Leadership

Jon Kessler

"Once you really understand how an HSA plan works, you will never go back to conventional health insurance."
-Jon Kessler

Jon Kessler

President / CEO

Jon Kessler is the president and CEO of HealthEquity, managing the company's day-to-day operations and leading the Board of Directors. He joined HealthEquity in 2009.

Jon is the founder of WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE), a provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits. During his tenure as chairman and CEO from 2000 through 2007, WageWorks was named to the Inc. 500 list of US private growth companies three consecutive years, growing from zero to nearly $100m in sales. Jon was also previously a senior economist in Washington, DC, specializing in employee benefits and environmental taxation during the Clinton and Bush (Sr.) administrations, and a benefits taxation specialist at Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Jon holds a master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He holds a US patent for inventions covering methods for electronically adjudicating pre-tax healthcare and other expense transactions. Jon is an advisory board member of the Innovation in Insurance program of the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business.

"Once you really understand how an HSA plan works, you will never go back to conventional health insurance. I am proud to say that NOBODY supports families making the jump to HSAs like HealthEquity. Whether its reviewing hospital bills for errors, using claims-level analysis to find specific ways to spend less, or creating a plan to build health savings for the long term, our specialists walk you through it, anytime, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."


Stephen Neeleman

"HSAs are key to our mission and they are quickly changing the way the people purchase, consume, and provide health care."
-Stephen Neeleman

Stephen D. Neeleman, MD

Founder / Vice Chair

Dr. Stephen Neeleman is the founder and vice chairman of HealthEquity. Steve founded HealthEquity in 2002, with the vision to repair the fractured relationship between patients and their physicians and to help more people obtain quality health insurance by re-introducing consumerism to health care. Steve is the co-author of The Complete HSA Guidebook—How to Make Health Savings Accounts Work for You, in its 5th Edition.

In addition to his duties as founder and vice chairman of HealthEquity, Steve is currently a practicing general and trauma surgeon for Intermountain Healthcare at American Fork Hospital and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. As a board-certified physician, Steve brings his passion and firsthand knowledge from the practice of medicine to his leadership role at HealthEquity.

Steve was appointed by Utah's Governor, Gary Herbert, to serve as a board member of HIP Utah, Utah's high-risk insurance pool. He also serves on the Council for Affordable Health Insurance HSA Working Group, and on America's Health Insurance Plans' HSA Leadership Council.

Prior to his medical training, Steve worked as the general airport manager for Morris Air (later acquired by Southwest Airlines), based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve helped combine efficiency, technology, and excellent customer service to succeed in a rocky industry. This innovative business model allowed Morris Air to rise above financially struggling competitors. Steve's goal is to use this model to help save another struggling industry—health care.

Steve completed his undergraduate degree and played football at Utah State University. He attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed his surgical training at the University of Arizona. Steve also served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Arizona.

"HealthEquity's mission is to save health care by helping people better save and spend their health care dollars. HSAs are key to our mission and they are quickly changing the way the people purchase, consume, and provide health care. HealthEquity's remarkable team members help individuals, families, and businesses understand and reap the triple-tax advantaged benefits that come with HSAs. I love being part of this team!"


Darcy Mott

Darcy Mott

Executive Vice President / CFO

Darcy Mott joined HealthEquity as executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer in March 2007. At HealthEquity, Darcy is responsible for all finance and trust operations.

Darcy began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. where he served a variety of public and private audit clients in both the Boise and Chicago offices. After nine years, Darcy left public accounting and joined Novell, Inc., a networking software company.

At Novell, he served for 12 years in various financial management positions, including eight years as treasurer. Darcy had responsibility for all treasury functions, external financial reporting, shareholder services, credit and collections, risk management, internal audit, corporate travel,corporate aviation, and worldwide facilities.

In 1999, Darcy joined The Canopy Group, a technology investment company, as vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer. At Canopy, he was responsible for all finance operations and was on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies, both public and private. After leaving Canopy in December 2004, Darcy served as an independent investor and business consultant until he joined HealthEquity.

Darcy holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Ashley Dreier

Ashley Dreier

Executive Vice President / CTO / CIO

Ashley Dreier joined HealthEquity as chief information and technology officer in February 2013. Ashley is responsible for software development, technology infrastructure, and information services.

Prior to joining HealthEquity, Ashley served as vice president technology and product development at Krames StayWell where she was responsible for product and project management as well as software development, testing, and technical operations. In this capacity, she led her team in revamping the entire product development process achieving significant efficiencies and growth opportunities.

Before joining Krames StayWell, Ashley was the director of product development at GE Corporate Finance. While at GE, she was responsible for development of software products associated with corporate purchasing and T&E credit cards. Her professional background also includes director of software project management and director of information systems at Wolters Kluwer and Sr. Financial Analyst at Boeing Company. Ashley is a well-organized, results-oriented leader with proven ability to implement technologies, best practices, tools, and processes that contribute to business improvement and revenue growth. She is also a dynamic leader with the ability to create and direct vision as well as manage tactical execution.

