Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi has left the digital health-focused seed investor, MobiHealthNews has learned. Gandhi joined Rock Health in 2012, about a year after Rock Health launched.
"I enjoyed my time at Rock Health immensely, working with a bright, dedicated team to build it into the meaningful engine for the sector it is today," Gandhi told MobiHealthNews in an email. "I have spent my career focused on healthcare and I believe that making an impact in this industry is likely to be a lifelong personal challenge."
While Gandhi declined to answer direct questions related to his next move, it seems from the statement above he plans to stay in healthcare.
Gandhi joined Rock Health in July 2012 as an intern, an overqualified one. He joined after spending six years as a Manager at Deloitte Consulting. In 2013 he became Rock's chief strategy officer and in 2014 he was promoted to CEO and Managing Director. According to his LinkedIn page, Gandhi's duties included investing via the company's venture fund, leading digital health industry-focused research, growing Rock Health's list of partners, and overseeing operations, among other things. As of September, Gandhi had put together nine Rock Health research reports.
During his time at Rock Health, the organization also transitioned from a startup accelerator to a seed venture fund.
"I will truly miss our collaboration, and having such an incredible colleague and thought partner," Rock Health Managing Director and Founder Halle Tecco told MobiHealthNews in an email.
Rock Health has tapped Janet Widmann, previously Blue Shield of California executive vice president of markets, to work in an interim operating and strategy role. She also sits on Rock's board. Widmann worked at Blue Shield of California for about 11 years and, as of January, according to Rock Health's statement about her appointment, she grew Blue Shield of California's net membership by more than 1 million during her tenure.