We saw the current PBM
system was broken.

About Flipt

So we fixed it.

The PBM Problem

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Lots of employers with business pharmacy benefit contracts are shocked to discover the high prices of employee prescriptions. Aaron Greenblatt — CEO of his family’s business, G&W Laboratories — was one of them.

But unlike most, Aaron knew precisely what some of those drugs his employees needed should really cost because his own company manufactured them. The same prescription medications his employees helped develop and produce at G&W were being sold back to them through their PBM at massive mark-ups, as much as 6 times the sticker price.

What was happening between the factory and the pharmacy to explain such an increase? Where was all that money going?

Aaron soon found the answer lay in the unfair practices of major pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). They sit between drug companies, employers, and employees and they don’t add enough value to justify their huge profits.

The Flipt Solution

Aaron pulled together a team to study the issue and do something about it. In 2018, they launched a new company, built from the ground-up as a fairer alternative to typical PBMs. Flipt brings together 100% pass-through pricing with a high-tech, high-touch user experience. With Flipt, there’s no mystery — businesses and employees both know exactly what they’re paying and why.

When it comes to your drug benefit contract, you and your employees really want the same thing. Fair prices. Transparency. Help whenever you need it. That’s what Flipt delivers.

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Traditional pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMS) act as middlemen in the supply chain, hiding real costs and reducing efficiency without adding much value.

Flipt takes the opposite approach: We get out of the way. We reveal the true costs of prescriptions and let the market work. Plus, we add value with our cutting-edge tech and exceptional customer experience.

Check out our PBM resources.

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Our leadership team and board

Building a whole new way to offer business pharmacy benefits is a big task. But we pulled together people with the vision, experience, and drive to do the job.

Flipt has some of the brightest minds from the healthcare and technology industries — leaders with proven track records in health benefit management, pharmaceutical development, information technology, and customer service. Learn about the people who make Flipt work.

Flipt Executive Team

Aaron Greenblatt

Chief Executive Officer &
Executive Chairman

Amrish Goyal

Chief Operating Officer

Hemant Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

Aaron Greenblatt

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman

• Founder of Flipt
• CEO of G&W Laboratories

After Aaron earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, he had no doubt that his life mission was to continue his family’s legacy to help people realize their potential. As CEO of G&W Laboratories, Aaron has re-energized the nearly century-old company to expand its ability to help those in need. He has led the company into new markets, extended its reach, diversified its product portfolio, grown its revenues dramatically, and built world-class teams — enabling G&W to touch the lives of more patients than ever. But after recognizing the lack of transparency and high costs in today’s healthcare landscape, he decided to lead the effort for further change. He wanted the market to reward innovation and value creation that improve the quality of life for everyone rather than value extraction, which benefits only a few in the short term and ultimately hurts us all. At Flipt, Aaron is determined to give people the choices and power they need to make medication decisions that impact their health and wellbeing, so that they too, can realize their potential.

Amrish Goyal

Chief Operating Officer

• Former Director of Business, Marketing, and Operations at Amazon Flex
• Former General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Microsoft

While many leaders excel in just one field, Amrish is at his best taking on complex challenges that intersect the ever-changing worlds of technology, operations, and marketing. This is why he’s the perfect fit for Flipt, where he oversees customer business operations, including customer experience, product development, client implementation, and partner integrations. Amrish’s experience in strategy, marketing, customer acquisition, and operations proved integral to the success of several high-profile, rapid-scale projects at Microsoft and most recently in the launch of Amazon Flex, which redefined the operations behind the ultra-fast deliveries that arrive on customers’ doorsteps. With Amrish responsible for day-to-day decision-making and operations at Flipt, our corporate clients and their employees can rest assured that they have an advocate who will ensure they receive the highest quality service and exceed their expectations in the new age of modern prescription benefits.

Hemant Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

• Chief Information Officer, G&W Laboratories
• Former VP, Client Director (Strategic Life Science Accounts), HCL AXON

Hemant has successfully led and strengthened cutting-edge IT departments at companies large and small, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, HCL Axon, KCI Medical, and IBM. But what makes Hemant unique is that he pays as much attention to the practical, human use of IT as he does to the technology itself. He takes great pride in leading teams to make processes more efficient, to establish consistency across information systems, and to encourage partnership among people in various capacities. Naturally, Hemant’s personal and professional perspective of IT as a means to help solve problems and produce results aligns directly with Flipt’s mission to put ownership of prescription choices at a person’s fingertips literally with a thumb swipe on the Flipt App.

Tony Perkins

SVP Strategy

Charles Simmons

SVP, Office of Executive Chairman

Thom Stambaugh

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Tony Perkins

SVP Strategy

• Corp Development and Alliances

Joined from Optum, where he had P&L responsibilities for four businesses combine for revenue of roughly $500 million; previously at Catamaran in the role of Investor Relations and business development

Charles Simmons

SVP, Office of Executive Chairman

• VP of Corporate Development at G&W Labs
• Former President of Commercial Development and Operations at Idis Pharmaceuticals

Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Executive, Operations Leader and Financial Strategist. Formerly President Commercial Development and Operations at Idis Pharmaceuticals and part of the core leadership team that turned around and divested the company.  Previously led Corporate Development at Mars, Inc., as SVP Corporate Development and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as VP, Corporate Development.

