Decent envisions a world where everyone has the freedom to do the work they want without sacrificing access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare.
We offer more affordable health insurance options by aligning incentives to improve health, reduce costs, and put members at the center of their care.
Ben is a family physician and entrepreneur interested in the re-emergence of primary care and societal wellness through clinic and system-level innovation and design. He founded Lantern Health, a direct primary care (DPC) practice based in Asheville where he still practices, and is driven to transform healthcare to work better for everyone. Outside of work, he can be found seeking adventure and balance in the western NC landscape alongside his wife and two kids.
My name is Daniel Palama, I recently joined Decent as a Salesforce Administrator. I was previously working for IBM before joining Decent. I have been doing salesforce for over 4+ years, started my career as a help desk at troy university where I got my bachelors degree in Business Administration and information systems and my masters in Cyber Security and Intelligence from St Bonaventure University in New York. I have grown my career from Desktop system analysis, system administrator, consultant and into Salesforce. Born in Nigeria move to London as a teenager after my high school and finally moved to the US. I currently live in Houston Texas. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends at my spare time.
As a sales development representative at Decent, her goal is to provide a fun and personalized experience for businesses looking to join Decent. After working for an employer who did not offer health insurance, Ashton knows first-hand about the unmeasurable security and peace of mind that affordable health care can provide to employees. Those experiences allow her to embrace Decent's mission of providing Affordable Health insurance to the world! Ashton lives in Austin, TX. Outside of work, Ashton can be found in-front of a stage soaking in the live music scene and is always up for a new adventure.
As a full-stack developer with over a decade of experience, Blake applies his familiarity with a diverse range of technologies to providing value to Decent’s customers, both internal and external. After years avoiding any kind of long-term commitment, Blake was excited to get the opportunity to join a company with Decent’s unique combination of worthy mission and dedicated team.
Decent’s Finance Lead, Bill, loves playing an active role building organizations working to solve big, complex problems. He has spent most of his career working finance for startups, most recently as a foundational member of the New Glenn finance team at Blue Origin. He joined Decent because he believes strongly in the mission of achieving improved healthcare outcomes while simultaneously reducing the cost of delivery through better incentives.
Ana is a quality assurance engineer at Decent. Throughout her career, she always worked towards ensuring the highest level of product and service for the people. At Decent, she is able to make a difference in the area that truly matters and really affects people’s lives. Because of that, her motivation is endless and she hopes that you find Decent as wonderful as she does.
Decent’s General Counsel is an experienced lawyer with an entrepreneurial spirit. Her legal career focused on issues facing independent contractors before becoming General Counsel of a credit card processor and then founding a regtech startup. Jessica is passionate about the Decent mission because she has seen first-hand how small companies and the self-employed are being left behind by a small group of uncaring healthcare behemoths. She lives in Austin where you can find her either hiking or eating with her husband Zac and their growing family.
I recently joined Decent as a Claims Support Analyst. I am very excited to bring my experience and knowledge of adjudicating claims and supporting day to day claims processing. In my new role at Decent, I will be working with experienced leaders to optimize the claims process and support documentation development. When I’m not working I enjoy traveling, working out, enjoying walks with King my pet Shih-Tzu, and catching up with family and friends.
I’m one of Decent’s Customer Service Ambassadors. My role is providing the best customer care I can to our members while representing the voice of our members and providers. Whether it be explaining the benefits and prices of our plans or helping to get claims processed, I’m here to make health insurance easier for everyone.
Decent’s Internal Sales Agent, Jeffrey Chatman, was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. While working with independent contractors and small businesses in the energy industry, he constantly found himself scratching his head at the lack of affordable healthcare in our country and why no one was doing anything about it.
He was floored upon discovering Decent’s refreshing approach to healthcare. It turns out that when you put the patient/doctor relationship first, everyone wins! His focus at Decent is making sure your business has someone on their side to help cut through the BS. He makes it simple to get the right plans for your employees' needs - oh, and he wants to save you and your employees $$$.
Jeffrey currently lives in Austin, TX and (pre-COVID) could be found on the weekends performing at one of Austin’s many improv comedy theaters.
Decent’s Claims Management Lead, Austin, is passionate about disrupting the current healthcare model by creating processes and experiences that streamline and enhance the healthcare ecosystem. She has been working in Healthcare over the last decade and she has spent the last 6+ years deeply entangled in the complexities of medical billing and claims processing. Austin lives south of Seattle with her 5 cats, dog and fish. On the weekends she can be found at the local farmers market, hiking in the beautiful PNW or working in her garden.
