About the author

Stephen Neeleman, MD is the founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity, Inc. (www.HealthEquity.com), the nation’s oldest and largest dedicated health savings account custodian based in Draper, Utah. Dr. Neeleman founded HealthEquity to help people better save and spend their health care dollars.

As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Neeleman brings to HealthEquity a passion and firsthand knowledge for the practice of medicine. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Neeleman worked as general manager for Morris Air in Salt Lake City, Utah (later acquired by Southwest Airlines). Morris Air combined efficiency, technology and excellent customer service to succeed in a rocky industry. This innovative business model allowed Morris Air to rise above financially struggling competitors. With HealthEquity, Dr. Neeleman uses this model to help save another struggling industry: American health care.

Dr. Neeleman worked for several years as a general and trauma surgeon for Intermountain Healthcare in Utah. He currently serves as Vice Chairman, Founder, and Director for HealthEquity. Dr. Neeleman was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to serve as a board member for Utah’s high-risk insurance pool and on Utah’s Health Data Committee. He also serves on America’s Health Insurance Plans’ HSA Leadership Council and the American Bankers’ Association HSA Council. Dr. Neeleman is a former assistant professor of surgery at the University of Arizona. In 2003, Dr. Neeleman spent time in Washington DC, meeting with legislators to educate them on the benefits of passing the law enabling HSAs.

Dr. Neeleman completed his undergraduate degree and played football at Utah State University. He attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed his surgical training at the University of Arizona. Dr. Neeleman is married to Christine Lamb Neeleman. Together, they have five children. They love spending time at their family’s ranch in Southern Utah.