Our Team

Meet the team that sets us apart from other HR platforms.

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ALEX TOLBERT

Founder/CEO

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Organization Success

CHARLIE MCMACKIN

BerniePortal Developer

JOHN GOOGE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

CRAIG JOHNSON

Software Sales

RYAN LONG

Software Sales

MICHAEL KISAK

BerniePortal Advisor Success

COOPER SIMMONS

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TREY WILLIAMSON

BerniePortal Advisor Success

SEBASTIAN LABOY

BerniePortal Advisor Success

AMANDA LOUGHRAN

BerniePortal Advisor Success

MADDIE MAHONEY

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TRAVIS FRADY

Marketing

LINDSEY VAN CLEAVE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TAYLOR DENNIS

BerniePortal Advisor Success

BEN HEAD

BerniePortal Advisor Success

STEVE NIXON

Organization Success

PAIGE ZORNES

BerniePortal Advisor Success

LEAH NOBLES

Marketing

ELLEN REX

Marketing

LANIER SANDERS

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TEJAS REDDY

Software Sales

SANDRA AZUBUIKE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

MILLIE HOFFMANN

BerniePortal Advisor Success

CRAFT HAYES

Software Sales

SARAH WEINSTEIN

Marketing

TRAPP TUBBS

BerniePortal Product

KATI FREDERICKSEN

Marketing

DAVID TERRY

BerniePortal Advisor Success

COURTNEY COX

Marketing

KRISTYN SIMPSON

BerniePortal Advisor Success

LAUREN MASSINGILLE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

WHITNEY HATHCOCK

Marketing

DAN COX

BerniePortal Advisor Success

JOSH SCHMOOCK

BerniePortal Advisor Success

JAKE NEIDERHAUSER

Software Sales

This team of BerniePortal experts demonstrates the benefits of BerniePortal to our broker partners.

CRAFT HAYES

Craft leads the Software Sales team. After graduating with his MBA, Craft joined Bernard Health to help employers navigate complicated health insurance plans, helping thousands across the country. In 2017, Craft moved over to the BerniePortal sales team to help communicate the impact BerniePortal can have on a brokerage and their clients. When Craft isn’t leading the BerniePortal team of advisors, you can find him spending time with family, non-profit organizations, or out on the lake or a motorcycle.

CRAIG JOHNSON

Craig is a member of the Software Sales team. Craig moved to Nashville from New Hampshire to get away from the cold weather. He went to the Nashville State Community College for Business Management and previously worked in technology sales. When Craig isn’t helping brokers understand the capabilities of BerniePortal, you’ll see him looking for the next addicting TV show or collecting retro video games.

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The Software Sales team is hiring for a SaaS Sales Consultant position.

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RYAN LONG

Ryan is a member of the Software Sales team in Nashville. Before Bernard Health, Ryan worked for Healthcare IT Consulting and Management Company. When Ryan isn’t working with brokers helping them understand the capabilities of BerniePortal, you’ll see him skiing, supporting SEC Football games or traveling internationally.

TEJAS REDDY

Tejas is a member of the Software Sales Team. After graduating from The University of the South, Tejas returned to Nashville to join the health care industry. When he’s not in the office, you can find him exploring Nashville through local cuisine.

JAKE NEIDERHAUSER

Jake is a member of the Software Sales team. Jake, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Organizational and Professional Communications. When not in the office, Jake enjoys hanging out with his wife and friends, playing basketball and exploring Tennessee.

Customer service is what sets BerniePortal apart, and this team is the foundation.

LINDSEY VAN CLEAVE

Lindsey leads the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, she worked in a traditional insurance office before moving to Bernard. When Lindsey isn’t helping clients succeed online, you can find her volunteering, working at a local food truck, or taking her two dogs for a run.

DAVID TERRY

David is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he moved to Nashville to work in sales. When David isn’t helping BerniePortal clients, you can find him either spending time with friends or doing something outdoors.

