Chief Executive Officer
June 2, 2021 /
Chris Michalak brings more than two decades of healthcare, technology, and HR industry leadership experience to his role at Virgin Pulse. A purpose-driven healthcare technology and services leader, Chris’ expertise spans strategy, corporate development, operations, and talent development. He has deep knowledge of the rapidly evolving healthcare market and has successfully led software-enabled services businesses. As Virgin Pulse’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris is responsible for leading the company’s global growth strategy and helping clients unlock the full value of their healthcare investments to drive better health outcomes.
Before joining Virgin Pulse in 2021, Chris served as CEO of Alight Solutions, a $2.3B leader in benefits, payroll and cloud solutions. During his tenure, he led the company’s 15,000 employees across 29 countries and more than 3,250 clients, including half of the Fortune 500. Prior to Alight, Chris was global chief commercial officer at Aon Hewitt, where he also led the company’s global Client Promise initiative. This initiative established a clear set of commitments to all clients and put in place a methodology for assessing the company’s performance to ensure it met or exceeded client expectations. Previously, Chris was the CEO of Buck Consultants, a global HR consulting firm.
A firm believer in the correlation between health, wellbeing and successful outcomes at both the organizational and individual level, Chris serves on the board of directors of GENYOUth, a leading national youth health and wellness nonprofit dedicated to creating healthier school communities.
Chris earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Michigan State University.