When Healthcare.gov stumbled through its October 2013 rollout, Brandon Cruz’s GoHealth watched the customers roll in—the company was one of the only places people looking to buy government-approved health insurance could enroll.
GoHealth, an online health insurance marketplace with a growing mobile presence, was co-founded by Cruz in 2001 as Norvax, Inc. GoHealth has continued to cash in on Obamacare—growing 144 percent between 2009 and 2013. And Cruz said there’s no slowing down.
“When we started in this industry there was really no technology whatsoever so we decided to build the technology for it,” Cruz told Blue Sky. “Ten years from now I see us being a massive company in the healthcare IT space.”
Before launching Norvax he was a systems developer at Lante Corp. in Chicago.
He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the board of Techweek and Imerman Angels. In 2013, Cruz was a Midwest winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Cruz holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Miami University in Ohio.