The Vitality Group, Inc. provides health and wellness solutions for employer groups, insured groups, and individuals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. The company’s solutions educate, assist, and motivate users to engage in healthy behaviors. It offers support and extensive reporting services. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. The Vitality Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Discovery Limited.
200 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Founded in 2005
The Vitality Group Announces Management Changes
Aug 7 15
The Vitality Group has expanded its executive team following the successful launch of its partnership with John Hancock Insurance and exceeding the three-fourth million member milestone in the United States (US). Executive promotions are: Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer- Previously as Executive Director of the Vitality Institute and Senior Vice President of TVG, Derek will serve as the Chief Health Officer for Vitality. Derek will represent Vitality externally from a health perspective and lead interactions with business, global media and NGOs globally. Steve van der Watt, CEO of new Vitality entity - Previously as Chief Sales Officer, Steve will be the CEO of a new entity within TVG that will be announced later this year which represents an exciting and substantial growth opportunity for the organization. Steve has led the remarkable revenue growth for Vitality's corporate channels over the past few years. Stephen Mitchley, Chief Strategy Officer - Promoted from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Strategy Officer, Stephen is spearheading the development of common Vitality capabilities across the various partner markets in which Discovery operates. Sean Katz, Chief Information Officer - Previously as Senior Vice President, Systems and Technology, Sean is responsible for systems and technology delivery for TVG. Brad Beckman, Chief Operating Officer - Promoted from Senior Vice President, Servicing and Human Resources, Brad will lead the execution of strategy and operations for TVG. Karen Kaplan, Vice President of Product Development Karen has been a core member of the Vitality team in the US for 12 years. She has driven successful launches of many strategic partnerships and projects. Keith Karem, Vice President of Marketing - Having previously led business and partnership marketing for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Keith brings a wealth of experience in business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing, new product development and brand management. Keith is charged with developing a new brand strategy for the company. Kenneth Sloan, Vice President of Sales - With more than 20 years' experience in sales and management leadership in health plan consulting and wellness, Ken held sales positions most recently with 5Star Life Insurance Company (an Armed Forces Benefit Association enterprise) and United Healthcare. Ken will play a key role in furthering Vitality's relationships with brokers and consultants. Mark Smith, Chief Sales Officer - Mark joins Vitality from HealthMarkets (a Blackstone Portfolio Company) where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer. Prior to that he held various senior regional and national positions at United Healthcare and was previously part of the Discovery family, having worked for Destiny Health. Mark is charged with leading the recently enlarged sales team.