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.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer
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.
As CFO & CSO, Brad Purdy oversees finance, accounting, procurement, legal and corporate development at Outcome Health. After joining the company in 2012, he helped lead the company as it scaled more than 100x. Recently, as part of this growth, Purdy helped lead strategy around Outcome Health’s 2016 acquisition of Accent Health, and played a key role in its $500M+ growth equity raise in 2017.
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.
EVP of Business Operations
Ashik grew up in up-state New York and attended high school at Deerfield Academy. He enjoys traveling, learning about early-stage ventures, trying new restaurants and cuisines, tennis and skiing.
Growing up surrounded by medicine, a pre-medical student at Northwestern, Ashik Desai has always had his feet deep in health-care. His vision early on was to find a niche in which he could sustainably improve health outcomes for patients. At Outcome Health, Ashik is able to follow this vision everyday, as he leads the companies many growth initiatives with a strong focus on measured, data-supported execution and success.
Prior to joining the Executive Team at Outcome Health Ashik attended Northwestern University with plans of attending the Fienberg School of Medicine. He completed the Honors Program in Medical Education and studied Economics with a Finance Certificate from the Kellogg School of Management.
Through his experiences and course-work outside of biology and medicine, Ashik was able to discover his fond passion of health information and the influence it could have on patients. He spent his summers working in health care Private Equity and being the first intern at Outcome Health. Outside of the classroom, Ashik served as the Vice-President of the Institute for Student Business Education, Northwestern’s largest undergraduate business organization and now sits on the organization’s Board of Directors.
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.
Madan Nagaldinne leads Outcome Health’s People Strategy, Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development as well as People Operations in its New York City and Chicago offices.
After graduating from the London School of Economics, Madan spent nearly 9 years in the SF Bay Area in senior HR leadership roles, before having a tenure as Director & Head of Human Resources for Amazon’s India and Singapore operations. At Amazon, Madan led the firm’s Asia expansion and oversaw people growth of its engineering, operations, customer success, supply chain and finance teams across multiple countries.
Most recently, before joining Outcome Health, Madan served as HR leader for Facebook’s Global Sales teams and was HR Lead for its NY office. In his 6 years at Facebook across Asia and North America, he helped lead Facebook’s expansion into 11 countries, and also served as Director & Head of HR for Facebook’s APAC operation.
Executive Vice-President, Salesforce;
1st CIO of the United States (2009–2011)
As Chief Operating Officer of Outcome Health, Vivek Kundra leads all revenue, go-to-market strategy, operations and product innovation. Kundra is a global technology P&L leader with a proven track record of aligning multiple stakeholders to drive clarity, cohesion and success in both the private and the public sector, having led complex organizations in each. He joined Outcome Health in January of 2017 as its first EVP, Provider Solutions.
Before joining Outcome Health, Kundra was an executive at Salesforce, where he led international growth and the go-to-market strategy across industries, including Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Communications, Public Sector and Automotive. Previously, Kundra served as the first CIO of the United States during the Obama administration, managing more than $80 billion in technology investments. He is credited with adopting game-changing cloud computing technologies, strengthening the cybersecurity posture of the nation and launching an open government movement. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Vivek served as the Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia and as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Vivek was fellow at Harvard University at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. The World Economic Forum selected him as a Young Global Leader, representing a group of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future and served as chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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, Chandlee 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, Chandlee 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. Chandlee sits on the board of Modern Times Group and Dell Children’s Hospital, and is an active investor in the Austin start-up community.
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