About Limelight Health

Who we are

Limelight Health’s vision is to deliver the most efficient and compelling quoting and underwriting platform for the employee benefits industry.

Our Values

Five values we live by


Do Good

We believe that we should give back to each other, our families and our community with empathy and integrity.



Even when things are hard and we feel like quitting, our passion energizes us to push through barriers and achieve our objectives.


Own It

We take responsibility for our work, our attitude, and our actions.



We strive to constantly improve ourselves and each other personally and professionally.


Humility and Awareness

We are open, authentic and inquisitive, and humble.


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A brief history

Limelight Health was formed in February, 2014. Our first product was a mobile-first iPad app: quoting multi-carrier medical insurance for the small group market, targeting insurance brokers who sell insurance to employers. We earned our first customer and raised an initial seed round led by LaunchPad Digital Health, which enabled us to bring our product to a broader market.


AXA Equitable, one of the largest global insurers, chose Limelight Health to power its entry into the U.S. market, targeting the group benefits market. This was the very early beginning of the #insurtech vertical, and we were one of the first to execute on the vision of an end-to-end platform connecting underwriters, sales reps, brokers and employers. MassMutual Ventures and AXA Strategic Ventures co-led our Series A funding which enabled us to bring on our first full-time W2 employees and begin additional product development.


This was a year of growth: in our revenue, number of employees and evolution of our product. We raised additional funding and signed several large customers.


Because of our expansion and desire to continue advancing in insurtech, we returned to the investor community to close a Series B round. Joining MassMutual Ventures and AXA Strategic Ventures were new investors: Aflac Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare, and Portage Ventures. Purposeful building of culture and values has always been important to the founding team, and 2017 was the year that we spent a significant amount of time developing and defining our mission, vision, and values which would drive hiring, operations, customer engagement and the way we work.


Customer feedback and the evolution of the insurtech market led us to shift our focus to becoming a carrier solution and to steer away from marketing to brokers. Principal Financial Group became a customer and we opened our third office, in Des Moines, Iowa. We secured a Series C round of funding to aid in our expansion and product development to meet the needs of our client base. We also began the framework for our SI (systems integrator) partnerships and delivery organization.


Meet The Leadership Team


Jason T. Andrew

CEO & Co-Founder

Jason founded Limelight Health to bring modern tech tools to insurance carriers.  Prior to Limelight, he founded Stone Meadow Benefits & Insurance Associates, a Silicon Valley-based insurance brokerage that provides cutting edge technology and wellness solutions for its clients. Jason’s 20 years of insurance experience began as managing producer at Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates where he focused on public entity clients, non-profits, and technology startups.


Alan Leard

CTO & Co-Founder

Alan has been building enterprise software for over 15 years.  A passionate technologist, Alan was an early employee of Appcelerator, as well as consulting on mobile strategies to Fortune 500 companies.  Alan has a BA in Business Administration and Information Systems from Loyola Marymount University.


Bob Gaydos

Chief Revenue Officer

Over the last 30 years, Bob has founded, invested, advised, and operated innovative companies in the insurance & benefits industry including Pendella, Maxwell Health, Connected Benefits, Choice Strategies, Benefit Group, Choice Plus of New England, Kashable, and others.  Bob leads our marketing, biz dev and strategy


Jessica Sweeney

Vice President, Product

Jessica leads our product management,  product marketing, and user experience design teams.  Jessica specializes in technology for industries undergoing dramatic transformation, including consumer banking, digital publishing, scientific research, and transportation--and now, insurance.  Jessica is a Lead Instructor for the UC San Diego Extension product management program and the founder of ProductCamp San Diego.


Bill Herrick

Vice President, Finance

Bill brings decades of experience as a financial executive at companies including Dolby, Glassdoor, and Principal Financial. He has vast experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, cash management, and financial reporting, and has a soft spot for early-stage software companies.

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Chandra Kanive

Vice President, Enterprise Delivery

Chandra brings over 20 years of management and tech experience to our team, having worked for Nortel Networks, Siebel Systems, Apple, IBM and Salesforce.  Chandra earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an Executive MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Joe Cannon

Vice President, Sales

Joe brings many years of sales leadership to Limelight Health.  Joe was most recently VP Sales at Duck Creek Software. Prior leadership roles include VP Global Sales at One Inc,  SVP of Global Sales at Enservio and 6 years with Guidewire Software, as well as serving as Vice President Sales at Vesdia and Solidus Networks.


Pete Espinosa

Vice President, Sales and Alliances

Pete has been in the technology field for over 30 years at IBM, Guidewire, and VIgnette, and currently spearheads our strategic partnerships.  Before joining Limelight, Pete was most recently vice president of Global Business Solutions at CSC, where he led an international sales team of several thousand.  Pete is also the founder and owner of the award-winning Pulpit Rock Brewing Company.

Board members

Lerk-Ling Chang


Fred Toney


Michael Lujan


Manish Agarwal


Eric Emmons


Kara Hoogensen


Jason T. Andrew

Our Investors

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