DentaQuest Adds Vice President of Sales to Senior Leadership Team
Judd Wagner Brings Relationship Building Experience to Growth Plans
Milwaukee, Wisc. – DentaQuest, one of the largest oral health companies in the United States and the largest in the Medicaid space, today announced the appointment of Judd Wagner as Vice President of Sales. As a key member of DentaQuest’s senior leadership team, Wagner will be responsible for leading efforts to cultivate new relationships with customers and key stakeholders.
“Judd’s experience as a senior leader within the health insurance, benefits consulting, and benefits technology industries strengthens our ability to harness the power of SmartGrowth to identify and serve the unique needs of our customers,” says Bob Lynn, executive vice president and chief sales and retention officer for DentaQuest. “Dynamic leaders with depth of experience are critical to our mission to improve the oral health of all – and Judd fits the bill.”
Prior to joining DentaQuest, Wagner held a leadership role at bswift, a leader in cloud-based technology and services for employee benefits and health exchanges. As bswift’s Senior Vice President, Channel Partner Sales, he led efforts to cultivate new relationships with insurance carriers, health plans, TPAs and employee benefit advisors. Wagner’s work with bswift culminated with Aetna’s purchase of bswift for $400 million in December 2014.
Before bswift, Wagner was Chief Marketing Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, where he led a team of more than 135 employees and grew the health plan to record enrollment. He directed the management and administration of the marketing division, as well as the development and implementation of strategic marketing objectives. He also provided support for the organization’s core goals of company growth, employee retention, customer service and market penetration.
“I am thrilled to join this forward-thinking, growing company,” Wagner said. “I look forward to supporting DentaQuest’s meaningful mission by building and strengthening relationships that advance oral health care for all Americans.”
DentaQuest, a leading U.S. oral health enterprise, is a family of affiliates which includes a dental benefits administrator, a national philanthropy focused on oral health, an oral health quality improvement research institute and a care delivery organization. We all share a common mission of improving the oral health of all. DentaQuest Care Group is dedicated to developing, managing and improving systems for the delivery of quality health communities.