Axios Pro: Health Tech Deals

September 09, 2023

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Welcome to the August edition. Axios Pro Deals research associate Natalie Breymeyer here with your monthly recap of who's working where now.

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๐Ÿ’ผ New hires

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C-suite hires

  • Darrell Gray became CEO of Wellpoint, leaving a role as chief health equity officer at Elevance Health. https://axios.link/3qU87ox
  • Aashish Mody became CEO of Spire Labs and stepped down as president of Neurotrack. https://spirelabs.co/
  • Lisa Rometty became CEO of Zerigo Health and left a post as president of CVS kidney care. https://axios.link/3sIwvK8
  • Troy Bage became CEO of Tend after leaving a post as CEO of Ivy Rehab for Kids. https://axios.link/47XDvTH
  • Osama Usmani, founder of HealthPass, became CEO of Salubrum. https://www.salubrum.com/
  • Mark Michalski became CEO of Ascertain and left Amazon, where he led strategic development for health care and life sciences. Gregg Fergus became executive chair. https://axios.link/44kzmWH
  • Carina Edwards, the former CEO of Quil Health, became CEO of Kipu Health. www.kipuhealth.com
  • Brian Esterly, formerly the chief growth and strategy officer at Centria Healthcare, joined TimeDoc Health as CEO. https://axios.link/3RcqdfW
  • Bryan Hanson became CEO of 3M's Health Care Business Group, effective Sept. 1, per MedTech Dive, leaving a role as CEO of Zimmer Biomet. https://axios.link/3sj3yUV
  • Heidi Schwarzwald became chief medical officer of home and community services at Signify Health, leaving a post as VP CMO of provider networks at Aetna. https://www.signifyhealth.com/
  • Massachusetts General Hospital attending physician Robert Accordino became chief medical officer of AbleTo. https://www.ableto.com/
  • Kristina Omari joined Wheel as CFO, stepping down as EVP of finance at Everly Health. https://axios.link/3sInP6u
  • Mark Kaye joined Elevance Health as CFO, replacing John Gallina who will retire from the role later this year. Kaye was previously CFO at Moody's. https://axios.link/3R9jH9I
  • At Unlock Health, Christine McPherson became chief people officer, Joshua Schoonover became chief client officer, Dan Lavelle became chief strategy officer and Corey Maul became CTO. https://axios.link/3EtZzaW
  • Robin Borg became chief people officer at DexCare, leaving the same role at Galileo. https://dexcare.com/
  • Christopher Betz became CTO of AptiHealth and left a role as senior director of software engineering at Brightside Health. www.aptihealth.com
  • Andrew Trister became the chief scientific officer at Verily, leaving a post as deputy director of digital health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. https://axios.link/46jaSif
  • At Nectar Life Sciences, Shyam Joshi became the company's first chief scientific officer, and Tania Elliott, was named as chief medical officer. www.nectarlifesciences.com
  • Eric Carr joined Particle Health as chief architect, leaving a post as VP of platform engineering at Komodo Health. https://www.particlehealth.com/
  • Wendy Xu became chief product officer of Brightside, leaving the same role at bankrupt The Pill Club. https://www.gobrightside.com/
  • Rita Sharma became the chief product officer at Pager and left a role as VP of health care product management at Salesforce. https://axios.link/3KMhhtB
  • Peter Scherr joined Incredible Health as chief marketing officer, leaving the same role at Pagaya. www.incrediblehealth.com
  • Brian Groves joined Nestlรฉ Health Science as chief marketing officer, leaving a post as a VP at Meta. https://axios.link/45EphFm
  • Keith Clements became chief commercial officer at Toothio and left a post as VP of sales at Young Innovations. https://axios.link/3OY85F9
  • Kurt Hammond, formerly chief growth officer at eMed Digital Healthcare, became chief commercial officer at Exo. https://www.exo.inc/
  • Haleigh Tebben joined Uprise Health as chief revenue officer and left a role as chief commercial officer of Brightline. www.uprisehealth.com
  • At Nursa, Amanda Duke became chief revenue officer, Melissa Matross became chief product officer, and Brad Taylor became chief technology officer. www.nursa.com
  • Jean Olive became CIO at John Hancock and left a role as CTO at Best Buy Health. www.johnhancock.com

