Digital health hires: Practice Fusion's new CEO, 23andMe CFO, more

By Brian Dolan
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Practice Fusion's Ryan Howard (right) and MobiHealthNews' Jonah Comstock at Health 2.0 2014 (Source: Health 2.0) Practice Fusion's Ryan Howard (right) and MobiHealthNews' Jonah Comstock at Health 2.0 2014 (Source: Health 2.0)

Practice Fusion announced that its CEO and founder Ryan Howard will step back away from the helm of the cloud-based EHR company, but will stay on as the company's board chairman. Tom Langan, Practice Fusion's chief commercial officer, will become the company's interim CEO. According to a post over at the Wall Street Journal, the move is part of a series of steps the company is taking ahead of an expected IPO.

23andMe announced this week it had hired Dean Schorno as its chief financial officer and head of operations as the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company gets ready to start selling health risk tests again, according to a report over at Bloomberg. Schorno was most recently CFO of Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp.

McKesson Ventures has named Dave Schulte its new managing director. Schulte previously was VP and managing director at Kaiser Permanente Ventures.

Healthcare-focused investment bank Leerink Partners has hired Ryan Stewart as a managing director. Steward previously served as a managing director and partner at health technology-focused investment bank TripleTree.

San Francisco-based pet health company Whistle has appointed former Basis CEO Jef Holove to its board of directors. Holove has been a general manager in Intel's New Devices Group since that company acquired Basis in 2014. Whistle creates wearable devices and companion services for pets, including an activity tracker.