I work hard in the gym and do my best to keep myself in good health, so that I can be the best version of myself for my family and my teammates.
Viverae is a workplace wellness technology company based in Dallas, Texas. Rooted in care and focused on reducing health risks, our innovative application empowers employers to create cultures of health and well-being. We bring clarity. We inspire. We support.
Viverae’s workplace wellness programs are compliant with Affordable Care Act requirements and applicable law, and National Committee for Quality Assurance and national health advocacy group standards.
Family man, racecar driver, golfer, Boston native, wellness expert — we know him as Michael Nadeau.
His career began in the software development, IT consulting, and healthcare industries in the northeast, which led him to a Dallas-based human resources outsourcing company, where he fully realized the power a healthier workforce has on reducing healthcare spending.
In 2003, Michael founded Viverae (formerly Elite Wellness), building the company from an idea on a napkin to one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the U.S. year after year.
As an expert in corporate wellness solutions, Michael has led Viverae to become a thought leader in the wellness industry while earning more than a few accolades. In 2009, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the “emerging sector” category for the Southwest Area North region. His vision of a true healthy workplace culture led to Viverae being named as one of the best places to work in the area and the industry by Dallas Business Journal and Fortune.com.
When he’s not helping organizations create healthy cultures, Michael enjoys traveling and spending time with his twins. He also prioritizes a healthy lifestyle including golf, tennis and cooking healthy meals for his family.
Learn more about Michael at MichaelNadeau.com.
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Lamb has the mission of positioning Viverae as a trendsetter in the integration of corporate wellness and progressive technology. He is passionate about supporting and empowering clients and their members to have a positive wellness experience while reaching their individual and organizational goals.
Mike joined Viverae as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012. He led the company’s efforts in building scalable service delivery and technology organizations, which supported record company growth while improving client and member satisfaction year over year. Prior to joining Viverae, Mike was an accomplished executive for over twenty years at Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Mike served in various senior roles including Division Vice President, overseeing more than 18,000 clients across several business units exceeding $300 million in revenue. During his tenure, his notable accomplishments included the successful leadership of high growth sales teams, organizational transformation, process improvement, and numerous client experience-enhancement initiatives.
“We believe providing personal choices is the best way to engage people in their health goals,” said Mike. “Our platform delivers this ability for individuals while providing organizations a way to drive a culture of health throughout their business.”
Mike balances his work life with an energetic personal life that includes travel with his wife, Patti, and their three children, competitive tennis, and music.
Robyne Gaudreau is a distinguished fiscal administration executive experienced in increasing shareholder value by growing technology-based businesses. With more than 20 years of accounting, strategic capital management, and financial reporting and forecasting experience, she oversees all aspects of accounting and treasury management, acquisitions, facilities development, human resources, information technologies, and manages company real estate for Viverae.
Prior to Viverae, Robyne held leadership positions in the architecture, engineering, construction and telecom industries where she lead teams that earned the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, and she served as a Board member of the Construction Financial Management Association. Since joining Viverae in 2012, Robyne has contributed as a speaker for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s business seminar series and is an active member of Financial Executives International. Robyne extends her financial expertise beyond the corporate world by fundraising for families experiencing financial challenges, and with charity and volunteer work for March of Dimes, Toys for Tots, and other causes in her community. Robyne stays active as a parent of two children and as a cheer coach for her daughter’s recreational sports league.
Robyne has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Boyd Lyles, Jr. MD, is an internal and preventive medicine specialist, Viverae Care Center’s medical director, and chairman of Viverae’s medical advisory board. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on health issues such as heart disease, nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and exercise.
Dr. Lyles worked in engineering and management for Southwestern Bell, AT&T, and Xerox, before attending medical school where he won the prestigious Gold Headed Cane Award, as the outstanding medical graduate. He performed his internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, where he also served as chief resident.
Dr. Lyles served 17 years at the Cooper Clinic, Dallas, the final six years as associate medical director. Dr. Lyles also founded the Heart Health and Wellness Center in Dallas in 2002 and has been a medical consultant to a number of large corporate clients as well as the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. He has had numerous television and radio interviews, as well as contributed to a number of articles on the subject of disease prevention and cardiac rehabilitation. His most recent areas of focus are the application of the human genome and technology to healthcare and the return of the role of “primary” to primary care medicine.
Dr. Lyles holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Texas Medical Branch.
Jeff Brizzolara, PhD, MPH, brings more than 20 years of corporate health expertise and hospital management experience to Viverae. Dr. Brizzolara has been developing and leading health management organizations, preventive medicine clinics, and wellness programs for more than two decades. He has held academic appointments at a number of universities and medical schools, and currently serves as a member of both the Willis Clinical Advisory Board and the SMU Applied Physiology and Enterprise Advisory Board. Dr. Brizzolara is active in the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and was recognized by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as one of the Top 10 Health Promotion Professionals in the country. Dr. Brizzolara is responsible for the oversight of all clinical operations at Viverae, including coaching and Disease Management, development of behavioral modification programs, and facilitation of the NCQA certification process.