Executive hires

  • Heather Cianfrocco became president of Optum, leaving a post as CEO of OptumRx at United Health. https://axios.link/45Z6hRR
  • Stephen Fromm, the former co-CEO of TigerRisk Capital Markets and Advisory, became president of Family First. https://axios.link/3EpCuWW
  • Patches Seely became EVP of clinical solutions at Carenet Health, leaving a post as VP at Ascension. https://axios.link/3EuaYaU
  • Cathy Donohue became SVP of product at CodaMetrix, leaving a post as VP of product management at Commure. https://axios.link/3sNFGJ8
  • Kim Shepard became SVP of client success at Collective Health and left a role as an SVP at Cigna. https://axios.link/3r5TVJ1
  • Jennifer Becker, the former head of operations at Amazon Care, became SVP of care delivery at Omada Health. https://www.omadahealth.com/
  • Ryan Waring joined Miovision as VP of financial planning, leaving the same role at Tebra. https://miovision.com/
  • Omar Mousa became VP of product at Ventricle Health and left the role of VP of strategy at Adonis. https://www.ventriclehealth.com/
  • Nicole Nye became VP of product strategy at Iodine Software and left a post as VP of product management at Atlas Health. https://iodinesoftware.com/
  • Philip Fleischman joined Norwest as a VP on the health care team. www.nvp.com
  • James Banares, formerly head of people at StreamNative, became VP of people at Resilience Lab. https://axios.link/3OZkibi
  • Ian Marcus joined Apple to lead the regulatory affairs health division, leaving a role as acting assistant director at the FDA. https://www.apple.com/
  • Owen Willis, a former program partner at On Deck, announced he is now the founder and general partner of Opal Ventures. https://www.opalventures.com/

Other hires

  • Samyukta Mullangi, a Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer fellow, became the medical oncology director at Thyme Care. https://axios.link/45Z8UmH
  • Hamish Ferguson became director of business development for payer relationships at Modern Health, leaving the same role at Headway. https://www.modernhealth.com/
  • Nate Sternberg became director of data analytics and biz ops at AvoMD, leaving a post as marketing data and analytics lead at Wisp. https://www.avomd.io/
  • David Markman became an operating partner at ARPA-H. He previously was VP of strategic partnerships at The Public Health company. https://arpa-h.gov/
  • Troy Andrews became a senior product manager at Talkiatry and left a role as product director of reimbursement management at Olive AI. https://www.talkiatry.com/
  • Claire Stanton became senior product manager at Particle Health after leaving the same role at Evidation Health. https://www.particlehealth.com/
  • Josh Pappas became senior sales director at Kintsugi and left a role as sales director at Tendo. https://www.kintsugihealth.com/
  • Derek Johnson became general counsel at Portal Innovations and left a post as senior counsel at Myeloid Therapeutics. https://www.portalinnovations.com/
  • Kristy Khamphilath joined Notable as its people operations program manager and stepped down from the same position at EarnIn. https://www.notablehealth.com/
  • Kendra Sticka became executive director of HealtheConnect Alaska, leaving a post as associate dean of clinical health sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage. https://axios.link/3LeLt0R
  • Carolyn Crooks became senior managing director in the financial sponsors group at Evercore and left a post as managing director at Barclays. https://axios.link/3sIJITk
  • Meg Barron left a post as VP of digital health innovations at the American Medical Association to become managing director of engagement at the Peterson Health Technology Institute. www.phti.com
  • Kelli Walton became senior people operations manager at Particle Health, leaving a post as director of people at Balto. www.particlehealth.com
  • Darragh Kilgallen joined Adonis as operations manager, leaving the same post at Arena. https://www.adonis.io/
  • Wayne Strong became a business development and GTM health care strategist at Commerce Bank, leaving a post as senior director of product at Olive AI. www.commercebank.com
  • Seemant Jauhari joined Jungle Ventures, where he'll be focused on health care investments, and left a post leading HealthXCapital. www.jungle.vc
  • Eamon McCormick became a PE associate at Consonance Capital and left a post as an analyst at Stifel. www.consonancecapital.com
  • Benjamin Wu became managing director and head of East Coast for growth capital at ORIX USA, leaving a post as CEO of Brex Asset Management. www.orix.com
  • Michael Cuello became head of operations at CardioOne. https://www.cardioone.com/
  • Jing Chai, formerly a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, became senior manager of commercial strategy at Oshi Health. https://oshihealth.com/
  • Ari Kellen, a former exec with Bausch Health, joined Water Street Healthcare Partners to focus on specialty pharma investments. www.waterstreet.com

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