TAYLOR DENNIS

Taylor is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Before joining Bernard Health, Taylor interned at Unum and Aflac. In her free time, Taylor enjoys adult coloring, eating ice cream, and listening to George Strait music.

KRISTYN SIMPSON

Kristyn is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Foreign Language. Before joining Bernard Health, she worked in customer service and bookkeeping. In her free time, Kristyn enjoys reading, racquetball, video games, and improving her portrait-drawing skills.

JOHN GOOGE

John is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. John graduated from The University of the South with a B.A. in American Studies. Prior to Bernard Health John worked as a legal assistant. When John isn’t working on sales development you can find him fly fishing, hiking, reading, or cheering on the UT Vols football team.

MICHAEL KISAK

Michael is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Michael attended John A. Logan College with a major in music theory and a minor in classical guitar. Before joining Bernard Health, Michael was the Head Chef at Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theater. Michael also enjoys playing with his band that has received a small amount of success, having been named Lightning 100’s artist of the week and the official performer at SXSW.

DAN COX

Dan is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Dan attended the University of Dayton with a major in Sport Management. Before joining Bernard Health, Dan has worked in all facets of the sports industry from a head grounds keeper of a minor league baseball team to a high school assistant athletic directorOutside of the office, you  can find Dan watching Ohio State Football, enjoying delicious barbecue or playing with his pupKinsey.

COOPER SIMMONS

Cooper joined the BerniePortal Advisor Success team in Nashville after obtaining his MBA from the University of Mississippi. When Cooper is not helping BerniePortal clients, he enjoys watching Ole Miss and Tennessee Titans football games, golfing, or going to the movies around Nashville.

LAUREN MASSINGILLE

Lauren is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and recently graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Corporate Relations. Before joining Bernard Health, Lauren was a nationally certified technician and inventory specialist. On her free time you can find Lauren cooking or spending time with family and friends.

TREY WILLIAMSON

Trey is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team.  He is a Nashville native and received a BS in Biology with a minor in French from Centre College.  Before joining the team, Trey was teaching tennis at a local swim and tennis club.  When he is not in the office, you can find him teaching tennis, spending time outside, or hanging out with friends and family.

BEN HEAD

Ben is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Ben, originally from Florida, received a BS in Information, Communication and Technology from Florida State University. Before joining Bernard Health, Ben worked in software support for Diverse Computing and Apple Inc. When not in the office, you can find Ben at a local brewery, attending live shows, or hanging out with friends.

SEBASTIAN LABOY

Sebastian is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Before joining Bernard Health, he spent three years as an Inventory Analyst for a fast-growing eCommerce company. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys playing drums, watching live music, and traveling abroad.

LANIER SANDERS

Lanier is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. She graduated from The University of Alabama, with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management. When not in the office, Lanier enjoys going out with friends, listening to podcasts, running and exploring Nashville.

JOSH SCHMOOCK

Josh is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Josh is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Go Badgers!  When he’s not at work you can find him cooking, running in one of Nashville’s parks, or exploring new restaurants.

PAIGE ZORNES

Paige is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Paige, originally from Houston, graduated from The University of Mississippi with a BS in Integrated Marketing Communications. In her free time, she enjoys live music and spending time with friends and family.

MILLIE HOFFMANN

Millie is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success Team. Millie graduated with a BS in Business from Missouri State University. Before joining Bernard Health, Millie worked for an employee benefits brokerage in Kansas City. In her free time, Millie enjoys spending time outside with her dog, Bear.

AMANDA LOUGHRAN

Amanda is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she graduated from Elon University with a BSBA in Business Administration and a minor in Entrepreneurship. In her free time, you can find Amanda at thrift stores, watching live music, or taking too many photos of her dogs sleeping.

SANDRA AZUBUIKE

Sandra is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Sandra is originally from Montgomery, AL and graduated from Vanderbilt University. In her free time she enjoys participating in drum circles, traveling abroad, and pretending she’s a secret Nashville food blogger.

