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Our Vision

Healthy and Productive People. Thriving Businesses.

Our Mission

ReedGroup connects the ecosystem of work, life and health with…
  • The best service experience for clients and employees
  • Trusted content and expertise
  • Partnerships across healthcare and insurance
  • Technology to drive simplicity
  • The data to create meaningful insights
For over 30 years, ReedGroup has been building a better health-productivity balance for both our clients and their employees. This means creating products that support the entire ecosystem – providers at the point of care, insurers, healthcare organizations, and human resources professionals – all in the pursuit of returning employees to their full activity, and keeping businesses thriving with a skilled workforce. Our clients represent all industries and 50% of Fortune 100 companies. As we continue to advance absence management, we will continue to deliver reliable products that broaden business insight and provide a better overall experience.
1977: Dr. Presley Reed founds Reed Group as a research organization focused on helping people return to work
1982 – ’90: Research conducted to collect initial data for The Medical Disability Advisor
1991: Dr. Reed authored The Medical Disability Advisor, (now known as MDGuidelines), a series of floppy disks that were the company’s first software product
1993: Federal FMLA enacted; case management services begin
2004: MDA Absence Manager is introduced
2005: Headquarters expand and relocate to Colorado
2008: Audax purchases ReedGroup
2010: LeavePro launched
2012: LeaveAdvisor launched
2013: Guardian purchases ReedGroup
ACOEM Practice Guidelines acquired, providing greater enhancement of MDGuidelines
2015: HQ expands to new building, winning an award for its interior design
2016: Aon Absence Management Administration Business is acquired
ReedInsights launched
ReedGroup’s global presence means that our 2,000 employees are close to your employees – throughout North America, and across continents. MDGuidelines now reaches most of Europe, parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


Sandra (Sandy) Callahan is ReedGroup’s Chief Executive Officer and a Senior Vice President at Guardian Life Insurance Company. A veteran insurance industry leader, Sandy has extensive absence and disability experience along with group benefits expertise spanning financial management, talent development, operations, and customer satisfaction.

Over the course of her career, Sandy has had responsibilities for strategic, operational and financial oversight of a variety of Group insurance business lines and has successfully designed and launched dynamic business models that have challenged industry norms.

Most recently, Sandy was with The Hartford where she was Senior Vice President for Group Insurance Operations responsible for Aetna’s integration following the company’s acquisition, for which she played an instrumental role in facilitating. Prior to that she was president of Aetna’s Group Insurance business, leading nearly 2,000 employees and driving the strategic vision for the $2.2B product portfolio. Sandy also has held senior leadership roles at Lincoln Financial Group and the Mutual of Omaha.

Sandy and her husband of 38 years have three children and one granddaughter.

KEVIN CURRY, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Kevin Curry is ReedGroup’s CRO, and directs business strategy, technology innovation, overall performance, and marketing. His primary focus is to drive company growth through revenue generation and retention, and to oversee alignment across all revenue-generating teams, including Client Services, Sales, Marketing and MDGuidelines. Kevin is a 20-year veteran of the Absence Management industry, and has led sales and marketing teams within ReedGroup for more than eight years. Prior to joining ReedGroup, Kevin served in senior positions for Mercer’s Total Health Management practice, where he partnered with large employers to help them reduce costs, significantly improve absence management productivity, and meet specific and measurable objectives. Kevin is a well-regarded and respected industry expert, and is frequently sought after to speak at industry conferences and events. Kevin served for many years on the board of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), and currently serves on the board of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

MICHAEL GLICKSMAN, VP Software Engineering

As ReedGroup’s Vice President of Software Engineering, Michael Glicksman brings over 20 years of experience in software engineering, architecture, technical product and organizational leadership in various industries. Michael’s strengths include building, growing and catalyzing digital transformation of global software organizations to deliver innovative solutions for customer growth. Most notably, during his tenure at Intuit, EMC and now at ReedGroup, Michael successfully rolled out Agile and SAFe at an enterprise level to drive consistency, repeatability, and scalability in software delivery. In parallel, he is responsible for ReedGroup’s cloud migration and setting the long-term cloud strategy and vision. With his passion for technology, process, and growing software teams, Michael leads and motivates teams to perform at their best with fanatical customer focus.

Colleen Hutchings, Vice President, Operations and Client Services

As Vice President, Operations and Client Services, Colleen Hutchings leads a team of directors and managers who are responsible for providing excellence in operational service delivery and client satisfaction, providing industry leading outsourcing solutions, and seamlessly ensuring quality return to work outcomes.

Hutchings has more than 20 years of experience across the health continuum in the clinical, insurance and client segments, and brings together her passion for Lean Six Sigma principles and disability management to deliver a best-in-class customer experience. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President, Canadian Operations, for ReedGroup Canada; before joining ReedGroup, she developed and led a national team of organizational health consultants within a large Canadian insurer as part of an innovative mandate to integrate organizational health as an key component in impacting absence rates.

Prior to this, Hutchings held leadership positions at both regional and national levels within rehabilitation, case management and absence outsourcing operations with two national providers. She also spent many years in Exercise Therapy, working with organizations to support healthy return to work and accommodation plans under the Workers’ Compensation Plan in Alberta.

Colleen holds a Master’s degree in Disability Management from the University of Northern BC, a BPE from University of Fredericton, NB, and is a Certified Disability Management Professional and a Consensus Based Disability Management Auditor.


Joe Guerriero is the Senior Vice President of Reed Group’s MDGuidelines™ division, and the renegade among us. His intuition with data in the medical arena is drawn from over 20 years of experience in publishing and health care, as well as expertise in marketing, advertising and digital strategy. Joe has held leadership roles at Success Media, Billboard, and Healthleaders, Inc., where he launched Health Leaders magazine. Immediately prior to ReedGroup, he served as Vice President/Group Publisher at Eagle Publishing, where he ran the company’s $25M political media group, including the nationally known RedState.com. Joe is a graduate of Manhattanville College and has studied integrated sales and brand marketing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.


