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Employers, Advisors, Administrators, Health Plans

If your organization seeks a turn-key solution for compliance / safe harbor with the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage Rule you have come to the right place. Price transparency and smart consumerism in American healthcare has for years been our passion and our dream. 

Together, the mandates establish a market-driven system to stabilize and bring down the cost of healthcare by empowering, informing, and incentivizing action from consumers. TALON is built to do just that, delivering not only compliance and safe harbor to these otherwise onerous federal mandates, but also enabling healthcare consumers to reap their intended benefits. 

Don’t just pursue compliance for compliance’ sake. Focus on the prize. TALON puts all of this within your grasp. 

Out with the Old . . .  

On the day the Transparency in Coverage Rule was finalized, most existing healthcare price transparency tools became obsolete. Legacy solutions with legacy architectures become non-compliant when real prices and patient out-of-pocket responsibilities must be displayed rapidly and accurately. A compliant solution must provide accurate negotiated rates to the consumer, in a fully individualized user experience, supporting their essential information needs at the time when healthcare purchase decisions are being considered and made. TALON does this, and much more. 

In development since 2014, TALON was the only platform demonstrated to the federal government’s Health Policy Team who had been tasked with developing the Transparency in Coverage Rule. TALON’s platform was then used as the model upon which the new federal mandates are based. 

Here to Help 

We’re preparing clients across America to harness the benefits that this new, competitive marketplace offers employers and their plan participants, while achieving compliance and safe harbor. We look forward to learning more about your organization’s needs, and helping you leverage TALON in the new market-driven healthcare system. Our website offers essential information to assist you in getting started. Please let us know how we can help you further. 

Our

Difference

Our Team’s goal is simple – a free market approach to healthcare. It starts with radical transparency and empowered healthcare consumers. Join our mission and rise above.

Our Vision is

to create and supply America's Market-driven healthcare system.

Our Mission is

to educate, empower, and incentivize the American healthcare consumer.

Our Team

Our Team’s goal is simple – a free market approach to healthcare. It starts with radical transparency and empowered healthcare consumers. Join our mission and rise above.

Mark Galvin

Co-founder, President & CEO

Mark Galvin

Co-founder, President, & CEO

Mark Galvin has been a thought leader and staunch advocate for price transparency and consumerism in healthcare for more than 17 years. He co-founded TALON in 2014 to create and supply a platform supporting a more competitive, efficient healthcare marketplace. In 2018, Mark was invited to speak with and present TALON to the White House Health Policy Team tasked with developing the Transparency in Coverage Rule, including officials from the Departments of Health & Human Services, Treasury, Labor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Office of Personnel Management. TALON was subsequently used as the model upon which the new Transparency in Coverage and No Surprises Act federal mandates are based. 


A serial entrepreneur, Mark has launched a dozen companies and two technology accelerators. Four of his venture-backed tech firms achieved growth levels ranking each in the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the United States as measured by the Inc. 500. His companies’ innovations have been covered in many major media outlets including Forbes, Money Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post.

Matt Robinson

Co-founder, VP of Engineering

Matt Robinson

Co-founder, VP of Engineering

Matt Robinson co-founded TALON with Mark Galvin in 2014 to bring price transparency and consumerism to American healthcare. Matt has deep expertise in system architecture, full-stack development, SaaS/PaaS, Responsive Web Development (RWD), data-mining automation, and data maintenance processes. Matt is also responsible for customer and partner external integrations. Matt holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire. In 2020, Matt was inducted into the university’s Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Jason Jeffords

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Jeffords

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Jeffords joined TALON in 2017 as its Chief Technology Officer. A tech innovator, inventor, educator and serial entrepreneur, Jason has more than 30 years of experience in designing and launching award-winning products and technology solutions in the fields of networking, telecommunications, cloud computing, big data, data analytics, machine learning, and IoT.

Jason is an adjunct and assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and data analytics at the University of New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire University. A standards body contributor (ATM Forum and IETF), Jason is author of numerous articles, and a holder of 17 United States patents.

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Evan Young joined TALON in 2014 and leads its data analytics and modeling team that ingests, normalizes, compares, parses, tests, confirms, and instantly delivers relevant provider-level data from nearly 4 billion medical claims aggregated from hundreds of sources, giving American healthcare consumers the information, they need – quality, price, convenience – when they need it, to make the right purchasing decisions for them.

Plucked from the world of finance, Evan is one of the industry’s most experienced managers of commercial medical claims data. He graduated with a Commerce degree specializing in finance with distinction from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Chris Stockwell

Chief Marketing Officer

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Chris Stockwell joined TALON as CMO in 2021. His job is to help inform and educate America’s commercial health insurance ecosystem – employers, advisors, brokers, third party-administrators, carriers, and tech partners – to leverage TALON in the new market-driven healthcare system resulting from the transformative No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage Rule. 

Chris brings more than 30 years cross-industry marketing leadership experience to TALON including software, SaaS, health tech, engineering, and science. An expert in traditional and modern marketing methods, programs, and tools, he received his MBA in Marketing and Strategic Planning from Northwestern’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 

David Spear

EVP of Sales & Sales Strategy

David Spear

EVP of Sales & Sales Strategy

Dave Spear joined TALON in 2018 and leads its channel strategy and relationships with Professional Benefits Administrators and healthcare industry technology partners. 

