what we do
Helping people is what we do. We provide personalized support and guidance for anyone who wants to explore their health insurance options. We’re recognized most for our experience with Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans, but we also help people discover other insurance products including:
Chief Executive Officer
Chris is the CEO of Spring Venture Group and a member of the company’s board of directors. Chris joined Spring Venture Group in 2011 as Executive Vice President with a promotion to CEO in 2012. His emphasis on calculated growth and leadership development helped build the organization from 27 employees in 2012 to over 1000 in 2018. Chris empowers decision making and embraces an entrepreneurial spirit through constant improvement and innovation. This vision is at the core of Spring Venture Group’s tremendous success and has set the standard for our company culture. Under his leadership, Spring Venture Group has earned recognitions in INC. magazine’s Inc. 5000, Business Insurance’s Best Places to Work, The Kansas City Business Journal’s Fast 50, and earned Chris a place on Ingram’s 40 Under Forty list in 2014 and has been inducted in the Ingram’s 250 three times.
Mark oversees Spring Venture Group's senior health care brands, United Medicare Advisors and SmartMatch Insurance Agency, as well as our business development and sales teams. As SVG’s agency leader, Mark is responsible for overall sales performance, the achievement of financial goals, and aligning agency strategies with overarching business objectives. He has a wealth of experience guiding strategic efforts that align and define a company’s divisions, having twice led SaaS software companies as chief executive officer. Mark also has in-depth experience merging consumer analytics and technology into solutions that drive business results. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and was recognized as one of Ingram’s 40 under Forty.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Kim leads Spring Venture Group's Technology and Customer Experience teams and other areas that impact our company-wide operations. A 20-year veteran of the health care technology industry, Kim is known for her innovative use of data and product research in meeting the demands of a rapidly changing industry. She has a track record of improving organizational efficiencies, optimizing workflows, and using real-time analytics to identify opportunities for growth, which make her a key strategic leader. Kim has an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike's emphasis on technological strategy drives Spring Venture Group's organizational innovation. As head of SVG’s Technology divisions he oversees data management, web application development, UI/UX, software engineering, DevOps, service desk, and R&D. His strategies link SVG’s tech capabilities to business objectives across the organization, enhancing performance and spurring business growth while maintaining the highest levels of compliance and security certification. With over 20 years of experience in public and private sector technology, Mike has an extensive background in software engineering, event-based microservice architectures, and Cloud computing. His experience in digital innovation is essential as SVG plans for the future.
President of Agencies
As Spring Venture Group's senior sales leader, Lauren oversees the strategy, development, and implementation of initiatives that drive high-performing sales teams in an increasingly dynamic and competitive market. Lauren and her team are responsible for the forecasting, planning, and analysis of sales performance, balancing revenue generation and cost management. She is also a leader among our business partners, building lasting relationships focused on mutual growth. Lauren’s motivational leadership fosters a culture of inclusion and diversity, preparing salespeople and sales leadership for immediate and sustained success.
Chief Financial Officer
Kyle leads Spring Venture Group’s finance operations including accounting; modeling and forecasting; analysis; negotiations and risk management; investor relations; and private/institutional financing. He oversees strategic initiatives linking financial goals and business objectives to enhance financial performance and organizational growth. Kyle’s authentic leadership style has made him a trusted advisor to executive leadership, colleagues, and team members. His deep financial expertise and experience leading high-growth businesses are key as SVG looks toward the future.
Chief Analytics Officer
Johnny oversees the development of Spring Venture Group's powerful solutions — including data mining, predictive analytics, and statistical analysis — that enhance processes across our brands. His team turns complex information into actionable solutions and insights that produce better business decisions, managing the immense data flow that enters the company on a daily basis. His exceptional ability to predict market shifts by scrutinizing real-time data sets him apart in his field. Johnny, who quickly rose to an executive position at SVG, is recognized as essential to our success. In 2018 he was listed among Ingram’s 20 in their Twenties Award, which recognizes young executives who are re-shaping their field.
Chief People Officer
Burke heads the strategy and processes that build and maintain Spring Venture Group's award-winning culture. Burke oversees global HR operations including talent acquisition, learning and development, employee experience, internal communications, total rewards, HR business partnerships, licensing, and facilities. Burke is also an integral part of our senior strategy team, working with senior leadership to ensure that all facets of HR support business needs. He is a highly accomplished executive with 20+ years of experience, having led HR programs for companies like NASB, Applebee’s, H&R Block, and Sprint.
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Jon leads Spring Venture Group’s Marketing team as the Executive Vice President of Marketing. Together, he and his team are responsible for designing, developing, and executing innovative marketing programs that captivate, acquire and retain our audiences. Jon has more than 15 years of experience leading digital, content, and paid media strategy for a variety of leading consumer and B2B brands. Jon is passionate about leveraging technology and data to drive to efficiencies that build strong sales and grow market share. His passion for building and inspiring high-performance, results-driven marketing teams makes him an invaluable company leader.
SVG is the parent company of three brands, each designed to support health insurance shoppers differently. Even so, we are all interconnected — sharing ideas, collaborating across teams, and innovating on-the-fly. And while each agency has its specialty, the differentiation allows us to leverage distinct approaches to get shoppers on the phone and eager to learn. Read more about our brands below.
SmartMatch offers clients a clear view of a variety of health insurance options, whether they’re looking at Medicare products (like Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage), Individual & Family plans, or other protection. Our licensed insurance agents work with clients individually to provide a personalized shopping experience.
United Medicare Advisors
Since 2009, United Medicare Advisors has helped people find Medicare Supplement Insurance that meets their needs and budget. Our team even helped introduce the comparison shopping model to the Medicare industry. Today, we use our expertise to guide people to a supplement plan they’ll love, which gives them confidence, financial protection, and peace of mind.
SmartConnect was created to help Medicare-eligible working adults seamlessly connect to the world of Medicare. We work with organizations across the country as their service provider for Medicare education, resources, and enrollment services for employees.