Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Craig Kasten leads SKYGEN USA in bringing next-generation claims management and technology tools together for healthcare organizations interacting with benefits. Mr. Kasten is an accomplished leader whose career in the managed healthcare industry spans 30 years. He is the founder or co-founder of several SKYGEN USA companies, including Wonderbox Technologies, Scion Dental, Vestica Healthcare, American Therapy Administrators and Hylis Pharmacy Solutions. He also co-founded Doral Dental USA and grew the company to a market-dominant position before its sale to DentaQuest Ventures.
Mr. Kasten continues to provide vision, strategic direction and creative support for functional design innovations to the Enterprise System, Wonderbox Technologies’ proprietary benefit management platform. He also provides oversight and strategic direction for new service innovations for Scion Dental and Vestica Healthcare.
Prior to launching his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Kasten served concurrently as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CareNetwork, Inc., a publicly traded regional health plan later acquired by Humana. Mr. Kasten holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin.
Mr. Kasten was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2003. In 2005, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Marquette University School of Business Administration.
Chief Executive Officer
Known as an innovator in the benefit management industry, Greg Borca has co-founded and led several successful companies, including Doral Dental USA, Scion Dental, Vestica Healthcare and Hylis Pharmacy Solutions. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Borca is responsible for the overall direction and growth of the SKYGEN USA Family of Companies.
Mr. Borca’s business experience and leadership expertise have enabled him to pioneer more effective strategies for benefit management. By pairing state-of-the-art technology with innovative business models, he has drastically reduced costs while improving the overall experience for members and providers. He has also driven the creation of innovative outreach tactics that increase member access to care. The SKYGEN USA companies under Mr. Borca’s leadership have expanded rapidly into positions of market leadership.
Mr. Borca’s entrepreneurial career began when he founded Resolute Systems, Inc., a national mediation and arbitration company. Before he partnered with Mr. Kasten to create Doral Dental, one of the largest benefit management companies in the U.S., he also founded Mednet of America, Inc.
Mr. Borca holds a Bachelor’s in Organization and Leadership from Marquette University. He serves on the national board for Voices for America’s Children, an organization that advocates for the well-being of children at the federal, state and local levels of government.
Mr. Borca was named an Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 by Ernst & Young. In 2004 he was named on The Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. In 2011 he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies.
As President of Scion Dental, John Schaak is responsible for ensuring that clients receive the highly innovative and ever more efficient services they have come to expect from Scion Dental as their partner, and as a leader in the dental benefits management industry. This includes continuing to leverage its unique technology to significantly reduce the cost to clients in delivering dental benefits. It also includes providing leadership within the industry by, among other things, overseeing the company’s initiative to help protect children from fraud and abuse within the Medicaid dental program.
Mr. Schaak brings to his position extensive leadership experience in matters of business and in child advocacy. Prior to joining Scion Dental, Mr. Schaak was a Partner with the national law firm Quarles & Brady. He is an experienced speaker who, among other things, has addressed the national conference of The National Association of Dental Plans, providing his vision of “The Insurance Company of the Future.” He further takes every opportunity to speak about the need to protect children from pediatric dental abuse, including a recent presentation to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association on “Pediatric Restorative Benefits: Potential for Fraud & Abuse.”
Mr. Schaak serves on the Board of Directors for the Wells Street Academy, which is a school for children with special needs. During his time as a practicing attorney, he also created and oversaw an award-winning truancy court program that continues to provide pro bono legal assistance to students.
Mr. Schaak has been listed on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Stars list multiple times. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Vice President of Business Development
As Vice President of Business Development for Scion Dental and Ocular Benefits, Mark Borca oversees all aspects of business development and monitors client expectations both during and after the implementation process. He is responsible for ensuring a positive experience for all clients, current and prospective, as well as strategies for improving Scion Dental and Ocular Benefits’ value propositions.
Mr. Borca’s experience in benefit management spans 14 years, and includes business development and client retention responsibilities in the Medicaid managed care arena. He specializes in government programs, including provider network contracting, client management, provider compensation and risk management strategies.
Mr. Borca joined Scion Dental at the company’s formation. Prior, he served in various capacities at Doral Dental USA. He was asked to step into his current role based on a proven track record for successful new business acquisition and the effective management of client relationships.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Gail Buenger guides Scion Dental’s progress in its next stage of rapid growth. She is responsible for strategy execution, relationship development, and change acceleration in both internal- and customer-facing operations that furthers the company’s strong track record of innovation in dental benefit management. Ms. Buenger oversees all operational functions of Scion Dental including the departments of Client Services, Provider Relations, Claims and Administration, and the Call Center.
