About Us

Meet Our Team

At Lilac we believe that transforming healthcare requires bringing together talent as multifaceted and disparate as the challenges that need to be solved. That is why our founding team possesses a mosaic of skills, knowledge, experiences and mindsets.


We are a team of technologists, Payer operators, entrepreneurs and, above all, relentless builders and problem solvers. We strike the balance of embracing innovation while holding healthcare’s mission with reverence. We care deeply about playing a role in changing our Healthcare system for the better but respect how important it is to find paths that also minimizes risk and disruption.

This founding DNA will shape how we build and scale Lilac. We believe that it’s crucial not only to our success, but also to the success of our customers and our ability to more broadly impact the healthcare system.

Neetu Rajpal

Neetu has a storied career of building enterprise software. Most recently she was CTO at Oscar Health. Previously she was the CTO & CPO of enterprise marketing platform Conductor. She started her career at Microsoft where she worked on building everything from low level APIs, developer tools and enterprise SaaS solutions.

Alex Schaefer

Alex is a seasoned Go-To-Market leader who has built nearly every customer facing team from scratch. Most recently he was Chief Customer Officer of Lumar, where he led commercial operations on the journey from Seed to Series B. Alex is a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in rural Kenya.

Matt Spivey
Principal Engineer

Matt is an experienced engineering leader who has built software and led teams at some of the most impactful companies at the intersection of healthcare and tech, including Oscar, Talkspace, and Aetna. Matt brings decades of experience building data intensive front ends that are intuitive and user friendly.

Marc S Ryan
Chief Solutions Officer

Marc has extensive leadership experience across health plans and healthcare technology. Most recently, Marc was a founding executive and President of MedHOK (MHK, acquired by Hearst Health). He has launched and operated multiple health plans and served in senior government positions. Marc is also the author of The Healthcare Labyrinth.

Denise Draper
Principal Engineer

Denise brings decades of experience building complex data integration software. She was the engineering leader for Microsoft’s original XML team and then led the groundbreaking development of SSIS for Microsoft SQL Server. Denise holds a PhD from University of Washington in Artificial Intelligence

Our Investors

Interested in Joining Lilac?

At this stage we’re opportunistically hiring top software engineers, data scientists, ML/AI experts and Payer business development pros. If you want to explore opportunities, drop us a line on what you’re interested in at careers@lilacsoftware.com.

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