Minneapolis — (Business Wire—BadA health outcomes company focused on improving people’s health by reducing healthcare costs, today announced the appointment of Mike Ott as CEO and Kurt Segilski as Chief Commercial Officer – Health Plans. Together, Ott and Segielski, along with Chris Cronin, CEO–Employers, will lead the company in its mission to lead people to better health and greater happiness, reducing health system burdens and creating significant savings for clients.
By combining data and analytics, MOBE identifies individuals whose health needs are increasing even if their health is not improving. MOBE health guides and pharmacists work one-on-one with people to achieve better health outcomes, thereby reducing costs to the healthcare system.
“MOBE was founded to solve a long-standing public health problem—how to bridge the gap between the doctor’s office and real life? It’s a challenge that requires a deep understanding of people and our complex health system. Solving this requires passion, creativity and total commitment to our mission. That’s what Mike and Curt are driven to accomplish,” said Mark Evenstad, founder and chairman of MOBE. “As senior executives in the payer and health start-up environments, Mike and Curt align perfectly with our mission, and we’re ready to make MOBE serve people who strive for better health – while helping to reduce the financial burden on our health systems, employers and communities.”
With over 20 years of experience in financial management, strategic partnerships and business innovation, Ott will lead MOBE through its next stages of growth. Ott currently serves as a Senior Advisor–Specialist Civil Servant in the Defense Innovation Division, drawing on his experience in growing businesses. He previously served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Optum Financial, part of UnitedHealth Group. Prior to joining Optum, Ott spent seven years as president of Bank of America’s wealth management division. Ott served as a military advisor and colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he led the Minnesota National Guard’s integrated cyber capabilities strategy in partnership with national organizations and agencies.
“I was drawn to MOBE because I believe in the impact this company can make on people’s lives and the improvements it can bring to our healthcare system. MOBE has already removed more than $200 million in unnecessary costs from the healthcare system – and the team has laid an incredible foundation for those who want to be healthy. Now is the time to accelerate,” said Ott.
Joining Ott in the C-Suite, Kurt Cegielski will be responsible for MOBE’s health plan clients. With more than two decades of health industry experience, Segielski has a track record of engaging consumers and achieving better outcomes. Most recently, at Icario, Cegielski used behavioral research to motivate people to take action for better health. Prior to Ikario, Segielski was the founder of RedBrick Health, now Virgin Pulse, where he worked for over 12 years on technology innovation and deep user insights to reinvent the health and wellness category.
Similar to Ott, Segielski was drawn to MOBE’s solution to pressing health care problems. “As someone who spent my career in the health plan sector, I know how unique and how much needed MOBE is. I’m excited to help payers identify members who are trying to stay healthy but need additional support and engage them in a deeply human way that lowers the cost of care,” Segilski said.
In the year Founded in 2014, MOBE was created by pharmaceutical professionals to help people achieve better health outcomes not achieved through traditional, quantity-based approaches to medicine. Combining data science and machine learning with authentic human interaction, MOBE supports a whole-person approach to health—focusing on nutrition, sleep, activity, medicine, and happiness. MOBE serves large payer systems and self-insured employers to help their populations achieve better health through industry-leading participation, reducing costs.
To learn more about MOBE, visit www.mobeforlife.com.
MOBE in 2011 Founded in 2014, health industry veterans described a way to use deep data science to identify people whose health care needs (and costs) are increasing, but whose health problems remain unresolved.
MOBE combines this deep data science with digital health and a new one-on-one, personalized approach—engaging and supporting participants to lead healthier, happier lives at no additional cost to the health system, employers, and insurers.