The Norvax Management Team

Clint Jones
Co-Founder and CEO, GoHealth

Clint Jones co-founded Norvax, Inc. in 2001, which later became GoHealth, the nation's leading online health insurance shopping exchange.

He is recognized as a pioneer in the health insurance industry for revolutionizing the way people buy and sell coverage. Jones received a Midwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2013. He currently serves on the board of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce.

Before founding Norvax, Jones was the Intranet Market Manager for Holt Value, a former division of Credit Suisse.

Jones earned degrees in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Miami University.

 

Brandon Cruz
Co-Founder and President, GoHealth

Brandon Cruz is the Co-Founder and President of GoHealth, the nation's most comprehensive online portal for health insurance.

In 2001, Cruz co-founded Norvax, Inc. which later became GoHealth. Prior to his current role, he worked as a Systems Developer at Lante Corp. in Chicago.

Cruz is recognized throughout the technology industry as an influential thought leader, and speaks regularly on topics related to technology, health insurance and business operations. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the board of Techweek and Imerman Angels. In 2013, Cruz was a Midwest winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Cruz holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University in Ohio.

 

Michael F. Ahern, Chief Financial Officer

When Michael Ahern was named Chief Financial Officer for Norvax in February 2007, he brought more than 20 years of financial management and accounting experience to the company.

Prior to joining Norvax, Ahern oversaw the finance and administrative functions at CT TyMetrix, the market leader in web-based management solutions for corporate law departments and claims organizations. He previously was Chief Financial Officer at TriPoint Systems Development Corporation, where he helped negotiate the successful sale of the company.

Ahern also has held finance executive roles at technology startups in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area over the past ten years. During his time as controller at Transmeta Corporation, he played a key role in taking the company public in November 2000.

A registered CPA in Illinois, Mr. Ahern holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

 

Shane Cruz, Vice President – Technology

He joined the company in 2004, with the goal of ensuring Norvax' leadership position in the development of productivity enhancement tools for the insurance industry. As the VP of Technology, Shane Cruz oversees the design, implementation and management of all product development and technical infrastructure at Norvax. 

Shane brings to the team a rare combination of technical proficiency and business acumen that allow him to create valuable solutions for his customers and fellow employees. Shane has been building enterprise web applications for over 10 years.  His diverse experiences working at organizations ranging from fewer than 10 employees to over 75,000 have been instrumental in helping define and scale the business. 

Prior to Norvax, Shane worked at companies such as Convergys Corporation, General Electric and the world-renowned M.I.T. Media Laboratory and has been involved in all steps of the software development process.  His research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology included work for the United States National Reconnaissance Office (N.R.O.) as well many other government and large corporate sponsors.
 
Shane holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, as well as a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at M.I.T., Shane was also a member of the men's varsity basketball team.

 

Scott Sullivan, Vice President – Sales

Scott Sullivan joined Norvax in early 2003 with the task of building a centralized sales team focused on the emerging individual health insurance business.  Seven years later Norvax now has over 10,000 health insurance agents and clients and has established over 80 strategic relationships with carriers, general agencies and associations. 

His inspiration-driven sale management approach keeps sales associates focused, energized and setting new sales records each quarter. Since joining the company in 2003, Norvax sales have witnessed uninterrupted growth every year. Sullivan graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a minor in Management Information Systems.

 

Steve Greanias, Vice President – Strategy

Steve Greanias joined Norvax University in 2007 as director of Client Services, where he managed the on-boarding, training and support of agents using Norvax technology. As the agent’s voice for development, Greanias also taught seminars and works on how insurance producers can incorporate advanced Norvax technology into their business growth model.

In 2010, Greanias was promoted to VP of Strategy, where he works across multiple departments to develop strategies and enhance companywide alignment that will help Norvax achieve its sales goals and increase revenue streams. This position also entails helping insurance brokers and agencies develop their own strategies for continued business growth and success. In that capacity, he has worked with five call center agencies in developing and refining their sales processes and operations.

Prior to joining Norvax, Greanias was controller at The Wilson Dow Group, a pharmaceutical industry communication strategy company. Greanias graduated from Indiana University in 2000, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.