Thom Stambaugh

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Thom joined Flipt with a strong clinical background and an innovative approach. As Chief Pharmacy Officer and Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy at Cigna Pharmacy Management, Thom led the development of clinical programs and services to improve pharmaceutical-related affordability and outcomes. Thom’s skills and perspective as a clinician complimented our leadership team perfectly.

Glenn Rzeszutko

SVP Finance

Shauna Vernal

General Counsel &
Chief Compliance Officer

George Riedl

Pharmacy Network and
Strategic Alliances

Glenn Rzeszutko

SVP Finance

• Chief Underwriting Officer
• Former President of Commercial Development and Operations at Idis Pharmaceuticals

Glenn brings over 30 years of financial experience to the team, working with our client facing teams to provide the full savings value possible and achieved through the Flipt solutions. He brings a unique perspective from his experience in insurance, PBM, and financial markets.

George Riedl

Pharmacy Network and Strategic Alliances

Retail healthcare executive with over 35 years of experience leading pharmacy, managed care, merchandising, marketing and e-commerce teams. Most recently, George was President of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness for Walmart US. George also spent 27 years at Walgreens

Shauna Vernal

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Shauna has previously served in the Chief Legal and Compliance officer roles for both public and private companies.  In this role at Inovalon, Shauna assisted in the Company’s IPO and transition to a public company.  Shauna also served in several key senior strategic positions within the legal depart of Microsoft, including as a Board Member of MSNBC, and has deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions

Susan Scheid

Pharmaceutical
Manufacturer Contracting

Sue Scheid

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Contracting

Sue is an executive in the PBM industry with deep experience representing some of the largest US payors, including Aetna and Prime Therapeutics. In her leadership roles in rebate contracting, Sue brings expertise to supply chain strategies and optimizing overall value, including value-based outcomes and building capabilities to execute strategies leading to better health outcomes and lower cost of care

Flipt Advisory Board

Leonard D. Schaeffer

Founding Chairman and
Former CEO, WellPoint (now Anthem)

Ron D. Sugar

Chairman Uber and
Former Chairman and CEO Northop Grumman

Charles M. Holley,Jr.

Former Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, Walmart

Leonard D. Schaeffer

Founding Chairman and Former CEO, WellPoint (now Anthem)

  • Turned a near-bankrupt Blue Cross of California into what would become one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies; now on the Board of Walgreens.
  • Established the Shaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California (USC), to improve healthcare delivery and support evidence-based health policy.
  • Currently Judge Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, Member of the National Academy of Medicine, and chair of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness

Ron D. Sugar

Chairman Uber and Former Chairman and CEO Northop Grumman

  • Grew Northrop Grumman into one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies.
  • One of the most influential and notable leaders in the aerospace industry.
  • Past chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, and a fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
  • Currently Chairman of the Board at Uber, a director of Apple Inc., Amgen and Air Lease Corporation; lead director Chevron Corporation

Charles M. Holley, Jr.

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart

  • Developed at Walmart a strong financial position while driving significant shareholder returns.
  • Passionate about talent development and succession planning skills he brought to the finance function at Walmart.
  • Currently a board member for Amgen, and serves as an independent senior advisor to the CFO Program at Deloitte.

B. Kevin Turner

President & CEO, Core Scientific

B. Kevin Turner

President & CEO, Core Scientific

  • Core Scientific, a hyper growth technology startup specializing in Blockchain and AI infrastructure and hosting. Currently the largest Blockchain hosting company in USA and has built out the cloud for Data Scientists.
  • Former Microsoft Chief Operating Officer which led the company’s global sales, marketing and services organization of 70,000+ employees in more than 190 countries through the transition of Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella. Grew revenues from $39.7b in FY06 to $91.9b in FY16.
  • Former Senior Executive, Wal-Mart Stores and President and CEO of SAM’S CLUB, a $37 billion division of Wal-Mart Stores. Engineered and led a complete turnaround of the Sam’s Club business.
  • Currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board at Albertsons Companies.

Flipt Blue Cross Blue Shield Advisory Board

Leonard D. Schaeffer

Founding Chairman and
Former CEO, WellPoint (now Anthem)

Eric Elliott

Former CEO Prime Therapeutics &
Senior Advisor to Flipt CEO

Brad Wilson

Former CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

Leonard D. Schaeffer

Founding Chairman and Former CEO, WellPoint (now Anthem)

  • Turned a near-bankrupt Blue Cross of California into what would become one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies; now on the Board of Walgreens.
  • Established the Shaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California (USC), to improve healthcare delivery and support evidence-based health policy.
  • Currently Judge Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, Member of the National Academy of Medicine, and chair of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness

Eric Elliott

Former CEO Prime Therapeutics & Senior Advisor to Flipt CEO

  • Former Prime Therapeutics’ President and Chief Executive Officer. With approximately $20 billion in annualized drug spend under management, Prime was the fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States.  Prime services over 24 million members through its healthplan, employer and governmental clients.   
  • Previously, Elliott held the role of president at Cigna Pharmacy Management and Aetna Pharmacy Management.
  • Currently Board Chair at Voluntis S.A. , Lead Independent Director at WellDyne, and senior advisor / operating executive at two major private equity firms.

