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Improving the Health of Your Innovation Process: Crain’s Cleveland Employee Benefits Innovation Forum

oswaldcompanies August 3, 2020

Oswald Labs was a featured contributor in the Crain’s Cleveland Thought Leader Forum: Employee Benefits Innovation, July 2020.

Oswald Companies, Northeast Ohio’s Largest Employee Benefits Services Firm as published in the 2020 Crain’s Cleveland rankings (subscriber login required), launched Oswald Labs in partnership with Spark360 in March 2020


Denise Mirtich Oswald LabsIn the article titled “Improving the Health of your Innovation Process,” Denise Mirtich, Director of the Oswald Labs initiative and Chief Information Officer for Spark360, discusses the practical approach to executing organizational initiatives through a data-driven and holistic view and shares several real-world examples of innovations in progress.

Says Mirtich, “Companies today have nearly unlimited resources to information and solutions designed to advance their employee benefits strategies. Put your best efforts in motion through a process that filters what will work for you, and a team that will take a comprehensive view of care, from the personal well-being of your employees to the overall financial health of your organization.”

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About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at

About Oswald Labs

Oswald Labs is an innovation cooperative between Oswald Companies and Spark360, focused on delivering client-driven solutions from concept to implementation. We achieve that goal by fostering the collaboration of insurance industry experts, academics and clinicians within our Clinical Advisory Board, and allow those thought leaders to interface with leading technologists, data experts, and innovation evangelists. This approach allows us to deliver exceptional results to organizations and businesses for the health and well-being of their employees. Learn more at

About Spark360

Spark360 is a revolutionary paradigm in employee health focused on the belief that the viability and vitality of a company’s business is directly related to the vitality and vibrancy of its employees. Spark360 delivers a solution that integrates direct primary care, price transparency and coaching that provides both navigation and intervention to deliver coordinated care and efficient utilization. Learn more at