Chris Burns – Contributor Profile
Chris Burns has over 35 years of experience in the employee benefits, healthcare and digital health industries in the U.S. as well as globally.
In his career, Chris has built a highly successful track record driving revenue growth, strategic planning, improving operational efficiencies, identifying/developing talent, expanding margins and increasing market share in a competitive environment. He has led large, publicly-held organizations as well as fast-growing, privately-held start-ups. Chris has also built deep expertise in the fields of healthcare, digital health and employee benefits in the U.S. as well as over 75 countries around the world. He has consulted on all aspects of U.S. and global employee benefits programs including multinational pooling, captives and global benefits strategy. Chris has had significant P&L responsibility in the U.S. as well as internationally on a country, regional and global basis.
Since April, 2018 Chris has been a Partner at EBCG, a national and global employee benefits consulting firm. For 25 years, EBCG’s team of consultants has helped companies unlock hidden value in their programs. EBCG is a member of the WBN network operating in over 130 countries around the world.
Previously to EBCG, he served as VP, Sales at Vida Health, a digital health start-up in San Francisco. Prior to Vida, he was Managing Director at Sequoia Consulting Group in San Mateo, Ca. Sequoia is a national, full-service employee benefit and insurance consulting firm. In this role he was responsible for leading all consultant teams including sales, 401K, risk management, client service, wellness and global solutions.
Prior to Sequoia, Chris served at the Willis Group in New York City as Chief Executive Officer for the Employee Benefits Practice. This included over $500 Million in revenue and 3,000 employees in more than 75 countries around the world. Prior to Willis, he worked at Mercer as a Principal based in New York City. Earlier in his career, Chris also held senior international positions abroad for 12 years at Cigna in Athens with responsibility for Greece, Middle East/Africa, Cigna in Rio de Janeiro with responsibility for Brazil and at AIG in London with responsibility for the U.K. and Europe.
Chris serves on the Boards of several privately held firms in the healthcare, mobility and HR software sectors. He is a 1978 Graduate of Boston College.