Vision, Mission and Values


Revolutionize an industry through elevated technology by making it easier for everyday people to understand and use their benefits.


To be the industry’s leading provider of people-centric benefits technology for the modern workforce whose passionate people create easier experiences for our partners, customers and their employees.


Responsiveness, Empathy, Servant Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Kindness, Transparency


We take what we do seriously, but we don't take ourselves seriously.

Meet the Industry's Most Innovative Team

Brian is a visionary, leading Elevate in leveraging the latest financial technology that makes consumer directed benefits easier to understand and use for employees and their families. Prior to founding Elevate, Brian led the team at Businessolver that developed and launched a proprietary, in-house consumer directed benefits solution for Fortune 100, state government, and mid-sized business clients.

Brian Cosgray

As co-founder and CTO, Brian is involved in every aspect of Elevate’s development and sets the technology vision. As the former CTO and co-founder of ConnectYourCare, an industry leader recently acquired by Optum, Brian wrote the original code for its platform 20 years ago in his apartment. Now, he’s applying all the lessons learned from two decades of experience to the Elevate platform.

Brian Strom

Melanie joined Elevate at its public launch to lead its growth with the same success she had achieved in her prior two roles. Melanie spent 13 years at WageWorks, taking it from a venture-backed startup to IPO to acquisition by HealthEquity. During this time, her team was directly responsible for generating over 25% of company-wide revenues through over 100 partnerships and large Fortune 100 relationships. Between WageWorks and joining Elevate, Melanie led growth at BenefitExpress to a successful strategic acquisition.

Melanie Hallenbeck

Scott brings his experience as the former COO of WageWorks to Elevate, where he ensures that each client has an effortless experience from day one. Scott also served as VP of Customer Care at McKesson and held various leadership roles within Fidelity Investment’s benefits administration practice. Scott’s passion is to leverage the latest technologies so that customers won’t require help, but his team is ready to deliver an outstanding experience should they ever need it.

Scott Rose

Our Board

Ellie Wheeler
Ellie Wheeler
Board Member

Ellie brings to Elevate over 15 years of experience in early-stage technology investing as a partner and Digital Health Lead at Greycroft.

Jim Lynch
Jim Lynch
Board Member

CEBS- and HSAe-certified, Jim brings to Elevate 35 years of experience in the consumer-driven health business.

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
Board Member

Michael is a founder and General Partner at Bowery Capital based in New York.

Sean Jacobson
Sean Jacobson
Board Member

An early employee at WageWorks with a GTM background, Sean is actively involved in helping Elevate make smarter investment decisions.


Saas Ventures
Bowery Capital

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