Ashley holds a Bachelors of Science, Accounting and a Master of Science, Information Systems both from the University of Utah.


Jon Soldan

Jon Soldan

Executive Vice President of Operations

Jon Soldan serves as executive vice president of operations at HealthEquity. He leads all service delivery functions and back-office operations, ultimately driving the company’s commitment and passion to provide world-class experiences to our members, partners, and employers.

Prior to joining HealthEquity, Jon was chief operating officer (COO) at Entrata, Inc., the leading platform-as-a-service (PAAS) provider in the property management industry. He has also led teams at Verizon Wireless, Progrexion, StayWell, and Galileo Processing. Jon also spent some time in full-time academic work at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business as a faculty member and director of their Information Systems programs. He still teaches part-time in the Operations and Information Systems department.

Mr. Soldan holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Utah, Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Utah, and an MBA from Utah State University.


Bill Otten

Executive Vice President of Sales

Bill Otten joins HealthEquity as the executive vice president of sales and draws on more than 30 years of experience in building and leading world-class sales and delivery teams in the human capital management and technology industries.

Most recently, Bill was division vice president of sales for the Value Added Services of ADP, a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, and served in various other sales leadership roles with ADP over the last 14 years. Prior to joining ADP, he was a co-founder and CFO of Interlink Capital, Inc. and held various sales leadership roles at Enterprise Fleet Services.

Bill holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Missouri State University.


Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Gary Robinson is the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of HealthEquity, and brings a wealth of sales, marketing and product development experience.

Most recently, Gary was executive vice president of sales and business development for HealthTap, Inc., a mobile application that engages doctors, patients and data to enhance diagnostic capabilities, treatment and cost savings. Prior to joining HealthTap, he was a founder and managing director of Sapient Health Services, LLC, a boutique healthcare strategy and analytics software consulting firm. Gary also served as the senior vice president of sales at WageWorks before founding Sapient Health Services.

Gary holds an MBA, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from Stanford University.


Del Ladd

Del Ladd

Executive Vice President / General Counsel & Secretary

Del Ladd serves as the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of HealthEquity, Inc. and leads our Legal Department. He has substantial experience in corporate governance, securities and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining HealthEquity in 2016, Del worked in New York for Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and St. John’s School of Law School, where he graduated cum laude.


Brad Bennion

Brad Bennion

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Brad Bennion has nine years of healthcare experience and joined HealthEquity more than seven years ago. In his current role, he leads the product team. Brad has been instrumental in the development of the HealthEquity proprietary account administration platform and has directly implemented many of the company's largest partners and clients. Drawing upon his years of experience in both implementation and account management, Brad is leading the company's efforts in developing new products that enable members to more effectively build health savings. He is passionate about developing and delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of our partners and members.

Prior to joining HealthEquity, Brad worked for Ingenix as a senior business analyst. He earned an MBA from Brigham Young University.


Natalie Atwood

"People are my passion. I work to inspire others to be the best they can be. I love building the people here at HealthEquity, as we help our members build their health savings."
-Natalie Atwood

Natalie Atwood

Senior Vice President of People

Natalie serves as the senior vice president of people leading the human resource function for HealthEquity. Natalie brings her love of developing people and her commitment to service excellence to this role.

Natalie started with HealthEquity in 2006 working in Operations, learning the day-to-day administrative processes. Within months, she was promoted to lead the Member Services organization. She led the fast paced, 24/7/365 service center until 2012. While managing this critical function the number of members grew from 10,000 to over 550,000.

Natalie worked for American Express for 10 years where she led teams of financial advisors in Salt Lake City and Minneapolis. She oversaw the Workforce Management function for a 700-seat service center, and also provided leadership in the Corporate Training department. While there, she earned eight Top Performer Awards, a Diversity Team Recognition, and her Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Natalie has held NASD Series 6, 7, 9 and 63 securities licenses, earned an Adult Learning Certificate and Master of Education from Westminster College, and attended Utah State University.

"People are my passion. I work to inspire others to be the best they can be. I love building the people here at HealthEquity, as we help our members build their health savings."


Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

Senior Vice President of Audit and Risk Management

Joel Johnson serves as the senior vice president of audit and risk management at HealthEquity. He leads our information security, risk management, regulatory services and internal auditing teams and is a trusted advisor for critical business controls and processes for our business, operation and financial systems.

Joel began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, Los Angeles office and Deloitte & Touche, Salt Lake City office where he served a variety of public and private audit and consulting clients.

Joel is a seasoned executive with international business expertise in corporate finance, accounting, and audit and risk management. Prior to joining HealthEquity, Joel served in senior management positions for various technology, medical device, health and manufacturing companies. Most recently, Joel was the VP of Finance and Worldwide Controller for a Symantec business unit, a leading cyber security and service-oriented management software company.

Joel is a certified public accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from California State University.