On Tuesday, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services announced that Management expert and former CEO and Chairman of two publicly traded companies Jeffrey Zients will take on the leadership role to fix the broken HealthCare.gov site under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
According to the HHS announcement, Zients will provide short-term advice, assessments and recommendations. Additional experts and specialists is being marshaled as part of a “cross-functional team that is working aggressively to diagnose parts of HealthCare.gov that are experiencing problems, learn from successful states, prioritize issues, and fix them. “
Jeffrey Zients Background
American CEO, management consultant and entrepreneur. On January 17, 2012, he was named acting director of the Office of Management and Budget and assumed office on January 27, 2012, his second turn as acting director, a position he held until April 24, 2013. In 2009, President Obama appointed him to the new position of United States Chief Performance Officer and Zients was confirmed by the Senate to be Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budgetin the federal government of the United States. Zients left the Office of Management and Budget in April 2013. On September 13, 2013, it was announced that Zients will replace Gene Sperling as Director of the National Economic Council. Sperling, who has held this post since January 2011, plans to step down January 01, 2014 for personal reasons.