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Signify Health Adds Dallas’ Winston Strawn Founder to Board of Directors

Taj Clayton co-chairs the Global Black Lawyers' Network, and is joined by McKinsey veteran Vivian Riefberg.
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Dallas-based healthcare technology solutions company Signify Health has named two new individuals to its board of directors. Taj Clayton, Partner and Chair of the Domestic Alternative Dispute Resolution practice at Winston & Strawn LLP, and Vivian Riefberg, former Leader of McKinsey & Company’s America’s public sector practice and past co-leader of the U.S. healthcare practice are both now providing guidance to the company.

“We are pleased to welcome Vivian and Taj, who join us at an exciting time as we continue to drive our strategy forward to transform a fragmented healthcare system into one that’s value-based and that enables more healthy, happy days at home,” said Kyle Armbrester, CEO via release. “The addition of these directors complements our board of directors’ skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to innovate financing models, deliver holistic, human-centered care and focus relentlessly on outcomes and enhanced value for our customers. We look forward to their contributions and are excited they chose Signify Health.”

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Taj Clayton, founding partner of Winston & Strawn, is appointed to Signify Health’s Board of Directors (Courtesy: Signify)

Clayton was a  founding partner of the Dallas office of Winston & Strawn, and co-chairs the Global Black Lawyers’ Network. He is also an executive advisor to New Mountain Capital, and her clerked for  Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2005–2006).

“Signify Health has created the prototype of what effective, value-based healthcare of the future will be. Importantly to me, Signify continues to iterate, innovate, and improve on its model. I am excited to join this transformative company as it emerges as the industry leader in providing comprehensive and preventative healthcare in the comfort of patients’ homes. As a board member, I look forward to leveraging my experience providing guidance and advice to leading Fortune 500 companies to help drive Signify Health forward as we reimagine what healthcare can and should be,” he said via release.

Reifberg spent more than 30 years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as Senior Partner. She is on faculty wat the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business faculty, and has worked with many major healthcare companies and served on the boards for the National Institutes of Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America. “I was drawn to this opportunity because I believe that Signify Health is uniquely positioned to transform healthcare in areas that are in particular need of focus such as home-based care,” said Riefberg via release. “As someone who has spent my professional career in healthcare, I have a special appreciation for Signify Health’s commitment to quality and the team’s progressive approach to holistic care with solutions addressing social determinants of health delivered in an integrated way across their service offering. I’m excited to be working with the leadership team on charting a path forward for Signify Health and for healthcare.”