Jim Trimarco is an accomplished health management and wellness consultant with 20 years of sales and consulting leadership experience. Jim’s trademark is the ability to understand client needs while developing and sustaining high performing and motivated sales teams. Utilizing a combination of general management, strategic planning and communication skills, he leads Viverae’s sales consulting efforts in developing and fostering relationships with health insurance consultants, key strategic partners, and corporate clients.
Jim’s work includes executing complex corporate sales strategies and has yielded solid results with measured growth for those companies he has served. He previously served as Vice President of Sales for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. where he led large sales teams focused on key vertical segments.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business.
Dave leads the development and operations for Viverae’s proprietary health management systems and oversees all associated technology areas for Viverae. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in managing, building and architecting for large-scale commercial software developments and driving commercial-grade products from inception through maturity.
Prior to joining Viverae, he served as Vice President of Software Engineering for the TriZetto Group, where he was responsible for the development of six products that are used by some of the nation’s largest health plans and support over 100 million lives. During his time there, he served as a member of the TriZetto Architecture Council, a group responsible for making enterprise-level software architecture decisions for the entire company of more than 400 developers.
Dave co-founded HealthWeb Systems LLC, was responsible for its technology, and helped build the company into a multimillion-dollar business in less than three years before it was purchased by TriZetto in 1999.
Michelle joins Viverae with more than 18 years of executive leadership experience working with Fortune 500 clients across a variety of industry verticals to develop and deliver world-class business solutions. Michelle has improved business processes and reusable assets at Viverae to deepen, strengthen, and develop client partnerships and deliver measureable value.
Michelle’s expertise includes account management, strategic outsourcing, process improvement, and business consulting. Most recently, Michelle served as Vice President, Client Services at IBEX Global where she led a global business unit responsible for the company’s largest client, AT&T.
Michelle has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mahesh Salem leads Enterprise Information Management & Analytics and enables Viverae to gain hindsight, insight and foresight from data. He is responsible for Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data Governance and Master Data Management.
Mahesh brings over 16 years of top tier consulting experience in delivering state of the art Business Intelligence solutions for fortune 500 companies across various industries. Prior to joining Viverae, Mahesh worked with Ernst & Young, Capgemini, IBM and most recently as Specialist Leader at Deloitte. He has an outstanding track record of delivering multi-million dollar programs from thought to finish, utilizing distributed delivery teams. His approach integrates industry domain knowledge with technology innovation to solve business problems. As a thought leader, he has advised clients on disruptors in the business analytics space and its impact.
Mahesh earned his Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University. Mahesh enjoys meditation, philosophy and Bollywood music. He spends most of his spare time with his wife and two kids.
As Vice President of Sales, Mike Hoppe is responsible for the direct sale of Viverae’s health management products and services to new and existing customers through established relationships with countless benefits brokers/consultants and clients.
With nearly 20 years of regional and national sales leadership and experience, Mike has unrivaled expertise in working closely with sales and marketing teams to ensure effective support of their efforts. His passion for customer success is the foundation of our company culture.
Mike began his service at Viverae in 2012 as the Director of Sales—a position for which he held until 2014 when he was named to his current role. Before joining Viverae, he spent seven years serving as the Regional Sales Director and National Sales Director for Urologix.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
As Associate Vice President of Technical Operations, Depu leads the technical operations for Viverae® and oversees technical client deliverables. He manages data imports and exports, technical support for the Viverae propriety health management system, configuration, and delivery of internal and external technical solutions.
Depu has nearly 20 years of experience in technical management within the healthcare industry. His expertise includes software development and provision in leading large payer implementations. In 2012, he began working for Viverae as the Director of Technical Operations where he assisted the company in defining processes and procedures for technical deliverables and automation. Depu held this position until assuming his current role in February 2015.
Prior to joining Viverae, Depu was a Senior Manager at Accenture where he directed delivery, financials, and application development for large engagements. His guiding principles are work smart, be relentless, think out-of-the-box and simplify.
Depu has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mangalore University in India. He enjoys traveling with his wife and two daughters.
Candyce Bailey has more than 23 years’ business experience with a vast background in healthcare, payer markets and large scale software development. In her current capacity as Associate Vice President of Software Development at Viverae, she is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of Viverae’s primary health management systems. This includes delivering timely and market ready software to the business and external constituents which is accomplished by leveraging and managing all the disciplines that make up a software development team, including: Business Analysis, Web Development, Software Engineering and Quality Assurance.
Prior to joining Viverae in 2008, Ms. Bailey was a Senior Product Manager at the TriZetto Group for over 9 years.
Ramarao has over 20 years of experience in leading the architecture, design, and development of complex software systems and working with distributed engineering teams. Most of that time has been in the Health Care industry, covering a range of applications such as backend systems for claims processing and underwriting, web based applications for insurance quoting and enrollment, and data warehouses to drive business intelligence. His experience includes working with companies from the “Big 5” as well as smaller health plans.
