After announcing new branding in March, RetireeFirst now has its first chief information officer, the benefits management firm announced May 22.
Michael Yoo brings more than 15 years of information technology experience to the Mount Laurel company, including working with global enterprises as well as with small and hyper-growth mid-size organizations.
RetireeFirst said the decision to add a CIO was necessary “as the benefit management industry’s digital transformation continues to take hold.” The company added that, as it scales operations and expands its footprint, “Yoo will be instrumental in protecting data and retaining the legendary people-centric approach the company is known for.”
Yoo comes to the company from Tinuiti, where he served as vice president of information technology, security and operations, according to his LinkedIn profile. He previously held IT positions at companies including Sagent Lending Technologies, NBOME and Vanguard.
Yoo’s background covers creating and optimizing high-performing technology operation teams; identifying and reducing risk; creating scalable enterprise processes; and ensuring technology is aligned with business objectives, according to RetireeFirst.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our executive leadership team,” CEO John Dulczak said in a statement. “His deep understanding of technology, strategic vision, and leadership expertise will infuse our product roadmap with the technological advances needed to blaze new trails of innovative disruption.”
Founded in 2005 as Labor First, RetireeFirst is a retiree benefit management solutions and advocacy service provider. The company partners with all major national health carriers and hundreds of labor unions, public sector entities and private corporations nationwide.d