MADDIE MAHONEY

Maddie is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. She graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Marketing and International Business with a minor in Criminal Justice. Prior to Bernard Health, she spent two years with the Logistics and Sales teams at Nordstrom. In her free time, you can find Maddie at concerts, listening to crime podcasts, and obsessing over dogs.

The Product Team designs new and exciting features for BerniePortal.

TRAPP TUBBS

Trapp is the technical writer on the BerniePortal team. Before joining Bernard Health, he graduated from the University of the South. When Trapp isn’t helping rescue individuals from healthcare confusion, you can find him working on his tennis serve, indulging in the Nashville music scene, or getting into a good film.

Our software engineers build and maintain BerniePortal’s industry-leading functionality.

CHARLIE MCMACKIN

Charlie leads our BerniePortal Development team here in Nashville. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Charlie spent over seven years in the web development community working with a wide variety of clients. When Charlie isn’t busy coding BerniePortal, you can find him exploring near and far with his wife.

IVAN KANSKI

Ivan is a member of the BerniePortal Development team. He has lived and worked in the Nashville area for 20 years after being recruited for his first dev position from Full Sail University near Orlando. Ivan enjoys outdoor adventures, exploring new places, and catching his favorite artists at the Ryman.

COULD THIS BE YOU?

The Development team is hiring for a Senior Software Developer position.

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Our People, Operations, and Finance Team keeps Bernard Health going and growing.

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Ryan leads the Organizational Success team. He’s spent his whole career in healthcare, including time at The Advisory Board Company and Stockamp & Associates in Washington, DC. Ryan has also taught as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, and he has a BS from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Yale.

STEVE NIXON

Steve is responsible for finance, people, and all operations that help keep Bernard going and growing. Prior to Bernard, he spent 4 years in public accounting focused on financial process improvement. Steve is a CPA, and he has a BS and Masters in Accounting from The University of Alabama.

The Marketing Team generates interest in our products and services by getting the word out about BerniePortal.

SARAH WEINSTEIN

Sarah leads Bernard’s Marketing team. She earned her bachelors degree at Middle Tennessee University and MBA from Lipscomb University. When she is not getting the word out about Bernard Health, you can find her traveling, trying new restaurants, or hiking local trails.

KATI FREDERICKSEN

Kati is a member of Bernard’s Marketing team in Nashville as the Digital Marketing Specialist. Kati, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, with a BS in Communication and Business. On her free time, you’ll see Kati rock climbing, kayaking or trying out new breweries in town.

WHITNEY HATHCOCK

Whitney is a member of Bernard Health’s Marketing team in Nashville. Whitney, originally from New Hampshire, graduated from Trinity College with a BS in Literature and a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts. Whitney comes to us from a marketing agency in Nashville, and is a former HubSpot employee. In her free time, Whitney enjoys crushing her Bachelor fantasy league or reading anything and everything she can get her hands on.

ELLEN REX

Ellen is a member of Bernard’s Marketing team in Nashville. After graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, she was a celebrity Social Media Manager for a marketing agency in southern California. When she’s not designing content, you can find her hosting dinner parties or attending concerts.

COURTNEY COX

Courtney is a member of the BerniePortal Marketing team. Originally from Kentucky, Courtney graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. Before joining Bernard Health she was a sales rep for a marketing company called AMP. On her free time Courtney enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food.

LEAH NOBLES

Leah is a Software Product Marketer on BerniePortal’s Marketing team in Nashville. After graduating from Wake Forest University, she moved to Washington, D.C.and held marketing roles in finance and media. Leah spends most of her free time with her dog, Peanut, but also enjoys reading, exploring and binge-watching new shows over a glass of wine.

TRAVIS FRADY

Travis is the Video Producer on the Marketing team in Nashville. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University he rose through the ranks at CMT where he wrote and produced nationwide creative campaigns. When Travis isn’t creating content you can find him checking out live music or exploring America’s National Parks.

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