishing, and be out on the lake.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A toy, because I love to have fun and enjoy interacting with others. I would also like to think I would be friends with Buzz & Woody which would be awesome.

Ari

Director of Affinity Groups

"I manage ongoing relationships with Gravie's employer clients and help them make the most informed decisions in an ever-changing and challenging health insurance environment. My goal is to provide strategic recommendations and guidance that meet the needs of our clients and their employees."

What are you interested in outside of work?

When I'm not spending time with my wife, daughter, and golden retriever, you can typically find me on a tennis court or hacking up a golf course.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would probably be a hammock—calm, collected, and doing everything possible to keep people at ease.

Ashley

Gravie Care Advisor

"As an advisor, I am a trusted resource for members to navigate the complexities of health insurance and provide excellent customer service along the way."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Outside of work, I love taking the time to travel the world with family and friends. I also love watching, coaching, and playing any sport in my free time; but I also make time to watch New Girl over and over again.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A shoelace, because I like to "tie" things together perfectly.

Ben

Gravie Care Advisor

"I act as the Rosetta Stone for our members as they attempt to translate the health insurance market."

What are you interested in outside of work?

There's nothing I love more than listening to audiobooks while walking my pups, Charlie and Olive.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A cast iron pan. Adaptable, reliable, and getting better with age.

Ben, Operations Manager at Gravie

Ben

VP & GM, Risk Solutions Insurance Company

"I lead our insurance company; my job is to ensure that we create and deliver outstanding insurance solutions for our customers."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Anything active and outdoors, music, architecture, food, books.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

Redwood tree—it can be used to make a lot of things, it's dependable, and it has a pretty nice view of the world.

Carol

Human Resources Manager

"My job at Gravie is to keep our people and our company moving forward in a positive environment."

What are you interested in outside of work?

If I'm not at work, I'm most likely to be golfing, dancing, working out, supporting Minnesota sports teams, traveling, reading, and/or socializing with friends and family.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a well of fresh water because it's a place to go frequently for positive, life-giving resources.

Carson, Sales Development at Gravie

Carson

DFA Analyst Temp

"I work with members of the Sales and Marketing teams to develop the most efficient and effective methods of sharing Gravie's value and vision via various mediums."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy spending as much time as I can outdoors. Golfing, fly-fishing, kayaking, biking, and playing basketball are some of my favorite ways to spend time. I also love exploring new cultures and regions of the world, but Big Birch Lake near Melrose, Minnesota will always be my special place.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a hiker or climber's backpack. I would often be in the wilderness, and I would assist people in reaching new heights on the way to the summit.

Cassie

Quality Assurance Analyst

"I work to give consumers an experience that leaves them feeling satisfied and confident in the Gravie Website."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Learning to play Golf, enjoy playing cards, cooking, and watching football.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a Rocket Ship. Similar to me I love to explore the world and see it from different perspectives. Also I like to discover new things and reach for the highest heights.

Chad

Senior DevOps Engineer

"When you have a question about automated server or software deployment, I'm one of the guys to call."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I like to run very long distances on trails in the woods, support my family in their projects and interests, and travel to far off places with my wife (though we do not get to do that often enough). I'm involved with the local Esperanto language group (a constructed language from 1887), coaching my son's robotics team, and hacking on Clojure and ClojureScript projects in whatever is left of my spare time.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A headlamp flashlight, because they illuminate your path and whatever you're looking at, bring to your attention tree roots and hazards in your way, reveal a world you may not otherwise see, and leave your hands free to perform whatever task is needed at the time.

Chantelle

Associate Account Manager

"My job is customer support and assistance through the process of applying and enrolling in health insurance plans and helping members with any question, concerns, or changes after."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Traveling, hiking, scuba diving, skydiving, swimming, reading and writing.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A pen. Something so small, and so overlooked, that symbolizes creativity and intellect. I think outside the box and can doodle my thoughts or write an all consuming novel. I can create worlds of daring adventures and peaceful escapes. I can capture the excitement and beauty of this world or create another. People may praise the work of art but I am the artist itself that created a masterpiece.

