Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Craig Kasten leads SKYGEN USA in bringing next-generation claims management and technology tools together for healthcare organizations interacting with benefits. Mr. Kasten is an accomplished leader whose career in the managed healthcare industry spans 30 years. He is the founder or co-founder of several SKYGEN USA companies, including Wonderbox Technologies, Scion Dental, Vestica Healthcare, American Therapy Administrators and Hylis Pharmacy Solutions. He also co-founded Doral Dental USA and grew the company to a market-dominant position before its sale to DentaQuest Ventures.
Mr. Kasten continues to provide vision, strategic direction and creative support for functional design innovations to the Enterprise System, Wonderbox Technologies’ proprietary benefit management platform. He also provides oversight and strategic direction for new service innovations for Scion Dental and Vestica Healthcare.
Prior to launching his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Kasten served concurrently as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CareNetwork, Inc., a publicly traded regional health plan later acquired by Humana. Mr. Kasten holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin.
Mr. Kasten was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2003. In 2005, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Marquette University School of Business Administration.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Alice Sanem delivers client and member satisfaction by ensuring Vestica Healthcare meets its key performance metrics. She is responsible for overseeing all company operations, including claims processing, utilization review, provider reimbursement and customer service. Ms. Sanem is also focused on enhancing client value through automation and improved efficiencies.
Ms. Sanem brings more than 17 years of experience in accounting and systems implementation to her role. Before joining Vestica Healthcare, she served as accounting manager for Boelter Companies, where her responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of accounting, human resources, and payroll activities.
Ms. Sanem is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ms. Sanem is an active participant at Mended Little Hearts of Milwaukee, an organization that supports families affected by pediatric congenital heart disease.
Director of Credentialing Services
As Director of Credentialing Services, Mike Lessila is responsible for all of SKYGEN USA’s credentialing operations. This includes leading the internal credentialing function, working on growth strategies to increase the Credentialing Services provided to clients and managing SKYGEN USA’s strategic relationship with the American Dental Association, supporting the ADA Credentialing Portal and its rapid growth in the industry.
Mr. Lessila formerly was the Director of Business Development for SKYGEN USA, working with senior leadership to develop and execute strategies creating significant growth for the SKYGEN USA family of companies. Mike brings more than 20 years of experience in selecting, selling, designing and implementing new management systems, primarily in the insurance industry, to his role. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business from Concordia University Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Lessila is on the Board of Directors for Grace Lutheran Church & School in Menomonee Falls, WI and is a volunteer coach for middle school boys and girls basketball.
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