Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> October 21, 2016

Interview with the President & CEO: HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY)

Kessler, Jon
Jon Kessler is the President and CEO of HealthEquity, Inc., managing the company's day-to-day operations. He joined HealthEquity, Inc. in 2009. Mr. Kessler is the Founder of WageWorks, Inc., a provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO from 2000 through 2007, WageWorks, Inc. was named to the Inc. 500 list of U.S. private growth companies three consecutive years, growing from zero to nearly $100 million in sales. Mr. Kessler was also previously a Senior Economist in Washington, D.C., specializing in employee benefits and environmental taxation during the Clinton and Bush (Sr.) administrations, and a Benefits Taxation Specialist at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Kessler holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He holds a U.S. patent for inventions covering methods for electronically adjudicating pretax health care and other expense transactions. Mr. Kessler is an advisory board member of the Innovation in Insurance program of the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. Profile
TWST: Can you provide a brief overview of the company and talk about its business model?

Mr. Kessler: HealthEquity is the largest standalone