Former Sage EVP Deshaies In As EVP At Evolution1

Recently departed Sage EVP Specialty Solutions Robert Deshaies didn’t merit a mention in yesterday’s memo from Sage CEO Pascal Houillon announcing yet another series of realignments in North America.

Looks as if Deshaies joins Evolution1, whose web site claims they are the nations largest electronic payment, on-premise and cloud computing healthcare solution that administers  health related reimbursement accounts.

According to the press release Deshaies joins as an Executive Vice President where he apparently will do a little bit of everything except the accounting and programming…

Deshaies will be responsible for further accelerating growth and increasing the presence of Evolution1 in the market. He will oversee human resources, sales, focused business development, marketing, revenue, and public relations.

Full press release follows

Robert Deshaies Joins Evolution1™ Executive Leadership Team
Former EVP of Sage and VP of Microsoft Brings Extensive Growth Experience to Role

Minneapolis, MN – July 17, 2012 – Evolution1™, the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing healthcare solution that administers reimbursement accounts – including HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, VEBAs, PRAs, and Wellness and Transit Plans – announced today that Robert Deshaies will join the company as executive vice president, adding depth to an already best-in-industry leadership team.
“Robert brings a wealth of industry, growth, executive leadership and Partner management experience and expertise to Evolution1”

Deshaies will partner with Evolution1 execs Chris Byrd, president, Jeff Brunsberg, chief market officer, and Laine Brantner, executive vice president, to deliver a world-class Partner experience. Deshaies will be responsible for further accelerating growth and increasing the presence of Evolution1 in the market. He will oversee human resources, sales, focused business development, marketing, revenue, and public relations. He brings more than 25 years of industry and Partner model experience to Evolution1. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of specialty solutions at Sage where he lead the company’s Sage Fixed Assets, Employer Solutions, Value product families, the Sage Construction and Real Estate (CRE) business, and Sage Nonprofit Solutions. Prior to Sage, he was vice president of the U.S. Partner group with Microsoft, accountable for Partner strategy, group management, business development, marketing, and sales. He has also led sales, marketing, and services for Microsoft’s eastern region, including all products and Partner channels.

Last year Evolution1 increased its participant base by 60 percent and is tracking for similar growth this year. Currently the company has more than 450 Partners providing services to more than 60,000 employers who in turn serve more than eight million consumers. Partner Conference 2012, the company’s annual premier Partner event, recently welcomed more than 200 Partners and nearly 20 sponsors and was attended by more than 350 individuals. These totals are up more than 40 percent from last year’s conference attendance and are yet another indicator that Evolution1 is the market leader and that Partner Conference has become the industry’s “go-to” event.

“Robert brings a wealth of industry, growth, executive leadership and Partner management experience and expertise to Evolution1,” said Jeff Young, chairman and CEO of Evolution1. “We are achieving phenomenal growth in both the market and in our Partner base. Robert has the knowledge, skills, and keen understanding that will take our Partner opportunity to the next level. With Robert joining the Evolution1 executive team, we build on our current strengths and collectively become a stronger team, a stronger Partner organization, and a stronger competitor. He is a tremendous addition to our team.”

“I’m thrilled to join Evolution1,” said Deshaies. “In a time of continued unrest and speculation in the healthcare industry, Evolution1 continues its record-breaking performances because of its Partners and a shared vision to reduce costs and simplify healthcare. I look forward to bringing my experience and expertise to such an impressive organization and to working with its dedicated Partners.”

About Evolution1
Evolution1 and our Partners serve more than 8 million consumers, making us the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise and cloud computing healthcare solution that administers reimbursement accounts, including HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, VEBAs, PRAs, Wellness and Transit Plans. It is the only solution that offers a single end-to-end user experience, provides innovative auto-substantiation technologies, and automates workflow for Partners, employers, and consumers. It does all this on one technology platform comprised of Lighthouse1™, PayDirect®, the Benny® Benefits Debit Card, Lighthouse1 OneCard™ and integrated web portals. Evolution1 and our Partners are dedicated to delivering value, reducing costs and simplifying the business of healthcare. For more information, visit www.evolution1.com.

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