Douglas E. Klinger
Founder | President
Doug is an investor, board member and advisor to venture capital, private equity and hedge fund managers and corporations in the healthcare, financial services, internet and enterprise software sectors.
Doug is a growth company and turnaround operator with more than 20 years of multi-sector experience leading and enabling a wide range of public and privately held companies.
Doug is Founding CEO and a Member of the Board of Directors of Zelis, a mid-cap healthcare and financial technology growth company and market-leading provider of claims cost management and payments optimization solutions to price, pay and explain healthcare claims. Zelis delivers integrated network analytics and access, payment integrity, electronic payments and claims communications for payers, healthcare providers and consumers in the medical, dental and workers' compensation markets nationwide. Zelis is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners and Bain Capital.
Doug serves on the Advisory Board of Humantelligence and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Zintro, WebVet and MedCommons and the Advisory Board of Biorasi, Personforce, iAMscientist, Anthurium Solutions and Mi8 Corporation.
Previously, Doug served as President Health & Wellness for Sears Holdings Corporation, leading digital and in-store health & wellness businesses for controlling shareholder, Edward S. Lampert. Sears Holdings is the 4th largest broadline retailer in the U.S., with 1700 stores and leading eCommerce sites serving more than 100 million Americans.
Doug served as CEO of LifeCare, Inc., the #1 provider of employer-sponsored personal assistance services, serving 70 million+ members through more than 61,000 private and public-sector employers, delivering content, provider matching and discounted products and services in the child care, senior care, legal and financial services, travel services, home services, wellness and well-being categories.
Doug served as President of Monster North America for Monster Worldwide, a leading global internet media and enterprise software company. Doug led Monster.com - the #1 career site in the world, Monster.ca - the #2 career site in Canada, Monster Government Solutions - the #1 provider of public sector recruiting solutions and Monster’s HR Enterprise Software businesses.
Prior to Monster, Doug served as President of Cigna Health Services, leading Cigna Corporation’s multi-billion dollar specialty healthcare and medical management businesses. He served as Executive Chairman of Intracorp, Cigna Pharmacy Management, Tel-Drug, Cigna Dental Health, Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc., Cigna Vision Care and Cigna Information Management. These companies were engaged in medical management, disease management, wellness, workers' compensation and disability managed care, pharmacy benefit management, mail order prescription drugs, dental care, behavioral health, employee assistance, vision care and clinical informatics.
Doug served as CEO of Cigna Dental Health, Inc. and as Senior Vice President of Cigna Retirement & Investment Services.
Before Cigna, Doug was a Managing Director of PNC Financial Services Group's global investment management and mutual funds businesses.
Doug earned a BA in Economics from Trinity College.
Doug enjoys spending time with family, adventure travel, triathlon, yoga, lifestyle blogging, fly fishing and stone wall building. His stonework is featured in photos on beemountainllc.com.