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Steve Barnes


“I love the passion and commitment at Accolade to help every patient, one at a time, receive the best healthcare outcome for themselves and their families.”

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.

Prior to Accolade, Barnes served as Chief Financial Officer as well as President of Energy Plus Holdings, which was acquired by NRG. At NRG he held leadership roles in finance, strategy and mergers & acquisitions in support of a rapidly growing business. Prior to that, Barnes 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.”

Barnes earned his Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Science 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.