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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Senior Consultant & Strategic Advisor

Brian has been an innovative executive and leader in the U.S. healthcare ecosystem on the mainland and Hawaiʻi for over 40 years. An expert in the health plan/member benefits arena, Brian has helped healthcare technology companies to bring twenty-first-century cloud-based SaaS solutions in telehealth/virtual medical consults, automated wellness engagement, provider data integrity improvement, fraud, waste, and abuse/payment integrity solutions, family and paid caregiver recognition portal and predictive analytics tools to payers, providers, and consumers as a consultant, advisor, and board member.

 Brian was a founding Board member of T.M. Hogan, Inc. in 1992, providing healthcare consulting in Hawaiʻi contracted initially by Dr. Earl E. Bakken to form an independent health insurance alternative to HMSA with an emphasis on wellness and alternative medicine, Brian has been instrumental in bringing a variety of expertise to Hawaiʻi. From 1980 to 1986he served Healthcare USA, Inc. [NYSE] as Vice President. He then served as one of the founding shareholders of Health Net, Inc. [NYSE: HNT] from 1987 to 1994 following a year as Vice President of Champion Health Plan.

In 1994, Brian formed B. Castle Smith & Company and continued consulting for TM Hogan,Inc., providing consulting services including strategic planning, business acceleration, and M&A advice to early and growth-stage companies in healthcare services, life sciences, E-Health, and technology. He served as President & CEO concurrently of his company prior to transitioning as a Senior Consultant to the Hogan Consulting Group. LLC. team in 2017; as well as various roles with United Health Group, Inc. [NYSE: UHG] Vice President, Executive Vice President for Payment Accuracy Division (PAD) from 2008–2013, Senior Vice President of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK), and Senior Vice President for Enclarity, Inc. from 2006-2007.