As Collective Health’s CEO, Ali brings more than 15 years of technology startup and executive management experience to the company. Ali also brings a strong personal motivation to improve the quality and cost of company-sponsored healthcare after experiencing a major health problem while employed at a growing technology company.
Prior to co-founding Collective Health, Ali was VP of Product Management and Business Operations at AdMob, a leading mobile advertising company, acquired by Google in 2010. Previously, Ali held executive and management positions at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Yahoo!. Ali is a graduate of Stanford and Oxford Universities.
Dr. Batniji is Collective Health’s Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer. Dr. Batniji oversees Collective Health’s partnerships with healthcare networks and healthcare providers, analytics teams, and Collective Health’s employee health management programs. Collective Health brings together Dr. Batniji’s academic and professional careers as both a physician and as a political economist, and his aspiration to create a better and more efficient health insurance experience.
Dr. Batniji is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he previously trained in Internal Medicine. Dr. Batniji received a DPhil in International Relations (Political Economy) from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, an MD from UCSF, and BA and MA degrees from Stanford University.
As Collective Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Ken brings extensive technology growth company experience, serving the past twenty years as CFO or COO of four software and internet companies. He views his role as enabling growth, ensuring allocation of resources to the most important drivers of long-term shareholder value, and looking forward to create processes and management structures for sustainable growth and company maturation. Ken has been CFO of three billion-dollar market cap public companies and has led two initial public offerings (IPOs) as CFO.
His professional services background includes eight years at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He holds a BA in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from CSU Fullerton and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Ken has also earned CPA and CMA credentials, important to overseeing the stewardship of Collective Health’s financial assets.
As Collective Health’s Chief People Officer, Jude brings more than 15 years of high-growth technology startup and leadership experience on all things people. Her portfolio includes talent acquisition, human resources, and corporate facilities. Jude’s teams ensure that Collective Health has the talent, resources, and programs in place to grow and succeed.
Prior to joining Collective Health, Jude was the Operations Lead at an early-stage social consumer startup, VP of People at Square, and Head of People & Recruiting Programs at Google.
Jude holds dual Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Anthropology from UCLA. She lives in the Bay Area and on most weekends can be found hiking in the hills with her family, including her darling son Max and two furry pups.
Sarahjane brings more than 15 years of marketing, communications, and political campaign experience to the Collective Health team. Her experience driving results through focused brand, growth, and communications campaigns is applied to Collective Health’s efforts to build awareness and adoption across the United States.
Before joining Collective Health, Sarahjane worked as a marketing consultant launching and building awareness for several high-growth startups as diverse as consumer mobile app Luxe, advertising technology innovator Quantcast, and solar energy leader SunPower.
Earlier in her career, Sarahjane was responsible for driving public relations campaigns at an award winning PR agency where she worked to simplify the stories of enterprise technology companies, and before that she managed political campaigns resulting in the passage of over $800 million in funding for healthcare and school districts in California.
A graduate of New York University with a major in political science and communications, Sarahjane lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two year old son, Oden.
Adam brings over 20 years of excellence in building enterprise-grade products that drive utilization and sales growth to the Collective Health team. Adam was previously the EVP of Product, Engineering, and Operations at SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP in 2012), where he grew the team from 200 people to over 1,900 to lead the rapid growth of SuccessFactors’ Cloud products. Prior to SuccessFactors, Adam spent 10 years at Oracle’s Peoplesoft where he led the HRMS Development organization.
Adam is an expert in agile software delivery in Cloud environments, as well as being an expert in the Human Capital software domain. Adam holds a B.Ec in Economics, Computer Science, and Operations Research from the University of Sydney.
As the Chief Legal Officer of Collective Health, Ron brings more than 25 years of experience in counseling growth technology companies and in developing and leading high-performance legal teams. He previously acted as the general counsel of a multibillion dollar market cap public company (Yahoo! Inc.), where he also held a variety of national and global roles spanning almost two decades and served as a director of Yahoo! Japan, an independent public company.
Ron also previously practiced as a senior lawyer at Apple and with a private law firm. He holds a JD from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a member of the California and Illinois bars.
Kevin Francis brings more than 25 years of experience driving adoption of software solutions in large enterprises and scaling sales and alliances at world class technology organizations. As Chief Commercial Officer at Collective Health, Kevin is responsible for customer and revenue growth and oversees the entire commercial function including Sales, Customer Success, and Business Development.
Prior to joining Collective Health, Kevin led commercial teams at Oracle, Workday and Skuid. At Workday, Kevin was part of a critical chapter of growth, helping the company scale from roughly 350 employees to more than 9,000 employees. Prior to Workday, he held sales leadership positions at Oracle for 12 years. He holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations from UC Davis.
Hope has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, primarily working with employers to develop strategic direction for their benefits and employee healthcare programs. Most recently, she served as director of national accounts for Anthem Blue Cross and led a high performance team focused on Fortune 50 companies and the challenges they face in managing their corporate healthcare costs. Prior to Anthem, Hope held sales and account management positions at UnitedHealth and Cigna. Hope is also an active participant in the healthcare initiatives driven by industry policy organizations such as Pacific Business Group on Health, Silicon Valley Employers Forum, and the Purchaser Value Network Council.
Eric brings more than 30 years of employee benefit and leadership experience to the Collective Health team. Most recently, he served as Market President and SVP of Employer Solutions at Evolent Health, where he developed employer-based Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). He was also previously the National Leader of the Healthcare Provider Industry at Towers Watson.
Eric is also the author of the book, “STOP! 21 Stops to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy,” which is focused on behavioral science strategies for busy professionals. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dr. Andrew Halpert is Collective Health’s Senior Director for Clinical and Network Solutions. In that capacity he directs the evolution of member facing clinical programs (such as case management) and seeks to maximize network value. Dr. Halpert joined Collective Health from Willis Towers Watson’s health benefits practice where he served as a senior consultant advising Fortune 500 clients in areas such as onsite health center strategy and operations and direct provider contracting. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at Blue Shield of California and Harvard Community Health Plan (where he also had an appointment as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School). Dr. Halpert received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and completed his medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine before completing a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital.
Scott is passionate about developing and unlocking the potential in people while creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive and succeed. He spent 15+ years at eBay where he was most recently Vice President of Customer Service Technology Solutions. He played a key role in expanding their operations in Utah and co-led the transformation of eBay’s global customer service with a focus on improving the customer experience while decreasing costs annually. Scott attended the University of New Mexico where he studied Business Administration.