Steve Martin

Managing Partner
Paxton LLC

Steven S. Martin is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Paxton Advisors, LLC.  Paxton Advisors supports business and education clients through consulting or advisory services.  Mr. Martin provides insight and expertise to health care business, health care investors, and educational institutions. 
Steven S. Martin served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and was a member of the board of directors from March 2002 through March 2018.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurance and health benefits administrator serving Nebraskans.  The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska corporation is wholly owned by Good Life Partners, Inc., a not-for-profit mutual insurance holding company and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  Mr. Martin also served as a founding board director and board chair of Think Whole Person Healthcare an accountable care organization offering comprehensive primary care to approximately 50,000 consumers. 
Mr. Martin served on the board of directors for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in Chicago, Illinois from March 2002 – March 2018.  The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association oversees all Blue Cross Blue Shield licensees serving over 100 million American members under the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand.  As a member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association board, Mr. Martin served as a member and chair of the Brand Enhancement and Protection committee; a member of the Data committee and chair of its technology sub-committee; and as a member and chair of the Federal Employee Program Board of Managers. 
From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Martin served as the founding CEO of Prime Therapeutics, Inc, later becoming Prime Therapeutics, LLC. Mr. Martin served as a board director of Prime Therapeutics until March 2018.  Mr. Martin chaired the Prime Therapeutics board audit, human resources, and governance committees during his tenure on the board.  Prime Therapeutics LLC is one of the largest private comprehensive pharmacy benefits solutions company in the country.  Mr. Martin served as a board director for BCS Financial Company from 2008 through May 2018 and chair of the board from 2013 through 2018. BCS Financial is a multi-line insurance company based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.  BCS products include cyber protection, medical and broker liability, international travel medical, and individual life and specialty health insurance products.  Mr. Martin served on the board of Travel and Transport, Inc., a global travel management corporation, from 2006 to 2020 until the company completed a merger with Corporate Travel Management (CDT:ASX).  
Martin serves as a board director of Wellframe, Inc. and The Commons Project.  Wellframe is based in Boston, Massachusetts and delivers health care consumer engagement through mobile-enabled technology solutions that amplify care management programs and teams to optimize member care, improve clinical outcomes and improve consumer experience.  The Commons Project is a New York and Switzerland based not-for-profit offering digital consumer access to medical records (CommonHealth) and access to personal digital vaccine and testing information (CommonPass). 
Mr. Martin has served many other organizations including: Strategic Command Consultation Committee; Council of Economic Advisors for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank; United Way of the Midlands; Salvation Army; Durham Museum; Nebraska Council for Economic Education; Aksarben Foundation; NebraskaLAND Foundation; Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce; Nebraska Health Information Initiative; Wellness Council of America; Teammates Mentoring organization; American Medical Association Foundation; University of Nebraska Foundation; and, Washburn University Foundation. 
Mr. Martin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Washburn University and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska.  Mr. Martin is married to Dr. Amy Haddad.  Dr. Haddad is currently professor emeritus at Creighton University and previously held the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.