Leadership

The Businessolver® executive team: leadership that delivers with heart

Vision, purpose, and strength. That’s what characterizes Businessolver leaders.
What sets them apart is their heart, empathy, and authenticity.
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Jon Shanahan

President and CEO

Back in 1998, Jon started Businessolver with co-founder Sean McMurray, focused on solving a real problem, and inspired by a big vision. He wanted to create a benefits administration solution that combined the best in technology and service with a fierce focus on the end-user. They rolled up their sleeves and got it done.

From that beginning, Businessolver has grown under Jon’s leadership, and has continued to build its reputation and market share. The original mission hasn’t changed; the focus continues to be market-changing technology, a commitment to service, and a keen understanding that everyday people rely on us to deliver their benefits. It’s a responsibility that Jon ensures everyone understands and gets behind.

Jon is always on the move — tracking market changes, learning about new innovations, and meeting with clients and prospects around the country. He’s in the Des Moines office; he’s in Denver. He’s on the ground in Charlotte. He’s at the company gym. He participates in every bi-weekly new hire orientation, greeting each new Solver personally. Personal accountability is important to Jon, and that includes everything from the company’s overall strategic approach to servicing clients, to making sure employees have what they need to succeed.

While he’s been at the helm at Businessolver since the beginning, his prior professional life provided the jumping off point for the venture. Before founding Businessolver, Jon was vice president of consulting services at Holmes Murphy & Associates (HMA), a leading national insurance agency. Jon also rolled up his sleeves as director of operations for a leading healthcare organization (HHS Inc., which was acquired by Gentiva Health Services Inc.)

Jon's Solver Strengths
Competition | Ideation | Futuristic | Command | Significance

 

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Rae Shanahan

Chief Strategy Officer

Delivering the best benefits administration technology solution at Businessolver is truly a team sport, and Rae is quarterback, coach, and cheerleader all rolled into one.

Solvers take the field each day with an organizational perspective called “The Businessolver Way.” It’s the playbook for how we treat each other and our clients, an intentional guide that defines our core values, core business, operating principles, safe environment, and common language.

Rae has overall responsibility for maintaining and enhancing this playbook, which informs our business excellence, training, client engagement, and product development efforts. She leads by example with a continuous focus on learning and excellence, overseeing the parts of Businessolver that get us from market to client and employee delight.

As Businessolver grows, Rae has ensured we have the rock-solid foundation and strong ethic necessary to continue to deliver on our promises – both to the market and to our employees. She is passionate about Businessolver’s culture and focus on excellence, and she works tirelessly to refine and improve both. Ask her what she likes best – she will say she gets to live her personal mission every day: “Living with energy – creating it, sharing it wherever I go.”

Rae joined Businessolver in 2000, after more than a decade in HR, both on the client side and the delivery side. Rae was a major accounts district manager for ADP and worked in various human resources positions at Maytag Corporation, including recruiting, compensation, organizational development, and employee training.

Rae's Solver Strengths
Strategic | Command | Input | Relator | Achiever

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Derrick Barker

Chief Financial Officer

During his 25 years in finance, accounting and corporate development, Derrick knows the risks and rewards associated with moving an organization forward. And, he sums up his philosophy in a quote by Jeff Bezos. “In business, what’s dangerous is not to evolve.”

To Derrick this includes not only the business itself, but also the finance operations.

“It’s more than just numbers and scorecards,” Derrick adds. “It’s about driving the business strategy with real-time information behind initiatives and creating a path forward. In finance, we must constantly strive to provide insights into the business and partner with the organization’s leaders to have the right information at the right time to ensure we make the best decisions.”

Derrick has worked across the spectrum of finance throughout his career. Prior to joining Businessolver, he was the CFO for P2 Energy Solutions, a private equity-backed firm that provides software to upstream oil and gas companies. He also has considerable experience with mergers and acquisitions, many of which occurred during his role of Vice President of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 500 company specializing in distribution and value-added services related to electronic components and computer products.    

In his free time, Derrick enjoys being outside, whether that be snowboarding, hiking or looking for the next four-wheel drive trail. A graduate of California University Fullerton, Derrick is a loyal fan of the Cowboys and Rockies.

Derrick’s Solver Strengths
Achiever | Arranger | Relator | Analytical | Responsibility

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Bradley J. Mirkovich

Chief Revenue Officer

“There are no straight lines in nature or business.” This quote from Verne Harnish, author of Scaling Up, has been a favorite of Brad’s throughout his 20-year career in scaling up the revenue and operations of world-class software companies.

