Belonging: Meet Jonathan Davis
You may know Jonathan Davis for his health insurance prowess, his recitation on accounting theory, or how a Medicare Advantage bid works. But many at Belong know him for his truly random questions on the “random” Slack channel. A proud graduate of University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), Jonathan and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee.
What led you to this career or to Belong?
When I was in college, I was studying finance but I really didn't want to go work on Wall Street or be a financial planner. The only other real option was to become an accountant and that's what I did. I landed in health care, because (in truth) it paid $1.65 more an hour than the job with the bank. If the bank had paid the same amount who knows if we’d still be having this conversation.
What kinds of activities energize you?
As a healthcare leader I get energized by thinking through complex problems, especially when weighing the benefits for the company. I enjoy time with my family, especially helping my kids get through their daily homework or just talking about with my older two now that they're about to start high school. I’ve got them thinking through career goals before they get to college so they can really set themselves up for success. I enjoy mentoring people and helping people grow in their careers. It really energizes me to grow companies, taking them from either an incubation or concept into midsize or large employer; really gets me excited. I’ve been working in healthcare for close to 30 years and thinking through what we can change in healthcare and thinking through the healthcare system pieces and parts that are really broken. How do we make it better?
What do you do outside of work for fun?
We're just busy with life with the kids and shuffling them to and from whatever their extracurricular is at one time. I play guitar, I watch a lot of college football (that's a vocation).
I'm an investor in a whiskey business/distillery, so there's a passion for the spirit. I love really good whiskey and crafting it. I also enjoy understanding what someone else may think is good whiskey and learning from that.