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About HealthVerity

About Us

HealthVerity was founded in 2014 to enhance the utility, transparency, availability and cost efficiency of traditional and emerging healthcare data. We leverage innovative technologies to help our clients discover, license and link patient data across the widest range of top tier data providers. We empower customers to gain new perspectives on patient activity while ensuring complete privacy management and HIPAA compliance.

HealthVerity Team

HealthVerity Team

Andrew Kress

Andrew Kress

Co-founder and CEO

Andrew is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the business, and works closely with the team to support our clients and healthcare data providers. Previously, he was the SVP of Healthcare Value Solutions for IMS Health. Among the organizations reporting to Andrew were Health Economics and Outcomes Research Services, Real World Evidence Solutions, Payer and Provider Services, Clinical Trial Optimization Solutions, and Government Services. In addition, he created the company’s mobile health offerings and designed their emerging genomics strategy. Prior to IMS, Andrew was the CEO of SDI Health—the recognized leader in clinical and transactional healthcare data-based analytics—prior to its acquisition by IMS Health in 2011. During his tenure, SDI developed and grew one of the largest linked de-identified healthcare data assets available and became the nation’s second largest pharmaceutical informatics concern with over 600 employees servicing hundreds of clients. Andrew’s track record at SDI included multiple strategic acquisitions that enabled the company to continuously drive growth and shareholder value. He is also involved as an investor and advisor to a number of other healthcare start-ups. Andrew holds a B.A. in English from Yale University.

Andrew Goldberg

Andrew Goldberg

Co-founder and COO

Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day operations and performance excellence of the company. He was formerly the SVP Strategy and Marketing for Dialogic, responsible for corporate development and global marketing, which he sold to Novacap. He was previously the Vice President, Corporate Development for Avaya which was sold to Silverlake/TPG. Andrew also co-founded Eziaz, a venture-backed broadband access company, and held various roles at Comcast, Bain & Company and Diageo. He is passionate about new ideas or resources being combined to create amazing outcomes, is a lifelong Flyers fan, and an avid runner. Andrew holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BA with Honors in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Amanda Elefante

Amanda Elefante

Director of People Operations

Amanda is responsible for identifying and attracting high-impact people and helping them to grow professionally. She’s passionate about building a collaborative culture and engaging people to make a difference. Her past experience includes working as a network engineer at GE, as well as leading recruiting efforts at AWeber and MeetMe. Amanda volunteers at high schools to inspire students to pursue software development courses and also leads a tech meetup for women. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State.

Andrea Pezzetta

Andrea Pezzetta

Principal, Life Sciences

Andrea’s passion revolves around data telling a story. She believes that connecting existing and emerging sources enables a better understanding of diseases and brings more effective treatments to the forefront – all with the hopes of keeping our loved ones with us for as long as possible. Andrea leverages her vast data analytics and strategy experience to serve as a trusted advisor to life science companies. Additionally, she is a Rutgers University Advisory Board Member for BigData@Rutgers. Andrea holds a BA from Ball State University, a MPA from Rutgers University and a MS in Information Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Austin Eliazar

Austin Eliazar

Chief Data Scientist

Austin’s passion is to provide disruptive new technology for emerging fields. His career has followed a zig-zagged path between large corporations and scrappy start-ups. He has worked on all sides of privacy and analytics for big data, and firmly believes that you do not have to sacrifice excellence in one to achieve the other. Austin spends his free time teaching intelligent systems, including two robots, three cats, and one daughter. He holds a PhD from Duke University and a BA from New College of Florida.

Ben Saff

Ben Saff

Software Engineer

Ben has a wide range of experience where his full-stack web app development ranges from the nitty gritty land of SQL and MongoDB to the land of front-end frameworks and RESTful APIs. Although he joined the Philly tech scene at an early age, he does more than code. Ben is an avid book geek, musician and world traveller. He graduated with a BS in Information Systems from Drexel University.

Cree Flory

Cree Flory

Integrations Engineer

Cree combines her passion for people with her love for software code. She spends her time customizing software for healthcare data providers while walking them through every step of our process. She is passionate about her team and working together to build great software. Outside of work, Cree loves to volunteer, camp and spend time with her greyhound. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Lock Haven University.

David Ransom

David Ransom

UX/UI Lead Designer

David is a multi-disciplined digital designer with a focus UI and UX design. For the past 8 years he’s worked on a wide variety of interactive and digital projects with an emphasis on combining inventive design solutions with clear and effective communication. His main interests involve traveling and cooking. He holds a BS in Multimedia from the University of Gloucestershire.