As SVP of ReedGroup’s Customer Operations, Nancy Botiller is at the heart of our mission to deliver outstanding levels of end-to-end customer service. Bringing people back to health and back to work has been her consistent focus since she began her career as a licensed practitioner of Physical Therapy. From there she moved to Kaiser Permanente, where she held several roles over 19 years, including leading the organization’s National Claims Services as the Executive Director. She then moved to Nurse-Family Partnership, an evidence-based nurse home visiting program for low-income families, serving as their Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she held the position of Executive Vice President of Operations at the non-profit health plan provider, Colorado Access. Nancy earned her MBA from the University of Colorado Denver, and her MS in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, after receiving her BS from University of California, Davis.


As Senior Vice President and leader of ReedGroup’s Canadian Absence Business, Tom Gergely plays a key role in understanding client needs and providing solutions. His broad base of absence consulting and administration knowledge, specifically in the areas of workers’ compensation and disability risk management, make him an innovative leader in our business development. Strategy, operations, innovation, business development and client management all fall within his realm of responsibility. Having developed industry-leading analytical tools necessary in the identification of casual costing factors and appropriate risk management strategies, Tom has led the creation of innovative approaches relating to organizational health management and integrated program design. He brings a fresh perspective on branding and marketing to the healthcare arena. His degree in business and economics is from the University of Western Ontario, and he serves as Chairman of the Board for London Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s largest hospital groups.


ReedGroup’s Account Management and ReedInsights Analytics teams have a great leader in Harry. As our Vice President of Client Services, he is committed to upholding the highest standards in customer service. Harry drives to what his team and his clients need to achieve success. His understanding of product and software development make him adept at initiating cross-organizational partnerships, while his relationship management expertise perfectly complements his strong knowledge of products and operations. Harry joined ReedGroup following six years leading Technology Service Delivery for Western Union’s North and South American regions. He has also served in senior roles as VP of Operations for ChannelInsight and various leadership positions with consulting firms including Keane and DCSS. His BS degree in Computer Science comes from Louisiana State University.


Alexis Kearns is ReedGroup’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources. As a tenured Human Resource leader, Alexis is passionate about the high performance of ReedGroup’s people, and is committed to leveraging the power of human capital to meet business commitments and serve clients. With more than 15 years of experience in HR and organizational consulting, Alexis specializes in transformational change management, building HR strategy and teams that unlock human performance, pre- and post-merger and acquisition human capital planning, leadership development, team effectiveness, and executive coaching. Alexis’ dynamic work has spanned a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, hospitality, public safety, retail, and telecommunications. She has also been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as being one of the “Top 40 under 40” leaders within the community. Alexis earned her degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


Stephanie serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO. She supports ReedGroup’s C-Suite in coordinating company priorities to deliver on major objectives for internal and external stakeholders. With a strong background in strategic and operational planning, Stephanie leads special initiatives in a cross functional capacity. She also handles executive communications and is responsible for authoring ongoing operational reports and presentations.


Josh leads the ReedGroup legal department. He oversees compliance, contracting, commercial agreements, product development, procurement, employment law, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Josh brings experience in healthcare, financial services and IT, arriving most recently from a role as Associate General Counsel at healthcare information technology solutions company TriZetto Corporation. Prior to that he served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Flextronics, a global multibillion dollar electronic manufacturing services company. Josh received his JD from New York City’s Fordham Law School, and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University.


Fred Simard is ReedGroup’s VP, CFO. In addition to leading ReedGroup’s Finance teams, Fred also holds the very important role of Chief Actuary for the Commercial and Government Markets (CGM) division. In his Chief Actuary role, Fred is responsible for measuring the profitability and risk for the products and services we provide across CGM. Fred brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the role. He most recently served as CFO for National Accounts in MetLife’s Group Insurance business. Fred has also held a variety of senior leadership roles in actuarial, finance, reinsurance, product management and market management, across the entire Group Insurance product portfolio for both MetLife and, before that, Unum.


As ReedGroup’s VP, Controller, Christine oversees the accounting operations of ReedGroup including financial planning and reporting, tax, capital management, audits and risk management. Christine is responsible for reporting to Guardian’s Leadership Team and is a key member of ReedGroup’s Executive Team. Christine has over 15 years of success in leading finance and accounting teams in an array of industries.

KARI HEBERT, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

As the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Kari is a critical business partner to the ReedGroup Executive Leadership Team, Guardian Directors, and internal Stake Holders. She develops long-term strategies around financial modeling, reporting and implementation of cross-functional projects and is responsible for leading all financial planning activities including driving the revenue forecast, managing headcount, and establishing the annual budget.

Keith Nelson, SVP, Account Management

Keith Nelson is ReedGroup’s SVP of Account Management. Keith is passionate about delivering outstanding results for clients while building loyal and enduring relationships that create trust through consistent delivery. A major asset Keith brings to his new role is his deep technical experience, having started his career as a programmer analyst, then onto software developer and over time becoming accountable for the core business application systems for large group insurance providers.

At Aetna where he served for 11 years, Keith was responsible for all IT and absence claims risk support services. He successfully managed client expectations throughout key implementations and acted as the market facing leader to brokers and consultants in the Group insurance space. Most recently, Keith was Vice President, Group Benefits Client Implementation & IT Program Delivery at The Hartford.

Keith has significant experience across a broad array of industries including Group insurance, absence services, and claims management and has led a number of operational areas including a large team of credentialed case managers, RN’s and vocational specialists.