Ms. Buenger is an accomplished healthcare operational business leader with experience in driving change and organizational growth. Before joining Scion Dental, she was Director/Chief Integration Officer of the Healthcare Division’s Revenue Cycle Solutions practice at Navigant Consulting, Inc., a global professional services firm. Prior, she spent 13 years with a leading regional integrated health care delivery system, Aurora Health Care, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She held positions of increasing responsibility, including Aurora’s first Director of Corporate Compliance, and then Regional Vice President of Operations. After creating the Office of Project Management Services, she was appointed to the role of PMO Vice President. Additionally she served in a dual capacity as Chief of Staff to Aurora’s Chief Operating Officer. While at Aurora, the largest private employer of Wisconsin-based employees in the state, Ms. Buenger earned her law degree.
Ms. Buenger is active in the community, currently serving as a Board Member for The Guest House of Milwaukee, a non-profit that provides shelter, housing, education, employment, and health-related services to the homeless in Milwaukee. Previously she served as an appointed community member serving the Ozaukee County Health and Human Services Board for a number of years.
Ms. Buenger, a life-long Wisconsin resident, holds a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School, as well as a certificate in alternative dispute resolution from the University. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Vice President of Information Services
As Vice President of Information Services, Duane Wesenberg has strategic oversight and management of Scion Dental’s EDI, Implementation, and Reporting Teams. Mr. Wesenberg’s focus will be driving technology initiatives to lower costs, improve operational efficiencies, enhance customer experiences, and manage resources effectively.
Mr. Wesenberg brings more than three decades of experience in software development, enterprise resource planning, and operational management to his role. Mr. Wesenberg is an accomplished healthcare technology and business leader with experience in driving innovation and managing organizational growth. Before joining Scion Dental, he spent 14 years with a leading regional integrated health care delivery system, Aurora Health Care, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While there he held positions of increasing responsibility, including IS Manager of Business Functions, IS Director of ERP/Web Application Development, and ultimately Vice President of Information Technology for Enterprise Applications. Notable accomplishments include creation of the MyAurora Patient Portal as well as the establishment of Employee Self-service for Budgeting, enhanced reporting, Human Resources processes, and Supply Chain requisitioning.
Mr. Wesenberg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
Dr. Fred Tye
Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Fred Tye is the Chief Dental Officer for Scion Dental, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s utilization review and management activities. In his role, Dr. Tye develops and implements clinical criteria algorithms utilized in the authorization process, and designs provider profiling measurement tools and their applications. Dr. Tye is also part of the team involved in determination, interpretation, and analytics related to the management of client dental benefits.
A licensed dentist since 1977, Dr. Tye has more than two decades of experience in various corporate settings, including direct experience in strategic planning, dental operations, network development, risk management, and consulting. Prior to joining Scion Dental, he managed CIGNA Health’s nationwide PPO and DHMO dental networks, built a DHMO business unit for Delta Dental Plan of Illinois, and provided dental capitation pricing for numerous Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans while at Dental Network of America.
Dr. Tye earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Loyola University School of Medicine, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, he earned an MBA with a concentration in Health Management and Finance.
Director of Centralized Administration
As Director of Centralized Administration, Jeanine Saer oversees the Call Center Operations, Claim Intake and Office Services departments for Scion Dental. She is responsible for meeting client requirements and expectations, creating cost effective and efficient processes, and delivering superior service.
Ms. Saer had been in her role for several years before Scion Dental became the first dental company to be awarded full accreditation for Claims Processing and Health Utilization Management by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). She specializes in driving process improvements and efficiencies through teamwork across departments. By fostering collaboration, she is helping to build a world-class organization focused on exceeding client expectations and delivering stellar results.
Ms. Saer holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An avid exercise enthusiast, she has completed five marathons and continues to pursue her personal goals in the sport.
Director of Provider Services
As Director of Provider Services, Patrick Ruesch brings a client-centric focus to the development and management of successful provider networks for Scion Dental clients. He oversees the Network Development, Credentialing, and Provider Services departments, ensuring Scion Dental maintains networks in alignment with the requirements of each client as well as the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and delivers a high quality of service to providers.
In his role, Mr. Ruesch is responsible for creating innovations that help ease the process of benefit management for provider communities. He provides leadership in identifying, developing and implementing provider management best practices and problem resolution. He collaborates with Scion Dental’s Chief Operating Officer on strategic initiatives to better align the departments to meet organizational objectives. He also works to foster an environment of continuous improvement though process and systematic efficiencies.
Mr. Ruesch brings nearly three decades of experience in the health insurance industry to his role. Prior to joining Scion Dental, he served as Global Operations Manager for Ingenix, a leading health information technology and services company and a business of UnitedHealth Group. His areas of expertise include network development, provider relations, claim operations, training and development, call center operations and global operations.
Mr. Ruesch holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.