We’re making 
benefits smarter.

Soda Health is a healthcare technology company founded on the promise of reducing health inequity. We provide Smart Benefits that connect people to products and services they need, when they need them, so they can live healthier lives. We close health equity gaps and lower the cost of healthcare by bridging the gap between the cost of living and living healthier. We partner with health plans and retailers to deliver expansive benefits for things like healthy foods, OTC medications, or transportation. Beyond facilitating transactions, Soda Health understands each individual’s needs and connects people to the resources they need to live healthier lives.

Our Values

Relentlessly focused on solutions that address social determinants of health

Where people live, learn, work, and play affects a wide range of health risks and outcomes. Creating health equity begins with addressing each of these basic needs.

Personalized relationships foster better health outcomes

Health care shouldn’t be transactional. Sustained engagement occurs when the consumer is presented with something relevant, timely, and personalized in a way that creates urgency for action.

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Better benefits and performance to inspire raving fans

We commit to delighting everyone we serve; that begins with an ever-expanding set of insights that create the next best action for consumers and quantitative ROI for sponsors.

Driven to continuously innovate

No matter the metric, we won’t relent until we remove the friction between our customers and the resources needed for their beneficiaries to achieve better health.


About our name - Soda Health

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) have a major impact on health and wellbeing, as well as the cost of care. Our mission is so important, we found a way to work SDOH into our company name.

Meet the team

A world class team of health care, retail, fintech, and consumer leaders

Our Investors

Soda Health is at a unique intersection of healthcare technology, fintech and retail. Our investors are the ideal partners for our journey.

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Careers at
 Soda Health

Everyone’s health is individual, so we’re building a platform that recognizes and respects the individuality of every person in the health care system. Each of us. All of us. If you want to advance health care and address health inequities, and you love working at the intersection of healthcare, fintech, and retail engagement, why not join Soda Health and turn our mission into your reality?

Robby Knight

Robby Knight

Co-Founder and CEO

A social worker by training, Robby has made it his life’s mission to address health inequities in a broad and meaningful way. He believes to his core that there had to be a a better way for people to get their first order needs met – in an economic model that isn’t prohibitive for health plans and employers to scale. He became obsessed with an idea to transform how social care is delivered and Soda Health (the phonetic pronunciation for social determinants of health) was born. 

Robby was one of the architects behind Walmart Health, a founding member of Walmart’s health insurance brokerage, and was responsible for building Walmart’s flex card business into a $2B revenue stream within 3 years.

Robby has a Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Science in management information systems and MBA from the University of Alabama and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. 

Daryl Risinger

Daryl Risinger

Co-Founder and President

A serial successful brand builder, Daryl has long recognized the health care industry as ideal for engineering disruptive strategies in the development of successful products, services and organizations. 

At Walmart, Daryl was the Chief Growth Officer for Health & Wellness and one of the architects of Walmart Health. Under his leadership, Walmart built the supplemental benefits business, going from $0 to $2B in revenues in 3 years. 

Prior to Walmart, his nearly 30 years of health care expertise has included Fortune 100 and start-up organizations within the pharmaceutical, medical device, hospital and outpatient services industries. What has been most consistent throughout his career is an innate ability to understand market needs, identify existing gaps and build the teams required to deliver market-leading solutions.  

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Chris is an experienced technology executive with extensive experience as a CTO in both healthcare and fintech industries.

His technical accomplishments include technology stack modernization, architecting solutions to position organizations for future growth while leading teams focused on high-priority, high-impact projects. He built and led teams at Rally Health, Aurora Investment Management and Backstop Solutions Group.

He is a summa cum laude graduate of Bradley University and a National Merit Scholar.

Jared Dauman

Jared Dauman

Co-Founder and Head of Operations

Fascinated with solving complex business problems, Jared was drawn to an eCommerce revenue cycle management startup at the beginning of his career. 

Later, on Walmart’s eCommerce team, he managed merchandising P&Ls within health and wellness. He sought out new business ventures for the category and as the directed spend program grew, Jared played an integral role in platform requirements, product strategy and day-to-day operations. During that time, he garnered strong relationships with healthcare payers and developed innovative ways to service their needs through fintech solutions. 

Jared has a Bachelor of Science business administration and entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis. He was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Health Care. 

Casey Bartolucci

Chief Commercial Officer

Casey has dedicated his career to transforming the health care industry. A proven, innovative leader driven by the desire to fix broken and sub-optimal business models, he was a founding member of a payor-focused management consultancy and built the growth function 0 to 1+ at a health tech start up focused on value-based care. He takes great pride in driving better outcomes for patients and better models for providers and their teams.

