Rishi U. Shah, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Outcome Health, is a successful media and technology entrepreneur & investor who founded Outcome Health in 2006 to improve health outcomes by serving actionable health information to chronic disease patients. Today, the company’s digital place based media networks and mobile media offerings impact hundreds of millions of patient visits across 10,000+ hospital & health systems and the firm’s clients include 33 of the 35 largest life science manufacturers.
In addition to his work at Outcome Health, Rishi serves on the Board of Directors of many civic organizations including Young Presidents Organization (YPO), 1871, MATTER, and the Academy for Global Citizenship, an internationally renowned charter school. In 2012, he co-founded a personal venture investment firm, Jumpstart Ventures, through which he has made over 45 direct investments in fast growing early to late stage startups. Additionally, Rishi serves as a mentor for numerous technology start-up accelerator/incubator programs including TechStars Chicago, HealthBox and Blueprint Health in New York City.
Previous to Outcome Health, and while in his first year in college, Rishi founded NBR, a Northwestern University-based collaborative publication distributed to more than 60 leading college campuses worldwide. In high school, he founded a home computer consulting firm whose clients were acquired by a national electronics retailer. Rishi has also started and led several non-profit initiatives including the Urban-Suburban Domestic Exchange Initiative, a program sponsored by the Gates foundation to facilitate cross-school interaction.
Crain’s Chicago Business recognized Rishi as the youngest ever member of their annual 40-Under-40 class in 2009 and he frequently lectures at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management & McCormick School of Engineering. A Chicago resident, Rishi is an avid fan of his hometown Bulls.
Shradha Agarwal has a lifelong passion for building organizations to connect people and information, as well as align profit and purpose, having started her first business at age nine. In 2006, Shradha co-founded Outcome Health, a healthcare decision platform. As President of the fast-growing company, Shradha is focused on product innovation, scaling operations and talent development. Her organization has doubled its revenue, profitability and distribution year-over-year while being consistently recognized for its culture, customer service and technology leadership.
Shradha co-founded JumpStart Ventures in 2011 to fund other passionate entrepreneurs who are executing ambitious solutions in healthcare, education and media communications, and has since backed more than 40 companies with over $10 million in venture investments. She mentors entrepreneurs at Techstars, Impact Engine & Blueprint Health, but is equally invested in the venture philanthropy model for scaling nonprofit solutions through SVP Chicago and The Chicago Public Education Fund. She serves on the boards of OneGoal and Chicago Children’s Choir and spiritedly supports youth education, women leadership, and civic engagement. The CEC recently honored the two Outcome Health co-founders with the “2015 Chicagoness Award” for their deep commitment to developing the city’s ecosystem. Shradha was also recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House and awarded the Prominent Woman in Tech by ITA. She enjoys sharing stories, traveling internationally and exploring new cultures, food and music.
As CSO, Brad Purdy helps lead strategy, operational scaling and corporate development at Outcome Health. After joining the company in 2012, he helped lead the company as it grew more than 100x. Recently, as part of this growth, Purdy lead the process around Outcome Health’s 2016 acquisition of Accent Health.
Along with Outcome Health’s Co-Founders, Brad is a Partner with Jumpstart Ventures, where he has helped lead over 50 private investments. Prior to joining Outcome Health, Brad was a member of Citadel LLC’s incubation equity strategy group, Surveyor Capital. As a student at Northwestern University, Brad worked at numerous hedge funds, where he focused on emerging markets technology, energy derivatives and macro strategies. He also served as President of the Institute for Student Business Education, Northwestern’s largest undergraduate business organization, where he continues to serve on the board of directors.
Brad grew up outside of New York City along with a brief stint in Kuwait. When he isn’t reading or learning about new technology, Brad enjoys traveling, skiing and advising early stage businesses.
Katherine Calvert is the SVP of Marketing for Outcome Health, where she lead business marketing, conferences, events, digital and brand strategy as Outcome Health scales the breadth and depth of its relationships with industry clients, strategic partners and hospitals, health systems and practices across the country.
Katherine most recently served as CMO of the Advent Software until the Spring of 2016, and was a member of the company’s Executive Management team and responsible for promoting and nurturing Advent’s brand globally. Her responsibilities with the public company spanned product marketing, corporate branding, demand generation, public relations, events, technical communications and digital media. She joined Advent from Inovis, a leading B2B supply chain technology company, where she served as Senior Director of Marketing Communications, and prior to Inovis, she led the marketing communications team at QRS, which was acquired by Inovis in 2004.
Blake Chandlee is the EVP of Emerging Businesses at Outcome Health, where he leads efforts to drive revenue via commercial partnerships with leading non-Life Sciences companies, including payers and pharmacies. He also oversees the roadmap for Outcome Health’s international growth strategy.
Previously, Blake served as Global Vice President of Facebook’s GMS Partnership and Solutions Engineering Team. In this role, he led strategy, partnerships and commercial relationships across all of Facebook’s strategic technology partners as well as its engineering team. He started at Facebook in 2007 and spent the first four years building Facebook’s International business and was responsible for launching offices across EMEA, APAC and LATAM before returning to the US where he launched teams responsible for all of the Global Agency businesses and Global Accounts teams.
Prior to Facebook, Blake spent 5 years at Yahoo! in a variety of domestic and international roles. Earlier, he was a founder and senior partner in Kryptonite Ventures, a consulting service focused on new product development and business development. Blake sits on the board of Modern Times Group and Dell Children’s Hospital, and is an active investor in the Austin start-up community.
As General Counsel, Seth Darmstadter leads Outcome Health’s legal affairs, ethics, corporate policies, regulatory and compliance. Seth is an experienced and accomplished commercial litigator, with extensive experience advising CEOs, management teams and organizations with a solutions-based approach to law and commerce.
