Benefitfocus Appoints Matthew Levin CEO

Charleston-based Benefitfocus, an industry-leading benefits technology platform that simplifies benefits administration for employers, health plans, and brokers, announced that Matthew Levin has been appointed president and chief executive officer and to the Benefitfocus board of directors, effective May 10, 2021. Benefitfocus is a longtime supporter of DIG SOUTH.

“On behalf of the board and everyone at Benefitfocus, I am delighted to welcome Matt as the company’s next CEO,” said Doug Dennerline, an independent director on the Benefitfocus board. “Matt is a seasoned leader who has demonstrated his ability to execute innovative growth strategies. He will be an outstanding leader for Benefitfocus, with the skillset and experience to continue advancing the company’s strategy and take its performance to the next level.”

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