Brad Wilson

Former CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

  • Brad Wilson a passion for health care, a deep commitment to community involvement and expertise in business and public policy. 
  • As former president and CEO of NC’s largest health insurer, Wilson was dedicated to improving North Carolina’s health care system, making health care more affordable and helping BCBSNC adapt in a changing health care environment.

Perry Cohen

Former PBM executive
(Aetna and Systemed)

John Thornton

Senior Consultant, The Pharmacy Group

Perry Cohen

Former PBM executive (Aetna and Systemed)

  • Perry has over 40 years of experience in managing pharmacy benefits
  • He built the first Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company for Aetna in the early 1990s
  • He is a Co Founder, Past President and Fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Nationally recognized as helping create the PBM industry

John Thornton

Senior Consultant, The Pharmacy Group

  • Prior National Pharmacy Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, where he provided strategic pharmacy leadership to the Chief Pharmacy Officers at BlueCross & BlueShield Plans through the National Council of Physician & Pharmacist Executives
  • Previous Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy as the Managing Director of Pharmacy Affairs

Flipt Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Advisory Board

Jeff Berkowitz

CEO, Real Endpoints

Eric Elliott

Former CEO Prime Therapeutics &
Senior Advisor to Flipt CEO

Perry Cohen

Former PBM executive
(Aetna and Systemed)

Perry Cohen

Former PBM executive (Aetna and Systemed)

  • Perry has over 40 years of experience in managing pharmacy benefits
  • He built the first Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company for Aetna in the early 1990s
  • He is a Co Founder, Past President and Fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Nationally recognized as helping create the PBM industry

Jeff Berkowitz

CEO, Real Endpoints

Mr. Berkowitz is one of the rare top executives whose career has spanned most key verticals in global healthcare — with executive committee and other senior roles at United Health Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance (formerly Walgreens), Merck and Schering-Plough.

He joined RE from UnitedHealth Group/Optum where he led Optum’s International division as CEO while also driving key strategic initiatives within Optum’s pharmacy benefits management division. Prior to joining United, Mr. Berkowitz served as President of Pharma and Global Market Access at the Walgreens Boots Alliance, responsible for generic and branded procurement, inventory management, relationships with pharmaceutical companies as well as the companies pricing and reimbursement strategies with all payors and payor segments. Mr. Berkowitz also had responsibility for the specialty pharmacy business with over $10 billion in revenue and 5,800 employees.

Mr. Berkowitz joined Walgreens from Merck & Co., where, as SVP of global market access, he was accountable for all access, pricing, payer marketing, health outcomes and health technology assessments worldwide. Mr. Berkowitz had held a similar position at Schering-Plough, where he started as legal director for Schering-Plough’s managed care and commercial group in 1998. Before joining Schering, Mr. Berkowitz was a healthcare attorney for the international law firm Proskauer LLP in New York and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Berkowitz earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has been recognized three times in PharmaVoice magazine as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in the Life Sciences in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and is the recipient of PharmaVoice’s inaugural Red Jacket recognition.

Mr. Berkowitz serves on the board of directors of H. Lundbeck A/S, Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., and Zealand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Berkowitz also serves as an Editorial Advisor to Life Science Leader and Pharmaceutical Commerce magazines and served on the Board of Directors of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

Eric Elliott

Former CEO Prime Therapeutics & Senior Advisor to Flipt CEO

  • Former Prime Therapeutics’ President and Chief Executive Officer. With approximately $20 billion in annualized drug spend under management, Prime was the fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States.  Prime services over 24 million members through its healthplan, employer and governmental clients.   
  • Previously, Elliott held the role of president at Cigna Pharmacy Management and Aetna Pharmacy Management.
  • Currently Board Chair at Voluntis S.A. , Lead Independent Director at WellDyne, and senior advisor / operating executive at two major private equity firms.

Susan Scheid

Pharmaceutical
Manufacturer Contracting

Steve Stefano

Former pharmaceutical
company executive (GSK)

Sue Scheid

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Contracting

Sue is an executive in the PBM industry with deep experience representing some of the largest US payors, including Aetna and Prime Therapeutics. In her leadership roles in rebate contracting, Sue brings expertise to supply chain strategies and optimizing overall value, including value-based outcomes and building capabilities to execute strategies leading to better health outcomes and lower cost of care

Steve Stefano

Former pharmaceutical company executive (GSK)