Principal – President
Carl joined Health Cost Control (HCC) as a Principal and President in 2009. His leadership and guidance to the company is built around 50 years of experience in the health insurance and managed care industries.
He began his career as a health/life underwriter at Time Insurance and shortly after moved into the role of Regional Sales Director for Georgia. After 12 successful years with Time, he started Southern Agency Services, Inc. (SASI) which became the largest national MGA in the individual and small group medical insurance/MET marketplace producing over $65 million in premium.
As the small group medical insurance carriers rapidly left the marketplace, Carl transitioned into the world of PPO Networks and Managed Care. This stage of Carl’s career began in 1994 as the State Sales Director for HealthStar in Georgia, a PPO Network headquartered in Chicago. After two years he sought more national sales opportunities and joined Preferred Health Network. In 1997, he joined Beech Street as Manager of Business Development and became one of their top producers.
In 2006, Carl acquired and managed The Initial Group (TIG), an eastern Tennessee regional network comprising over 40 hospitals and 4,500 doctors. After 3 years and completing 16 years in the PPO Network marketplace, he sold (TIG) and became a Principal and President of Health Cost Control.
Raya has over 25 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Operations and building businesses. Prior to joining HCC, Raya started the SAGANA Group, a private equity and venture capital firm that invests in companies having a positive environmental and social impact
Raya began her career at Morgan Stanley where she was Vice President of Corporate Finance and M&A. She was later an Executive Director at Deutsche Bank in Singapore. Prior to that, Raya led the market development of Thomson Reuters’ Scientific Division across the Asia Pacific region and she worked at tech start-up Priceline.com to close two rounds of private equity and complete their IPO.
Raya holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and is a proud Cavalier, holding a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Head of Regulatory Review
Susan has 40 years of Healthcare experience serving in a wide range of areas. She began her clinical nursing career by specializing in oncology, dialysis, and case management. She worked with multiple reinsurance underwriters to assure adequate reserves were established and directed the expansion of a national ancillary services provider network. Most recently, she directed the case management services for Cornerstone Healthcare Groups LTAC hospitals.
Susan also directs the activities of a small non-profit agency, The Hope Center – Appleton, providing material support to families in the Fox Valley of Northeastern, Wisconsin.