Casey brings years of value-based care experience from Stellar Health, where he served as the Chief Growth Officer and head of enterprise sales, contributing significantly to the company’s revenue growth. His experience in startups, extensive health plan network, depth of expertise in value-based care, and proven ability to develop transformative business models make him an ideal fit to drive growth at Soda Health.

Julie Fleischer

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Julie is an award-winning data-driven marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience across customer acquisition, retention, insights, media, and marketing.

She has deep experience in health and wellness as well as fast-moving consumer products gained at Weight Watchers, Kraft Foods and Encantos. Julie specializes in developing actionable business intelligence, customer experience excellence, and marketing accountability.

She is a decorated marketer, having been named by Forbes as a Top Entrepreneurial CMO, Adweek Sustainability Star, Content Marketer of the Year, and one of 50 women to know in Martech.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Jared Childs

VP, Business Development

Jared is a highly motivated leader with significant experience integrating retail and healthcare to drive meaningful outcomes.

Jared most recently worked at Shipt where he helped found and launch the healthcare division. His team built a directed spend payments product within the Shipt Marketplace, allowing health plan members to shop healthy foods and receive same-day delivery from over 120 retailers. Jared believes that true innovation requires great partners to learn and grow alongside. His experience building from concept to new vertical with exponential growth was one of the biggest thrills of his career.

Jared is a proud alum of NC State University’s Entrepreneurship program.

Matt Miner

VP, Engineering

    Matt is a systems thinker with an engineering background. He applies that mindset to organizational leadership to convert ideas into results.

    He began his career in consulting for Emmis Interactive and Sogeti USA where he worked with ASP.net, SQL and AJAX. Most recently Matt served as director of engineering at Rally Health. He formed and chaired the Live Site Champions community of practice, founded the quarterly technology capability plan to manage life cycles and transformed error prone infrastructure to 99.99% uptime. Matt often says, “Ideas are easy, results are hard work.”

    He has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Purdue.

      Ariane Grazian

      VP, Strategy and Partnerships

      Ari never backs down from a challenge and brings deep experience in transforming large-scale, bold ideas into scalable, viable strategies and products. At Soda Health, Ari is architecting a disruptive health tech meets fin tech solution to deliver smarter, personalized benefits to members and health plans in a consumer-friendly, familiar way – with smart cards. Soda Health is transforming benefit delivery to be a strategic value driver rather than a cost of doing business.

      Ari began her career with Deloitte as a strategy and operations consultant prior to joining Walmart in 2014. During her time with Walmart, she served as a productively disruptive leader who delivered many “world firsts” for the world’s largest retailer. In her most recent role as Director of Product Development & Health Plan Partnerships, Ari supported the financial viability of Walmart’s healthcare business by forging relationships with the country’s largest health plans and translating their challenges into new product offerings such as clinical gaps closure and engagement support, social determinants of health solutions, and innovative insurance products.

      Ari has a Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University.

      Andrea Okoro

      Head of Legal and Compliance

      Andrea is an experienced healthcare attorney with a background in supporting compliant growth and commercial expansion with startups. Andrea spent several years as a private practice attorney at McDermott Will & Emery advising clients on a broad spectrum of healthcare topics and transactions. In her prior role as Product Counsel at Cleo, a startup in the health tech space, she aided in the legal maturation of their product offerings, marketing strategy, and contracting process.

      Her professional accomplishments include being recognized by the National Black Lawyers Top 100, as a Top 40 Under 40, African American attorney in Massachusetts in both 2020 and 2021. Andrea is a Charter Member of TechGC and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

      She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an accompanying minor in Public Health from the University of Arizona, as well as a Juris Doctorate, concentration in Health Law, from Boston University School of Law.

      Dan McGee

      Lead Engineer

      Dan’s engineering career has been anything but ordinary. He has extensive experience with backend software development, infrastructure, operations and site reliability.

      Dan started his career working on open-source Linux distributions, expanding his expertise into web development, before starting his own freelance software development firm. Dan co-founded Data Everywhere, a platform utilizing APIs to allow users to share data between spreadsheets. He also maintained and revamped the infrastructure to support AWS-based applications at Rally Health, led the site reliability team at Kenna Security and led various backend development and DevOps teams at other stops in his career.

      Dan has a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Notre Dame.