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Melissa Walker

Co-Founder & VP of Brokerage

Sounder Benefits

"Fortune 50-Level Benefits, Built for the Rest of Us."

(347) 770-4948








Melissa has a distinguished 15-year career in Health and Benefits. She has navigated the intricacies of the industry, contributing expertise gained from pivotal roles in Brokerages, TPA’s, and a provider-owned Health Insurance carrier. Her seasoned experience is drawn from esteemed organizations including Newtek Insurance Agency, CareConnect, Compass Benefit Planning, Paradigm Health Plans, and The Amerisc Corp (USI). Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Manhattan College, where she also participated in NCAA Division 1 Crew and served as Head Captain. Additionally, Melissa holds her Life, Health, and Accident License in 48 states, with the final 2 currently processing. Melissa has a passion for innovative solutions aimed at enhancing the delivery of Healthcare services by empowering businesses and their employees to skillfully maneuver the complex landscape of Health and Benefits. She has a profound understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and regulatory compliance. Melissa provides a combination of knowledge, strategic insight, leadership, and has an unwavering commitment to client success. Melissa’s focus of advising employers underscores her experience as a well sought-after broker consultant. Melissa’s overarching goal has been to revolutionize Health Insurance into a more affordable, accessible, and less convoluted system, reflecting her dynamic energy to reshaping the industry for the better. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys rowing, running, swimming, hiking, exploring new destinations, and continuous learning. She resides on Long Island with her husband and daughter, cherishing all moments of life.


Melissa Walker
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