Mark Stadler, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stadler is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the company. Stadler brings nearly 40 years of health care, business, sales and marketing experience to his role as CEO. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at HealthSmart Holdings, Inc., and has served in multiple executive positions that include Senior Vice President for the U.S. Markets for Great-West Healthcare, Chief Growth Officer for Optum Health and Chief Sales Officer for American Enterprise Group. Stadler spent nearly 18 years with Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Chicago, Ill., where he led the organization in growth from $18 million to $29 million in annual revenue, as well as in other areas throughout the Midwest. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business marketing and finance from Loyola University of Los Angeles.
Jeff Waggoner, President and Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Waggoner brings nearly 30 years of experience in the structuring and development of high-performance organizations to create technology and market disruptive solutions in the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, health insurance, financial services, media and advertising and health care fields. He excels in scaling organizations at all stages from pre-Angel concept to Fortune 10, managing sustainable rapid growth in a variety of functional, managerial and senior executive roles. Mr. Waggoner has led growth from startup to more than $200M/year, and turnarounds in $50M and $100M per year companies. In healthcare, he has led the successful U.S. market launch of Destiny Health’s Consumer Driven Health Plan/Wellness Joint Venture with Tufts Health Plan, served as Chief Executive Officer for a specialty electronic health record company that focused on intensive care space, and most recently served as interim Chief Executive Officer of BridgeHealth since July 2015. Mr. Waggoner earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.
Jesse Gomez, EVP of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Gomez joined BridgeHealth in January 2015. He has more than 20 years of industry-related expertise, having held several strategic senior leadership positions with different organizations. Mr. Gomez began his career in 1994 at MetLife and later held several leadership positions. In 1999, he was the founder and served as the President & CEO for a full-service independent brokerage firm. Mr. Gomez sold the company in 2009, and began traveling extensively and occasionally offering his services as a consultant. In 2012, he accepted a role as VP Sales Operations, Partnerships & Acquisitions for the insurance holding company of Perrine & Whitaker. Mr. Gomez is a graduate of Fresno State University where he was also a member of the Bulldog football team. He is married, has two children and enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing.