Uniondale, NY – Healthplex’s Board of Directors has appointed Christopher Schmidt as the company’s new president and Chief
Executive Officer. The company says Schmidt’s people-focused leadership style, systems expertise, and market understanding will be instrumental in achieving Healthplex’s long term goals.
“Healthplex will continue to grow and strengthen our regional footprint while maintaining our position as the premier dental benefit administrator in the New York/New Jersey area,” Schmidt said in a statement.
Schmidt has been a part of the management team at Healthplex for over 30 years in various technical and strategic roles. As Chief Operating Officer, Schmidt fostered the growth of the company’s commercial, municipal, and union business, in addition to federal and state government-funded programs. He holds an M.B.A. in Accounting, Finance, and Operations Management from Columbia University.
Company directors say Schmidt’s contributions and dedication to the company, employees, and clients have been “immeasurable.”
“We look forward to working with him and can’t wait to see where he takes Healthplex in the future” they said in a statement.
Schmidt’s appointment follows the resignation of the company’s former President and co-CEO, Sharon Zelkind, who has retired.