Zane Benefits Leadership Team

Paul Zane Pilzer, Chairman & Founder

Paul Zane Pilzer is a world-renowned economist, a highly successful social entrepreneur, an adjunct professor, and the author of nine best-selling books and dozens of scholarly publications. Pilzer completed Lehigh University in three years and received his MBA from Wharton in 15 months at age 22. He became Citibank's youngest officer at age 22 and its youngest vice president at age 25. At age 24, he was appointed adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught for 21 consecutive years. Over the past 30 years, Pilzer has started and/or taken public, five companies in the areas of software, education and healthcare. In healthcare, he is the Founder of Zane Benefits, Inc. (2006) and Extend Health, Inc. (1999), the two leading U.S. suppliers of personalized health benefits to corporate America including Wal-Mart's Sam's Club.

Rick Lindquist, President

Rick Lindquist is President of Zane Benefits, Inc., the leader in defined contribution employee health benefits. Zane works with brokers, agents and CPAs to transition clients to defined contribution healthcare solutions. Rick joined Zane in 2007 and was appointed President in 2011. He is a regular contributor to and other health benefits publications. Rick received his B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Computer Science from Duke University. 

Sarah Barnes, SVP

Sarah Barnes joined Zane Benefits with a wealth of operating experience.  She spent 4+ years at as a member of the Executive Management Team responsible for running on-line marketing.  Most recently, Sarah was a member of the leadership team and ran marketing at Daily Bread LLC -- a privately-held, fast-growing consumer goods company.  Sarah began her career in commercial banking and investment banking at Barclays Bank PLC, Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney before joining The Mayfair Group as a Managing Director in private equity.  She also spent several years working in asset management at Leucadia National Corporation overseeing strategic investments and portfolio companies.  She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chris Hansen, CTO

Chris Hansen is Zane Benefits’ Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Zane Benefits, Chris was a Senior Software Architect at Experticity where he helped set the direction for the company's technology offerings and evolved the technical infrastructure for future growth and expansion. Prior to Experticity, Chris held various software development roles at In his 7 years with, Chris lead software development teams on mission-critical projects and was a leader on the Software Architecture team in helping evaluate and integrate new technologies into the enterprise. Chris also served on the board for the Utah Java User Group from 2009 to 2014. Chris received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Utah. 

David Eastman, CFO

David Eastman is a General Partner at Prospector Equity Capital, L.P. He has been a Managing Director at Hunter Capital Group, the Fund's management company, since 1998. Previously, Mr. Eastman focused on private equity investments in Europe, most recently as a partner of Prague-based Tyn Group, where he worked on acquisitions in international franchising and telecommunications. Mr. Eastman has also worked as a private equity investor in Asia with Unifund International and as an investment banker with Banque Paribas and Drexel Burnham Lambert in the United States. Mr. Eastman received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles and his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

W. James Tozer, Jr, Director

Jim Tozer is an active venture investor and the President of Vectra Management Group, a real estate investment firm focused on Utah and Manhattan. He has formerly served as President of Prudential-Bache Securities, a Senior Vice President of Citibank and as a Senior Executive Vice President of Shearson Hayden Stone and, subsequently, of Marine Midland Bank. He was a founding investor and director of LendingTree. He holds a BA from Trinity College (where he is currently a trustee), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.