Charles

Chief Financial Officer

"My job is to help us optimize our business model so that we can deliver the highest quality member experience, profitably, and grow to serve more members!"

Charles is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of diverse experience spanning multiple disciplines in various industries. He has a proven track record in driving outcomes and leading high-impact teams. Prior to joining Gravie, Charles served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Walser Automotive Group in Minneapolis. Additionally, he has significant senior executive experience at Ceridian and Best Buy. Charles earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Albion College and his MBA from Cornell Johnson College of Business.

What are you interested in outside of work?

Outside of work I am busy with an 11 year old daughter and 12 year old son. I play tennis and go to concerts/travel for fun.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a piano. I always wanted to be able to play the piano, and this would let me still be a part of creating/hearing music!

Chloe

Advisor Temp

"I help members navigate the complexities of health insurance by walking them through the process and helping them figure out what plan works best for that member and their family."

What are you interested in outside of work?

In my spare time, I enjoy writing graphic novels and reading. I also love to take my two little Cairn terriers out for a walk!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would love to be a painting, because I would be high enough on the wall to survey the room and see what other people are doing.

Ed_Grams

Ed

Platform Engineer

“My role at Gravie is to deploy and monitor the platform infrastructure and create the necessary infrastructure tooling for the needs of Gravie's application developers.”

What are you interested in outside of work?

I recently started hiking outdoors.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A record player, because I love listening to music, and because I'm interested in hearing about other people's lives, culture, and point of view.

Emily

Broker Operations Manager

"I listen, empathize, and consult with Gravie members on their health insurance. I am a dedicated source of support and a resource to help members identify solutions."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Hiking, music, coffee, and dog-related activities.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A blank notebook because it's an instrument of creative expression, full of possibilities, and perfectly-portable for any adventure.

Eric, Sales at Gravie

Eric

Sales

"My job is to network with individuals and businesses with the focus of helping them purchase the best possible health insurance policy for them."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Spending time with my beautiful wife and energetic chocolate lab puppy. I also enjoy being up north at the cabin and rooting for all Minnesota sports teams!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A bicycle. You can get anywhere with a bike but not without a little hard work!

Erin

Product Owner

"I am a liaison between the business and the development team; I work closely with both sides to make sure we’re building things that help our customers."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I love cooking and gardening, and I travel as much as I can. I also have two dogs, a cat, and a 100-yr-old fixer upper keeping me busy.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A bass guitar, because it’s funky!

Erin

Software Test Engineer

"I write automated tests for our software. Because we are constantly running automated tests, members can count on our website working reliably."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy distance running and playing ultimate frisbee. I also play the viola with Wailing Loons, a progressive folk rock band.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a pair of running shoes because I like to go places (but not too quickly).

Greg, Desktop Support Specialist at Gravie

Greg

Desktop Services Engineer

"I help our Gravie Team members with any problem they may have, computer related or otherwise, so they can spend more time focusing on our customers!"

What are you interested in outside of work?

I am an avid gamer and I enjoy reading. I also love snowboarding, hockey, driving and working on my Subaru.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a car engine. Without an engine the car cannot drive. Without working computers our business cannot thrive.

Hannah

Account Management Operations Specialist

"My job is to provide administrative support to the account managers so our team can run as efficiently as possible."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Anything outdoors, do-it-yourself projects around the house, playing the piano, and getting lost in a good novel.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A cat toy. I am pretty obsessed with my cats!

Hannah_K

Hannah

Gravie Care Advisor

"I work to ensure people navigate the world of health insurance with ease by providing clear and thorough information."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I love traveling, learning new things, reading, and dancing.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a kite. Something that is fun, brings joy to others, and is easy-going. As an added bonus I would always have a breeze in my hair and get to enjoy beautiful views.

Hira

CEO Assistant/Project Manager

"I manage day to day operations of the office and scheduling meetings, project planning, controlling and developing project processes with the aim to help the organization to move forward."

What are you interested in outside of work?

There is no greater joy than having fun with a good group of friends.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a telescope, because it gives different perspective for the observers. It helps you see the light far away in the darkness.

