OUR TEAM

Our team is our greatest strength. Our deep industry expertise, long tenure and low attrition set us apart. Plus, all of our associates are in the US.

Company Leadership

Jose Rivero, CEO

Jose Rivero

CEO

Jose serves as the CEO of HealthComp. He has more than 25 years of experience managing global P&Ls in healthcare and business services organizations. Most recently, Jose was General Manager and Head of Business Process Services Markets at Cognizant. Previously, he served as Global Managing Director of Health and Public Service and the Custom BPO Services Divisions at Accenture. He started his career at McKinsey and later went on to hold senior leadership positions at ADP. Jose earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters/Bachelors in Engineering from MIT.

Phillip Musson - Founder

Phil Musson

Founder

Phil founded HealthComp in 1994 and was instrumental in launching the company into the third-party administration of Group Health and Section 125 plans. Phil started his career with Deloitte & Touche, where he worked in both the public and private sectors. Prior to starting HealthComp, Phil served in a variety of companies as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Michael Bouskos - Co-Founder

Michael Bouskos

Co-Founder

Michael joined HealthComp in 1997, and has served the company as Head of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer. His past experience includes positions as Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of Business Development, including Chief Financial Officer for American Medical Services in San Diego. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Sales Leadership

Jim Bouskos - Sales and Account Management, Northern California

Jim Bouskos

Sales and Account Management, Northern California
5 years at HealthComp

Jim joined HealthComp in 2012 and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Previously, Jim worked for the biotech firm Genomic Health as an Oncogenomic Liaison, as well as for leading pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Astra Zeneca. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Katie Christiansen - Sales & Account Management, Southern California

Katie Christiansen

Sales & Account Management, Southern California 8 years at HealthComp

Katie comes to us with more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Previously, Katie worked in customer service for a PBM company, and as a Product Development Analyst and Account Manager for Western Growers/Pinnacle Claims Management. Prior to her Sales role, Katie spent 7 years as a HealthComp Field Service Manager (focused on cultivating client relationships, product development, open enrollment meetings, renewal meetings, finalist presentations and ancillary sales). She received her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and holds a valid California life, accidental & health license.

Ron Soltau - Sales & Account Management, Pacific Northwest

Ron Soltau

Sales & Account Management, Pacific Northwest
20 years at HealthComp

Ron joined HealthComp in 1997, opening our office in Seattle and introducing HealthComp to the Pacific Northwest. Ron started his career with Northwestern National Life in 1980 where he focused on the design and administration of self-funded plans. He then went to Network Management, a TPA in Seattle, as Sales Manager and handled the Microsoft employee benefit plan as well as other employer plans. This company was acquired by PacifiCare and he remained there until joining HealthComp. Ron has a degree in Business, Management & Marketing from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

Sylvia Bernal-Ruddock  - Sales & Marketing Manager of Flexible Benefits

Sylvia Bernal-Ruddock

Sales, Flexible Benefits
21 years at HealthComp

Sylvia's career in Section 125 Plan Administration started in 1986. Sylvia has extensive experience administering Cafeteria, HRA, Transportation Benefits, and Educational Assistance Plans — sponsored by municipalities, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. At HealthComp, Sylvia is responsible for marketing and installation of new plans, employer/employee presentations, and providing and assisting employers with benefit compliance. Sylvia has an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration.

Operations Leadership

Aninda Dutta - Information Systems Manager

Aninda Dutta

Information Systems
9 years at HealthComp

Aninda joined HealthComp in 2008, bringing more than 10 years’ experience in the software industry, the majority of which were within health care. Aninda oversees our IS team of programmers responsible for design, development, and implementation of the company’s extensive software systems and services. Aninda has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

Brandy Morales - Human Resources Manager

Brandy Morales

Human Resources
19 years at HealthComp

Brandy joined HealthComp in 1998. She currently serves as the Human Resources Manager and is responsible for recruiting, career development and employee relations. Brandy has a passion for working with, and for, people. Prior to joining HealthComp in 1997, Brandy worked as an Office Manager for a local bearing company. She has also served as a board member and volunteer for several local community and youth outreach organizations.

Candie Castellanos - UM Manager

Candie Castellanos

Utilization Management
7 years at HealthComp

Candie joined HealthComp in 2010. She has developed two new programs that focus on prevention and cost containment (Cancer Awareness and Emergency Solutions). She has 16 years of management experience in the medical field. Her previous work experience includes supervising two Adult Medicine Clinics for Kaiser Permanente and Respite Nursing at Valley Children’s Hospital. Candie holds a License in Vocational Nursing.

Charles Johnson - Vice President

Charles Johnson

Customer Service, Network Admin
13 years at HealthComp

Charles joined HealthComp in 2004 as Call Center Manager. He has been employed in the health benefits industry since 1987. His prior experience includes positions of management and staff development for Principal Financial Group and Safeway, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University.

David Clayton - Implementation Coordinator and HIPAA Security Officer

David Clayton

Implementation, HIPAA Security
2 years at HealthComp

David joined HealthComp in 2015 and has more than 15 years of experience managing teams and projects in the healthcare, insurance, and in the public sectors. David's primary responsibilities include managing the implementation and onboarding processes for all new clients as well as overseeing HealthComp's HIPAA/HITECH policies and procedures. David holds Engineering degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Elga Boccardo - Eligibility Manager

Elga Boccardo

Eligibility
7 years at HealthComp

Elga joined HealthComp with 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She served as a HealthComp Compliance Manager from 1997-2003 and in 2016, returned as the Eligibility Manager. Her most recent experience includes Administration and Human Resources Director for Central Valley Presort, as well as an Elections Coordinator for Integrated Voting Solutions. She holds an AA Degree from College of the Canyons.

Gina Cogan - Plan Building Manager

Gina Cogan

Plan Building
15 years at HealthComp

Gina joined HealthComp in 2002 and has served as Plan Building Manager since 2007. She has 27 years of experience in the health benefits industry. Her past experience includes positions as Auditor, Trainer, and Benefits Coordinator for CIGNA.

Jeanne Shimoda - Claims Manager

Jeanne Shimoda

Claims
20 years at HealthComp

Jeanne joined HealthComp in 1997 and has been employed in the health benefits industry since 1972. She has served in management roles with extensive experience in direct supervision in the processing of claims and customer and customer service. Her domain expertise comes from experience with companies such as Foundation for Medical Care, Blue Cross of Northern California, RX Net, and EBP Administrators.

Karrish Reznicek - Training Manager

Karrish Reznicek

Training
13 years at HealthComp

Karrish joined HealthComp in 2004. She has more than 27 years of Claims, Customer Service and Auditing experience in the health insurance industry. Karrish is responsible for the creation, implementation and maintenance of HealthComp’s policies and procedures. She started her career with Principal Financial Group and has a Training Certificate from the American Society for Training & Development.

Tom Georgouses - Executive Vice-President and General Counsel

Tom Georgouses

General Legal Counsel
14 years at HealthComp/Representing HealthComp

Tom is involved in multiple areas of HealthComp including Operations, Compliance and Legal Affairs. Tom was admitted to the California Bar in 1990 and started his legal career with Stammer, McKnight, Barnum and Bailey, LLP. When he left the firm to join HealthComp in 2014, he was the Managing Partner (he had represented HealthComp since 2003). In private practice Tom’s areas of focus included healthcare and transactional work. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Finance from California State University Fresno and received his Juris Doctorate from San Joaquin College of Law.