Like most Solvers, Brad’s journey to Businessolver in 2020 has been anything but “straight.” And, that’s good! In fact, it’s his wide variety of executive sales and general management experiences that has made Brad such a valuable member of the Executive Team.

Prior to joining Businessolver, Brad was the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Conga, a workflow automation software company based in San Mateo, CA. There, he helped companies from finance to merchandising scale up to new efficiencies that improved their bottom line while creating great customer experiences.  

Brad’s experience in the human resources and benefits industries includes stints as the CRO for Accolade, Glassdoor and SAP Concur. Working with rapidly growing, name-brand organizations, Brad has learned how to meet the constantly evolving needs of HR and executive leaders to help them meet their unique business strategies and revenue goals.

A graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, Brad also studied at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He also spent five years working overseas with executive positions at Selectica in London and Paramatric Technology in Amsterdam.

In his free time, Brad enjoys biking, hiking and skiing and enjoying the outdoors that Colorado offers. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two children.

Brad’s Solver Strengths
Achiever | Analytical | Responsibility | Command | Competition

Jon Shanahan

Back in 1998, Jon started Businessolver with co-founder Sean McMurray, focused on solving a real problem, and inspired by a big vision. He wanted to create a benefits administration solution that combined the best in technology and service with a fierce focus on the end-user. They rolled up their sleeves and got it done.

From that beginning, Businessolver has grown under Jon’s leadership, and has continued to build its reputation and market share. The original mission hasn’t changed; the focus continues to be market-changing technology, a commitment to service, and a keen understanding that everyday people rely on us to deliver their benefits. It’s a responsibility that Jon ensures everyone understands and gets behind.

Jon is always on the move — tracking market changes, learning about new innovations, and meeting with clients and prospects around the country. He’s in the Des Moines office; he’s in Denver. He’s on the ground in Charlotte. He’s at the company gym. He participates in every bi-weekly new hire orientation, greeting each new Solver personally. Personal accountability is important to Jon, and that includes everything from the company’s overall strategic approach to servicing clients, to making sure employees have what they need to succeed.

While he’s been at the helm at Businessolver since the beginning, his prior professional life provided the jumping off point for the venture. Before founding Businessolver, Jon was vice president of consulting services at Holmes Murphy & Associates (HMA), a leading national insurance agency. Jon also rolled up his sleeves as director of operations for a leading healthcare organization (HHS Inc., which was acquired by Gentiva Health Services Inc.)

Jon's Solver Strengths
Competition | Ideation | Futuristic | Command | Significance

 

Rae Shanahan

Delivering the best benefits administration technology solution at Businessolver is truly a team sport, and Rae is quarterback, coach, and cheerleader all rolled into one.

Solvers take the field each day with an organizational perspective called “The Businessolver Way.” It’s the playbook for how we treat each other and our clients, an intentional guide that defines our core values, core business, operating principles, safe environment, and common language.

Rae has overall responsibility for maintaining and enhancing this playbook, which informs our business excellence, training, client engagement, and product development efforts. She leads by example with a continuous focus on learning and excellence, overseeing the parts of Businessolver that get us from market to client and employee delight.

As Businessolver grows, Rae has ensured we have the rock-solid foundation and strong ethic necessary to continue to deliver on our promises – both to the market and to our employees. She is passionate about Businessolver’s culture and focus on excellence, and she works tirelessly to refine and improve both. Ask her what she likes best – she will say she gets to live her personal mission every day: “Living with energy – creating it, sharing it wherever I go.”

Rae joined Businessolver in 2000, after more than a decade in HR, both on the client side and the delivery side. Rae was a major accounts district manager for ADP and worked in various human resources positions at Maytag Corporation, including recruiting, compensation, organizational development, and employee training.

Rae's Solver Strengths
Strategic | Command | Input | Relator | Achiever

Derrick Barker

During his 25 years in finance, accounting and corporate development, Derrick knows the risks and rewards associated with moving an organization forward. And, he sums up his philosophy in a quote by Jeff Bezos. “In business, what’s dangerous is not to evolve.”

To Derrick this includes not only the business itself, but also the finance operations.

