Chris Burns


With over 35 years of diverse experience in the employee benefits, healthcare, digital health and retirement industry in the U.S. as well as globally, Chris Burns contributes great expertise and depth to suite of professional services.

From January 2016, Chris served as VP, Sales at Vida Health, a digital therapeutics firm based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to Vida, he was Managing Director at Sequoia Consulting Group, a national, full-service employee benefit and insurance consulting firm based in San Mateo, CA. Before joining Sequoia, Chris served at the Willis Group in New York City as Chief Executive Officer for the Employee Benefits Practice. Responsibilities included over $500 million in annual revenue and 3,000 employees in more than 75 countries around the world. Prior to Willis, he worked for Mercer as a Principal based in New York City.

Early in his career, Chris gained valuable overseas experience and perspective during a 12-year period in senior international positions leading significant regional and country operations for Cigna and AIG. Working for Cigna in Athens he was responsible for Greece, the Middle East and Africa. He was promoted and given responsibility for Cigna’s operations in Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro. Based in London, Chris led AIG’s operations for multinational business in the U.K. and Europe.

Chris serves on the Boards of several private companies in the Digital Health, Mobility and HR Enterprise Software sectors. He holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Boston College.

Chris lives in Plano, Texas with his wife, Nayla. They have 3 children, Rob, Alec and Stephanie.