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Collective Health Appoints Chris Newman as Chief Financial Officer

SAN MATEO, Calif. – November 22, 2022 – Today, Collective Health announced that Chris Newman, a highly experienced finance and operations leader, has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his role, Chris will be responsible for leading the finance team at Collective Health, while ensuring the company continues to grow in a way that delivers on its brand promise of simplifying the employee healthcare experience for American enterprises and their workers.

Chris comes to Collective Health from Rodan + Fields, where he served as CFO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for over five years. Prior to his role at Rodan + Fields, Chris served as COO and CFO for a number of leading organizations such as Orchard Supply Hardware, Restoration Hardware, and Serena & Lily. He has substantial experience leading public and private, and founder-driven enterprises in hyper-growth and transformative environments.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Chris to our executive leadership team. Chris’ background and expertise will be critical for us during this pivotal and transformational stage in our trajectory as a company,” said Ali Diab, Founder and CEO of Collective Health. “His deep understanding of what it takes to scale companies in a sustainable manner while keeping their mission and vision at the center of that process is unique. That, coupled with his extensive leadership experience as finance leader at some of our country’s most admired companies is what made him our top choice for the CFO role at Collective Health.”

What drew Chris to Collective Health was the company’s mission and its vision of what a better healthcare experience should look like. Fully aware that tackling the issue of healthcare complexity is no easy feat, Chris is energized by the opportunity to solve one of society’s greatest challenges. 

“I believe technology platforms like Collective Health will play a vital role in transforming our healthcare system for the better. I’m particularly impressed with Collective Health’s approach to simplifying the healthcare user experience for employees and for the employers that procure and pay for their care,” said Chris Newman, CFO at Collective Health. “Collective Health’s approach, which is grounded in creating demonstrable value for both employers and employees, is deeply inspiring. I very much look forward to helping scale the company sustainably and to bringing its vision of a much simpler and much more open and value-driven marketplace of healthcare options to a growing base of employer customers and their workers.”

About Collective Health

Founded in 2013, Collective Health’s ecosystem of innovative partners across care and benefits delivery, and powerful and flexible technology better enable employees and their families to understand, navigate, and pay for healthcare. By reducing the administrative lift of delivering health benefits, providing a highly engaging and intuitive member experience, and helping improve health outcomes, the company guides employees toward healthier lives and their organizations toward healthier bottom lines. Collective Health is headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with additional office locations in Chicago, IL, and Lehi, UT. For more information, please visit

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