PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2014) - GetInsured, a leading private health insurance exchange, has appointed Allwyn "Olly" Lobo as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Lobo will oversee the fast-growing company's business intelligence and analytics, security and compliance, and the technical services that enable GetInsured to deliver online health insurance shopping solutions for individuals, state exchanges and corporations.
A 20-year Silicon Valley veteran, Lobo is a contributing inventor and holder of multiple patents for online shopping, payment and browsing technologies that are used by the world's largest banks and merchants. He and his former team received the American Express Chairman's Award for Innovation for the invention of the mobile shopping offer assistant, and his teams' innovations in mobile payments, social media payments and ecommerce have been recognized by the Webby Awards, PC Magazine, the Interactive Media Awards and the American Business Awards many times over the past decade.
Lobo joins GetInsured after co-founding and serving as the COO of Billeo, which optimizes how users shop and pay bills online. Billeo's products are used globally by more than 40 financial institutions, 20,000 billers, 1,500 merchants and the top 5 airlines. He has also held executive leadership roles at Cyberbills (acquired by Metavante) and Healtheon/WebMD, where he developed the first interactive prescription writing and drug-to-drug interaction system on a PDA for use by medical personnel.
"Olly is a highly accomplished engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and operations leader," said Chini Krishnan, co-founder and CEO of GetInsured. "He joins GetInsured at a time when our business has never been better, with multiple major state-based exchange deployments in progress and the consumer demand for health insurance at an all-time high. Olly is seasoned in the interplay of CRM, telephony and online end-user experience, as well as business intelligence and online security and compliance, all of which we are scaling rapidly to meet the growing needs of our partners and customers. Olly is a crucial addition to our executive team during this time of extraordinary change and growth in the health insurance industry and our business."
Lobo holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from University of Pune, India, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Institute of Technology in Pune.
GetInsured is a leading online health insurance marketplace that combines modern technology and customer service capabilities to make health insurance shopping easy and efficient. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of individuals and families find the right health insurance plan for their needs and budgets. GetInsured is approved by the federal government to enroll Americans in subsidized health insurance plans, and the company also provides state governments with technology solutions for the enablement of state-based health insurance exchanges. For more information, please visit www.getinsured.com.