Ian

Senior Advisor

"As an Advisor I'm a trusted source of information assisting our clients with navigating the health insurance industry."

What are you interested in outside of work?

When I'm not at work I try to spend as much time as I can outside, backpacking in the warmer months and snowboarding during the colder ones. If outside isn't option I tend to find something techie to tinker with.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

The Hubble Telescope. Floating through space experiencing the vast unexplored expanse sounds pretty great to me.

Jacob

Sales

"My role is to partner with employers and individuals to navigate their options when it comes to health benefits. Gravie finds the right solution to fit your needs and provides you with support year-round!"

What are you interested in outside of work?

Spending time with family and friends. I enjoy staying active by traveling with my wife, playing basketball and golfing!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A scoreboard. I like to be accurate and reliable. I love to win but also learn from my losses. And I'd have a great view of sporting events!

Jared

Jared

Demand Generation Specialist

"I optimize ongoing marketing campaigns that generate demand for Gravie solutions. My goal is to help employers discover Gravie at the right place, right time so they can offer game-changing health benefits to their employees."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I love to travel, try new restaurants, and stack my coffee table with awesome books I never read because I'm rewatching The Wire for the seventh time.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A reliable bike, because it's fast enough to get you where you need to go but slow enough to still enjoy the scenery.

Jay

Jay

Business Intelligence Developer

“My job at Gravie is to build data infrastructures and reports to support any evidence-based inquiries that drive our business, growth, and customer satisfaction.”

What are you interested in outside of work?

Tennis and Hiking

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

My inanimate object is a Scrabble that transforms scattered pieces into meaningful and insightful outcomes that drive business.

Jessica

Director of Account Services

"I help partner with employers, explore ways to achieve their goals, and ensure a seamless experience for them and their employees."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Spending time with my husband and kids, traveling and find projects to do around the house.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

An airplane so I can travel with family as often as possible and explore new places together.

Jillian

Service Operations Manager

"You're never alone when you're looking for health insurance with Gravie. From finding a plan that is a good fit for you and your family, to understanding how to use your benefits, the Gravie Advisor Team has your back every step of the way. It's my job to provide leadership, coordinate projects, and support the Advisors who provide top-notch service to our members."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy being outside, especially when I am hiking, skiing, or camping. When I'm home I like to cook a good meal and curl up on the couch with a scrabble game or Netflix.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A pot or pan in another foodie's kitchen. I'd like to spend the rest of my life always trying new flavors.

Joe

Software Engineer

"My job is to make sure everyone who visits our website or uses one of our products has the best experience possible."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy reading, playing video games, and spending time with my wife and dog.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a Nintendo 3DS because I like to entertain people and I am really just a big kid inside.

John

John

Director of Health Plan Operations - TPA

“My job is to lead Gravie's Health Plan Operations, and most of my time is spent with the TPA (third party administrator) team. The TPA team handles the operations of our HRA's and proprietary products - enrollment, claims processing, and lots of other things. I also work closely with our medical and pharmacy network vendors and PreferredOne.”

What are you interested in outside of work?

Biking, boating, reading, spending time with my kids, and poker.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A tree, because I like to make steady progress/growth, I believe in life-long development, I'm extremely patient, and I like nature and solitude. I also feel like I'm constantly in motion and can relate to a tree whose limbs are constantly swaying in the breeze and can endure gale-force winds without breaking.

John

Software Engineer

"My job is to create, maintain, and improve our applications used to support users, both internally and externally. As I strive to create applications that are flexible, secure, and simple to use, my hope is that members feel confident in managing their benefits."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I like learning new things, spending time with my family and pets, bingeing on t.v., and working out.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a sticky note so that I could help people remember what's important to them!

Jon

Jon

UI Designer

"I aim to create a consistent style and usable experience across Gravie products."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy doing pretty much anything outside. I enjoy camping, hiking, and playing with my 6-year-old.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A box of Legos, because I enjoy the process of building and figuring out how things fit together.

June

Medical Claims Examiner

"My role is to perform excellent claims resolution."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Family and going camping.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A lighthouse, to help guide people to see the light at Gravie!

