“I love the passion and commitment at Accolade – particularly of Accolade Health Assistants – to help every patient, one at a time, receive the best healthcare outcome.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Steve Barnes is responsible for shaping and driving the financial and investment strategy at Accolade. He also leads efforts to raise capital—a vital aspect of our growth plans that requires forging strong relationships with the investment community.
Notes Steve, “I joined Accolade to be part of a mission-driven company led by passionate people who are tackling an important problem: providing better healthcare outcomes while simultaneously lowering costs.”
Steve comes to Accolade from NRG, which acquired Energy Plus Holdings, where he served as Chief Financial Officer as well as President. In these roles, he oversaw finance, strategy and mergers & acquisitions in support of a rapidly growing business. Prior to that, Steve was Managing Director and CFO at Novitas Capital, and he began his career as a CPA with KPMG.
Passion and creativity are essential leadership skills that Steve values: “I’m inspired by leaders who are unwavering in their desire to find new ways to solve big challenges, and who inspire others to go beyond their comfort zones to achieve great success.”
Steve earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in Accounting from Villanova University. He is proud to serve on the board of LiveConnections, a non-profit that brings innovative, cross-genre music experiences to diverse audiences through live performances and interactive education. Steve’s hobbies include music, sports and spending time with his wife and two children.