Grant is a technology executive with an outstanding track record of success in catalyzing growth in technology-enabled markets. He previously served as COO at Thumbtack, CEO of DriversEd and CEO of InsuranceQuotes, digital solutions providers that all experienced significant growth under Grant’s leadership. Grant also held key leadership positions at LeapFrog and Orbitz.
He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Michigan.
He succeeds Jeff Richards, who will continue with the company as COO and member of the board of directors.
Almaden Genomics has named David Gascoigne as CEO. A veteran of the life sciences industry with three decades of leadership experience scaling businesses from an early stage to a prominent market position, Gascoigne will use his expertise in integrative healthcare data analytics to lead Almaden as it accelerates genomic research and discovery through streamlined bioinformatics.
Gascoigne joins Almaden from Sutherland Global Services, where he
served as head of health analytics.
“David is a significant addition to Almaden’s original team of bioinformaticians,
engineers and industry professionals who developed g.nome, our cloud-based platform designed to streamline genomic workflows,” said Tricia D’Cruz, Executive Chairman of Almaden Genomics. “After we spun off Almaden as a standalone company late last year, we found an executive who has a deep understanding of health sciences, integrated data sets and machine learning, who also has a proven track record of successfully building and scaling businesses. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome David to this role.”
Almaden’s G.nome dramatically accelerates building a bioinformatics pipeline from what previously took months to just hours, according to a press release.
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Hello.iothe world leader in transforming the smartphone camera into a medical device, today announced the hiring of Justin Garrett as its vice president of US Payer Sales. Justin previously served as Vice President of Commercial Markets at PillPack, which was acquired by Amazon in 2018. Following the acquisition, he led Amazon Pharmacy’s Payer Mail-Order service offering and brings with him a deep understanding of the payer market with a special focus on simplifying the member experience and improving member outcomes.
In addition, the company has hired Scott Gagnon to be its vice president of US operations. Prior to joining Healthy.io, Gagnon served as Vice President of Program Operations at Adheris Health and was a member of their executive leadership team. His areas of expertise are in large-scale program operations and business operations in the pharmacy space.
“Going into 2023, we see strong tailwinds from our 2022 FDA approval and the recently proposed inclusion of KED as a STAR measure,” said Healthy.io Founder and CEO Yonatan Adiri. “We are confident that both Justin and Scott will be valuable additions to our executive team and will help build on the momentum behind our company and the growth of home testing across the country.”
The Board of Directors for Dr. Evidenceplatform for life sciences companies, appointed Rose Higgins as CEO. She will take over from co-founder and CEO Bob Battista, who has been CEO since the company’s founding in 2004, and will continue to serve on the board of directors.
Higgins was most recently CEO of HealthMyne, a pioneering radioelectronics company whose IP and technology assets were acquired by Genentech (a Roche company) in 2022. She began her career in nursing at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by advanced roles in clinical and care management.
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Luca Foscini joined Sage Bionetworks as CEO and President.
He previously worked at Evidation Health for 10 years. In a LinkedIn post announcing his move, Foscini wrote:
“Building health #datascience organization at Evidation, it has been incredibly rewarding to transform human-generated health data (#PGHD) in pharmacology and biotechnology evidence, evidence that has greatly helped patients.
“This trip also made me realize the great opportunity we collectively have as a society to make more effective use of the data that companies and research participants spend so much resources creating. “
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Wheelhealth technology company, added Vincent Balsamo as Chief Revenue Officer. Balsamo joins the Wheel after him acquisition of GoodRx Care’s virtual care technology and as the company continues to expand into new markets, including retailers and urgent care centers. He will be a key leader in driving Wheel’s go-to-market strategy in the company’s current and future markets and will be responsible for revenue performance.
“Vince is a mission-driven leader with a passion for reimagining care delivery and a strong track record of helping companies scale and deliver measurable results,” said Michelle Davey, Wheel’s CEO and co-founder. “Vince’s expertise will be critical as we continue to expand into new markets and deliver high-quality virtual first care on behalf of even more businesses.”
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