Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Peter is a co-founder and LifeCare’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. A true entrepreneur, Peter launched LifeCare as a start-up in 1984 in Westport, CT to help employees manage their child care needs.
Today, LifeCare is the leader in productivity and employee loyalty solutions, serving thousands of employers and millions of members worldwide. Peter has been profiled in the media and is a frequent keynote speaker. Prior to founding LifeCare, Peter worked in product management and marketing for Seiko Time Corporation, an international consumer product company, and worked for MCA as Vice President of Marketing and Promotion focusing on innovative customer growth strategies. Peter attended Cornell University and New York University’s School of Business and Public Administration.
Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer
Jeffrey is a co-founder and LifeCare’s Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer. Jeffrey defines and evaluates emerging market strategies and helps plan the company’s go-to-market strategies.
He also helps identify opportunities to differentiate LifeCare in the marketplace and maintain its reputation for superior quality. Jeffrey works with all of LifeCare’s functional groups to create customized client programs that anticipate industry trends and developments and deliver industry-leading utilization and ROI. Jeffrey earned a BA in Economics from Hobart College.
Chief Financial Officer
Pat is the Chief Financial Officer of LifeCare and is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations, with a strong focus on driving profitability and cash flow.
He provides leadership and coordination in the business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company. Additionally, Pat helps to develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and operational plans, programs and systems. Prior to joining LifeCare, Pat served as the Chief Financial Officer for OMS, an accounts receivable management firm. He has also held management positions in the Corporate Accounting Services group at Xerox Corporation with financial reporting responsibilities. Pat began his career in public accounting with the regional firm of Gordon, LaMarco, Baron & Orbuch CPA’s focusing on both financial statement auditing and tax consulting. Pat earned a BS in Accountancy from Miami University and an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Babson College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christopher Burki is focused on generating revenue growth opportunities and working with the Sales, Client Services and Marketing teams in closing new business and strengthening existing client relationships.
Previously, he served as LifeCare’s Vice President of Sales, overseeing nationwide sales efforts. Christopher has been instrumental in identifying new sales channels and expanding LifeCare’s distribution channels by establishing relationships with business partners and other specialty markets. He also has assisted with ongoing product development efforts. Before joining LifeCare, he was an investment executive in the Retail Sales and Marketing Division of Smith Barney. Christopher earned a BA from Syracuse University.
EVP, Human Resources
Peggy is Executive Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for leading LifeCare’s Human Resource functions and developing and implementing Human Resource strategy and programs.
Her day-to-day responsibilities include directing the administration and ongoing enhancement of LifeCare’s employee benefits, overseeing compensation and recruitment/retention programs, employee relations, as well as management of learning and organizational development plans. Before joining LifeCare, Peggy was a pre-sales clinical consultant for VitalSpring Technologies and a manager of employee benefits at Oxford Health Plans. She also has served as manager of employee health and as a registered nurse case manager at Oxford. Peggy is a registered nurse and earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Boston College.
Dave is Executive Vice President of LifeMart responsible for overseeing and managing LifeCare’s discount shopping platform division.
Before joining LifeCare, Dave was Executive Vice President at Affinion Group where he led the Retail Solutions Division managing all aspects of the 100 employee division including marketing strategy and execution, product development, sales and client management. Previously, Dave launched and served as CEO of LiveMind, an internet startup that provided an open marketplace for live, online learning. Before LiveMind, Dave spent four years at Webloyalty as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development and the prior 10 years at Modem Media in a range of senior executive roles. In the early part of Lynch’s career he held ascending brand management positions in marketing at PepsiCo and at Danone Group. He received his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and BA in History from Middlebury College. Lynch, his wife and their two boys live in New Canaan, CT.
Chief Information Officer
Greg Kaether is Chief Information Officer responsible for providing the strategic direction for the LifeCare technology portfolio, as well as, the day-to-day execution of Information Technology organizational activities. He joined LifeCare in 2016.
Greg is an accomplished Technology Leader with over 20 years of progressive corporate leadership experience. Prior to joining LifeCare he was with Clayton Holdings for nine years where he held executive leadership roles including CIO. Clayton is a global provider of mortgage and real-estate market risk management solutions in Shelton, CT. Prior to that, for 13 years, Greg held various Information Technology senior leadership positions within Oxford Health Plans and UnitedHealthcare.
Greg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Colleen is an experienced leader in the field of work-life with extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of customer service, call center management, new client implementation, program development, process management and operational efficiencies.
With more than 15 years of experience at LifeCare working with hundreds of LifeCare’s premiere clients, Colleen has a unique and deep understanding of customizing programs to meet the unique and different needs of each client—as well as segmented employee populations. She has also been instrumental in the development, implementation and operations of enhanced products and services that extend beyond work/life to include: professional care management, concierge services, discount programs, online tutoring, lactation programs, backup care and financial wellness services—and continues to be directly involved in identifying and analyzing emerging employer and employee trends.
Prior to joining LifeCare, Ms. McGrath held various positions in the field of education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Fairfield University and is a certified Life Coach.