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“Ongoing technology transformation changes relationships between, patient, caregiver, and health plan. I aim to be a leader to ensure the evolution in healthcare holds humanity and compassion at the center.”

In witnessing the successes and challenges of his family navigating the healthcare system, Jake became acutely aware of the need for human-centered innovation in the provider space. He wants to help healthcare systems adopt inclusive innovation; building solutions focused on the lived experience of the patients, providers, and families – always asking the question how do we hold humanity at the center. Jake brings a deep competency on the business side of healthcare innovation, including new product research, running the innovation process with diverse teams, to launching, scaling, and financing businesses. In searching for impact-driven solutions, he is comfortable working with hardware, software, and services leaving no option unconsidered when working with a problem space. He is a servant leader whose focus is on maximizing the team’s potential, and his experience across disciplines makes him a strong leader in this setting.