Seth most recently co-founded the Chicago office of Michelman & Robinson LLP (M&R), a premiere boutique law firm, where he was a Partner in the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Group. During his time at K&L Gates, and then M&R, Seth frequently innovated alongside his high-growth technology company clientele as a strategic partner for clients across ad tech, health tech, media tech, tech manufacturing, social media, green energy, music, integrated marketing and communications businesses.
Seth was honored in 2014 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, when they named him to their lists of “40 Under Forty.” He has been named a “Rising Star” for the past seven consecutive years by Super Lawyers, a designation reserved for only the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40.
Nancy Phelan serves as SVP of Life Sciences Commercial Growth at Outcome Health, where she helps drive success, commercialization and innovation with top industry clients.
Nancy brings over two decades of global commercial leadership experience in bio-pharma to Outcome Health, with deep expertise in leading customer engagement and digital transformation, building winning commercial capabilities and implementing worldwide commercial operations. Prior to joining Outcome Health she held executive leadership roles at Pfizer/Wyeth, Schering-Plough and most recently was Head of Worldwide Commercial Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She was named a Pharma 360 Elite Digital Crusader, 2015, inducted into DTC Perspectives’ Hall of Fame, 2011 and was a Working Mother Magazine cover mom.
Nandini Ramani is Chief Engineering Officer at Outcome Health, where she scales and strengthens the technology platform and hardware that enable physicians to better discuss diagnoses and treatments with patients.
Nandini has extensive experience leading both hardware and software engineering teams, which is expertise she will have the opportunity to combine at Outcome Health. She was previously at Twitter, leading engineering effectiveness for the social media company’s 1,300-person technical organization. Before this, Nandini led the $320M Java business unit for Oracle, and previously served as Senior Director of the Client Software Group at Sun Microsystems.
In his role as Chief Information Officer, Greg Russell is responsible for all of Outcome Health’s information technology and supply chain management. By leading transformational initiatives across the organization, his team’s efforts enable growth and deliver tangible benefits to Outcome Health’s bottom line. More recently, Greg was SVP and CIO at Visa where he was responsible for the company’s internal technology, finance and marketing systems, as well as productivity and collaboration tools. Before his tenure at Visa, Greg served as CIO for the Seattle Police Department where he brought technological innovation to the force, including how to use body camera data and equipping officers with tablets, and also had a role as VP of Corporate Operations at Amazon where he led a global team of 800 and oversaw areas such as corporate applications, information technology and enterprise data warehousing.
Senior Vice President of Life Sciences Strategy and Business Development
As senior vice president of life sciences strategy and business development, Roger leads Outcome Health’s efforts to develop relationships and partnerships with the world’s leading life sciences companies. With 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Roger focuses on developing, coordinating and implementing strategies to help Outcome Health’s brand partners meet their business goals.
Roger was previously a partner in Bain and Company’s global healthcare and private equity practices, where he enabled healthcare companies to drive strategic position and competitive advantage. He also worked at Novartis as senior vice president and global head of corporate strategy, leading the company’s long range planning, business growth and eHealth efforts, as well as emerging market strategy. He serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
Dave Sheehan joined the company in July 2016 to oversee marketing and re-brand the company from ContextMedia to Outcome Health. Since February 2017 he has led all content creation and established O/Studio, the company’s strategic and creative resource to assist clients with their content needs.
Dave has been involved with Outcome Health since 2007, initially as an independent advisor. Before joining Outcome Health full time he spent 30 years as a senior leader in the advertising agency sector. He was President of HY Connect for 13 years and helped the agency become one of the largest independent agencies in the country. HY Connect was sold to Baird Capital in 2015 and Dave remained President until he left in 2016 to join Outcome Health.
Jayanth Surakanti serves as Chief of Staff, CEO’s Office at Outcome Health. In this role, Jayanth focuses on areas including organizational alignment, operational effectiveness, and partnering with leaders across the company on critical initiatives.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Jayanth spent three years in management consulting with Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations group. There he worked across multiple industries, including healthcare services, private equity and industrial goods.
After obtaining his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Jayanth joined Bain & Company, where he spent several years on projects spanning investor due diligence, corporate strategy, and post-merger integration. At Bain, Jayanth also led recruiting activities at his alma mater, Kellogg.
Prior to joining Outcome Health in early 2016, Jayanth was Director of Strategic Initiatives for Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a leading owner and operator of surgical facilities across the United States. At SCA, Jayanth led cross-functional projects, partnering closely with executive, business and functional leaders, and as well as SCA’s strategic planning process. In addition, Jayanth led SCA’s leadership development program for high-potential graduates of leading universities.
As SVP, Customer Operations, Grace oversees Outcome Health’s Implementation, Member Solutions, Network Operations and Solutions Deployment organizations. She is a true champion of the customer experience and is focused on bringing technology to every part of the conversation. Most recently, Grace was at Misys as the Global Head of Services Delivery and Operations. She was based in London and managed operations of this 4,500-employee global firm. Her career began at Deloitte Consulting where she quickly ascended to the role of Controller. Following her time with Deloitte, she joined Hewitt Associates where she spent 7 years as a Client Service Delivery Manager and partnered with Sales and Client Engagement team to establish metrics to improve Customer Satisfaction scores. Eventually, she moved on to Accero as the Vice President of Operations where she led a team of 55 professionals responsible for $40MM in recurring, subscription revenue. During her tenure with Accero, she also increased GPM by 15% year-over-year, as well as oversaw the integration of Vista Equity Partners. Grace was brought on to the Vista Equity Partners team to improve operational efficiency at the organizations the firm invested in. Since 2007, Grace has taken on operational and customer-focused leadership roles within three different Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies.
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