Press Release: Gravie Hires Chief Financial Officer to Support Company’s Rapid Growth
(MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2019) — Gravie, a company that’s been reinventing health benefits since 2013, announced today that Charles Marentette has joined the team as Chief Financial Officer.
Marentette 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, Marentette 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.
“We are excited to welcome Charles to Gravie as we continue our rapid growth,” said Gravie CEO Abir Sen. “His deep experience will help us scale with efficiency and discipline as we tackle the huge market opportunity ahead of us.”
Over the past five years, Gravie has been upending the traditional health insurance model, providing new and innovative solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses that allow them to offer competitive benefits, at a cost they can afford, while providing expanded plan choice for employees. Gravie enables employers to set a defined contribution amount for each employee, which they can use to shop for health benefits through one of Gravie’s marketplaces. This includes Gravie’s Marketplace for Individuals & Families and Gravie’s Private Marketplace for Group Plans. When employees choose their health plan through Gravie, they receive access to Gravie Care, a concierge service that helps employees do everything from finding the right health plan to call claims departments and billing offices on their behalf.
Gravie’s approach to health benefits is disrupting traditional models, putting individuals and their health back at the center in a way that’s beneficial to employees and employers’ bottom lines and overall satisfaction. Gravie was founded on a legacy of innovation with leaders from some of the most industry-changing healthcare companies who continue to reinvent and push the status quo to better meet the needs of individuals and teams today. With expert advisors, smart technology and a streamlined model, Gravie alleviates much of the headache associated with choosing and managing a healthcare plan, providing better options for employees with controlled and reduced costs for employers. Gravie has served over 900 employers and over 62,000 individuals across the U.S.