LEADERSHIP

iHT's leadership team consists of accomplished professionals with extensive backgrounds in health insurance, services and technology as well as experience in their respective areas of responsibility.

 
CEO
 
Finance
 
Operations and Innovation
 
Clinical
 
Marketing and Strategy
 
Human Resources
 
Legal and Compliance
 
Organizational Effectiveness
J. DOUGLAS WILLIAMS Top
CEO
Doug Williams is Chief Executive Officer of Connolly and iHealth Techologies (iHT). Connolly and iHT combined in 2014 to form the leading payment integrity services firm in the Healthcare and Retail industries. Connolly/iHealth Technologies delivers significant incremental value to its clients in assuring high levels of payment accuracy. With the strength of the combined company, Doug assures the organization is focused on driving value for clients with continual advancements in solutions to the market and internal capabilities. Prior to the combination of iHT and Connolly, Doug served as President and Chief Executive Officer of iHealth Technologies since its inception in 2001. Before establishing iHT, Doug served as Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Specialty Health from its acquisition of Vivra specialty Partners. At Vivra, Doug served as EVP and preceding Vivra served in variety of roles at CIGNA Healthcare. Doug received a BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.

STEVE SENNEFF Top
Finance
Steve is a highly respected and influential global leader with 20+ years of career excellence. He provides strategic and operational direction to Connolly, employing his passion for results and collaborative leadership style to steer the direction of the company. Steve’s commitment to finding solutions to complex issues ensures that Connolly delivers industry leading services and business results for our clients. Steve previously held the position of CFO for Connolly. Prior to Connolly, Steve began his career at Abbott Laboratories before holding various leadership positions across Asia, Latin America and the US for the Nielsen Company.
DAVID BEAULIEU Top
Operations and Innovation
Dave is responsible for leading iHealth Technologies’s sales, operations and innovation work. Dave has worked in various health care leadership positions for over thirty years, including Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Business Solutions at DST Health Solutions; Chief Operating Officer at Amisys Synertech; Managing Director of the Government Business Group at First Consulting Group; and he spent 18 years at CIGNA Healthcare in various roles. Dave received a BA from Bates College.
DR. RICHARD POZEN Top
Clinical
Richard oversees the clinical elements of operations and product development. Previously, Richard served as Chief Medical Officer of Magellan Specialty Health; Regional President of Vivra; founder of Cardiology Network, Inc.; and practiced as a Cardiologist for 13 years. Richard graduated with a BA from the University of Chicago and received his doctorate in medicine from the New Jersey College of Medicine.
MICHAEL AXT Top
Marketing and Strategy
As Chief Marketing Officer, Michael heads Marketing, Strategy and Program Management for Connolly. He is responsible for strategic and product marketing, as well as brand management and marketing communications. In addition, Michael spearheads the development and deployment of Connolly’s strategy and key strategic initiatives across the company. Michael has a proven track record of driving strategic direction and leading organizations to deliver strong operational and financial results. He has extensive experience across the Healthcare industry through his years of consulting work at Bain & Company. Prior to Connolly, Michael worked at Medtronic’s Spine division where his roles included leading U.S. sales operations for the Medtronic Spine sales force, strategic planning, and financial management of Global Commercial Operations.
JOHN VITALE Top
Human Resources
A performance management and culture development professional with experience in executive coaching and talent acquisition, John is a strategically focused, results driven human resources leader. His past experience at Maxum Petroleum and Eastman Kodak among other leading organizations has enabled him to develop management methodologies driving year over year revenue growth. His extensive experience in Human Resources includes management of professional staff and work in leadership development, talent management, and benefits and employee relations.
JONATHAN OLEFSON Top
Legal and Compliance
Mr. Olefson serves as Connolly |iHealth Technologies’ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and is responsible for all legal, compliance, regulatory, risk management and corporate governance matters across the Company. Mr. Olefson also oversees the Company’s government and corporate affairs efforts. Mr. Olefson previously spent nine years at Cognizant Technology Solutions, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel (Corporate, M&A and Intellectual Property). In this role he oversaw Cognizant’s corporate governance and securities matters, corporate development activity, as well as its intellectual property and licensing initiatives. He previously served as Cognizant's General Counsel (EMEA), overseeing all legal matters in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Olefson joined Cognizant in 2004 as Associate General Counsel, prior to which he was an Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Mr. Olefson received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the George Washington University, and his Bachelors of Arts from Emory University.
VALERIE USILTON Top
Organizational Effectiveness
Valerie is responsible for creating a workforce and culture aligned to the growth and successful business operations of the company. Prior to joining iHT, Valerie was the Group Director of Talent Management for The Coca Cola Company. Before joining Coca Cola she spent 15 years with Bank of America as an SVP of Human Resources. Valerie has an extensive healthcare background having previously been the General Manager of a Health Maintenance Organization before moving into Human Resources. Valerie studied Business Administration at Georgia State University.