“It’s more than just numbers and scorecards,” Derrick adds. “It’s about driving the business strategy with real-time information behind initiatives and creating a path forward. In finance, we must constantly strive to provide insights into the business and partner with the organization’s leaders to have the right information at the right time to ensure we make the best decisions.”

Derrick has worked across the spectrum of finance throughout his career. Prior to joining Businessolver, he was the CFO for P2 Energy Solutions, a private equity-backed firm that provides software to upstream oil and gas companies. He also has considerable experience with mergers and acquisitions, many of which occurred during his role of Vice President of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 500 company specializing in distribution and value-added services related to electronic components and computer products.    

In his free time, Derrick enjoys being outside, whether that be snowboarding, hiking or looking for the next four-wheel drive trail. A graduate of California University Fullerton, Derrick is a loyal fan of the Cowboys and Rockies.

Derrick’s Solver Strengths
Achiever | Arranger | Relator | Analytical | Responsibility

Bradley J. Mirkovich

“There are no straight lines in nature or business.” This quote from Verne Harnish, author of Scaling Up, has been a favorite of Brad’s throughout his 20-year career in scaling up the revenue and operations of world-class software companies.

Like most Solvers, Brad’s journey to Businessolver in 2020 has been anything but “straight.” And, that’s good! In fact, it’s his wide variety of executive sales and general management experiences that has made Brad such a valuable member of the Executive Team.

Prior to joining Businessolver, Brad was the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Conga, a workflow automation software company based in San Mateo, CA. There, he helped companies from finance to merchandising scale up to new efficiencies that improved their bottom line while creating great customer experiences.  

Brad’s experience in the human resources and benefits industries includes stints as the CRO for Accolade, Glassdoor and SAP Concur. Working with rapidly growing, name-brand organizations, Brad has learned how to meet the constantly evolving needs of HR and executive leaders to help them meet their unique business strategies and revenue goals.

A graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, Brad also studied at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He also spent five years working overseas with executive positions at Selectica in London and Paramatric Technology in Amsterdam.

In his free time, Brad enjoys biking, hiking and skiing and enjoying the outdoors that Colorado offers. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two children.

Brad’s Solver Strengths
Achiever | Analytical | Responsibility | Command | Competition

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Marcy Klipfel

Chief Engagement Officer

At Businessolver, we are fond of saying “we see things differently.” As our employee engagement leader, Marcy embodies that pioneering perspective.

Since joining in 2015, Marcy has “seen things differently” by revolutionizing the recruiting and hiring process, targeting and nurturing employees for skills, not positions. This unique approach has directly and positively affected Businessolver’s talent pool and bottom line.

She has also focused on employee engagement initiatives, believing that empathy plays a major part in employee job satisfaction and productivity. She oversees the team that supports the entire employee lifecycle, including recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, succession planning, organizational design, compliance, and performance management, driving a culture of high performance and collaboration.

Prior to joining Businessolver, Marcy spent more than a decade at General Growth Properties, where she served as Vice President of HR. She also served as the Senior Vice President of HR with Kum & Go. Marcy is a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council.

Marcy has a passion for volunteerism and community service. She’s served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Citizens Foster Care Review Board and in various leadership roles for the Kappa Alpha Theta Des Moines Area Alumnae Chapter. Marcy is a sustaining member of the Des Moines Junior League. At Businessolver, she serves on committees for Couture for a Cause and Annie’s Ride.

Marcy studied journalism and business and received her Executive MBA at the University of Iowa.

Marcy's Solver Strengths
Achiever | Relator | Competition | Woo | Strategic

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Don Smith

Chief Client Officer

As Businessolver’s executive leader responsible for all client engagement from onboarding to ongoing operations, Don brings to his role more than two decades of experience in HR outsourcing, including all aspects of client service and support. He previously worked as the Director of Implementation Services at Aon Hewitt, as well as the Director of Benefits Outsourcing at Willis Towers Watson. At Businessolver, Don is the architect of our current client onboarding practice, leading more than 100 Solvers dedicated to providing our clients with a best-in-class onboarding experience. He and his team have assisted clients in navigating complex business challenges including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, ACA reporting, benefit plan redesigns and of course Annual Enrollment. Don's intense focus on quality, scope and schedule management combined with strong team leadership has allowed him to consistently deliver successful results. Also, his top strength of Arranger gives him a unique ability to strategically deploy resources to achieve maximum productivity. He leverages that blend of skill and strength to ensure seamless alignment and effective communication in our relationship to ensure success. In addition to a B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Don also is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.  

