Board of Directors
Jon Kessler has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2014 and as a director since March 2009. From March 2009 through January 2014, he served as our Executive Chairman. Mr. Kessler has also served as the Chairman of Healthcharge Inc. since 2008. Prior to joining HealthEquity, Mr. Kessler founded WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE: WAGE), a provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-centric health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits, serving as Chief Executive Officer of that company from 2000 to 2007. Prior to founding WageWorks, Inc., Mr. Kessler was a benefits taxation specialist at Arthur Andersen, LLP and, prior to that, he was a senior economist in Washington, D.C. specializing in employee benefits and environmental taxation during the Clinton and Bush (Sr.) administrations. Mr. Kessler holds a B.A. from George Washington University in International Affairs and an M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The board of directors believes that Mr. Kessler’s experience in the tax-advantaged consumer-benefits industry, his background as a chief executive officer, and his training as a tax specialist qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Robert W. Selander has served as chairman and a member of our board of directors since September 2015. Mr. Selander began his career at Citibank in 1974 where, during his 20 year tenure, he held numerous leadership positions, including managing Citibank's Consumer Financial Services business in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. In 1994 Mr. Selander joined MasterCard International, where he served as the President of MasterCard's Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada regions until his appointment in 1997 as President and CEO. In addition, Mr. Selander served as President and CEO of MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) from 1997 until 2010. Mr. Selander served as a director of the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) from 1998 to 2008, MasterCard Incorporated from 2002 until 2010, and MasterCard International from 1997 until 2010. Mr. Selander currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fidelity Equity and High Income Funds and as a director of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU). Mr. Selander holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. The board of directors believes that Mr. Selander's extensive business experience and his background as a president and chief executive officer of a publicly traded company qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Stephen D. Neeleman, M.D. founded HealthEquity in 2002 and has served as our Vice Chairman since February 2014, having previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2002 through January 2014 and as a director since November 2002. Dr. Neeleman is a board certified general surgeon and has been practicing for the past 11 years, currently for Intermountain Healthcare at American Fork Hospital in Utah. Dr. Neeleman is the co-author of The Complete HSA Guidebook—How to Make Health Savings Accounts Work for You and a contributor to Dr. Clayton M. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Prescription—A Disruptive Solution for Health Care. While on faculty at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Dr. Neeleman lobbied the U.S. Congress for the initial passage of HSAs. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Neeleman worked as a senior manager for Morris Air (later acquired by Southwest Airlines). He serves on the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ HSA Leadership Council. Dr. Neeleman holds a B.A. from Utah State University and an M.D. from the University of Utah, and completed his surgical residency at the University of Arizona. The board of directors believes that Dr. Neeleman’s experience in the healthcare industry as a medical doctor, his expertise in the history, development and administration of HSAs, and his extensive knowledge of our company as its founder qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Frank A. Corvino has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Mr. Corvino has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut since November 1992 and also has been an Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health System since March 1998. Mr. Corvino served as Chief Operating Officer of Greenwich Hospital from July 1988 until his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since January 2013, Mr. Corvino has been a member of the Fordham University Science Council. Mr. Corvino serves as a director for a number of private companies. Mr. Corvino holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Fordham University and an M.S. in Pharmacy Administration from St. John’s University. The board of directors believes that Mr. Corvino’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry, including his decades of experience as a leader of hospitals and hospital systems, qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Adrian Dillon has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2016. Mr. Dillon has served as Chairman of the Board of WNS Holdings Ltd since 2014 and as a member of the board since 2012. He has also served as a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committees of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of high-quality home products, since 2005. He previously served as a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Wonga.com, an Internet banking company from 2013 to 2015. He was a member of the board and Chair of the Audit Committee at NDS, a leading global provider of end-to-end software solutions to the pay-television industry when the company was acquired by Cisco in 2012. Throughout his career, Mr. Dillon has held key finance roles, including Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Skype Ltd., EVP, Finance and Administration and CFO of Agilent Technologies and EVP and Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton Corporation. He is a past Chairman and member of The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives. Mr. Dillon graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College. The board of directors believes that Mr. Dillon’s extensive finance experience and leadership background qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Evelyn Dilsaver has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2014. Ms. Dilsaver was formerly a member of The Charles Schwab Corporation from December 1991 until her retirement in September 2007. During her tenure at The Charles Schwab Corporation, Ms. Dilsaver held various senior management positions within the organization, including Executive Vice President (The Charles Schwab Corporation) and President and Chief Executive Officer (Charles Schwab Investment Management). Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management, from July 2003 to July 2004, Ms. Dilsaver held the position of Senior Vice President, Asset Management Products and Services. Ms. Dilsaver is a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of the publicly traded company Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX) and is a member of the board of directors and nominating and governance committee and chair of the audit committee of the publicly traded company Aéropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO). In the past five years, Ms. Dilsaver has also served as a director of HighMark Funds, Russell Exchange Traded Funds, Longs Drug Stores Corp. and Tamalpais Bancorp. She is also a member of the board of directors of a privately held corporation. Ms. Dilsaver holds a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, East Bay, and is a Certified Public Accountant. The board of directors believes that Ms. Dilsaver's extensive financial industry experience and her background as a chief executive officer qualifies her to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Frank T. Medici has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2006. Mr. Medici is the President of Berkley Capital LLC, an investment management unit of W.R. Berkley Corporation responsible for certain of the corporation’s private equity investments, having been appointed to that position in March 2006. Prior to joining Berkley Capital, LLC, Mr. Medici was a Managing Director in the financial institutions group, investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. and, prior to that, he was an attorney specializing in corporate law with the firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP. Mr. Medici serves as a director for a number of private companies. Mr. Medici holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Fairfield University and both an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Fordham University. The board of directors believes that Mr. Medici’s extensive experience in finance, his service as a director for a number of other companies, and his knowledge of the capital markets and corporate governance qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Ian Sacks has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2004. Mr. Sacks has been a Managing Director at TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., an investment management firm, since 2004, where he focuses on healthcare and business services related investments. Mr. Sacks previously was a Management Partner with Soros Private Equity and, prior to joining that firm, Mr. Sacks was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HelpCare. Mr. Sacks serves as a director for a number of private companies. Mr. Sacks holds a B.S. from Tufts University. The board of directors believes that Mr. Sacks’ extensive knowledge of our company gained from his long-term service on our board of directors as well as his business experience qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Gayle Wellborn has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2017. Ms. Wellborn currently works as an independent consultant and currently consults for Emissary and GLG. She recently served as an executive consultant to Allstate, leading a strategic innovation initiation for the organization. Prior to her work as a consultant, Ms. Wellborn was the Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Group for Ally Financial, Inc. and served as Bank of America’s Senior Vice President, Online Banking Executive. In both roles she was responsible for the strategy and delivery of innovative online and mobile products, services and customer experiences. Before joining Bank of America, Ms. Wellborn served in various technology and customer service leadership positions at First Union/Wachovia. Ms. Wellborn graduated with an Executive MBA from Queens University in North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina.