15 January 2019Analysis

Employee Benefit Management Service names CEO

Employee Benefit Management Services (EBMS), a healthcare management company based in Montana, has appointed James Vertino as its CEO.

Vertino joined EBMS as chief information officer in 2017, and has been involved in the developing the company's technology to help serve members, employers and brokers. He has almost 25 years of leadership experience, having held executive positions at MetLife, Lehman Brothers, CoreSource and HealthPlan Services.

“I am honoured to be taking on the role of CEO. I feel well prepared to take us forward into the kind of growth we’re anticipating,” Vertino said. “Our goal is to become a fully integrated healthcare management company with a national presence, expanding on the legacy programs that made us a respected leader in the third-party administration industry.”

Kevin Larson, who served as president of EBMS since 2010, will step down as president and will serve as vice chairman and join the board of directors.

“I’m excited about the future of EBMS. Jim has proven himself as an extraordinary leader in the healthcare management industry, and he will do great things as the company continues to grow and evolve,” Larson said. “Now is a good time for me to move to a strategic advisory role and transition the reins to the strong leadership team we have assembled.”