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Executive Bio

Phil Christianson

Chief Executive Officer

Phil Christianson joined HealthSmart as CEO in November 2016, bringing more than 30 years’ executive leadership experience. Throughout his career, Phil has established an outstanding record of improving operations and growing revenue for mid-sized healthcare companies, including SaaS health information technology, revenue cycle management, disease management, and third party administration services to payers, providers and employers. He also led divisions of Fortune 100 companies, including The Walt Disney Company and United Health Group.

Prior to joining HealthSmart, Phil served as President & CEO for Payment America Systems, Focused Health Solutions, RealMed, and Corporate Benefit Services of America, leading each company to differentiated and improved services for employers, payers, physicians and hospitals. Most recently, he was an advisor to and investor in various health services and information technology companies. In May 2019, he completed the sale of HealthSmart to Centene Corporation, a Fortune 25 company, and continues to serve as CEO.

Phil earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Southern California, a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.