Sharon Cunninghis

Leadership Profile

Sharon Cunninghis

Leader, Global Mercer Marketplace


Sharon Cunninghis is the leader of the Global Mercer Marketplace business and is based in New York. She is also an actuary and Senior Partner. In addition to her business responsibilities, Sharon has developed innovative products and programs in the US and globally, and also works with a number of Mercer's key clients.

Sharon has over 20 years of experience in benefits. She has extensive experience in areas such as:

- Developing innovative programs including Mercer Marketplace, Mercer Health Advantage, and the Global Health Accelerator.

- Working with key clients on strategy setting and program design.

- Design and implementation of innovative care and health management programs.

- Developing new methodologies for health care risk assessment and risk adjustment.

Prior to her current role, Sharon was the North America Business Leader for the Health & Benefits Business at Mercer. Before joining Mercer, Sharon worked for two major insurance companies.

Sharon received a BS, cum laude, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a member of the National Business Group on Health. In 2013, she was named a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine, a Kennedy Information