bswift: About Us

Our Story

Since our inception in 1996, bswift's goal has been to use technology and information to simplify the administration of health care, reduce costs and empower consumers. In the beginning, we were known as Platinum Healthcare, a company that set out to change the world and transform healthcare by creating the first web-based CDH (Consumer-Driven Health) plan. In the process, we discovered that there was great market demand for an online benefits enrollment/administration system, so we built one. It worked pretty darn well. In fact, version 1.0 of our benefits enrollment system was a finalist out of 15,000 entrants in Microsoft's 1999 e-commerce system competition. Not bad, huh? So the company ran with it, changed its name to "bswift" and landed its first employer clients.

Today, bswift has millions of consumers on its system and offers software and services that streamline HR and benefits administration. We're the partner you can trust to help your HR and Benefits team discover the true business value of benefits administration.

Leadership

Our C-Team
Sanjiv Anand
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Sanjiv Anand is President and CEO of bswift. Sanjiv is responsible for setting bswift’s overall strategy, driving growth and ensuring the alignment of all business activities and operations. In his 30-year career, Sanjiv has led a number of service businesses through major growth phases. Most recently, Sanjiv was group president and global capability leader of Xerox’s HR & Benefits Outsourcing business. Sanjiv is a respected expert in the benefits administration space. He has previously served as President of Continuum, the COO of ExcellerateHRO as well as the CTO and Services Strategy leader for Hewitt. Sanjiv has a master of business administration from Northwestern University and a bachelor of technology in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

Leslie Pontello
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Leslie is a senior business and operations leader with more than 30 years of experience in the Human Resources and Benefits industry. She has achieved great success managing large client accounts and creating and leading initiatives that improve delivery of client services. For bswift, Leslie is responsible for all operations, including implementation and client services activities. Prior to bswift, she was Chief Operating Officer for Xerox HR Solutions, a role that was created by the consolidation of Xerox’s benefits and HR outsourcing businesses. Leslie also held numerous leadership positions in her 23-year tenure at Aon Hewitt, including Senior Vice President Operations and HRO Global Business Leader. She has a BA in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University and completed graduate work at The George Washington University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Ed Rumzis
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Ed Rumzis brings more than 30 years of Benefits Administration Technology leadership to bswift. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Ed is responsible for the strategy and delivery of bswift's products and technology. Ed has served as Technology Leader at many of the large outsourcing companies including TIAA, Hewitt Associates and Xerox. Ed's focus and passion is applying innovative technology to meet and exceed the needs of his customers at scale. Ed is a native of Chicago and has a BS in Computer Science from DeVry University.

Client Services &
Human Resources
Tracey Eisman
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Tracey has more than 15 years of experience managing large-scale programs in Fortune 100 organizations focusing on technology, operational improvement and organizational change. As the leader of bswift’s Channel Partner team, she is responsible for the processes, programs and personnel that ensure the success of bswift resellers, exchange partners and customers. Prior to joining bswift, Tracey served as Chief Operating Officer for Mobius Executive Leadership. Previously, Tracey held numerous management roles with JP Morgan Chase and Proxicom, with responsibilities spanning from technology development and change management to ongoing operations. She earned a BA in Classical Music from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Steve Parkhouse
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Steve brings to bswift 20 years of experience in benefits administration and benefits technology, including expertise in both new client implementations and ongoing business operations. Steve leads bswift’s Client Services team and is responsible for managing key client relationships and grooming bswift talent. Prior to bswift, he held the positions of Director of Implementations and Vice President of Benefit Operations at Aon Hewitt. Earlier in his career, he held a sales role at CIGNA Healthcare in the National Accounts segment. Steve earned his BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Carla Pollard Stewart
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Carla Pollard Stewart brings more than 20 years of experience as a Senior Director of Human Resources to bswift. In her role, she is responsible for collaborating with business leaders to deliver HR strategies that align talent development, leadership and employee engagement initiatives in accordance with business goals. Prior to joining the bswift team, Carla held several human resources leadership positions within Aetna supporting corporate and field organizations and implementing the company’s leadership competencies strategy. Carla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University and her MBA from the University of Georgia.

Sales & Marketing, Finance
Jodi Bryant
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Jodi has more than 20 years of experience in benefits administration with companies including Mercer and CitiStreet. At bswift, Jodi leads Consultant Relations, Business Development and Sales Support. Her primary focus is on new client opportunities, channel management and sales operations. Prior to bswift, Jodi was the Principal Director of Consultant Relations and Business Development for North American Sales at Mercer. Jodi’s considerable experience also included leading large business improvement initiatives and holding various roles in sales and client relationship management. Jodi has a BS in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix.

