John Bermel, Chief Financial Officer of Healthfirst


Mr. Bermel has been the CFO of Healthfirst since February 2016, bringing more than 20 years of health care industry experience to his role. Healthfirst is the largest not-for-profit health plan in New York City and in New York State with over $10.5 billion in revenue and 1.35 million members.  Through several broad roles, John has demonstrated success in financial management, turnaround and change management and as a trusted advisor to executive management. John spent 17 years at Aetna where he began as Controller of the Health Business and then was the CFO for Business Operations, serving as the company‚Äôs Senior Business Unit Finance Officer for the large part of his tenure. John was a key member of the management team responsible for the historic turnaround of Aetna.  Prior to joining Aetna, John served as Controller of Insurance Operations at United Healthcare and as Controller of MetraHealth, which United Healthcare purchased. He also spent over 11 years in public accounting serving insurance clients. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School (WEMBA).