Frank Ingari has been delivering major returns to investors in mainstream IT and in healthcare services for over 35 years. His industry focus is the application of information technology to payer, provider, pharma and consumer markets of the U.S. healthcare system. He has been an entrepreneur, CEO, or board member in NASDAQ and private companies including Lotus, Microstrategy, Shiva and Lumeris. He was an accountable care pioneer as CEO of Essence Healthcare, the first Medicare Advantage plan to achieve 5 Stars without owning a provider network.
As Essence CEO, Frank grew the innovative Medicare Advantage plan from 3 stars and 8,200 members to membership above 50,000, the largest MA plan in Missouri, and unique status as the nation’s only 5-Star Medicare Advantage plan that did not employ physicians or own a network. While CEO of Essence, he conceived and founded Lumeris, now the #1 KLAS-rated Population Health Services company. He then led the turnaround of payer-provider portal vendor NaviNet and its successful sale to NantHealth.
Frank was the founder and principal of Growth Ally, a consultancy serving venture capitalists and their companies with strategic, managerial and interventional services; clients included Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Charles River and Polaris. Growth Ally contributed to companies including iRobot, Microstrategy, RSA, Powersoft and Sybase.
Franks holds an undergraduate degree in American History and American Literature from Cornell University. He is an avid amateur musician and father of 4.