Dominique Hurley

Dominique Hurley

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation

Dominique is responsible for helping companies leverage our technology and services to improve the access and efficacy of healthcare data. Prior to HealthVerity, Dominique was Senior Director, Global Commercial Information Management at Biogen where she was responsible for unifying information and its use across the enterprise. She led key initiatives such as patient and prescriber mastering, specialty pharmacy data aggregation, commercial measurement and reporting strategy, and sales and marketing data management. Dominique also led information strategy, technology and commercial operations for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. Dominique spent time on the supplier side of the industry serving as Vice President & General Manager within Epsilon’s (ADS) pharmaceutical practice. She is a graduate of Lehigh University College of Business and Economics.

Ilia Fishbein

Ilia Fishbein

Software Engineer

Ilia is a full-stack developer passionate about squeezing every ounce of speed out of software. After spending the first six years of his career in the online advertising industry, he decided to pivot into healthcare. When not in the office, Ilia can be found shopping for the next addition to his funny shirt collection or obsessing over his latest random hobby. He holds a Masters in Computer Engineering from Drexel University.

Jeremy Stewart

Jeremy Stewart

Operations Engineer

Jeremy has a wide variety of infrastructure operations experience in the healthcare and event management industries. When not working, he can be found looking for new beers to enjoy or going on a walk with his hound dog, Stout. Jeremy holds a BS in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

John Cappiello

John Cappiello

Chief Technology Officer

John leads the teams responsible for the engineering, development, and operation of the company’s cloud solutions. Lifelong exposure and tinkering gave him a deep understanding of technology while building products, scaling teams and managing business units at startups such as Solve Media, VoiceStar (MCHX), and DOTMed.com. John also enjoys trying the newest restaurants, spending time with his family, and, of course, endlessly learning new technology. John attended the University of Maryland, College Park.

Kyle Haplin

Kyle Halpin

Senior Operations Engineer

Kyle specializes in cloud architecture and implementation. A pressman by trade, Kyle found technology challenges in the late 90’s working with graphic design shops during the transition to digital printing. He later worked in departmental system administration with Independence Blue Cross. He has also been responsible for hosting multiple university’s ERM, CRM, online learning, and e-mail systems with Drexel University.

Lauren Francis

Lauren Francis

Project Management Lead

Lauren has over 10 years of Project Management experience in the telecommunications field. She enjoys researching the latest in Agile, Scrum, Kanban and project management methodologies while implementing processes that allow her team to shine. Lauren can also be found testing out a new recipe, exploring Philadelphia or getting lost in a good TV show. She holds a BS in Mathematics from Monmouth University

Laurie Harris

Laurie Harris

Director, Data Warehousing

Laurie started as an APL programmer, back in the days of timesharing, and later a data modeler and data architect. She loves data of all kinds, whether it’s pristine and reliable or dirty and suspect. In fact, she never metadata she didn’t like. Laurie’s weekend passion is organic gardening. She graduated from Hampshire College where she studied statistics, artificial intelligence and music theory.

Matt Ermigiotti

Matt Ermigiotti

Principal, Life Sciences

Matt is responsible for consulting with our Life Sciences clients to create optimal datasets that enable deeper patient insights. He has 10 years of experience advising clients in the healthcare data space, including roles at SDI Health, Accenture and, most recently, IMS Health. Away from the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering as a coach. He holds a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University.

Matt Usifer

Matt Usifer

Software Engineer

Matt possesses a resolute passion for functional programming and enjoys working with large data sets and web applications. He has also played the drums in basement venues and created websites for local businesses. When Matt is not writing software, he can be found cooking or exploring Philadelphia. He holds a BA in Mathematics from University of Vermont.

Norman Pai

Norman Pai

Principal, Consulting & Analytics Partners

Norman is responsible for healthcare data and technology partnerships with consulting and analytics firms. Prior to HealthVerity, Norman was a consultant at Slalom Consulting and Accenture. He established hands-on data and analytics expertise working across industries and various stage companies from early startups to Fortune 500. Norman enjoys learning via books and podcasts, staying active and globetrotting. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Health Care Management and Business Analytics as well as a BS with Honors in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rice University.

Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O’Brien

Software Engineer

Patrick brings his knowledge of product development and passion for solving complex problems to the team after his experience at Monetate. He is an avid backgammon player and helps organize the DataPhilly Meetup. Patrick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.

Reyna Klesh

Reyna Klesh

Senior Director of Analytics

Reyna possesses a broad knowledge of healthcare data assets and is able to guide Marketplace users through the complex world of patient data analytics. With an MS in statistics, she has more than a decade of experience programming and analyzing patient data for clinical trials, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies. During off hours you can find Reyna at the gym taking a group class or volunteering at her local animal shelter with her dog Piggy. Reyna received an MS in Statistics from Temple University and a BS in Mathematics from Ursinus College.