Don’s Solver Strengths
Arranger | Responsibility | Restorative | Achiever | Relator  

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George Lo

Chief Technology Officer

Throughout his 28-plus year career in technology, George has genuinely embraced the spirit of collaboration depicted in the African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.” 

He believes that with the support of teamwork, going the distance is possible since you always have a team guiding you in the right direction when going the wrong way, lifting you up when you fail, encouraging you when you are despairing, and carrying you when you are worn-out. 

As the Chief Technology Officer, George leads Businessolver’s effort to continually evolve our technology team to support our world-class organization with industry-leading architecture practices and efficient processes so that we can accelerate the delivery of valuable product features to our customers. His ultimate vision for the organization is to continue to increase cross-team collaboration, aligning technology team objectives with company strategies to delight and grow Businessolver’s customer base. 

Before joining Businessolver, George served as the senior vice president of engineering at eHealth, where he led the technology department to modernize their outdated 20-year-old applications and migrated their entire technology stack to AWS. He also served as the vice president of engineering at Marketo, later acquired by Adobe, where he led his team to deliver many new products and revamped existing marketing campaigns to improve performance 20 times over.  

As a strong proponent of continued learning, George holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University. He is also an inventor, serving as the co-creator of multiple patents. 

Residing in the San Francisco Bay area, George is also an avid runner, competing in many marathons, including the “Six World Marathon Majors,” where runners travel to six different cities worldwide to receive the coveted Six Star Finisher Metal. With only the Tokyo Marathon left, George is keeping his eye on the prize. 

George’s Solver Strengths 
Achiever | Learner | Strategic | Arranger | Focus 

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Allison Wallace

Chief Legal Officer

“The choice to be authentic allows one to be who they truly are,” says General Counsel Allison Wallace. “I believe success, for Businessolver and our clients, can be achieved at a greater depth when we are genuine about who we are and authentic in showing it to others.”

Allison’s commitment to being genuine and authentic guides her approach in all she does for Businessolver. As General Counsel, she leads the legal and compliance teams across the organization.  She oversees contract reviews, advises on business negotiations with our clients and vendors, manages the sourcing and handling of intellectual property and establishes solid internal processes to assist with the growth of the company. In the area of regulatory matters related to benefits administration, Businessolver clients have a strong advocate in Allison to ensure compliancy in the rapidly evolving rules and regulations at the state and federal levels.

With over 10 years of professional experience in the software technology industry, Allison is no stranger to the fast pace of innovation and business advancement at Businessolver. Prior to joining our team, she worked for advertising software company Mediaocean, HCM solution provider SumTotal Systems, and GeoLearning, a developer of SaaS-based learning management systems. She has extensive experience in expanding internal legal teams, developing internal processes and governance, building out companies’ international presence and managing mergers and acquisitions.

Allison’s high energy and drive also keeps her busy outside the office. She volunteers at her children’s school as much as possible and assists with their many extra-curricular activities. Allison is active in the Iowa State Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Allison's Solver Strengths
Strategic | Individualization | Responsibility | Relator | Achiever

Marcy Klipfel

At Businessolver, we are fond of saying “we see things differently.” As our employee engagement leader, Marcy embodies that pioneering perspective.

Since joining in 2015, Marcy has “seen things differently” by revolutionizing the recruiting and hiring process, targeting and nurturing employees for skills, not positions. This unique approach has directly and positively affected Businessolver’s talent pool and bottom line.

She has also focused on employee engagement initiatives, believing that empathy plays a major part in employee job satisfaction and productivity. She oversees the team that supports the entire employee lifecycle, including recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, succession planning, organizational design, compliance, and performance management, driving a culture of high performance and collaboration.

Prior to joining Businessolver, Marcy spent more than a decade at General Growth Properties, where she served as Vice President of HR. She also served as the Senior Vice President of HR with Kum & Go. Marcy is a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council.

Marcy has a passion for volunteerism and community service. She’s served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Citizens Foster Care Review Board and in various leadership roles for the Kappa Alpha Theta Des Moines Area Alumnae Chapter. Marcy is a sustaining member of the Des Moines Junior League. At Businessolver, she serves on committees for Couture for a Cause and Annie’s Ride.

Marcy studied journalism and business and received her Executive MBA at the University of Iowa.

