Axios Pro: Health Tech Deals

December 02, 2023

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

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💼 New hires

C-suite hires

  • Trip Hofer, formerly CEO of OptumHealth Behavioral Health Solutions, became CEO of Redox, outgoing CEO Luke Bonney.
  • Scott Healy, formerly general manager of health care ventures at Ascend Learning, joined Psych Hub as CEO.
  • Sean Keneally, former SVP at Elevance Health, joined Availity as COO.
  • Justin Wu, formerly SVP of operations at AbleTo, joined Two Chairs as COO, and Padma Lalwani, formerly VP of engineering at OpenGov, joined as VP of engineering.
  • Philip Rutherford, former COO of Faces and Voices of Recovery, joined YourPath as COO.
  • Bee Partners venture partner Garrett Goldberg became COO of Wellplaece.
  • Emily Buxton Taylor, previously CFO and COO of Wondr Health, joined Nox Health as CFO and COO.
  • Jim Sparks, formerly a partner at Growth Operators, became CFO at Kalderos. Also at Kalderos, Sudhakar Velamoor, formerly a VP at Cota, became CTO, and Jim Hundemer, formerly Kalderos' VP, was promoted to CISO.
  • Heather Hiles, founder and MP at Imminent Equity, was named CFO at Resilient Healthcare.
  • Scott Stockberger, former CFO of Bolt, joined Cedar as CFO.
  • Jinlian Wu joined as chief of staff.
  • Holly Procter, formerly an SVP at Clari, joined Incredible Health as its first chief revenue officer.
  • Ashish Gupta, former CTO of Polymer Search, was named CTO at Kain Capital.
  • Eric Perakslis, former chief digital officer at Duke Clinical Research Institute, joined ImiDomics as CTO. Also at ImiDomics, Digital Alchemy CEO Ramon Felciano joined as an adviser.
  • Greg Tracy, former VP of product development at ResMed, joined Wondr Health as CTO.
  • Army Col. Cheryl Creamer joined Visory Health as chief clinical officer.
  • Eze Abosi, formerly VP of new products at Optum Life Sciences, was named chief growth officer at Holmusk.
  • Tom Natt, former VP of growth strategy at ConnectRN, joined Elation as chief growth officer. Also at Elation, Seth Cedars joined as general counsel.
  • Mina Egan, former VP of care solutions at Accolade, joined Anomaly as chief growth officer.
  • Jay Meyers, formerly chief growth officer at Quartet Health, joined Path as chief commercial officer. Also at Path, David Katcher, former head of global operations at Lyft, joined as COO, and Tracey Scraba, formerly deputy general counsel at Signify Health, joined as the company's first general counsel.
  • Stephanie Bell, former VP of commercial at Sona Dermatology, joined HealthBridge as chief commercial officer.
  • Justin Leong became chief product officer at ResMed. Also at the company, Mike Fliss became chief revenue officer, and Katrin Pucknat became chief marketing officer.
  • Ellie Powers, former chief product officer at Oath Care, joined Proov as its first CPO. Also at Proov, Michael Park, former VP of marketing at Novos, joined as chief marketing officer.
  • Udi Milo, former CEO of Fibo, became chief product officer and Don Johnson, former chief architect of Optum Insight, became head of digital innovation at Charlie Health.
  • Steve Lloyd, former chief product and tech officer (CPTO) at Strava, joined Sunnyside as CPTO.
  • Brandon Charles, former managing director and health practice partner at Accenture, joined Curative as chief medical officer.
  • John Parker, M.D. and associate program director at OhioHealth, has joined PeriGen as chief medical officer.
  • Pooja Agarwal, former COO of the Flatiron School, became COO of Octave. Also at the company, Raul Estrada, former head of new clinical verticals at Color, became VP of business operations; Andy Glowalla, former executive director of strategy at Cedars-Sinai, became VP of enterprise; and Beth Jacobson, former EVP and general counsel at Kaia Health, became general counsel.

Other hires

  • Megan Callahan, formerly COO of Twill, was named an operating partner focused on health care IT at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
  • Alessandra (Aly) Love Simons, formerly co-chair of the technology M&A practice at Goodwin, joined Debevoise and Plimpton as a partner in the M&A group.
  • Redox CEO Trip Hofer joined .406 Ventures as venture partner.
  • Katherine Ward, growth adviser to, and Nate Notwell, former head of North America consumer experience at Kenvue, became health tech entrepreneurs in residence at Oxford Science Enterprises.
  • Leisa Maddoux was named senior managing director at FTI Consulting, and Laura Marston was named managing director in the firm's health care business transformation practice.
  • Kavita Nair, formerly president of Herself Health, became market medical director, Midwest region, with Optum.
  • Rory Cusack Weier, formerly group product manager at Nuna, joined AndHealth as communications director.
  • Charlotte Smith, former VP of sales at Vida Health, joined Take Command as director of partnerships.
  • Cynthia Castro Sweet, former senior director of clinical research at Modern Health, joined Hinge Health as senior clinical research director.
  • Craig Roder, former managing director at Oppenheimer & Co., joined Leerink Partners as managing director on the institutional sales team.
  • Chris Collins, former managing director at Piper Sandler, joined Wells Fargo as managing director of health care banking.
  • Maura Sullivan, former VP at Ginkgo Bioworks, joined Virta Health as general manager, public health.
  • Jeff Park, formerly CEO of WellDyneRx, became president of Waltz Health.
  • Cristina Duran, former chief digital health officer of R&D at AstraZeneca, became president of AstraZeneca's health tech subsidiary, Evinova. Also at Evinova, Alicyn Campbell, former head of digital health for oncology R&D at AstraZeneca, became chief scientific officer.
  • Andrew Walker, formerly director at West Monroe Partners, was named EVP of operations at Emtelligent.
  • William Bates, former SVP at Ilumivu, joined Babyscripts as EVP of technology.
  • Tom Nix, former chief strategy officer at Ria Health, joined Hazel Health as SVP of health plan partnerships.
  • Brian Rutkowski, former chief administrative officer at Olive AI, joined AndHealth as SVP of people.
  • Mark Tapping, a strategic adviser at Calibrate, became SVP of payers and strategic partnerships.
  • Bobby Murphy, formerly VP of payer sales at Twill, joined RightMove Health as VP of payer partnerships.
  • Tom Cady left a post as general manager at Kareo to become VP of operations at CR BillMax.
  • Raghav Mishra, former VP at Progyny, joined Spring Health as VP of product.
  • Eli Goldberg, former VP of applied data science at Current Health, joined Belle as VP of innovation.
  • Matt Order, former senior manager of marketplace sales at Buoy Health, joined Yosi Health as VP of business development.
  • William Teague, former director of strategic partnerships at UnitedHealthcare, joined Scene Health as VP of population health.
  • Nathan Myhra, former senior customer program exec at Olive AI, joined Centura Health as AVP of payer performance.
  • Allison Hoffman, former director of communications at Wheel, joined Define Ventures as head of marketing.

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