Kaitlin

Director of Member Service Operations

"I get to lead and champion the Gravie member experience by overseeing Gravie Administrative Services, third party administrator and the advisor contact center teams. It’s all about having the right people, in the right place, at the right time to ensure we are providing exceptional operational service support."

What are you interested in outside of work?

When it's nice outside you can find me outdoors, on or near a lake with my friends and family. I also enjoy doing group fitness classes at the gym and being as active as possible.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A vacuum that has a detachable handheld cordless. I like things neat, clean and organized - a vacuum for the larger jobs and the handheld for the smaller ones.

Kate

Account Manager

"My job is to advocate for our clients and our members to ensure they feel supported and confident in our solutions."

What are you interested in outside of work?

When I’m not at work I’m most likely, biking around the city with my husband, discovering new restaurants, snuggling on the couch with my cat Kurt, lounging on patios, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and socializing with friends and family!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a beach chair. I’m calming and supportive and the built-in cup holder is always helpful!

Kathy

Senior Advisor

"It is my pleasure as an Advisor at Gravie to provide exceptional member service. Knowledge + Cheerful attitude + Problem solving = SUCCESS."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I value time spent with my husband, kids and grandkids. Especially enjoying MN sports as a spectator. Go Vikings, Twins and Gophers! Rah!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would like to be a "bright spot" on a dreary day!

Katie

Accountant

"I am a part of the team that handles payments for our customers. I work to ensure that our member's payments are error-free. I also support other aspects of the company with financial related help."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I love spending time with my family, friends, and dog! I enjoy watching sports and traveling to new places!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a car because I love road trips!

Katie

Sales and Marketing Operations Manager

"I keep our processes running smoothly to ensure organization and collaboration amongst the sales and marketing teams."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I love to ski in the winter and run in the summer. I read a lot, have a passion for interior design, and am a crazy cat mom to my fur baby, Dorian.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

Hairspray—I'm proactive about keeping things in place and organized.

Kelly

Account Manager

"I assist employers not only in the initial transition to Gravie ensuring a seamless experience but also throughout their time with Gravie continually seeking to understand and meet their ongoing needs and goals."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Spending time with family and friends and hanging out at the lake as much as possible during the summer!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

An agenda/calendar as it helps people keep an organized, focused and balanced life.

Krista

Krista

Technical Product Owner

"I work to transition business requirements to technical requirements all the while keeping a customer focus, driving a vision and ensuring the product meets the market needs."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Traveling, golfing and spending time with my family.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

Hiking Boots of someone who is well traveled. The stories that I bet those could tell!

Lewis

Business Performance Manager

"I'll be taking a data-driven approach to informing and improving our decision-making in various areas across Gravie."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Soccer, golf, racquetball, basketball, hiking - anything that allows me to get out and be active!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a window so I could see both sides of every problem and be a source of light for others everyday.

Lexie

Receptionist & Admin Assistant

"I am the first person to greet guests when they come into the office. I also help with any basic needs they or my coworkers may have, so the office can run smoothly and effectively."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Hanging out with friends and family, remodeling my house, taking my dog Barry on adventures and/or snuggling with Barry on the couch with a good Netflix marathon (mostly Parks and Rec or Law and Order: SVU)

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a weighted blanket. They calm and soothe and I've been told I have a very soothing voice.

Libby

Head of B2B Marketing

"I coordinate and implement marketing strategies in an effort to spread the word about Gravie's awesome products and services."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy exploring the outdoors, hanging out with my dog, spending time with friends and family, and crafting!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A magic wand for obvious reasons.

Lisa

Lisa

Advisor & Account Management Admin Support

"I provide support to the Service Operations team, helping to ensure that processes run smoothly during the busy Open Enrollment season."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I am a lifelong lover of art & culture, and my background is in multimedia art and cultural anthropology. Current hobbies: working towards becoming fluent in Italian, studying and making documentary films, and wandering contentedly through beautiful natural settings.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A droplet of water that can shift and change depending on the environment. Whether it's in the form of water, steam, or ice... it is always fundamentally the essential, transformational, life-affirming H2O that is seamlessly able to adapt.