Marcy's Solver Strengths
Achiever | Relator | Competition | Woo | Strategic

Don Smith

As Businessolver’s executive leader responsible for all client engagement from onboarding to ongoing operations, Don brings to his role more than two decades of experience in HR outsourcing, including all aspects of client service and support. He previously worked as the Director of Implementation Services at Aon Hewitt, as well as the Director of Benefits Outsourcing at Willis Towers Watson. At Businessolver, Don is the architect of our current client onboarding practice, leading more than 100 Solvers dedicated to providing our clients with a best-in-class onboarding experience. He and his team have assisted clients in navigating complex business challenges including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, ACA reporting, benefit plan redesigns and of course Annual Enrollment. Don's intense focus on quality, scope and schedule management combined with strong team leadership has allowed him to consistently deliver successful results. Also, his top strength of Arranger gives him a unique ability to strategically deploy resources to achieve maximum productivity. He leverages that blend of skill and strength to ensure seamless alignment and effective communication in our relationship to ensure success. In addition to a B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Don also is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.  

Don’s Solver Strengths
Arranger | Responsibility | Restorative | Achiever | Relator  

George Lo

Throughout his 28-plus year career in technology, George has genuinely embraced the spirit of collaboration depicted in the African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.” 

He believes that with the support of teamwork, going the distance is possible since you always have a team guiding you in the right direction when going the wrong way, lifting you up when you fail, encouraging you when you are despairing, and carrying you when you are worn-out. 

As the Chief Technology Officer, George leads Businessolver’s effort to continually evolve our technology team to support our world-class organization with industry-leading architecture practices and efficient processes so that we can accelerate the delivery of valuable product features to our customers. His ultimate vision for the organization is to continue to increase cross-team collaboration, aligning technology team objectives with company strategies to delight and grow Businessolver’s customer base. 

Before joining Businessolver, George served as the senior vice president of engineering at eHealth, where he led the technology department to modernize their outdated 20-year-old applications and migrated their entire technology stack to AWS. He also served as the vice president of engineering at Marketo, later acquired by Adobe, where he led his team to deliver many new products and revamped existing marketing campaigns to improve performance 20 times over.  

As a strong proponent of continued learning, George holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University. He is also an inventor, serving as the co-creator of multiple patents. 

Residing in the San Francisco Bay area, George is also an avid runner, competing in many marathons, including the “Six World Marathon Majors,” where runners travel to six different cities worldwide to receive the coveted Six Star Finisher Metal. With only the Tokyo Marathon left, George is keeping his eye on the prize. 

George’s Solver Strengths 
Achiever | Learner | Strategic | Arranger | Focus 

Allison Wallace

“The choice to be authentic allows one to be who they truly are,” says General Counsel Allison Wallace. “I believe success, for Businessolver and our clients, can be achieved at a greater depth when we are genuine about who we are and authentic in showing it to others.”

Allison’s commitment to being genuine and authentic guides her approach in all she does for Businessolver. As General Counsel, she leads the legal and compliance teams across the organization.  She oversees contract reviews, advises on business negotiations with our clients and vendors, manages the sourcing and handling of intellectual property and establishes solid internal processes to assist with the growth of the company. In the area of regulatory matters related to benefits administration, Businessolver clients have a strong advocate in Allison to ensure compliancy in the rapidly evolving rules and regulations at the state and federal levels.

With over 10 years of professional experience in the software technology industry, Allison is no stranger to the fast pace of innovation and business advancement at Businessolver. Prior to joining our team, she worked for advertising software company Mediaocean, HCM solution provider SumTotal Systems, and GeoLearning, a developer of SaaS-based learning management systems. She has extensive experience in expanding internal legal teams, developing internal processes and governance, building out companies’ international presence and managing mergers and acquisitions.

Allison’s high energy and drive also keeps her busy outside the office. She volunteers at her children’s school as much as possible and assists with their many extra-curricular activities. Allison is active in the Iowa State Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Allison's Solver Strengths
Strategic | Individualization | Responsibility | Relator | Achiever

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Carey Mckenzie

Chief Acquisition Officer

Carey wants to know what is on the horizon. He is motivated to anticipate what’s next with this quote from Jeff Bezos, “If you are competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”  

At Businessolver we strive to be tech pioneers, providing market-leading solutions that deliver access to the most appropriate care at the moments that matter.  

As Chief Acquisition Officer, Carey ensures our customers and investors achieve the maximum value for their investment. He supports the execution of our overall business strategy with a proven track record of driving growth and transforming businesses. Carey brings over 25 years of benefits technology experience to Businessolver. 

