Prior to his retirement in July 2009, Paul E. Avery served as Chief Operating Officer of OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc. since May 2005. He oversaw operation of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Lee Roy Selmon's, Ala Carte Pavilion and Outback International. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Outback Steakhouse, Inc. in January 2004 and served as President of Outback Steakhouse, Inc. starting in April 1997.
Paul was elected to the Board of Directors in 1998 and served until April 2004. He has an Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Middlesex County College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kean University, both in New Jersey. Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors for Suntrust Bank - Tampa Bay,and The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). He is a Trustee for Paul Smith's College NY.
Anthony J. Barkett has served as a director since March 2013. Anthony J. Barkett currently serves as vice-president at Amalie Oil Co., an oil company that develops high-quality, well-engineered petroleum products, a position he has held since 1977. At Amalie Oil Co., Mr. Barkett is responsible for overseeing and coordinating activities in accounting, marketing, sales, operations, information technology and administration. He is also responsible for developing and approving internal controls. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Barkett was a board member of the Florida Hospital Foundation and he is currently a committee member at FARA ACE for CURE.
Mr. Gabos, age 48, most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lincare Holdings Inc. from June 1997 to December 2012, and prior to that appointment served as its Vice President of Administration. Before joining Lincare Holdings Inc. in 1993, Mr. Gabos worked for Coopers & Lybrand and for Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. Mr. Gabos holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gabos is also a director of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD)
Michael W. Kosloske, our founder, was appointed Chief of Product Innovation in November 2015. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Executive Officer since we began operations in 2008. Mr. Kosloske has served as our Chairman since 2012, and was appointed Executive Chairman in November, 2015. Prior to founding our Company, from 1987 to 2007, Mr. Kosloske was president of Health Plan Administrators, Inc., or HPA, a fully-insured niche and individual health insurance company that focused on online sales. In 2005, Mr. Kosloske sold HPA to Independence Holding Company, a New York Stock Exchange-listed holding company engaged in the life and health insurance business, and he remained president of HPA until 2007. Previously, from 1986 to 1987, Mr. Kosloske was marketing manager for Dun & Bradstreet Plan Services, Inc., a third-party administrator in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Kosloske holds a bachelor of science degree in risk management and insurance from Florida State University.
Robert Murley has served as a director since October 2014. Mr. Murley is currently the Vice Chairman-Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse, LLC, having served in a number of senior leadership roles for almost 40 years with the firm, after beginning his career in New York. He later relocated to the Chicago office, where he served as the office head from 1991 to 2005. In 1999, he co-founded the Global Industrial and Services Group, one of the firm's largest industry practices. In 2005, Mr. Murley was appointed as Chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas, serving in that position until April 2012, when he was appointed Vice Chairman-Senior Advisor. Mr. Murley currently serves as a director of two publicly-traded companies: Apollo Education Group, Inc., the nation's largest for-profit education company, and Stone Energy Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company. His civic activities include serving as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, officer on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, Chairman of the Board of the Educational Testing Service and trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago. Mr. Murley received his B.A. from Princeton University, his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his M.S. in International Economics from the London School of Economics.
Prior to joining HII and co-founding HealthPocket, Bruce was a senior executive at eHealth Inc. for 12 years, where Bruce oversaw all business and marketing functions for eHealth. Before that Bruce was a senior executive with MetaCreations and an Attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Bruce has a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings and a B.A in from the University of California, Los Angeles.