Acclaris Appoints Benefits-Industry Veteran Bob Lopes as CEO

Author: Mendoza College

cclaris, the leader in consumer-driven healthcare (CDH) financial technology and integrated services, today announced the appointment of 25-year benefits-industry veteran Bob Lopes as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lopes will lead the company's continued growth and expansion, ensuring that Acclaris provides customers the most flexible, robust and reliable technology and outsourced services in the CDH market.

"Our business is at an inflection point because of the increasing adoption of consumer-driven health plans," said Dipankar Mandal, president and founder of Acclaris. "Bob's experience in the benefits and human resources outsourcing industries will help us continue to expand, while positioning the company for continued success as the market evolves."

Most recently, Lopes served as executive vice president and practice director for human capital at Aon, a global reinsurance and consulting firm. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Veritude, a wholly-owned staffing company of Fidelity, and vice president of global client management for ExcellerateHRO, a former global HRO company of EDS. Lopes also held several senior-level positions during a 15-year tenure at Towers Perrin, including managing director for its global outsourcing business.

"Acclaris is at the forefront of a tremendous market opportunity given the shift to CDH plans," noted Lopes. "I'm joining the company at a critical juncture, and I plan to rapidly scale Acclaris to meet increasing market demand for our distinctive technology platform and service offering."

Ranked No. 259 Fastest Growing Company on the Deloitte 2010 Technology Fast 500, Acclaris' expanding customer list includes the nation's largest health plans, leading financial institutions, large HRO providers and top Third Party Administrators (TPA). Acclaris simplifies complex CDH requirements for benefits/HR administrators, financial institutions and health plans through a scalable platform that manages Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for more than 2.8 million people. Acclaris integrates a flexible Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform with onshore and offshore delivery services.

Lopes will have a seat on the Board, comprised of representatives from HarbourVest, Staley Capital, Trident Capital and Updata Venture Partners. President and founder Dipankar Mandal remains on the Board in his existing role and will support Lopes' vision for corporate expansion. In addition, former CEO Mark Whittington will remain on the Board and continue to provide his unique perspective to fuel Acclaris' continued growth.

Lopes earned a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame.

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