Welltok, Adherium hire new CFOs and more digital health hires

By Jonah Comstock
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Health enterprise software company Welltok has hired a new chief financial officer. Chris Power previously served as CFO at a number of companies including Paycor and LifeLock, both of which are software as a service companies.

“Chris is an exceptional leader who brings tremendous financial depth and operating know-how to our fast-growing organization,” Jeff Margolis, chairman and CEO of Welltok, said in a statement. “Creating the industry’s leading enterprise consumer health platform, which enables all types of population health managers to partner with consumers at a personal level, is no small undertaking. We welcome a skilled and passionate financial executive to successfully guide us through our next phase of growth.”

Melbourne, Australia-based Adherium, a digital health company that focuses on improving medication adherence and patient outcomes, has appointed Timothy A. Marcotte as its new chief financial officer. Marcotte, whose background includes C-level positions at Zonare Medical Systems, VNUS Medical Technologies, and Repeater Technologies, will be based in Adherium’s US office in San Mateo, California.

“We are thrilled to have Tim join the Adherium team,” Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium, said in a statement. “His extensive experience in overseeing product rollouts into new markets will be invaluable and contribute significantly to our future strategy in the United States. We continue to build out our presence in the US, and a recent 510(k) clearance and new product releases signify our growing commercial activities in the region.”

AristaMD, which makes digital health tools for primary care providers, has made some changes to its executive team, promoting former Chief Business Officer Brooke LeVasseur to the role of CEO and moving former Chief Commercial Officer Derek Tatman into the roles of president and chief operating officer. Interim CEO Jay B. Lichter will remain on AristaMD’s board of directors.

"I am honored to be chosen by the board to lead our team of talented and dedicated professionals," LeVasseur said in a statement. "As millions of Americans struggle to obtain access to high-quality care, it is critical that payers and providers are empowered to work together in the best interests of the patient. We are committed to rapidly advancing the widespread adoption of our eConsult technology to elevate the timeliness and quality of patient care.”

Preventative care benefits manager Solera Health has announced two new hires: Geoff Hyatt is signing on as managing director, Europe; and Dr. Sandeep Wadhwa is taking on the role of senior vice president of government programs, a role that will see him leading Solera’s efforts to work with Medicare and Medicaid.

Hyatt has worked previously at Agile Health, My Strength, and Persistent Systems, while Wadhwa is the former state Medicaid director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

“We are thrilled to welcome Geoff and Sandeep to the Solera Health management team as we expand our business model to other non-medical prevention and support services both in the U.S. and globally,” Solera CEO Brenda Schmidt said in a statement. “There are considerable synergies between what they have accomplished in their careers and the new market category we are building as a preventive care benefits manager. We look forward to leveraging their valuable healthcare skill sets as we not only scale our ability to serve the Medicare and Medicaid populations, but also extend the global reach of our integrated model for preventing and better managing chronic health conditions.”

Population health management and technology company eQHealth has hired Lori Kools, a registered nurse with 30 years of experience, as the new director of government operations for the state of Florida.

“Lori will be a great addition to our Florida team, her extensive knowledge of the state’s healthcare landscape, her clinical and leadership skills will serve our client well in developing new models of care that will provide enhanced services and improved outcomes,” Vicky Ducworth, SVP of Government Operations at eQHealth, said in a statement.