George Brandes

George is the SVP of Product at Advantia Health, supporting Advantia’s software and health solutions business. He is also the Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of Pacify Health, which was acquired by Advantia in early-2019. He is passionate about designing products and services that simplify healthcare for patients and improve outcomes – particularly for low-income mothers and other disadvantaged populations.

Prior to Pacify, George was the VP of Healthcare Programs at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. There he was responsible for the design and execution of software across 6,800 locations nationwide to automatically help customers apply for the ACA tax credit and Medicaid programs at tax time (for free!). He has also served as a state official in Tennessee’s Medicaid program (TennCare). As a member of then-governor Haslam’s Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative, he worked with state/local stakeholders and federal counterparts to prepare Tennessee for the contingencies of the ACA and to implement a state-based exchange.

George received his BA from Northwestern University and a dual master’s in public healthcare finance from the London School of Economics and L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris). He is fluent in French and lives in Washington, D.C.