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OneDigital Announces Two New Vice Presidents to Support Acquisition Growth

Issued by OneDigital

Nov. 20, 2019

John Carew and Rob Richards Join the Corporate Development Team

ATLANTA, GA – November 20, 2019 – OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, today announced the appointment of both John Carew and Rob Richards as Vice President of Corporate Development. Carew and Richards will support the rapidly growing acquisitions division of OneDigital, as the company expands into both additional geographic markets and adjacent businesses and solutions.

Carew is a seasoned leader who has spent his entire career in the healthcare, insurance and employee benefits space was a founding partner of Ovation Benefits, which was eventually acquired by OneDigital in 2013. Most recently, he served as Director of Sales Springbuk, a claims analytics and health intelligence provider, and President of Karelia Health, a worksite wellness provider. Carew’s depth of perspective on emerging trends in the employee benefits arena will be critical to continuing OneDigital’s strategic alignment with top agency teams around the country.

Richards brings over 15 years of operations, financial, sales and mergers & acquisitions consulting experience to OneDigital, most recently serving as a consultant at MarshBerry, a specialized management-consulting firm. Prior to that, Richards served as a business analyst for Cohen Financial, a division of SunTrust Bank. His understanding of the competition and deal structures in a rapidly consolidating marketplace will provide expanded creativity to OneDigital’s ability to grow via acquisition.

“This is an exciting time for OneDigital as we come off the strongest year in our history and head into 2020 with significant momentum. The addition of John and Rob to our corporate acquisition team will help us meet market demand for our industry-leading benefits capabilities. An increasing number of firms understand how OneDigital’s culture and technology advantage will reshape the industry downstream. We’re excited to leverage John and Rob’s strategic thinking as we launch into the next chapter of our journey.”
— Mike Sullivan, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer

OneDigital remains focused on expanding its brand in the small-medium business space as one that is recognized by employers as both innovative and challenging of the status quo among advisory businesses. Growth via acquisition will remain the primary strategy, localizing advisory solutions to where employers reside.

About OneDigital Health and Benefits
OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, combines people and technology to power business growth. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic benefit advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital's more than 1,700 employee benefits and human resource strategists serve the needs of more than 50,000 employers across the nation and manages over $5.8 billion in premiums as a result. OneDigital has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since 2007. Currently listed as 18th on Business Insurances’ Top 100 Brokers for 2019 as well as 13th in EBA’s Top 50 Brokers in the Large Employer Group, OneDigital’s experience offers a fresh thinking and strategic perspective that will improve all aspects of plan design and performance.


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