Former Express exec new VP, HR at Quantum Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Quantum Health has appointed former Express executive Elliott R. Tobias as the company’s VP of human resources.


"Elliott has a strong background in talent acquisition and management, as well as change management — skills which make him well-suited to lead Quantum Health's organizational development and growth, as we continue our quest to be the best loved brand in healthcare," said CEO Kara Trott. "We're particularly excited about Elliott's deep retail background. His experience at national consumer brands will integrate seamlessly with our own customer service-based model, especially as healthcare becomes more consumer-driven."

At Quantum, Tobias, who was EVP of human resources for Express, will be responsible for developing and executing strategies for talent acquisition and retention, leadership development, performance management and cultural support. He will lead efforts to assimilate talent into the company's culture and values structure, and to ensure stability of the company's differentiated business model of organizing work through socially cohesive teams. He and his team will also oversee recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits, on-boarding and training, employee relations and communications and benefits administration.

"Quantum Health has created an award-winning workplace where tightly-connected teams interact to deliver the very best care management possible, while balancing the demands of a high-growth business," said Tobias. "Kara and the Quantum Health leadership team run an unbelievable company — a place where careers flourish and teams support each other in extraordinary ways. I can't imagine anyplace else I would rather be."

Tobias has nearly 30 years of human resources experience. At Express, he led all aspects of the retailer's human resources function for its 16,000 employees across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Prior to that, Tobias held numerous senior leadership roles in human resources with Limited Brands from 2001 to 2007 and with Macy's from 1986 to 2001.

He earned his bachelor of science in business administration degree from Emmanuel College, and holds a master of business administration degree from Columbia University. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, and is a former board member of the Northeast Human Resources Association. He resides with his family in New Albany, Ohio.

Founded in Columbus in 1999, Quantum Health is a care management and health improvement company serving the health care needs of more than 375,000 members at nearly 80 self-funded public and private sector organizations, including hospital systems, manufacturers, coalitions, school districts, technology, entertainment and retail companies across the U.S.

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