Joseph Berardo, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Berardo, Jr. has a long and successful track record of building highly motivated teams and driving
substantial value in the healthcare service marketplace. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Carisk Partners. The Miami, FL based company started as a NCQA and AAAHC
Accredited Managed Behavioral Health Organization (MBHO) for commercial, self-insured, Medicare,
Medicaid and other government-sponsored program insurers and plan sponsors. In October of 2016,
Mr. Berardo led a recapitalization and the expansion into the Workers’ Compensation and Auto/No-
Fault markets. The company has led the way in advanced approaches to managing complex and
catastrophic workplace injuries through an integration of the needs of both the brain and the body.
Using its MBHO foundation and expertise, Carisk applies a biopsychosocial approach creating ‘Pathways
2 Recovery’ for all types of complex claims. Using the foundation developed in Group Health, Carisk has
pioneered programs centered on the care coordination and risk transfer of complex cases in the casualty
market. The behavioral and social care delivered to the patients trusted to the team at Carisk is un-
matched in the space.
Prior to Carisk, Mr. Berardo spent 18 years with MagnaCare, 10 years as CEO before transitioning to
Non-Executive Chairman in January 2015. Mr. Berardo started his career in healthcare services with U.S.
Healthcare in 1990. He subsequently held leadership positions at Mount Sinai Health System, Empire
Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Multiplan. A former Crain’s NY Business “40 under 40” and NJBIZ “Power 50
in Health Care,” Mr. Berardo has authored numerous articles related to health care strategies for
carriers, providers, employers and advisors. He is also a frequent speaker and panel member at industry
Mr. Berardo currently resides in North Palm Beach, FL. He and his wife, Alyssa, have been active in
multiple charitable endeavors over the years. Mr. Berardo has also supported the various athletic and
educational programs in which his four children, Tyler, Madison, Grant and Jonathan, have participated.
Mr. Berardo holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.