John Kao

John Kao

 CEO, ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE

WHY: Founded, runs Medicare Advantage insurance firm, which ranked No. 4 on the Business Journal’s 2020 Fastest-Growing Large Private Companies list, with $847M in revenue, up nearly 60% over a two-year period.

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RECENT: Nabbed a $135M investment in March from Fidelity Management & Research Co. The Series C round brings Alignment’s total funding to $375M. Landed MemorialCare as a big partner.

QUOTABLE: “It’s the simple fact of treating every member as if they were my mom or dad. The value of the company is putting that first and doing whatever it takes to satisfy that member.”