Keith Lemer is an experienced entrepreneur with a successful track record in bringing ideas to market. He joined WellNet in 2000 and has been instrumental in shaping its direction. As President of WellNet, Keith leads the company in executing its strategic vision and oversees day-to-day operations of the business. Keith is a founding member of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute, and sits on the Institute’s Advisory Board as a supporter of research and education dedicated to the promotion of business technology and management principles that deliver better and more cost effective healthcare benefits for employers who cover their members. Keith is also founding partner of Healthcare Interactive, a software development firm whose core focus is building healthcare applications that control and consolidate healthcare management within a single system. Keith has lobbied extensively on Capitol Hill for healthcare reform and frequently provides strategic counsel to the Employee Benefits Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation. Additionally, he has been featured in The San Jose Mercury News, Business Week, Employee Benefit News, The Commonwealth Fund, Managed Healthcare Executive, Risk and Insurance, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal and has appeared on C-SPAN. Keith, a member of The Young Presidents Organization’s (YPO) Washington, D.C. chapter, was named 2011’s 40 under 40 by The Washington Business Journal, was named 2013’s InTheCapital’s 50 On Fire and has been a featured judge for Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s business plan competition for Washington, D.C.’s low-income inner city youth. As a Board Member of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC, Keith works to help young people discover their own abilities, find safe and supportive homes and explore new opportunities in education and careers to ultimately help transform their lives. Prior to joining WellNet, Keith was a partner with Los Angeles-based ITU Ventures, a venture capital firm funded by Global Crossing and Softbank Ventures where he focused on sourcing healthcare and bio-tech-related investment opportunities developed by students and professors in partnership with the Office of Technology Transfer at leading institutions such as Cal Tech, Harvard, Princeton, U.C. Berkeley and Yale. Keith received a Bachelors of Science from Syracuse University with a concentration in Marketing and Communications.