Senior Vice President & Chief Client Officer
Les McPhearson joined HealthSmart in May 2017 as Senior Vice President & Chief Client Officer, with responsibility for the company’s key market, PPO and standalone pharmacy performance, and client relationships. He brings over 20 years of executive healthcare experience in strategy, innovation, marketing, sales, operations, product development, human resources and IT.
Most recently, Les was CEO of United Benefit Advisors, the nation’s largest trade association for independent employee benefits brokers, with responsibility for financial performance, operations, marketing, partner firm recruitment and compliance, and strategic partnerships. He was previously VP of Product Innovation and Strategy at Trustmark Voluntary Benefits Solutions, Sr. Director of Business Innovation at Florida Blue, and Director of Innovation at Humana. He was also a Board Member of the Northern Illinois Association of Health Underwriters.
Les earned an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the University of Louisville, and a BS in Math and Computer Science from Samford University. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for five years as a Nuclear Trained Surface Warfare Officer.