W. Michael Long

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Essence Group Holdings Corporation and Lumeris

An entrepreneur in healthcare, financial services and energy, Mike has led teams that built Continuum, a multi-billion dollar global leader in insurance software; Healtheon/WebMD, the largest consumer health information and transaction clearinghouse (chronicled in Michael Lewis’ best-seller, The New, New Thing); and NEOS, a solutions-oriented geosciences company that is leading the field in multi-measurement interpretation (of geo-datasets) and imaging of the earth’s subsurface.

Today, Mike leads Essence Healthcare and Lumeris, whose shared purpose is to slow the growth of healthcare’s $2.6 trillion in expenses while improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Mike and his wife, Betty, are equestrians with three children who are rapidly progressing their entrepreneurial careers in food distribution, energy and healthcare.

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