Prior to joining us, Carey was the senior vice president and U.S region leader at LifeWorks (Formerly Morneau Shepell). He also spent time at Mercer HR Services where he held leadership roles in service operations and client relationship management.

A strong believer in instrumental collaboration, team dynamics and respectful consultation, Carey has an incredible ability to be simultaneously mindful of tradition while anticipating the demands and fluidity of the times ahead of us. 

Calling Georgia home, Carey is very outgoing and adventurous. An avid reader, he spends a lot of time deeply engrossed in unpacking and distilling industry developments, market trends, and global iterations.

Carey’s Solver Strengths
Arranger | Input | Intellection | Individualization | Responsibility

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Sean McMurray

Chief Technology Officer Emeritus

Some people have great ideas and never act on them. Sean McMurray isn’t one of them.

Throughout his 20+ year tech career, Sean has specialized in developing and implementing data-based information technology platforms. And, just to round things out, he also started seven companies, including co-founding Businessolver in 1998.

In fact, he was one of the original builders and designers of the Benefitsolver platform, and he served on the board until rejoining Businessolver as our Chief Technology Officer in 2017.

Sean is responsible for strategizing and driving our technical vision, leading all aspects of the company’s tech development and future growth. He is fanatical about security, and he and his team are constantly working to safeguard our systems and data from threats.

He’s held executive-level roles at several firms in technology and financial services – including founding DataVision Resources and serving as its CEO until it was acquired by Equifax in 2011. Additionally, Sean previously was Chief Technology Officer at SmartyPig, LLC, principally responsible for managing all regulatory and compliance issues, monitoring risk and security during and after integration, and designing accounting and tax solutions for the financial aspects of SmartyPig until 2015.

Outside Businessolver, Sean serves on the public Board for West Bank (WTBA) and as head of the risk/IT committee.

Sean's Solver Strengths
Activator | Ideation | Achiever | Competition | Arranger

Carey Mckenzie

Carey wants to know what is on the horizon. He is motivated to anticipate what’s next with this quote from Jeff Bezos, “If you are competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”  

At Businessolver we strive to be tech pioneers, providing market-leading solutions that deliver access to the most appropriate care at the moments that matter.  

As Chief Acquisition Officer, Carey ensures our customers and investors achieve the maximum value for their investment. He supports the execution of our overall business strategy with a proven track record of driving growth and transforming businesses. Carey brings over 25 years of benefits technology experience to Businessolver. 

Prior to joining us, Carey was the senior vice president and U.S region leader at LifeWorks (Formerly Morneau Shepell). He also spent time at Mercer HR Services where he held leadership roles in service operations and client relationship management.

A strong believer in instrumental collaboration, team dynamics and respectful consultation, Carey has an incredible ability to be simultaneously mindful of tradition while anticipating the demands and fluidity of the times ahead of us. 

Calling Georgia home, Carey is very outgoing and adventurous. An avid reader, he spends a lot of time deeply engrossed in unpacking and distilling industry developments, market trends, and global iterations.

Carey’s Solver Strengths
Arranger | Input | Intellection | Individualization | Responsibility

Sean McMurray

Some people have great ideas and never act on them. Sean McMurray isn’t one of them.

Throughout his 20+ year tech career, Sean has specialized in developing and implementing data-based information technology platforms. And, just to round things out, he also started seven companies, including co-founding Businessolver in 1998.

In fact, he was one of the original builders and designers of the Benefitsolver platform, and he served on the board until rejoining Businessolver as our Chief Technology Officer in 2017.

Sean is responsible for strategizing and driving our technical vision, leading all aspects of the company’s tech development and future growth. He is fanatical about security, and he and his team are constantly working to safeguard our systems and data from threats.

He’s held executive-level roles at several firms in technology and financial services – including founding DataVision Resources and serving as its CEO until it was acquired by Equifax in 2011. Additionally, Sean previously was Chief Technology Officer at SmartyPig, LLC, principally responsible for managing all regulatory and compliance issues, monitoring risk and security during and after integration, and designing accounting and tax solutions for the financial aspects of SmartyPig until 2015.

Outside Businessolver, Sean serves on the public Board for West Bank (WTBA) and as head of the risk/IT committee.

Sean's Solver Strengths
Activator | Ideation | Achiever | Competition | Arranger