Lynnette

Advisor Team Lead

"Hopefully they will leave any call with me feeling like the person on the other end of the phone cared for them as a person and as well as a customer."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Singing, art, and social justice.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a warm bowl of stew. I have a lot of ingredients that are vital to my life and these ingredients fill me up like a good bowl of stew. I also get cold very easily and like warm things.

Mackenzie

Senior Compliance Analyst

"I help to ensure we have all the correct licenses and appointments in order to give our consumers the most options for a plan that will meet their needs."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, trying out new restaurants and recipes, and being as active as I can! (Unless there's a Law and Order SVU marathon on, then you can find me on the couch!)

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a jeep—always reliable no matter the conditions—and honestly what's better than summer in a jeep with the doors off!

Marek

CEO & Co-founder

"I make sure that Gravie runs smoothly as a company and that our employees have the right resources to deliver amazing service to our members. This involves worrying about pretty much everything: legal & compliance, call center, paying the bills, contracting with vendors, and making sure we have enough computing capacity for our website."

Marek is co-founder and CEO at Gravie where he is responsible for delivering on the company’s mission—to improve the way people purchase and access healthcare. He leads the team to design and deliver innovative, consumer-focused health benefit solutions.

Prior to founding Gravie, Marek was co-founder and head of operations at Bloom Health, a company that pioneered the private exchange model of financing health benefits, where he led operations, technology, and finance. Prior to founding Bloom Health, Marek was the director of operations and one of the earliest employees at RedBrick Health, a health technology and services company that launched an industry-leading health earnings system.

Marek started his career at Deloitte where he spent 10 years advising Fortune 500 companies on financial management strategies and leading enterprise technology transformation initiatives. Additionally, Marek was involved in leading Deloitte’s regional enterprise applications practice.

Marek earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Macalester College.

What are you interested in outside of work?

I am a Formula 1 fanatic, and into pretty much anything that involves cars. I try to get my car out on the track whenever I can, and then spend way too much time under the hood, often covered in grease and oil.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

Wrench—can't really build anything without a good wrench.

Marissa

Business Analyst

"I work to ensure that the team’s growth is supported through various development efforts through the year. Our advisors need the right tools in place to provide the best experience for our members, and I make sure that we are always adapting those tools and resources to suit our members’ needs."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Exploring the music scene around the Twin Cities, cooking for friends, and traveling with good company. I also love water sports like sailing and kayaking!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a hot cup of tea because I love facilitating good conversation and bringing people together. I am most fulfilled when I feel useful and productive, just as tea can also be medicinal and serve a purpose.

Michael, Software Developer at Gravie

Michael

Chief Technology Officer

"My goal is to make the Gravie experience easy and enjoyable for everyone. For consumers, that may be their interactions on gravie.com or a smartphone app, a phone call with an advisor, or just behind the scenes technology that helps us make healthcare easier for them. All of it is affected by technology, and all it can be influenced to improve their experience."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Biking and running, theater, classical music, traveling, good food, and learning, not necessarily at the same time. I can also bake nearly anything with flour and yeast.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A piano or a violin. In skillful hands they are capable of producing an astounding variety of beautiful music.

Mickey

Account Manager

"I support the account managers so our team can run as efficiently as possible."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Camping, hiking, going to Twins games with my sons and visiting every Major League Baseball Stadium.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A handcrafted wooden canoe, because there is something special about fine craftsmanship as well as the natural beauty of the great outdoors.

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Mike

Junior Software Engineer

"I help improve the website to make the experience for members as polished and seamless as possible."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy trail running and gardening.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a Chemex coffee maker. It filters good stuff (coffee) from not so good stuff (coffee grounds) and does it with a little extra style.

Miles

Software Engineer

"Being a Developer should hopefully mean there will be more rapid development of new product features."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I have a ton of hobbies—two of these are fencing and home brewing.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be an anvil—dependable and well tempered.

Nate

Graphic Designer

"I ensure that each project I design, edit, and format is on-brand so that our members have a consistent and positive experience when interacting with Gravie."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Writing, reading, and all things Nintendo. If I'm not currently lost in someone else's fictional world, you can probably find me working on my own book series!

