Who We Are
About our Founder and CEO,
Like most people in the Benefits industry, Donovan’s career didn’t start there. He played drums professionally in New York for ten years and, during that time, saw how America’s health care and insurance industry were extracting economic rents from employees, impairing their standard of living.
“I lived in Manhattan after 9/11 and during the Great Recession, and you could see the devastation on every city block…people were hurting. Toward the tale-end of my music career, I fractured a bone in my kick-drum foot while opening for the band “Heart”. It was my first encounter with health insurance, and it wasn’t pleasant. I didn’t know much about the insurance business, but I knew there must be a way to make things better. Ultimately, this experience inspired me to move into the benefits industry”.
In order to learn the architecture and legacy best practices of the benefits industry, Donovan worked with a multinational insurance Carrier before moving to the brokerage side of the business. The experience was instructive:
“Too often, the incentives embedded in the architecture of the industry work against employers and their employees. This is not only unacceptable, it’s unnecessary”.
As an antidote to the status quo, Health Compass Consulting was formed.
“By sitting on the same side of the table as our clients and providing them with objective expert advice, we are able to reallocate a significant portion our client’s operating budget back to their bottom line — where it belongs”.
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