Consultant, S&P Healthcare Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Michael Taggart is a Consultant with S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), with responsibilities surrounding the oversight and development of the S&P Healthcare Indices. Prior to his consultant role at S&P DJI, Michael served as President at Empyrean, where he was responsible for overseeing the development of strategy for Empyrean’s emerging businesses, sales, and marketing.
Michael has over 30 years of management experience in the benefits consulting and administration areas, having led major engagements with firms such as Southwest Airlines, Temple Inland, BNSF, and Standard & Poor’s. Recent professional accomplishments include: National Practice Leader, Healthcare Analytics at Aon Hewitt, where Michael was responsible for developing the client analytics and vendor relationships to support the firm’s consulting practice.
Michael also served as President at Synhrgy HR Technologies, where he was a founder and led the development of strategic partner alliances, sales, and marketing. Previously, Michael served as Executive Director at MethodistCare HMO, where he was responsible for establishing operations and gaining accreditation for the commercial and Medicaid HMO operations. He also worked as Regional Practice Leader, Health & Benefit practice at Mercer HR Services, and led the firm’s consulting engagements for large clients.Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with a major in actuarial science from the University of Texas. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.