Over 200 years of combined healthcare experience

We've seen the flaws in the system, and we're leveraging our expertise and insights to pave a new path forward.

Russell Carpel

Chief Executive Officer

Russ Carpel, a seasoned entrepreneur, boasts 20+ years of expertise in marketing, business development, management, and private equity fundraising. Prior to founding Level Funded Health in 2014, Russ founded and led ForeverCar.com, a national retailer of vehicle service contracts. Prior to this, Russ drove national advertising revenue for top media brands like The Economist and Crain Communications. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bradley University and pursued postgraduate studies at Northwestern University.

Jermell Williams

Chief Operating Officer

Jermell Williams, a veteran of the employee benefits industry for over 20 years, has ascended from Coordinator to Co-Founder of his own brokerage firm. With a background in premier brokerage firms like Marsh McLennan Companies and the Principal Financial Group, Jermell specializes in developing complex benefits programs for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He held certifications including Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and FL 2-15 Health & Life, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.

Ned Comans

Senior National Account Manager

Ned Comans is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the health benefits industry. Beginning his career at UnitedHealth Group in the 1990s, Ned gained invaluable insights into various facets of the business. He later joined Davis Vision (Superior Vision Services), where he served as both Regional Sales Manager and Senior Client Manager for numerous middle-market clients. Ned's expertise led him to Wellnet, where he excelled as an Account Manager, overseeing small and mid-market self-funded accounts.

Alex Horvath

SVP of Marketing

Alex Horvath brings over 20 years of sales experience to his role, excelling in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets. Starting his career as a senior loan officer at InBank, he later transitioned to insurance, holding roles with State Farm and Nationwide Insurance. Armed with a B.S. in Marketing from Bradley University, Alex has consistently delivered results and driven growth throughout his career.

Salvatore Cotrona

VP of National Marketing

Salvatore Cotrona brings diverse expertise in Finance, Risk & Safety Management, and Marketing to his role as VP of National Marketing. With a background spanning Goldman Sachs to the FDNY, Salvatore's leadership and dedication are unparalleled. His transition from finance to public service showcases his commitment to community and safety. Now, at LevelFunded Health, Salvatore's strategic vision drives national marketing initiatives, ensuring continued success.

Christina Barrionuevo

National Account Manager

With over 20 years of experience in employee benefits and financial services, Christina Barrionuevo has held key roles at Principal Financial Group and USI. Her extensive background includes spearheading business development and account management initiatives for LevelFunded Health.

Vesna Young

Compliance Director

Vesna Young brings over two decades of accounting and insurance licensing experience to her role as Compliance Director. Beginning her career with Chase Bank in the life insurance and annuities sector, Vesna later transitioned to AccuQuote, where she oversaw licensing for the agency and its agents. Her expertise ensures regulatory compliance and adherence to industry standards.

Maria Olivo

Account Manager

Maria Olivo boasts over 20 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. Her journey started as a nutrition assistant at a Massachusetts non-profit before progressing to roles at Fidelity Investments and USI, where she handled various aspects of employee benefits management. Maria's dedication to client satisfaction and tailored insurance solutions makes her a valuable asset to LevelFunded Health.

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