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Founder & CEO
An acknowledged industry innovator, Larry has spent his career improving clinical and economic outcomes through disruptive medical technologies and high value healthcare services. He founded Vxtra in 2005 to address the financial inequities, opaque practices, and technological challenges associated with the health benefits large, independent medical practices offered their employees. Leveraging his experience and relationships with entrepreneurial physicians nationwide, Larry continues to spearhead the search for financial and technology-based solutions designed to improve the delivery of healthcare benefits for our clients.
Chief Financial Officer
A results-driven leader, Bill is responsible for the oversight of Vxtra’s financial matters, as well as developing business forecasts to meet the company’s future operational needs. In addition to senior partnership positions with Ernst & Young during his career, Bill has a demonstrated success in corporate acquisition and development for both public and venture-backed private companies. He has served as both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
Vice President of Operations
With a background built on understanding physician/patient relationships, Elizabeth is responsible for managing the company’s operations team. In her role, she develops benefit plan design, funding rates, and renewal strategies. In addition she leads a team focused on delivering timely plan performance metrics and analytics. Versed in ACA and HR compliance, she is certified by the the National Association of Health Underwriters as a Self-Funding Professional.
Client Services Manager
An award-winning customer service specialist, Carmen is exceptional at developing and customizing service packages based on each client’s unique needs. In her role she assists clients with on general benefit questions, claims resolution, billing questions, and enrollment issues.
Senior Healthcare Analyst
Emily is responsible for building and managing the distribution of our performance reports and supporting our big data analytics deliverables for our clients. Additionally, she creates and maintains internal and external reports to assist senior management in decision-making, overseeing quality assurance, and data analytics.
Client Services Specialist
With a background in organizational and multitask management, Contessa places a high priority on customer service and client relationships. She is focused on enrollments, billing and handling service issues for all clients.
Director of Business Development
A Vxtra team member since 2005, Bret is hands-on with optimizing partner relationships and focusing on captive membership growth. He is adept at educating clients on everything from the specific value of the self-funded captive platform and network considerations to plan design flexibility and levels of reinsurance appropriate for their profile. Past roles at Vxtra include servicing, marketing and renewing large medical practices in multiple states nationwide.
Underwriting & Risk Management
A seasoned healthcare underwriter and risk manager with experience in large, self-funded health plans, Mark oversees the development of rates and projections in conjunction with Vxtra’s risk partners. With more than 30 years’ experience working with private and public sector plans, insurance carriers, and HMOs, Mark has developed financial and business models for both managed care and large provider organizations.
Chief Medical Informatics Officer & Director
A board-certified adult and pediatric urologist, Dr. Di Loreto brings extensive experience as an influential physician leader and healthcare innovator. He served as a consultant and urology advisory panel member for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health for more than 30 years.
Dr. Di Loreto was the co-founder and president of the Michigan Institute of Urology, the nation’s first large urology super group. He served as the medical director of Michigan Mobile Lithotripsy, was the co-founder and board member of Michigan Cryogenic Equipment Services and Michigan Mobile Urology Services. In addition, he served as the co-founder and medical director of Great Lakes Lithotripsy, and chief medical information officer for Integra Connect. He was the chief of urology and past president of medical staff at Saint John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit where he was chairman of the board for the hospital and health system.
After a successful career in Human Resources in Property Management, Lynn returns to corporate America as our new Benefits Specialist/Account Manager. In her role she assists the internal client management team by providing account management support in order to meet client expectations. She enhances Vxtra’s relationships by executing proactive, creative and on-going contact initiatives. She is focused on building customer relationships by ensuring the client’s needs are met while providing exceptional customer service and loyalty.