Leadership

Executive Team Profiles

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Rob Sanchez

President

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Rob provides overall leadership and strategic direction for NorthWinds Technology Solutions, including the provision of technology services to Delta Dental of Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and their subsidiaries.

He brings to NorthWinds more than 24 years combined experience in Operations and Information Technology; including large-scale operations and technology projects in the health insurance sector.

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Jeff Lutgen

Senior Vice President

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Jeff is an innovative leader with a background in strategic planning, alliance-building, and leading large, complex teams. He previously served as Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Risk Officer for Delta Dental of Wisconsin, spending 19 years building its technology, security and risk services. Jeff led the digital transformation of Delta Dental of Wisconsin, leveraging the Salesforce.com platform to create new experiences for customers.

He has also worked as a consultant, helping multiple organizations design, implement and manage technology solutions.

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John O'Keefe

Vice President, Infrastructure and Cloud Operations

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John is a customer-focused leader with a diverse technical background that includes more than 19 years in the industry. He enjoys the challenge of implementing new technology to help customers gain a competitive edge.

He previously held technical and leadership positions at Delta Dental of Wisconsin—working as a network engineer and managing teams focused on customer support, software quality assurance, and infrastructure. He recently served as Director of Infrastructure and DevOps, where he was responsible for overseeing data center operations and automation, security and compliance initiatives, as well as technical architecture and solutions design.

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Jason Keup

Vice President, Product Strategy

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Jason has more than 25 years of proven leadership and a wide range of experience in several industries. His vast expertise in information technology includes software development, infrastructure, database, security, architecture, and business relations.

Most recently, he served as Director, Enterprise Architecture for Delta Dental of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for modernization efforts. He worked closely with business units and information technology to improve processes and implement companywide initiatives while migrating off legacy systems to the Salesforce.com platform.


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Amy Bayse

Vice President, Sales and Professional Services

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Amy provides leadership for NorthWinds Sales & Professional Services division, which includes Sales & Account Management, Implementation Consulting, Project Management, Configuration, Training, Data Migration, Documentation and Integration Services.

She brings to NorthWinds more than 20 years of benefits, implementation, and healthcare management experience. Most recently, Amy was the former Director of SaaS/Business Development at Delta Dental of Virginia/Corvesta.

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Brian Hostetler

Vice President, Product Engineering

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Brian is an innovative servant leader focused on modern, cloud native software engineering and migrations from legacy technology to cloud solutions. Most recently, he worked at Delta Dental of Virginia with a focus on Architecture, DevOps, Platform Service and Enterprise IT.

In his more than 20- year career his diverse roles cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle including technical support, quality assurance, software engineering, architecture, product ownership and process improvement.

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