EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a monthly series of miniprofiles featuring local executives “off the clock.”
EXECUTIVE’S NAME, TITLE AND COMPANY NAME.
Todd Humphrey, Cofounder and COO, League
TELL US WHAT YOUR COMPANY DOES AND WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THIS BUSINESS.
League is a tech company transforming the health insurance and benefits space. We partner with employers — where people spend most of their time — to provide a simplified, digital experience for people to maximize their health benefits.
For someone driven by innovative ideas and competition, tackling the health care industry was an exciting and welcome challenge for me, especially given that technology has yet to have any sort of meaningful impact. My cofounders and I determined health benefits should be less of a workplace formality and more of a performance driver to better engage employees, which leads to an increase in productivity and retention and helps businesses stay competitive. Big companies have the resources to do this well, but smaller companies often struggle. With League, we want to be your partner to tackle these obstacles and help you offer better benefits your employees actually want to use. In the end, we want people to be proactive with their health, and be better, every day.
WHAT BOOK/TV SHOW/PODCAST ARE YOU READING/WATCHING/LISTENING TO AND WHY?
Book: I just finished The Upstarts by Brad Stone — a great look at the rise of Uber and Airbnb, and the grit and time required to turn a startup into a success.
TV show: I’m saving a few episodes of the new Billions season. And I’m always ready to watch Ray Donovan [in
] tear apart L.A.!
Podcast: TED Talks are my go-to. A wide variety of topics and ideas, and there is always something to learn.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT IN SEATTLE?
La Spiga, on Capitol Hill. The food and wine are spectacular, and the owners and staff are the best of the best. It’s a go-to for business dinners or a fun weekend night out!
WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE AND WHY?
A 2015 Toyota Sequoia. I can fit my two daughters (12 and 14) and bunches of their friends in it. It’s important to have a car that can act as a bus with teenagers, who travel in packs!
TELL US SOMETHING PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
As a proud Canadian and former hockey player, I was recently named to Mayor Murray’s advisory panel on redeveloping KeyArena. The city of Seattle deserves both an NHL and an NBA team, and I’m excited to be a part of it.
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT OUTSIDE OF WORK?
My kids! My own girls are my center point, but I’m passionate about the future of our next generation and how we prepare them for the world ahead. It will only continue to get smaller and move faster. I believe we need to evaluate what, and how, we are teaching our kids to ensure we provide them with a solid foundation toward success.
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