Former PepsiCo Vice President, International Advantages and Wellness Erik Sossa is becoming a member of Castlight Well being as a strategic advisor
SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT), a leader in health navigation, today announced the addition of Erik Sossa, former Vice President, Global Benefits and Wellness at PepsiCo, as a strategic advisor. Sossa brings decades of HR benefits and industry experience to Castlight’s market-leading healthcare navigation solution, which is used to support America’s largest employers.
In his 24 years at PepsiCo and its subsidiary The Pepsi Bottling Group, Sossa held a variety of leadership roles including benefits, executive compensation, global mobility and human resources. For the past 12 years, he led the strategy, design and financial optimization of health and insurance, retirement and wellness programs for PepsiCo and was responsible for the company’s 267,000 employees worldwide.
“We are delighted to be working with Erik, a highly respected and innovative HR leader who has dedicated his career to continually striving for expanded access to high quality, effective and affordable health care for employees,” he said Maeve O’Meara, Managing Director of Castlight Health. “Erik is a strategic partner who values the powerful impact of an agile and responsive health navigation platform that enables employers to meet people where they are.”
Sossa will advise Castlight on product and market strategies and develop new solutions for the direct employer market as the industry shifts to a digital plus high-touch navigation model for nursing to meet an increasingly dispersed, diverse and distant workforce.
“I’ve always been inspired by the great product Castlight has today, but I look forward to working on the vision for the future,” says Sossa. “Castlight is actively thinking about tomorrow – not just today – and I want to help solve tomorrow’s problems. I want to continue this journey and I believe Castlight is on the right track.”
over Erik Sossa
Erik Sossa In December 2020, he retired as Vice President Global Benefits and Wellness for PepsiCo, Inc. There he led the strategy, design and financial optimization of health and insurance, retirement and wellness programs around the world. In his 24 years at PepsiCo and its subsidiary, The Pepsi Bottling Group, he held a variety of roles across benefits, executive compensation, global mobility and human resources.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Sossa was a consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting where he provided actuarial and advisory services on retirement, savings and retirement plans.
Sossa was previously a registered actuary on the Joint Board of Enrolled Actuaries and was a former member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He was and is a former board member of the Business Group on Health and board member of the Health Innovation Forum in the performance industry. He was Chairman of the Board and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the ERISA Industry Committee. He is currently co-chair of the National Drug Performance Collaborative. Sossa was also a member of the Executive Council of the Employer Benefits Research Institute on the Conference Board, former chairman of the Global Benefits Forum and a member of the Employer Health Innovation Roundtable.
About Castlight Health
Castlight is committed to making it as easy as possible for people to find their way around the health system and lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. As a leader in healthcare navigation, we provide a world-class digital platform with a team of clinical and social benefits experts that enable members to easily connect and engage with the right programs and care at the right time . Castlight works with Fortune 500 companies and health plans to transform employee and member benefits into a comprehensive health and wellbeing experience to achieve better health outcomes and maximize return on health investments.
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