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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Demman is senior vice president of workplace wellness technology company SimplyWell®, a Viverae® company. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Demman manages SimplyWell’s regional office in Omaha, Nebraska, ensuring strategies and solutions achieve positive outcomes for members and clients. Prior to the 2017 acquisition, Demman served 12 years as chief executive officer of SimplyWell, and has been with the company since its inception in 2003.
Demman received his bachelor’s degree in business with a marketing emphasis from Loyola Marymount University and his Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Nebraska and the State Bar of Nevada, and is a board member for Community Health Charities of Nebraska and the Nebraska Chapter of Susan G. Komen. Demman is also an adjunct faculty member in the Health Administration Program at Creighton University.
Prior to SimplyWell, Demman served as vice president and corporate counsel for Private Practice Associates, a leading practice management and group purchasing organization. He also practiced law in Las Vegas, Nevada, focusing on commercial and civil litigation. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recognized nationally for successfully executing rebrands, impactful marketing campaigns, website redesigns, and leading award-winning teams in design, blogging, video, and copywriting, Taunya is also a member of the Forbes Communications Council and regular Forbes contributor.
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 VP, 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.
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 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.
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