On August 25, 2022, Mr. Robert Rebak tendered his resignation from the board of directors (the Board) of Ontrak, Inc. (the Company) and from each committee of the Board on which he served, effective immediately. Mr. Rebak served on the Nominations and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Rebak's decision to resign was for personal reasons and not due to any disagreement on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.
On August 26, 2022, upon the recommendation of its Nominations and Governance Committee, the Board (i) reduced the authorized number of directors to three effective as of immediately before the Company's annual meeting of stockholders scheduled to be held at noon Pacific time on August 29, 2022 (the Annual Meeting), (ii) increased the authorized number of directors to four effective as of immediately after the Annual Meeting, and (iii) appointed James Messina to serve on the Board and on its Audit Committee, Nominations and Governance Committee, and Compensation Committee, in each case, effective as of immediately after the Annual Meeting. The Board determined that Mr. Messina is an independent director under applicable SEC and Nasdaq rules and satisfied the Nasdaq rules applicable to service on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Messina is a Co-Founder and General Partner of Seattle Hill Ventures and x4 Capital Partners, which invest in, and support, startup ventures by providing business development, marketing, operating and technology support.
Previously, Mr. Messina was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Premera Blue Cross ("Premera"). He was responsible for effectively servicing the needs of Premera's customers with oversight of all operational functions, from customer service to claims processing. Mr. Messina also led Sales and Marketing, responsible for growth and earnings across all markets and business lines throughout the Premera family of companies.
Prior to joining Premera, Mr. Messina served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CareSite Pharmacies. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of HealthMarket, a consumer-driven insurance company. Mr. Messina also served in senior level roles at CIGNA and UnitedHealth Group.