Health care advocate Michael Nadeau founded Viverae — formerly Elite Wellness — in 2003, in response to excessive utilization of health care plans and a generally unhealthy U.S. workforce. Nadeau brings 15 years of outsourcing and human resources experience to the company. Prior to Viverae, Nadeau worked for a Dallas-based human resources outsourcing company. There, he recognized the need for accountability in the workplace to keep employees healthier and reduce corporate spending on health care. Previously, he was an equity partner for Acuity Technology, an information technology (IT) consulting company in Dallas. A Boston native, Nadeau began his career in the Northeast, working in the software development, IT consulting and health care industries.
Nadeau has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit as a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 award in the "emerging sector" category for the Southwest Area North region. Under his leadership, Viverae has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" by the Dallas Business Journal. Nadeau is an expert in corporate health care solutions, health management programs, health risk identification and employee health incentives.