Dave is a seasoned, strategic, passionate, results-driven senior executive who has successfully launched and developed new companies, markets, and products as Head of Sales, GM, and CEO, both in the United States and abroad. A serial entrepreneur, Dave graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program (AMP).

Matt McCormick

Director of Partner Sales

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Healthcare consumerism expert Matt McCormick is Director of Partner Sales for TALON, supporting new and existing Broker/Advisor channel relationships. Matt has focused on Transparency in Coverage and healthcare consumerism since joining the firm in 2018 and is an expert in the transformative Transparency In Coverage Rule and No Surprises Act.


Prior to joining TALON, Matt was an insurance industry financial analyst for five years. He received his BS in Finance from the University of New Hampshire.

Nicole Cloutier

Senior Director, Customer Success

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Nicole Cloutier knows healthcare from the ground-up. She’s been a healthcare professional for 20 years, starting with patient transport as a young college student to patient registration and patient advocacy at local community hospitals. She then received her MBA in Healthcare Management and became a business development director supporting a medical staff of over 500 for HCA Healthcare. 

 

Nicole brings instinctive dedication and advocacy to our Customer Success team; ensuring TALON implementations, trainings and engagement strategies are seamlessly delivered in a professional, customer-first manner- every time.

Darryl Dietz

Software Architect

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Darryl joined TALON in 2021 as an Architect to support TALON’s large scale data processing and machine learning requirements.

Darryl has deep expertise developing enterprise quality, geo-redundant, horizontally scalable communication and IOT platforms.  Darryl’s engineering career includes a broad spectrum of technologies including neural networks, DSP, real-time distributed processing, and web based operational management systems.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Darryl earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Sean Kates

Senior Software Engineer

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Sean Kates joined TALON in 2017. A full stack software engineer with expertise in user experience design, mobile application development, and database management, Sean has created a variety of critical TALON platform applications and tools, employing JavaScript, Python, NodeJS, MeteorJS, and MongoDB. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he was awarded a BA in computer science.

Shayan Amani

Data Scientist

Evan Young

Head of Data Analytics & Finance

Shayan Amani joined TALON in 2019 as a data scientist specializing in machine learning. Shayan’s focus is on development and deployment of TALON’s data collection and machine learning pipeline, continuously enriching the company’s data and machine learning algorithms, tools, and processes to glean subscriber and provider data insights.

Shayan was awarded his M.Sc. in computer science from the University of New Hampshire.   

Our Advisory Board

Ofer Nemirovsky

Business Advisory Board Member

Ofer Nemirovsky

Business Advisory Board Member

Ofer Nemirovsky is semi-retired from HarbourVest where he joined in 1986 and served as a managing director through 2014. He’s currently a Senior Advisor providing input on firm strategy, investments, and other HarbourVest matters. During his 29-year tenure with HarbourVest, Ofer concentrated on direct co-investments and pioneered the direct team’s early focus on software companies.

Robert Wadsworth

Business Advisory Board Member

Robert Wadsworth

Business Advisory Board Member

Rob Wadsworth is a 30-year veteran of the VC and PE industry as Managing Director and now, Senior Advisor at HarborVest Partners. Rob managed the Firm’s global direct investment activity and served on the Executive Management Committee. He’s responsible for over 300 of HarbourVest’s direct co-investments and served as a director at nearly 50 of those companies, including six publicly traded companies.

Rouzbeh Yassini

Business Advisory Board Member

Rouzbeh Yassini

Business Advisory Board Member

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini is the Founder and CEO of YAS Capital Partners LLC. He gained an international reputation as a broadband visionary and known as the “father of the cable modem.” Rouzbeh serves as a board member on several privately and publicly held companies, including managing and advising technology companies ranging from 100 million to 50 billion dollars.

Michael Daigle

Business Advisory Board Member

Michael Daigle

Business Advisory Board Member

Mr. Daigle has over 40 years’ experience in the Risk Management, Insurance, Treasury and Private Equity fields. As an equity investor in early stage firms disrupting the medical, microbial disinfectant and pet markets and previously as co-founder and Director of a successful local $500M community bank, his experience includes seed to early revenue stage equity fund raising, guidance in developing and executing operational and financial plans, contract negotiation and general business expertise through firm monetization and liquidity. Mike holds Board, Board Chair, interim CEO and interim COO positions while leaning in with assistance as required.

Jeffery Carlisle

Industry Advisory Board Member

Jeffery Carlisle

Industry Advisory Board Member

Jeff Carlisle is the CEO of Pneuma Systems Corporation with over 30 years of experience in developing innovative healthcare solutions for consumers. Jeff founded five separate companies dedicated to solving unmet clinical and operational needs in healthcare and is the owner of several US Patents for his inventions and developments in medical devices.

David Jensen

Industry Advisory Board Member

David Jensen

Industry Advisory Board Member

Mr. Jensen served as the President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire and was responsible Anthem Insurance’s NH operations. David was also the Acting CEO of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, President of Healthsource Management, Director of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, and Director of New American Healthcare.

Mark Smith

Industry Advisory Board Member

Mark Smith

Industry Advisory Board Member

Mark is an insurance broker veteran with over 20 years of experience and former Chief Executive Officer, USI New England, a Goldman Sachs Capital Partner Company. Mark founded miEdge™ with a vision to provide the insurance industry the ultimate unfair advantage. Mark came to the United States in 1999. He’s an (ACII) Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London, UK and a (CIC) Certified Insurance Counselor.

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