Meet Our
Leadership Team

Rob Sanchez

PRESIDENT

A 24-year IT veteran with experience in large-scale operations and information technology projects in the health insurance sector, Rob provides overall leadership and strategic direction for NorthWinds® and provisions technology services to a number of Delta Dental Member Companies and their subsidiaries.

Jeff Lutgen

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLOUD OPERATIONS

With more than 19 years of experience in technology, security, and risk services, Jeff is an innovative leader with a background in strategic planning, alliance building, and leading large, complex teams in creating new experiences for customers.

Jason Keup

VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT STRATEGY

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

Amy Bayse

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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 more than 20 years of benefits, implementation, and healthcare management experience.

Kirk Averett

INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Kirk has a wealth of experience from more than 20 years leading many different aspects of technology and communication businesses. He builds strong teams that tackle difficult challenges like competing for growth in tough markets, scaling and maturing SaaS platforms, and ensuring long term business financial strength.

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