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Leadership

Founders

Chris Dugan was with Citigroup for nine years prior to Comprisma's founding. Most recently, he was instrumental in the strategy, design and execution of a portfolio segmentation and asset restructure of $25.5 billion. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Adam Pelavin has designed analytic instruments for a range of areas from public education to election forecasting, and is the inventor of the Ethnic Diversity Index. He received his BA in Pure Mathematics from Pomona College, focusing on Algebra and Combinatorics, and studied advanced mathematics in Budapest, Hungary and at UC Irvine.

Dan Peterson is an attorney who previously focused his practice on corporate tax. At Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Dan advised Fortune 100 clients on the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border acquisitions and regularly represented clients under IRS examination. Dan holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown Law.

Executives

Ryan Wheeler has over 20 years of healthcare business development experience. Prior to joining Comprisma, Ryan led MedAssets' Enterprise Solutions in the eastern half of the U.S. Ryan also helped build Craneware's U.S. presence and was instrumental in the development of both Craneware's and MedAssets' ability to IPO. Ryan earned his BS in Biology & Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Board of Advisors

Gary Cohen, is the Principal in Gary M Cohen Consulting, providing legal and strategic solutions to clients in the health care and insurance industries. He sits on the Board of Directors of Blue Shield of California. Gary recently served as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In that position he was responsible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the private health insurance market.

Gary previously served as Director of Oversight in CCIIO, where he was responsible for implementation, compliance and enforcement of the market rules, rate review and medical loss ratio provisions of the ACA. He has served as General Counsel of the California Health Benefit Exchange (CoveredCA), Chief of Staff to Congressman John Garamendi, and General Counsel of the California Department of Insurance and the California Public Utilities Commission. Before entering government service, Gary was Chief Counsel of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and a partner in the law firms of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons LLP) and Keker & Van Nest. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University.

Peter Cramton, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. Since 1983, he has conducted research on auction theory and practice. This research appears in the leading economics journals. The main focus is the design of auctions for many related items. Applications include spectrum auctions, electricity auctions, and treasury auctions. On the practical side, he is Chairman of Market Design Inc., an economics consultancy founded in 1995, focusing on the design of auction markets. He also is Founder and Chairman of Cramton Associates LLC, which since 1993 has provided expert advice on auctions and market design.

Since 2001, he has played a lead role in the design and implementation of electricity auctions in France and Belgium, gas auctions in Germany, and the world's first auction for greenhouse gas emissions held in the UK in 2002. He has advised numerous governments on market design and has advised dozens of bidders in high-stake auction markets. Since 1997, he has advised ISO New England on electricity market design and was a lead designer of New England's forward capacity auction. He led the design of electricity and gas markets in Colombia, including the Firm Energy Market, the Forward Energy Market, and the Long-term Gas Market. Since June 2006, he played a leading role in the design and development of Ofcom's spectrum auctions in the UK. He has advised the UK, the US, and Australia on greenhouse gas auction design. He led the development of the FAA's airport slot auctions for the New York City airports. Most recently, Professor Cramton has been advising the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on their durable medical equipment auctions. Professor Cramton has also offered expert testimony to the Department of Justice on auction markets and matters of anti-trust. He received his B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Business from Stanford University.

Mark Duggan, Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at M.I.T. in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1999. He currently is a Co-Editor at the Journal of Public Economics and also serves on the Editorial Board of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Professor Duggan's research focuses primarily on the effect of government expenditure programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the behavior of individuals and firms. Some of his more recent research is exploring the contribution of market structure to the rise in health insurance premiums and the effect of physician financial incentives on the cost and quality of health care. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been featured in outlets such as The Economist, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Professor Duggan was the 2010 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal, which is awarded every two years by the American Society of Health Economists to the economist aged 40 and under in the U.S. who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics. Along with his co-author Fiona Scott Morton, he received the National Institute for Health Care Management's 2011 Health Care Research Award for their work on Medicare Part D. He was a Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 2004 to 2006 and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2006 to 2007.

Duggan served from 2009 to 2010 as the Senior Economist for Health Care Policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and has also been a Consultant and Expert Witness for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is currently serving on the Social Security Advisory Board's Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods and is an Advisory Board Member at McKinsey's Center for U.S. Health System Reform.

Dale Wolf served as Chief Executive Officer of Coventry Health Care, a NYSE listed company. In his role as CEO Mr. Wolf managed over 15,000 employees and guided Coventry to $12 billion in revenue. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Coventry Health Care from December 1996 to December 2004. Mr. Wolf was also a member of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Covertry, Mr. Wolf served in a varity of roles in healthcare, investments, and insurance.

Wolf currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Landon School and Catalyst RX. Catalyst RX is a publicly traded Pharmacy Benefit Manager. He has also served Catalyst as Compensation Committee Chairman and on the Audit, Governance and Nominating Committee.

Mr. Wolf graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 1976 with a BA in Mathematics and MIT Sloan School Sr. Executive Program in 1990. He is also a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries since 1979.

Other Advisors

Missy Krasner has over twenty years of marketing, business development, and policy experience in healthcare and health information technology. Her experience ranges from coordinating high-level policy briefings at senior levels of federal government to launching technology products at Google. Ms. Krasner worked at Google for 5 years in health and consumer marketing. She was one of the founding members of Google Health, an online medical records and wellness platform and spearheaded the Google Health Advisory Council. In her later years at Google, she managed and led the search launches marketing team.

Prior to her role at Google, Ms. Krasner worked for the Bush Administration in the Secretary's Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was Senior Communications Advisor to Dr. David Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., the first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Before coming to HHS, Ms. Krasner worked as Marketing Director for CareScience, a healthcare information technology company that developed the first Health Information Exchange (HIE). Prior to her role at CareScience, Ms. Krasner led the Communications Practice at the KaiserFamily Foundation, a non-partisan, national, healthcare policy think tank. Ms. Krasner also worked at Aetna where she spearheaded communication campaigns during two corporate mergers to help the company enter the managed care space. Ms. Krasner holds an M.A. in Communications and Healthcare and Business Administration from Stanford University and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Ms. Krasner is a mentor at 500 Startups, a tech incubator and accelerator in the Silicon Valley andadvises several health 2.0 startups. She has published a series of articles and blogs and is a member of HIMSS, served on the CCHIT Task Force onPHRs, the Lance Armstrong International Advisory Council, and the PlannedParenthood International Marketing Advisory Council.

John Noonan most recently served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working on health care reform implementation in the Office of the Secretary and then at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he helped drive the design and execution of the Office of Health Insurance Exchanges organizational launch strategy.

Before joining HHS in 2009, John led the New Markets corporate development team on the west coast for Gerson Lehrman Group. The startups that John has invested in and advised include AppJet, BrightWire, Frontier Strategy, Local Motors, Prior Knowledge and Reputation.com. John is a Harvard College, Harvard Business School and Yale Law School graduate.


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