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Informed Consulting Founder - Jeff Oldham

Jeff Oldham


About Jeff
Jeff has 25-plus years of employee benefits experience working with employers, digital health companies, brokers/consultants, health plans, insurance carriers, InsurTech, HCM, and financial wellness companies.

Via Informed Consulting, Jeff served as the CRO (Seed Round, Series A, and Series B) at Nayya. He held various executive sales leadership positions in 12 years at Benefitfocus, a benefits administration company. In addition, Jeff developed an ecosystem distribution market for early-stage digital health and financial wellness companies. Prior to Benefitfocus, Jeff worked for health plans and insurance carriers for 12 years.

Jeff is on the Board of Directors of DMEC (Disability Management Employer Coalition), and was named by Employee Benefits Advisor as “30 Benefit Thought Leaders to Know” and “30 People to Watch in Benefits 2017.” Jeff has been featured in CNBC, Inc Magazine, Forbes, Employee Benefits News, US News and World Report, SHRM Magazine, and numerous other publications.

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Informed Consulting Partner - Sharon Bryan

Sharon Bryan

Managing Partner

About Sharon
Sharon is a dynamic insurance professional with 15+ years of experience in employee benefits. She started her experience at Brown & Brown, a Top 10 Brokerage Firm, in 2005. Sharon has a deep understanding of the distribution channels involved (carrier, broker, and employer) and how to provide value that meets the needs of various stakeholders.

Sharon joined Informed in 2020, working with one of our first clients, Nayya. Sharon led carrier sales at Nayya and contributed to their growth from Series A through Series C. She concluded her work at Nayya by training the executive team on the benefits ecosystem and establishing ongoing training materials for the organization.

Sharon is on the Executive Board at The Advisor Collective, an organization of the nation’s leading consultants regarding Human Resources technology. She also holds an active 2-15 Life & Health license in Florida and is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Retirement Plan Associate (RPA), and Group Benefits Associate (GPA).

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Informed Consulting Principal - Anna Torchio

Anna Torchio


About Anna
With 10+ years of experience working in HR and benefits technology, Anna Torchio is passionate about helping companies discover simplified solutions in the increasingly complex benefits industry.

Prior to joining Informed Consulting, Anna developed an extensive background in BenTech and PEO spaces, collaborating with insurance carriers, brokers, and technology experts to create harmonious end-user experiences. Anna has extensive experience working with enterprise employers on their perpetual benefit strategy, vendor procurement, and employee engagement.

Anna has also led sales organizations to prime them for larger objectives including CRM oversight, demand generation, and sales operations. This background enables Anna to understand employers’ needs and identify meaningful, results-driven solutions for her clients and their staff.

Anna is a graduate of The University of South Carolina and holds an active Life, Accident & Health license in the state of South Carolina.

anna [at] informed [dot] llc

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Informed Consulting Consultant - Lesley Cika

Lesley Cika


About Lesley

Lesley has 20 years of experience in the employee benefits and technology space. She has extensive experience developing and leading growth strategies with employers, brokers/consultants, and strategic alliances in digital health, HCM, and data analytics.

She is passionate about fostering strong relationships, has a deep understanding of her clients, and connects innovative solutions with appropriate distribution channels to accelerate efficient and scalable growth.

Prior to joining Informed Consulting, Lesley held VP and Director roles in sales, account management, channel & partnership strategy. Lesley has worked with a number of digital health and analytic companies and has a strong understanding of the enterprise consulting space.

Lesley is an active member of the New England Employee Benefits Council, a leader in advancing knowledge and facilitating networking for employee benefits practitioners. She also holds her Executive Leadership certificate from Cornell University.

lesley [at] informed [dot] llc

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