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Next Impact, LLC
Lester is a career long innovator and disruptor in the human capital and employee benefits arena. Understanding that employers, and their advisors, needed something new, Lester founded Next Impact to support the education and expansion of innovative cost containment employee benefit strategies. From reference-based pricing to pioneering prescription drug (Rx) and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) strategies and association/aggregation solutions to health management techniques, Next Impact focus on the “early adopters.” Lester’s first step in to entrepreneurship was starting Incela, a full-service employee benefits and human resource company, committed to helping other companies maximize their investments in human capital. Before he co-founded Incela, he served over three years as Executive Vice-President and Chief Growth Officer for Willis’ Human Capital Practice, one of the largest insurance brokerages in the world. In this role, Lester led over 200 consultants in 40 + offices as part of a $350,000,000 practice- Willis’ single largest practice in North America. During a previous eight-year stint at Willis, Lester was consistently among the top five consultants nationally. Between those assignments, Lester served as National Vice President of Sales for Healthstat, a leading provider of worksite clinics and disease management services.