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CEO Named for Versant Health Managed Vision Care Company

She brings nearly 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to the role.




MetLife Inc. announced that Meredith Ryan-Reid has been named CEO of its subsidiary Versant Health, a managed vision care company. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

“Meredith’s experience in multiple facets of the insurance industry, commitment to talent development, and customer-centric approach position her as the ideal leader for the Versant Health team at this stage of the company’s evolution,” said Ramy Tadros, co-chairman of the Versant Health Board of Directors and regional president, U.S. business, at MetLife. “Versant Health’s customers, members, and vision care providers will benefit from her focus on delivering innovative customer-focused solutions.”

Ryan-Reid brings nearly 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to the role. Since 2013, she has held a succession of senior roles at MetLife focused on group benefits product development, innovation and distribution. During her tenure she developed and launched the financial wellness app Upwise, established the company’s Financial Wellness & Engagement organization, expanded voluntary benefits distribution and built the Accident & Health portfolio. Earlier in her career she worked on both the brokerage and carrier sides of the business.

“The breadth of Versant Health’s expertise, network, and solutions is creating tremendous value across the vision care space,” said Ryan-Reid. “I’m looking forward to working with the talented Versant Health team to further accelerate business growth, drive stakeholder satisfaction, and advance the company’s mission.”


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