Ray August is President and Chief Executive Officer of Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT). He leads a team of over 2,000 Benefitfocus associates who deliver technology innovation to the U.S. healthcare and benefits market. Ray joined Benefitfocus in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s operations, customer success and financial growth. He was promoted to President in April 2015. With more than 30 years of experience in technology, insurance, and banking, Ray is passionate about delivering world-class customer service and organizational excellence.
Accountable for defining and executing Benefitfocus’ strategic plan and improving results for Benefitfocus’ customers, Ray oversees a team of technology and benefits professionals who have cultivated the most influential customer community in the U.S. benefits industry.
Before joining Benefitfocus, Ray was President and General Manager for the $3 billion Financial Services division of CSC, a multi-billion dollar global IT firm (now DXC Technology). Prior to CSC, Ray served as the Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Great Plains Software (later acquired by Microsoft and rebranded as Microsoft Dynamics GP). He previously held a management consulting position at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ray is a member of the AICPA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC). He is an avid USC Gamecocks fan.