Next Generation Recruiting in Workers’ Compensation

Mark Pew
Provost and Founding Partner,
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In this podcast, Mark Pew discusses next-generation recruiting and workers' compensation. Mark highlights the challenges of recruiting talent in the workers' comp and insurance industry while highlighting the need to re-brand the industry as dynamic and noble. He also addresses generational differences in the workplace, encouraging organizations to embrace diversity of thought and experience. Mark explains the roles of mentoring, sponsoring and coaching with regards to helping individuals reach their full potential. He also emphasizes the importance of self-motivation and investing in personal development. Lastly, Mark discusses the importance of training and professional development for employees, despite budget constraints.

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Mark Pew
Provost and Founding Partner,

Summary of Qualifications

Mark is an award-winning international speaker, author and jurisdictional advisor in workers’ compensation. The RxProfessor has focused on the intersection of chronic pain and appropriate treatment since 2003. Mark created “Qualified Medical Intervention” that won a 2012 Business Insurance Innovation Award. He received WorkCompCentral’s Magna Comp Laude award in 2016, IAIABC’s Samuel Gompers Award in 2017, “Top 100 Healthcare Leader” by IFAH in 2021 and the Health 2.0 Outstanding Leadership award in 2022. He is co-founder of The Transitions and is on the advisory boards of Harvard MedTech, Simple Therapy and Goldfinch Health.


Mark is responsible for managing the ans and faculty and overseeing all curriculum and product development as provost. Given his role of long-time educator within the workers' compensation industry (over 670 presentations since 2012 to more than 65,000 people, hundreds of blogs and published articles, discussing important subjects before they become mainstream), this is the perfect application of his skills and passion. As one of the three founding partners of, he is also responsible for business management and strategy and is very active in sales and marketing activities.

Business Experience

Mark co-founded in 2022. He was senior VP of marketing & product development for Preferred Medical, a work comp PBM, from 2017 thru 2021. He led product development, sales and marketing at PRIUM, a work comp utilization management company, from 2000 thru 2017. He was a software developer, project manager , business analyst and department manager with Equifax / ChoicePoint from 1980 thru 2000.

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