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We Got Started Because We Want to Solve the Biggest Problems in Insurance and Benefits
Genius Avenue was born in the regulatory environment as the primary enrollment and administration solution for the Ternian group. As a result of intense regulatory requirements and the unique and varying needs of Ternian customers, our primary E&A platform continued to grow and evolve to support a remarkable number of user, group, and broker needs and we realized that we could support other companies with our unique skills and expertise.
Recognizing that the insurance industry is in the midst of disruptive change and in need of tools to accelerate growth and scale businesses, we focused our dedication and innovation on enhancing our platform with advanced mobile functionality and powerful payment solutions that would enable our partners to engage with their customers like never before.
We remain dedicated to accelerating our partner’s businesses and providing great customer experiences.
We Believe That:
Our Genius Avenue Family makes the difference 100% of the time.
We create great customer experiences.
Our values and the values of our partners must fully
It is our responsibility to get better every day.
We empower a culture of bold innovation.
People and relationships come first.
Long-term value is more important than short-term success.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH THE RIGHT PARTNER
We enable our partners to unlock new revenue streams while improving their customer’s experience by leveraging easy, secure, and scalable mobile solutions.
Meet The Team
Founder and Chairman
Charlie is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor in numerous high growth companies. He is an innovator in the health care and consumer benefits arena, utilizing strong marketing and category changing technology. Charlie believes in creating entrepreneurial successes by designing new paradigms for innovation and business optimization driven by individuals’ and teams’ skills and passion for changing the world.
Horn founded companies have won numerous awards for best places to work, most admired companies and seven Inc 500 awards for fast growth.
Charlie is also the founder of Horn Entrepreneurship and the UD Venture Development Center, which lead and teach high school, college, graduate students, faculty and community innovators to be entrepreneurial thinkers and give them the skills to manifest their dreams through business and social ventures.
SVP of 5Lights and Business Optimization for Genius Avenue
Sherry spent 20 years evolving best practices in entrepreneurship and commercialization at the University of Arizona, first as the Director of the renowned McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, and then as the Director of Commercialization at the University of Arizona’s technology commercialization organization — Tech Launch Arizona (TLA).
SVP of 5lights and General Counsel
Matt was a partner in the law firm of Hecker & Muehlebach, PLLC. His areas of practice focus primarily on complex corporate and business transactions general corporate and business law, and securities regulation, and employment law.
Director of Admin & Compliance
Prior to joining Genius Avenue in 2013, Lucha’s 14 year tenure at Udall Law Firm, LLP as a Paralegal and Legal Secretary contributed to her extensive knowledge of business and operational procedures.
Liam is first and foremost a problem solver. As a marketing strategist, consultant, and executive he has spent more than two decades transforming companies and building predictable, scalable marketing machines.
VP Revenue Operations
Megan’s career includes several leadership roles in sales, strategic marketing, business management and operations in the high-tech, manufacturing and healthcare industries. She enjoys building strong teams who consistently exceed goals.
VP Innovation & Technology
Prior to joining Genius Avenue, Chris spent 20 years with IBM in both technical and program management roles. He built a series of world class support organizations delivering services to Fortune 500 companies and other international customers.
Tim is a nationally recognized thought leader in the voluntary benefits sector. Over the last 22 years, he has built several multi-million-dollar insurance agencies in addition to revitalizing others.
Financial Strategist & Accounting Director
Amy has been a Certified Public Accountant for 30 years and has held various leadership positions in the healthcare industry. Her focus is strong internal controls, innovative financial modeling, and excellent customer service. Her positive attitude brings out the best in those that work with her.
Human Resources Director
Roxandra brings 20+ years of experience in the HR field. Before joining Genius Avenue, Roxandra helped local companies build and implement scalable, complex HR strategies to become employers of choice in Arizona and win numerous awards such as Best Places to Work, AZ’s Most Admired Companies, and Inc 500.
Meet Our Advisors
Matt is a seasoned healthcare executive with 36 years of senior level corporate/operational leadership including advisory and board experience. Recently retired after 24 years of leadership in the payer community at year end 2018, his strengths include a deep understanding of payer and employer services and solutions. Matt has extensive P&L experience with proven profitable growth results, and significant industry knowledge from multiple lenses – including local and regional payers and providers. In addition, Matt has a national network of healthcare and informatics contacts, as well as strategic advisory and board experience that span many areas of healthcare and innovation.
Chester is the former CEO of Stratovize, LLC a company he founded, and he currently works with DirectPath. Chester has 30 years of insurance, healthcare and technology experience. He is a nationally recognized expert in innovative solutions in employee benefits, healthcare, wellness, technology, engagement and distribution. Known for driving profitable revenue growth, accelerating speed to market and ROI. Award-winning sales, sales management, and business leader in healthcare delivery, insurance and technology.
Eric has been a Senior Benefits Consultant for 17 years with CBIZ. His direct client responsibilities include long range strategic planning, corporate benefit compliance, financial projections, claims reporting, vendor management and trend/ claims analysis, as well as responsibility for the management of each client relationship and the CBIZ team in place to take care of them. In 2017 Eric was named the Market Leader for CBIZ Employee Benefits in Arizona, responsible for the entire workforce of 48 employees and overall P&L responsibility for the agency.