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A pen to help others scribe the stories they want to release into the world.

Nicole

Head of Product Management

"I'm able to work with consumers and our team here at Gravie to help create the best possible consumer experience."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, playing the piano and spending time outdoors.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

Camera lens—allows you to see the big picture or zoom in to focus on details.

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Patricio

Business Intelligence Developer

"I ensure data is available to support our members and advisors, bringing the best experience to all."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Biking around town and traveling with no specific plan, just a plane ticket and a bag.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A fire pit. There are always great memories with friends and family around a fire pit

Pedro

Gravie Care Manager

"I provide leadership to our team of licensed advisors. Whether you are shopping for a new health insurance plan or would like assistance with your existing plan, our advisor team is eager, ready and experienced to assist you with a wide range of health insurance needs year-round."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Enjoying the outdoors and going on new local adventures. I also enjoy personal development and spending time with my family.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A Drone. Drones can be adapted for many uses. I would also have some pretty cool views and be able to travel fairly quickly.

Sam

Gravie Care Advisor

"I will be the first point of contact for many members, and assist them with all types of insurance needs."

What are you interested in outside of work?

The outdoors! I like fishing, camping, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A fishing bobber! I can go with the flow but I also like head out in my own direction, drop a line and hope for the best!

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Sam

Gravie Care Advisor Temp

"I work with Members to find the best available health insurance for them and their families."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Outside of work, I’m usually watching the Boston Red Sox or Minnesota Vikings, reading about history, or hanging out with friends

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I'd be a plane; it'd be a blast to fly among the birds, across the oceans, and above the clouds.

Seema, Software Quality Analyst at Gravie

Seema

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

"My primary goal is to make sure the product is rich in quality and the consumer experience is excellent."

What are you interested in outside of work?

The list is too long to mention but anything that involves my family and friends.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A camera so that I can capture every second of my kids life which I miss when I’m not around.

Sherri

TPA Medical Claims Manager

"We are a Third Party Administrator that processes insurance claims, or certain aspects of employee benefit plans for a separate entity. We manage claims processing, provider, networks, utilization review, etc."

What are you interested in outside of work?

Camping, fishing, hunting, biking (the Harley type), watching the Packers, having fun social hour with friends and family. I have 3 grandchildren that I spend a lot of time with.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

The book "The Purpose Driven" by Rick Warren. Gravie has so much to offer and the book the Purpose Driven reminded me of this company, and I want to focus on our purpose here.

Silvio

Senior Advisor

"I am an important source of information and assistance for all consumers including Spanish speaker consumers. I am happy to help answer questions and help consumers navigate the complex benefits available to them!"

What are you interested in outside of work?

Outside of work I like to work and educate myself continuously. I am a workaholic at heart and I'm always striving to continue my education in some form. Knowledge is never enough! I also enjoy working out a lot as well as dedicate quality time to friends and family on my free time.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a Saint John's University Rugby jersey #7. Rugby is one of the things I miss the most in my life since I played it for 7 years growing up and while at college.

Stephanie

Service Operations Specialist

"I assist our team in escalated situations and keep our team up to date with the processes and guides."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I love to play softball competitively and for fun with my friends. I also travel all over the U.S. to play in softball tournaments and meet new people.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

I would be a magnifying glass because I love solving mysteries and would want to be the object that helps you find what you are missing.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Account Management Coordinator

"I work primarily with the Account Management team to provide administrative support for our employer clients. I am here to help ensure a smooth and positive experience for our clients."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy going to concerts, traveling, going to my cabin, and spending time with friends and family.

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A computer so that I can answer almost any question.

Zach, Desktop Support Specialist at Gravie

Zach

Desktop Services Engineer

"I keep Gravie's computers running smoothly so we can continue to support our customers."

What are you interested in outside of work?

I enjoy comic books, movies and sports. I'm an avid football fan and in 2015 I'll be a huge Cubs fan (I'm counting on the accuracy of Back To The Future Part 2).

If you were an inanimate object, what would you be and why?

A 1988 Blacktron I LEGO figure. Because they were the best.