Brian Meewes Joins OODA Health to Accelerate Company’s Growth and Operations in Key Markets
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#healthcare—OODA Health, a healthcare technology company focused on empowering patients, providers, and payers with real-time healthcare interactions, today announced that Brian Meewes is joining the company in the role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Brian will be based at OODA Health’s headquarters in San Francisco.
The hiring of the company’s first CFO and COO comes at a time when OODA Health is helping to transform the healthcare system by addressing the $400B in administrative waste and financial burden it causes for patients, providers and payers, which is now being exacerbated by COVID-19. OODA has recently partnered with Blue Shield of California to provide a financial backstop to providers at the front line of caring for patients with COVID-19. The company also announced a recent commercial expansion of its patient payments platform with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona that is helping to improve the financial lives of more providers and patients in that market.
“We are proud to have Brian join the OODA Health team. He is a seasoned executive who brings many years of financial and operational experience that will help us immensely,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., Co-Founder and Co-CEO, OODA Health. “As we position OODA to rapidly grow and further penetrate our target markets, he will help us to rapidly scale our operations and reach and will be a strong addition to the management team.”
Brian joins OODA Health from Alto Pharmacy, where he ran growth and operations as well as serving as VP of Finance, helping the business grow 10x, launching into three new markets, and improving gross margins by over 40% during his 2.5 year tenure. Prior to Alto, Brian was VP and Head of Finance at Symphony Commerce, and previously was head of strategic finance and analytics at BigCommerce. Brian previously spent seven years at Amazon as finance leader for their fulfillment center and worldwide supply chain analytics, as well as several of their growth business lines, including Amazon Fresh and Amazon.com grocery.
“I am so honored to join this company and be a part of the OODA Health team,” said Brian Meewes, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, OODA Health. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, OODA has a strong cash position and committed customers. I am a firm believer in creating a new retail experience in healthcare and am excited to bring my own financial and operational experience to help OODA fully realize this opportunity.”
“We welcome Brian and are excited for him to join us,” said Seth Cohen, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, OODA Health. “Brian has a strong track record of scaling operations and leading finance at high growth companies and will be an asset to OODA as we focus on achieving the performance and scale we need to transform healthcare payments in a way that benefits patients, providers and payers.”
About OODA Health
OODA Health’s mission is to transform healthcare administration by enabling real-time interactions between patients, providers and payers. We’re focused on eliminating the friction and delays in current payment processes that will save $400B of wasted spend, improve the member experience and inspire greater collaboration between providers and payers. Leveraging an innovative technology platform, OODA Health partners with leading health plans and providers including Anthem, Dignity Health, a part of CommonSpirit Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Blue Shield of California, Hill Physicians Medical Group and others. For more information about OODA Health, please visit www.ooda-health.com.