Ruth Nacey

Ruth Nacey

Director, Product Management

Ruth is passionate about product strategy and enjoys solving market problems with technology. She previously served as Senior Product Manager at TriZetto where she managed a portfolio of products including medical claims and remittance data. She loves reading with her book club and is an active member of the Junior League of Philadelphia. Ruth holds a BS in Health Administration from The University of Illinois.

Susan Dennis

Susan Dennis

Vice President of Sales, Life Sciences

Susan has over 15 years of experience in and around Healthcare data. Responsible for sales in our Life Sciences segment, she leverages her data experience to collaborate with clients on novel ways to navigate the data maze and create innovative solutions. During time away from HealthVerity, Susan can be found at her newly opened restaurant in Philadelphia.

Tara Harding

Tara Harding

Vice President, Revenue Operations

Tara is responsible for driving efficient sales and contracting processes within HealthVerity. She is passionate about healthcare technology and is focused on ensuring that healthcare data is accessible, transparent and useful in this complex environment. With almost 20 years experience in healthcare IT, Tara is skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Operations and Sales management.  Tara joined us from Flatiron Health where she led Sales Operations and focused on developing scalable, core sales infrastructure. Prior to this role, Tara led Commercial Operations at both IMS Health and SDI Health. Tara holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) focused in Business Economics from The University of Hull. 

Tim McClory

Tim McClory

Software Engineer

Tim enjoys watching live music. He holds an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.

Board of Directors

Andrew Kress

Andrew Kress

Co-Founder and CEO

Andrew Goldberg

Andrew Goldberg

Co-Founder and COO

Michael Greeley

Michael Greeley

Director

Michael is a General Partner and Co-founder of Flare Capital Partners, an early-stage healthcare technology venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding Flare Capital Partners, he was the founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners where he led the firm’s healthcare investments. Some of his existing and prior board seats include Explorys, Taris, T2 Biosystems and Welltok. Michael earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors in Chemistry from Williams College.

Matt Wallach

Matt Wallach

Director

Matt co-founded Veeva Systems in 2007, serves as its President and has been instrumental in building the company into a global market leader, recognized for product excellence and superior customer success. After holding various roles during the company’s growth, Matt is responsible today for strategy, alliances and business development, and is a key executive contact for many of Veeva’s customers. Matt received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Yale University.

Rachel Winokur

Rachel Winokur

Director

Rachel Winokur is an Advisor to Greycroft Partners and is also Chief Business Officer of Bright Health, an insurance company offering exclusive network health plans in partnership with leading health systems. Previously she was a senior executive at Aetna where she helped found and lead Healthagen, Aetna’s payer-neutral population health management business. Rachel joined Aetna from the Carlyle Group and held prior roles at Datascope, Bertelsman and Goldman Sachs. She received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BSE with honors in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is HealthVerity Marketplace?

HealthVerity Marketplace is a private cloud-based platform that enables our clients to discover, license, and link de-identified patient data across the widest range of top tier data providers.

2. Who uses HealthVerity Marketplace?

HealthVerity has two primary customers: buyers and data providers. Our buyers include healthcare service organizations such as Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Hospitals, Payers, and Retail Pharmacies. Our data providers include firms seeking to expand distribution or maintain better control of the licensing of de-identified healthcare data for research purposes.

3. What type of data can be found in HealthVerity Marketplace?

The platform includes the widest range of top tier data providers including both traditional and emerging data sources. Key data types include medical claims, pharmacy claims, lab results, EMR, genetic results, and device data.

4. How does an organization become a HealthVerity Buyer?

HealthVerity Marketplace is a private cloud-based platform. All users must be employed by an authorized organization. For all access inquiries, please contact us at sales@healthverity.com and we will be pleased to assist you.

5. How does an organization become a HealthVerity Provider?

Providers are vetted by a number of criteria but we generally welcome any data source that can complement our existing partners, especially data sources that have never before been available for linking purposes. Contact us via email at sales@healthverity.com for more information.

6. Does HealthVerity receive secondary use rights to my data?

No. The primary benefit of HealthVerity Marketplace is that you retain total control of your data in all instances. We retain no resale or reuse rights to the data.

7. Is HealthVerity Marketplace data HIPAA-compliant?

All patient data contained in the marketplace has been de-identified pursuant to HIPAA and certified as such by outside third party experts using the expert determination method. Any specific privacy questions may be directed to privacy@healthverity.com.