Ronald S. Leopold, MD, MBA, MPH
Health and Productivity



“I have enjoyed both a professional and personal relationship with Dr. Leopold (Ron) for more than 10 years. Ron is one of the single most creative, innovative and passionate people of our time and that I have ever had the privilege of working with and alongside. Ron has an abundance of energy, intelligence and vision, which has allowed him to truly create a legacy of improvement upon our current and energing system of care as well as people, business and the communities in which they coexist. It is an honor and privilege to provide my personal and professional recommendation on behalf of Dr. Ron Leopold.” 

Gary Earl, Senior Health Innovations Executive, UnitedHealthcare

“Ron is an outstanding thought leader. He is a brilliant and persuasive communicator, with great ability to convey complex analysis, keen insights, and big ideas.” 

Winthrop Cashdollar, Executive Director for Disability Insurance, America's Health Insurance Plans

“It's rare to find an MD with superb communication skills. It's even more rare to find an MD with communication skills and out-of-the-box creativity. I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ron Leopold at MetLife for +/- 10 years. His knowledge, creativity, energy and commitment are first-rate. He has an unusual gift for translating technical information into content that's clear and memorable. This makes him a terrific speaker, author, media spokesperson, educator and thought leader.” 

Meg Wildrick, Managing Director, BlissPR

“I've known and worked with Ron for more than ten years. He is a true thought leader, intellectual resource, and business partner. A credible expert in his field, Ron is forward-thinking, fact based and highly informed and knowledgeable, yet is tremendously creative, provocative and thought provoking in style and approach. Ron's presentations captivate audiences, while educating and stimulating broader thinking. It's always a rich and valuable experience to work with Ron or to see him present.”

Howard Lorsch, Vice President, Human Resources, MetLife

Ron is an extremely literate and knowledgeable professional who can help customers to understand the employee wellness impact on the success of their business. He is an excellent listener and a creative problem solver. He was a pleasure to work with” 

Renee Berger, Vice President, MetLife

"Through his research, his speaking and his recent book on benefit strategy, Ron has become one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders. Few in our industry have demonstrated the impressive insight and strategic vision that Ron exhibits in his work.

I’ve had the honor of being on the program with Ron at numerous industry events over the past couple of years and so have seen him in action on the platform many times. His presentations are polished, compelling and entertaining as he shares his analysis of the results of his annual survey of employees, employers and brokers/consultants.

As a speaker and writer on employee benefits myself, I rely often on Ron’s work both to better understand industry trends and for the empirical data to prove my point. His annual surveys are likely the industry’s most quoted and highly regarded source of actionable data.

Ron has played a major role in the movement of group medical brokers and consultants toward embracing workplace voluntary benefits. His writings and presentations on benefit trends have helped these brokers overcome their biases and recognize the value that voluntary benefits can bring to both their clients and their own practice.

Without question, Ron Leopold is one of the most influential figures in the benefits industry.” 

Nelson Griswold, President, Bottom Line Solutions, Inc.

“When people describe Dr. Ron Leopold, they will use terms such as "thought leader", "visionary", "creative" and other similar adjectives you would expect of a leader. Of course I agree with all of them. However, what has always impressed me the most about Dr. Ron, is that he "gets it". Whether it's the high-level business objective, the customer's needs or the technology that will get us the right solution, Dr. Ron has a great ability to understand the need and envision the solution; all the while, keeping his team and partners fully engaged, motivated and 100% focused on success.

On top of all of these business capabilities, Dr. Ron is just a pleasure to work with as an individual.”

Tom McEntee, Digital Strategy Lead, US Business, MetLife

"At heart Dr. Ron is an educator and an innovator of exceptional caliber. He has been able to develop visionary solutions to the most fundamental issues facing the industry. But where Dr. Ron's work has been truly most memorable to me, is in the way that he drives business value by ensuring these ground-breaking insights and approaches are adopted across a diverse and widespread audience. He has an uncanny way of connecting with people whether through humor or his engaging style of delivering a complex message in clear, concise terms that resonate and stick with listeners.

I have no doubt that whatever the breakthrough or leading edge topic in non-medical health insurance, you will find Dr. Ron has already published an opinion and should be the source you turn to for leadership and guidance.”

Mike Boudreau, PMP, Chief of Staff; Manager, Project Management Office, MetLife

“I have known Ron for over 20 years. Throughout those years he has been a true thought leader in disability management. From the early days of employer awareness of the correlation of absence and productivity to the more wholistc view of effective resource allocation in the workplace, Ron has always been at the forefront, creating awareness as a powerful writer and inspiring speaker.

Jim Franklin, CEO, Reliable Review Service

“Ron Leopold has established MetLife as the premiere provider of research in the insurance industry, in particular in the area of benefits, both core and voluntary. My company looks forward to each and every research report. Ron's research and analysis has enabled my company to stay ahead of the curve in the benefits arena and to capitalize on the trends, attitudes, and needs of both employers and employees. And his ability to analyze and communicate his findings in a highly engaging way has contributed significantly to the success of our business. I HIGHLY recommend Ron Leopold.” 

Jim Ouimet, Workplace Affinity

“I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Dr. Ron Leopold for over 10 years. Dr. Ron has earned an enviable reputation in the group benefits space for his research and insights on the future of employee benefits and the connection between health, wellness, disability and absence management. Ron is an exceptional public speaker. He is able to educate and entertain, a rare quality in the employee benefits arena. Ron is, for many in our industry, the very public face of MetLife's thought leadership and research capabilities. I have really enjoyed working with Dr. Ron and value his very significant contributions to our company . I truly appreciate the lead role he has taken in moving the discussion forward on evolving trends in employee benefits and employee health and wellness.”

Dan Arkins, Regional Director, MetLife Disability

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