Marcus Lanznar

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Healthcare executive and thought leader Marcus Lanznar, in brief.

Marcus Lanznar

Home: Brooklyn, NY.  Age: 38.  Birthplace: Chicago, IL.  Profession: Healthcare executive. Organization: Signify Health.  Title: Senior Vice President, Product.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.  Significant other: My wife.  Alma mater: Vanderbilt University; The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Current project: Revolutionizing how healthcare is delivered.  And, attempting to raise two small boys.  Recent recognition: Being told I’m “his favorite dad” by my son this week.  Recent professional development: Launching a new product for the Medicare ACO population.  Latest accomplishment: Teaching myself python.  Hobbies: Tennis, golf and hanging out with my wife and kids.  Recent travel or adventure: Teaching my 3-year-old how to ski.  Last book read: The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles.  Recently viewed and recommended: Severance.  Recent unique acquisition: Theragun.

Personality profile: Curious, decisive, interested.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Excited.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Someone you can take a long road trip with any never get bored.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Honest, open, with constant constructive arguments in search of continuous improvement.  What is your greatest joy? My family, and watching my children experience new things.  What is your greatest fear? Not getting to all the things I want to do.  What is your guilty pleasure? Gummy bears.  What word or phrase do you use far too often? No.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Authors. 

What three emojis best describe you? 😀😎🤨.

What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Travel, flights and hotels in amazing places.   What is at the top of your bucket list? Going on a gorilla safari with my boys.  How do you relieve stress? Reading a great book.  What is your go-to workout? Anything with weights and maybe some cardio.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? A new location.

What was your first paying job? As a lifeguard.  What was your favorite college course? Neurobiology.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Legos.  What book have you repeatedly read? The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? My son’s art.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? The unexamined life is not worth living.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Go work where the fire is and you’ll always be needed.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Google Maps.  What is your favorite app? Twitter.  What is your go-to source of news and information? Twitter.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? A flight to someplace far away.  

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Helping to allow all Americans to live better and age more gracefully.  What change would you like to see in the world? Broad acceptance of nuclear power.  What widely held belief do you reject? That who we are is determined more by nurture than by nature.  What mega-trend most excites you? People taking control of their health with wearables and frequent blood testing.  What mega-trend most concerns you? The fear of intellectual conflict and argument.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? An Exciting and Winding Journey with No End.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Jude Law.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? Archimedes.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A scientist.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Old photographs.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With my family, having a BBQ.  What advice would you give your younger self? Say yes more often.  What day in your life would you choose to re-live? My wedding day.

Personal mission: To help people live longer, healthier lives.  Favorite quote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice” (Mark Twain).

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