Hi, I’m Kaiza and I just joined Decent.Decent’s Lifecycle Marketing Lead, Kaiza, joined the team from Gusto where she focused on engaging, converting, and retaining leads by crafting thoughtful customer-centric experiences. Kaiza joined Decent to help disrupt the broken health care system in the U.S. by making health care accessible and affordable for all. On the weekends you can find Kaiza admiring her native city of San Francisco while hanging with friends and family.
Decent's UX Designer, Kelly, geeks out over creating compassionate, seamless experiences for people. She has worked inside or alongside startups for almost the entirety of her career and loves all the high-fives that coincide with ambitious, mission-driven teams. Kelly joined Decent to help make healthcare more accessible and human-centric. Outside of work, she's typically playing with her dog, on an outdoor adventure, or perusing art museums.
Vanessa has a Health insurance background in customer service. Prior to joining Decent, Vanessa worked with a coperate health insurance assisting in customer service and specialized in benefits for an Accountable Care Organization. Vanessa joined Decent to help and grow the positive impact of Direct Primary Care. She was born and raised in Austin Tx, and she loves co-ed competitive sports like flag football, softball and kickball.
Maurissa has spent the last three years in quality assurance. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in business management and leadership. She is compassionate about helping others and providing great customer service. Maurissa joined Decent to help make an impact in the health insurance industry. She spends her free time with her son and going to the gym.
Maciek is a front-end developer at Decent. He devoted the last 10+ years to software engineering, hoping that someday he’ll actually work on something worthwhile that would positively impact people’s lives. He’s found that opportunity at Decent.
Maciek lives in Gdansk, Poland, where he and his wife are constantly trying to convince their two little boys that sleep is actually a good thing. In his spare time, he's dreaming of traveling all over with his family in their not-yet-ready-but-soon-to-be-built camper van.
Chris is a software engineer with a passion for clean code. After spending a few years in control engineering area he moved to server-side programming, lured by endless challenges lying in decentralized systems and decentralized architecture. Believing that engineers should change people's lives for the better he joined Decent. Chris lives in Gdynia, in Poland and never misses an opportunity for a closer or a more distant motorcycle ride.
Decent's VP of Engineering is an experienced technical leader and entrepreneur who loves building products people need. Before joining Decent, he was focused on building better digital identity solutions leveraging blockchain technology. He joined Decent to make healthcare easier and more affordable for everyone regardless of where they work. Chris lives near Seattle and enjoys playing soccer, day trips with his wife, and family dinners.
Decent's in house healthcare nerd Molly has spent the last 20 or so years exploring the healthcare industry from many angles. She has worked in a variety of roles for providers, payers, venture capital investors, and self funded purchasers. Molly hopes that her work with Decent will disrupt the status quo healthcare industry and drive meaningful change to improve the lives of all. Molly lives in Seattle with her family and coaches roller derby in her spare time.
Decent’s Marketing Lead, Marshall Darr, joined the team from Gusto where he built out and ran their Lifecycle Marketing team - and met Nick Soman. He’s joining Decent after a recent accident gave him some eye-opening, firsthand experience navigating the broken world that is the current American healthcare system. Marshall lives in San Francisco and in his free time, you can either find him catching up with friends or at a stand-up comedy open mic.
Decent’s Design Lead, Derric, is committed to creating exceptional brand experiences. Over that past 15 years, he has been fortunate enough to lead the rebranding and design efforts for large-scale, global identity systems and popular Seattle startups. He is passionate about finding creative solutions that put people and their needs first and joined Decent to be part of innovating US healthcare with a human-centric core value. Derric lives near Seattle and enjoys camping and exploring the PNW with his wife, two children, and tennis ball loving german shepherd.
Ryan has a background in management consulting and engineering with a bias for action and building things that help people. Prior to joining the Decent team, he worked for a traditional health insurer where he led large-scale process improvement initiatives. Ryan joined Decent to help disrupt the bloated and inefficient current state of US healthcare. On the weekends Ryan can typically be found at the neighborhood park with his wife and 2 year old daughter trying to decide if we love swings or slides more.
Decent's COO Richard is an experienced entrepreneur and engineering lead who has spent the past 20 years helping teams large and small build great products. He co-founded Decent because he believes the customer has been absent from healthcare for too long and the dynamics of the industry need to change. He lives north of Seattle with his wife and three very active sons and spends his free time publishing an online journal of poetry and fiction.
Decent’s CEO Nick is a serial entrepreneur who loves people and culture and growth. He scaled his first company to millions and sold it to Napster, and has worked to build the Kindle at Amazon and the growth team at Gusto. He started Decent after recovering from paralysis because he believes affordable healthcare will help more people do what they want to do. He lives in Mill Valley with his wife Anna and sons Boone and Benjamin, two wild little boys who are karma personified.