Dave Firestone
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At bswift, Dave is responsible for expanding relationships with new and existing customers as well as improving the effectiveness of the sales team. Prior to this role, he worked for Aetna for 20 years, serving in multiple sales and distribution leadership roles in the commercial and retiree businesses. For four years, he served as the primary developer of Aetna’s exchange business on third-party retiree platforms. During that time, Aetna realized tremendous growth across the entire portfolio of retiree plans on third-party exchanges. Dave has experience in multiple product lines, launching Aetna’s first small group HSA and HRA plans, first commercial individual plans and Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans. He has a BS from Penn State University, University Park.

Steve Mills
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Steve is Chief Financial Officer at bswift responsible for leading Finance and Accounting. Steve brings over twenty years of leadership experience with a history of driving strategic impact both internally and for client partners. Prior to joining bswift, Steve helped lead the launch of a new insurance health plan within Aetna’s innovative Consumer Business division. Steve previously served as CFO and Chief Strategy Officer for WorkPlace Impact guiding significant growth with Fortune 100 clients and through new digital product development launches. Steve earned a BA in Political Science from Yale University.

Strategy & Solutions
Don Garlitz
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Don leads business development and carrier partner relationships for bswift’s marketplace and contributes to the development of consumer-facing technology, including bswift’s Ask Emma decision support tool. Don started as an insurance producer in 1997 and has held various sales, consulting and management positions at FirstWest Benefit Solutions, Beneficial Life and Aflac. Don also has significant legislative and regulatory experience and received a formal commendation from the Governor of Utah for outstanding work as a consultant to the state while helping establish a multi-carrier, employee-choice small business exchange prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Don has a BS from Brigham Young University.

Mike Glantz
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Mike has 15 years of strategy and solutions experience in the benefits administration industry. Mike currently leads bswift’s private exchange strategy across small group, middle market and large group segments. In his seven years at bswift, he has also served as Vice President of Exchange Solutions, Vice President of Product Management and Director of Operations, laying the foundation for bswift’s outsourcing capabilities, exchange technology configuration and insurance carrier business. Before joining bswift, Mike was a Vice President of Aon Consulting’s Employee Benefits Outsourcing practice, where he held technical, client management and project management roles. Mike earned a BA from Northwestern University.

Careers

Want to be a "bswift-er"?

bswift prides itself on having a fun, friendly and smart staff that goes the extra mile to get the job done right. We offer the excitement and opportunity of a young, fast-growing company with the stability of an experienced management team, a blue-chip client base, and a proven track record of success.

We're looking for motivated and goal-driven team members who do whatever it takes to make a company great. The reward is a fun, flexible and creative environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth. If you possess the bswift values of higher standards, greater accountability and more fun, we want to hear from you!

bswift is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to apply for a job or during the selection process, please call 1-800-AetnaHR (1-800-238-6247). Equal employment opportunity is the law.

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  Find your dream job at bswift.

Cornie Gill

"This is a growing company with an energetic workforce, and a fun and fast-paced environment. There is great opportunity to move up quickly in the organization if you are a 'rock star' and work hard."

- Cortnie Gill, Implementation Leader Joined bswift 6 years ago

Rod Ganesan

"Our development team is made up of a diverse group of people with a wide array of programming skills and backgrounds. Combined with a great management team, the end result is a fun and flexible work environment."

- Rod Ganesan, Senior Managing Developer Joined bswift 6 years ago

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Partners

Solution Partners

Looking for ways to make your bswift experience even better? Check out these partners to further streamline your workload and enhance the employee experience. These partners provide bswift clients special product offerings, discounted pricing and streamlined administrative procedures. And as far as connecting goes, they help you get there more quickly and easily through single sign-on, web services and pre-configured import or export processes. Our partners offer a wide range of solutions for your insurance, payroll/HR and wellness needs.

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Channel Partners

Contracted Channel Partners across the United States have gone through extensive system and sales training and are able to provide more personalized service on a local level to groups of all sizes, including those with fewer than 1,000 employees. By combining the power of the bswift benefits administration platform along with insurance brokerage, payroll/HRIS, wellness, COBRA and Flex administration, technology consulting, billing and other outsourced services, these Channel Partners deliver compelling software and services at a more competitive price.

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