Castlight Health (CSLT): Brian Marcotte Joins As New Advisor

By Annie Baker ● August 28, 2020
  • Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) announced this week that Brian Marcotte, former President and CEO, Business Group on Health, has joined as a new strategic advisor

Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) announced this week that Brian Marcotte, former President and CEO, Business Group on Health, has joined as a new strategic advisor. Marcotte is bringing decades of executive leadership and employer benefits experience to Castlight. And as a strategic advisor, he will play a critical role in supporting Castlight to achieve near-term objectives, as well as shape the company’s longer-term vision.

Marcotte is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Business Group on Health and is the leading advocate for large employers in healthcare policy and benefits strategy. At the Business Group, Brian established the Health Innovations Forum — which helped accelerate market traction for promising digital health startups and the Executive Committee on Value Purchasing, a cross-industry council focused on shifting the market toward value-based pricing and provider accountability. Before the Business Group, Marcotte was the Vice President of Compensation and Benefits for Honeywell International where he implemented innovative solutions to help employees maximize their experience with the healthcare delivery system.

This move follows several months of significant momentum for the company. And since the start of the pandemic earlier this year, Castlight has served a critical role in supporting health plans and large employers with best-in-class digital technology and high-touch navigation services. 

After the success of the Anthem extension last year, Castlight is quickly gaining traction in the health plan market to enable a more personalized and integrated member experience. And the company recently signed an additional national health plan that goes into effect on January 1, 2021.

Castlight Care Guides — which is a unique high-touch, clinician-led concierge service — continues to gain momentum. And the company signed its flagship Care Guides customer with growing interest among health plans and large employers for compassionate high-touch services to complement the company’s leading digital navigation platform.

Castlight was the first provider of a free and comprehensive national COVID-19 testing site directory, which powers testing site directories for close to a dozen state health departments including the New York State Department of Health, companies like Ford Motor Company, and its data is integrated into Google.

And to help support customers during COVID-19, the company also launched a new solution in recent weeks. Working Well is supporting safe workforce and higher education re-entry with a localized and easily configurable navigation tool that supports evolving clinical protocols. This solution utilizes Castlight’s industry-leading navigation platform and integrates a full slate of health tools to maintain compliance with regulations while directing populations to the best available resources.

KEY QUOTES:

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to Castlight as one of our latest strategic advisors. Brian is one of the most innovative business leaders in the industry, and his expertise will help us build on recent momentum and accelerate growth.”

— Maeve O’Meara, Chief Executive Officer of Castlight Health

“Castlight is already a respected leader in healthcare navigation, having pioneered the use of technology to simplify healthcare and earning the confidence of some of the nation’s top employers and health plans in the process. I look forward to working with the Castlight team to bring even greater value to existing customers and execute on the company’s unique position to provide more Americans with easy, affordable access to the widest range of health solutions.”

— Brian Marcotte, former President and CEO, Business Group on Health and new strategic advisor at Castlight

Featured photo credit: Brian Marcotte