Lumiata's CEO, EverlyWell's chief technical officer, and other digital health hires

By MobiHealthNews
04:03 pm

Lumiata has tapped Dilawar Syed as its newly appointed CEO. Syed comes most recently from a president position at the cloud-based software company Freshworks, and before that served as CEO of Yonja Media Group as well as head of platform operations at Yahoo.

“With the appointment of Dilawar Syed as CEO, we have found not only an excellent and highly experienced leader, but also someone who knows how to build and grow enterprise products,” Matt Downs, chairman of the Lumiata board of directors and managing director of Sandbox Industries, said in a statement. “Syed has already hit the ground running since joining Lumiata. In just a matter of weeks, he has led the company in securing this new round of funding and is firmly at the helm as Lumiata accelerates development of a new suite of predictive analytics products to support payers and risk-bearing entities.”


PatientPoint, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company that makes education and engagement platforms for patients and providers, has announced David Guthrie as its new chief product officer. Bringing nearly 30 years of experience to the role, Guthrie will be responsible for directing the company’s product roadmap, as well as overseeing new product development and enhancements to the company’s current offerings.

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“Healthcare is in the midst of a watershed moment in which ‘point of care’ is not necessarily defined by a physical location such as a physician office or hospital,” PatientPoint founder and CEO Mike Collette said in a statement. “I can’t think of anyone better equipped than David to propel our technology forward and bring innovations that will help providers better educate and engage patients anywhere, anytime for better care and improved outcomes.”

Zott, maker of a cloud-based patient engagement product, appointed Brian Hodous as president. A veteran of Activision Blizzard Publishing, Cadbury Schweppes, Pfizer, and Eat Club, he will be focused on scaling the company’s technology suite and overseeing development of its content delivery platform.

"A large part of my career has been developing and commercializing entertainment technology for some of the largest companies and brands on earth," Hodous said in a statement. "To be able to combine this experience with meaningful patient and caregiver engagement is an exciting next chapter. Zott is the perfect combination of break-out, proprietary technology combined with entertainment with a higher purpose: helping patients through the toughest battles of their lives.”

Health and wellness technology company GlobalFit has named William Piel as chief technology officer. Previously, Piel served as software architect at Magento Commerce, director of engineering at RJMetrics, and a cofounder of Pepper Lillie Ltd.

“I could not be more excited to join the GlobalFit team and pair my passion for technology with GlobalFit’s immense potential,” Piel said in a statement. “As CTO, I’m looking forward to channeling my experience to further position the company as an industry leader in the wellness technology space.”

Eileen Cianciolo will be taking on a newly created chief product officer position at health consumer engagement company NovuHealth. Here, she will leverage her more than 25 years of experience to oversee product management operations ranging from conceptualization to post-launch performance.

“Eileen is uniquely qualified to lead NovuHealth’s product organization, given her background in healthcare, data and product management,” NovuHealth CEO Tom Wicka said in a statement. “She has spent her entire career helping organizations use data and new products to solve critical healthcare challenges. Her deep knowledge and considerable talent will benefit not only NovuHealth, but our clients as well.”


Surgical software company ORHub has named Barney Monte as its interim chief financial officer. Monte comes to ORHub after cofounding direct investment and merchant banking company Ozado Partners. 

“I am pleased to be working with Barney as ORHub’s interim chief financial officer,” Colt Melby, chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Barney brings broad and proven capital markets, mergers, and acquisitions and public company executive expertise to ORHub. We look forward to utilizing his experience as we accelerate our going-to-market strategies and advance our plans to uplist to the OTCQB. I am confident that Barney will play a critical role in helping us execute our growth vision for ORHub in the near term. At this time, we would like to thank Lanny Lang for his service as the former chief financial officer.”

Mail-order lab testing startup EverlyWell named Nicholas Parker as the company’s first chief technology officer. 

“We’re excited to have Nick join the growing EverlyWell team to drive our technology and product strategy,” Julia Cheek, CEO and founder of EverlyWell, said in a statement. “It’s an important time in EverlyWell’s evolution as we scale rapidly, expand our test offerings, and launch additional features to help consumers manage their health. Nick’s reputation for excellence, experience in building consumer and enterprise software, and expertise in leading technology teams will be vital during this next phase of growth.”


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