At Viverae, Ramarao was instrumental in bringing to market Viverae’s proprietary platform starting with Version 1.0 several years ago to its present state while meeting sophisticated and constantly changing customer expectations in the wellness space.
Ramarao holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gulbarga University.
Patricia has more than 15 years of experience in health management solutions, workplace wellness, and integrated wellness arenas, bringing innovation and expertise to Viverae’s screening operations.
As Associate Vice President of Screening Services, Patricia oversees all aspects of the company’s Biometric Screening program, ensuring flawless execution throughout every phase. Coordinating daily operations, she supervises a team of health screening staff, manages budgets and supply inventories, and develops and refines procedures. Patricia is also responsible for the department’s compliance with state, national, and HIPAA regulations as well as applicable company policies and procedures.
With expertise in public relations, strategic planning, corporate production services, account management, and customer service, Patricia excels at deciphering the needs of individual clients to align their diverse customer base with a screening operation that pertains to their health and wellness program.
Kristi has nearly 15 years of experience in both corporate and nonprofit communications, garnering award-winning results for clients and internal communications departments.
As Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications at Viverae, Kristi oversees digital communications and portal content created to drive and support member engagement.
During her tenure at Viverae, Kristi has overseen both the Client Communications team and Creative team. Working with the Communications team, she spearheaded each client’s individualized communications strategy to effectively connect with their members and drive engagement. Managing the Marketing and Creative team, she handled original in-house authored portal content as well as custom program pieces for clients, including digital and print collateral, graphics, and videos. Kristi’s efforts earned the company a 2013 Ace Agencies Award for Internal Communications from Ragan and PR Daily.
Prior to joining Viverae, Kristi managed national communications and media relations for the American Heart Association’s Marketing and Health Education Department, consumer publications, nutrition and physical activity strategies, and initiatives for the Heart-Check Food Certification Program, which earned two Platinum PR Awards from PR News.
Kristi holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Texas Tech University.
Cliff is an expert in product and sales, with his finger on the pulse of the health management market. After joining Viverae in 2010, he helped transform the company in several key areas, including marketing, business development and emerging market sales, before functioning as a National Sales Manager. Most recently, Cliff contributed to Viverae as a Sr. Product Manager and Director of Market Development.
As AVP, Product Management, Cliff studies and implements competitive and business analysis. Cliff is an experienced problem solver, turning challenges into opportunities, thus helping engage Viverae in new and unique business offerings. He digs deep into Viverae’s product development, integrations and partnership options. He also manages the Product Marketing team, supporting internal launch planning through management and execution of go-to-market strategies.
Cliff has an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU and a BS in Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.
AJ leads the user experience initiatives and drives the strategic digital engagement efforts at Viverae. AJ has a rare blend of creative and technical leadership. Leveraging this, he has built a career over 15 years of award winning experience design for new products in a variety of industries. AJ has retooled how creative teams exist in both small and enterprise environments, and has partnered in three successful startup ventures along the way.
A.J.’s understanding of business goals, and interpretation of customer needs translates into the creation of simple, intuitive and elegant customer experiences. Prior to joining Viverae, AJ drove Mobile Strategy for Humana’s wellness platforms. Soon after, he joined Verizon Labs where he lead creative teams responsible for experiences and programs focused on: health management, FiOS Mobility, big data analytics, conferencing and communications, and software defined networking.
AJ was a student athlete at University of Kentucky, graduating with honors, he earned bachelors degree in Fine Arts, and was awarded South Eastern Conference academic honors 3 years in a row. Today, AJ coaches his kids sports teams and enjoys golfing when the weekend schedule allows.
Taunya is an experienced marketing strategist, and a transformational, collaborative leader with years of progressive and robust marketing, branding, and executive management experience. She’s a change-agent known for identifying unique marketing opportunities and creating a unified brand that significantly increases brand recognition in the marketplace, and is particularly adept at building strong, high-functioning teams.
After graduating with a BA Degree from Hampton University, Taunya began her career in healthcare. She has an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and attended the BSN program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She also holds an MBA from the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business.
Recognized nationally for successfully executing rebrands, impactful marketing campaigns, and website redesigns, Taunya came to Viverae in 2015 after a long, successful marketing career in the financial services industry. She has worked for organizations of various sizes, including multi-billion dollar holding companies and regional community banks. Most recently, she served as Chief Marketing Officer for a Dallas-based credit union.
Taunya is the proud mother of two awesome children – a son who recently graduated from Grambling State University, and a daughter who is currently a senior at Louisiana State University.
I work hard in the gym and do my best to keep myself in good health, so that I can be the best version of myself for my family and my teammates.
I play rugby. I have wife and kid at home. I want to live long enough and well enough to enjoy them both to my fullest potential. I work hard in the gym and do my best to keep myself in good health, so that I can be the best version of myself for my family and my teammates. They deserve the best I can give them, and so do I.
Favorite workout: I love playing Rugby. I have a love hate relationship with leg day.
Favorite after workout snack: Protein Shake or anything with peanut butter