Co-Founder and President
Co-Founder and CEO
After graduating from Miami University in Ohio, Brandon Cruz and Clint Jones quickly realized that obtaining health insurance was no easy task, and they were determined to find a better way.
In 2001, they co-founded GoHealth, a health insurance marketing and technology company that helps individuals and their families find the right coverage. Prior to pursuing their entrepreneurial careers at GoHealth, Cruz worked as a Systems Developer at Lante Corp. in Chicago, and Jones was the Intranet Market Manager for HOLT Value, a former division of Credit Suisse.
In 2013, Cruz and Jones received the Midwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and both were named to the annual Chicago leadership list, Crain’s 40 under 40.
GoHealth was included as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2013, and it was a Top 100 Digital Company as ranked by Built in Chicago that same year. GoHealth was also named to Deloitte’s 2014 North America Technology Fast 500.
Board of Directors
Founder and Director
of SARCOM, Inc
Randy Wilcox is a partner in Wilcox Communities, an Ohio and Chicago-based real estate company that develops single story condominiums and apartment communities in seven Midwestern states. He is also the founder of Quest Business Centers which is the leading provider of business conference space in central Ohio. He was recently a director and was one of the founders of Insight Bank, a community bank based in Worthington, Ohio that was just sold to a larger financial institution.
Previously, Wilcox worked at Xerox Corporation for 10 years, after which he founded SARCOM, Inc. in 1983. SARCOM grew to become a national provider of technology products and services and had nearly $1 billion in sales by 1999. Today, he is still a director at SARCOM.
Michael L. Smith
Former CFO of Anthem;
Former CFO of American Health
Michael L. Smith’s business career began in Indianapolis at Arthur Andersen & Co. In 1974, Smith moved on to Mayflower Group Inc., a worldwide relocation service that also provided school and public transportation in 30 states. He worked through the management ranks at Mayflower and served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
Following his 20-year tenure at Mayflower Group, Smith joined Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, serving as Executive Vice President and CFO. Smith was with Anthem from 1996 until his retirement in 2005.
In 2008, he co-founded Cardinal Equity Partners, a mid-market private equity investment fund headquartered in Indianapolis. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the fund.
Founder and Managing Partner, Guild Capital
Iain Shovlin is the founder and managing partner of Guild Capital, a venture capital firm focused on new media businesses and markets. In his current role at Guild Capital, Shovlin is focused on investments in the Internet ecosystem, with a specialization in customer acquisition business models.
Prior to founding Guild Capital in 2009, Shovlin was a venture capitalist at Palo Alto-based Technology Crossover Ventures, and prior to that, Shovlin was a management consultant at Bain & Company.
Shovlin holds a Master’s in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.
Chairman and Founder, Norwest Equity Partners
Prior to founding NEP in 1984, Lindahl worked at Norwest Bank for 16 years. He managed the bank’s manufacturing and electronics group as well as the natural resources group. He also served as senior vice president in charge of middle market lending activities. As the chairman of NEP, Lindahl continues to work on portfolio company activities as an active investment partner, as well as focusing efforts on personal philanthropic interests. Lindahl holds a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Minnesota.