Bob Sheehy, Kyle Rolfing, and Tom Valdivia


Bright Health




What happens when three of the sharpest minds in Minnesota’s health care industry decide to tackle the individual market? The answer is Bright Health, a startup that reduces costs by partnering with health providers in a given metro. Though currently only offering plans in Denver and Birmingham, Ala., the trio’s credentials (Sheehy is former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, Rolfing is a former CEO of Definity Health and RedBrick Health, and Valdivia is a serial health care entrepreneur) helped the organization raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Expect further investment and new markets—Bright Health will expand to Arizona in 2018—as the new year begins.