Leadership Team

Leading the way for change.

Barry Staldine

President and Chief Executive Officer

As president and chief executive officer, Barry provides strategic direction and oversight to the company’s growth objectives and administrative functions. With over 20 years of insurance industry experience, Barry is well suited to lead Fuzion’s efforts to transform the senior insurance industry. Previously, he served as chief operating officer and vice president of business management for Fuzion.

In his early tenure, as a vice president of global delivery for a large insurance company, Barry performed a turnaround of the captive India unit resulting in 300 percent growth within two years. Barry was responsible for the enterprise project management office that delivered over 100 projects in two years. Prior to that, at Anthem he ran General Motors’ claims processing and customer service for Indiana and was a financial controller for the national accounts division. Additionally, he was the chief operating officer for a consulting company specializing in predictive health analytics. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Anderson University, earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in Indiana, and is a Master of Black Belt in 6 Sigma.

Duane L. Anderson

Chief Technology Officer

Duane brings a wide breadth of experience to the Fuzion leadership team. In the role of chief technology officer, he leads the company’s endeavors in the areas of software development, technical delivery, and infrastructure. Before joining Fuzion, Duane was the chief operating officer for Mindstream Interactive (previously the Marquette Group). He also held technology positions with Caesars Entertainment, A.T. Kearney and EDS. Duane is a Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, a lifetime distinction, speaks frequently at IT conferences and universities, and has been profiled in multiple professional publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Computerworld. Duane holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Ginger S. Darrough

Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Financial Officer

With over 20 years of experience in the insurance and finance industries, Ginger leads Fuzion’s data analytics and finance teams. As chief analytics officer, Ginger manages the actuarial functions and guides the company’s data analytics team for insight into the long-term care industry. She also oversees treasury and accounting operations and leads financial planning in her role as chief financial officer. As part of the leadership that formed Fuzion, Ginger brings a wealth of historical and experiential context to these roles.

Prior to Fuzion, Ginger served as senior vice president, and in other leadership roles, for various insurance companies, a financial company, and a technology company. She served as vice president of statistical analysis for a small group health insurer, where she successfully led the development of an underwriting tool, marketing tool and an overpayment application. Ginger earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree and holds an Accounting degree from Indiana University.

Kristine Rickard, Esq.

General Counsel

Kristine’s focus at Fuzion is on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, market conduct, and litigation issues. She comes to Fuzion from a professional liability carrier based in the Midwest where she served as the company’s vice president and underwriting counsel. Prior to that, she held roles as vice president of general liability claim management at Travelers and vice president and claims counsel at XL Insurance.

Throughout her career, she has developed and implemented claims best practices for the start-up professional liability claims divisions, overseen third party claims administrators and ensured compliance by national coverage counsel. In addition, Kristine served as counsel to business units for policy interpretation and application of policy provisions. Kristine earned her undergraduate degree in communications from University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Donald St Cyr

Vice President of Operations

As vice president of operations, Don leads a talented team of experienced professionals who provide best in class service to our clients’ policyholders and their families.  In this role, Don will provide direction and support to ensure our claims administration, consumer relations, and LTCi vendor oversight areas continue to experience efficiency gains and maintain a focus on metrics driven performance. Don brings a broad background in the financial services industry focused on employee benefits and specializing in group and individual long- term care insurance.

Over the past 30 years, Don has held significant leadership roles at Unum in operational areas such as enrollment and communications, underwriting and benefit administration. Don graduated with degrees in Finance and Accounting from Bentley University.  In addition, Don earned his CLU and ChFC designation from the American College.  Don maintains his producer license from the State of Maine.