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This list showcases the top California based CEO’ operating in the Home Health Care space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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Co-Founder & CEO of Honor
Seth Sternberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Honor, a non-medical home care company with a mission to enable our parents to remain in their homes as they age. Prior to Honor, Seth was the Co-Founder and CEO of Meebo, which brought instant messaging to the web and reached close to half the internet population in the United States. Meebo was acquired by Google, where Seth became a Product Director working on the Google Identity Platform, and then within GoogleX. Seth started his career with IBM’s Corporate Development group after graduating from Yale.
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About Honor, Meebo: Honor is a senior care network and technology platform that offers personalized care to improve the in-home care experience.
Founder / CEO of Kit.com
Founder/CEO @Kit.com, Engineer #15 @Facebook
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About Kit.com: Kit.com is a home medical exams, delivered. Kit makes health testing simpler, easier and more reliable for your patients.
Co-Founder, CEO of Kiddo
Jaganath “CJ” Swamy CJ Swamy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Good Parents Inc. He leads strategy and operations for Kiddo and has successfully raised over $8.0 Million in funding from marquee investors in the US and Asia. Prior to that, CJ has 18+ years’ experience as a serial entrepreneur, early stage investor and consultant. He co-founded two companies across Asia previously – one in vitamins manufacturing and the other in logistics/ supply chain. He was previously the lead for US – Asia investments with HarbourVest Partners (one of the leading alternative assets manager in the world with over $74 Billion in AUM). Before that, he led US-Asia investments for Northgate Capital, a California based early stage investor with over $6 Billion in AUM. Previously he also spent 3 years as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. primarily working with insurance companies and banks in Asia on product and market strategy. CJ has an MBA (Honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and before that graduated with a B.Tech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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About HarbourVest Partners, Kiddo: Kiddo is a personalized smart at-home health monitoring platform for children.
Co-Founder, CEO of Koko
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About Koko: Koko makes a device to monitor the health and safety of older adults in a completely passive way–with no wearables required.
Founder & CEO of Getlabs
Kyle Michelson is the Founder and CEO of Getlabs. He previously founded Streamup, a live video streaming platform backed by Y Combinator, and studied at the University of Southern California and London School of Economics.
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About Getlabs: Getlabs is the nationwide leader for at-home diagnostic collections. Patients can book a nearby phlebotomist to draw their labs for Labcorp and Quest. Healthcare organizations and providers can dispatch medical specialists to their patients and collect labs, vitals, biometrics, and more.
Co-Founder and CEO of Zipline
Keller Rinaudo is CEO and co-founder of Zipline, the world’s first drone delivery service whose focus is delivering life saving medicine even to the most difficult to reach places on earth. Prior to Zipline, he was a software engineer and a professional rock climber. A graduate of Harvard University, he built computers out of RNA and DNA that can operate in human cells as molecular doctors. Mr. Rinaudo published this research in Nature Biotechnology, becoming one of the youngest first authors in the publication’s history.
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About Zipline: Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products to everyone, no matter where they live.
Co-Founder and CEO of Blueberry Pediatrics
Harrison Gordon graduated from Northwestern University and worked for Microsoft as a program manager and Google as a product manager. With a family full of doctors and both parents practicing physicians based in Florida, Harrison wanted to use his background and expertise to create a company that uses online services to create a better life for everyone. In his spare time, Harrison enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing with his 1-year-old rescue dog Riley.
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About Blueberry Pediatrics: Blueberry Pediatrics provides parents with live access to top pediatricians for a flat monthly rate.
Co-Founder & CEO of Home Care Assistance
Lily Sarafan is Co-Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance (HCA), where she has led the company from startup to sector leader with nearly 10,000 employees across North America. HCA is consistently recognized as a best-in-class healthcare company, and Lily as a featured expert on digital health and the future of aging at the White House and global conferences. Lily is also a board member, investor and advisor for innovative companies, serving as a board director at Thumbtack and at Counsyl through its acquisition by Myriad Genetics (MYGN). An active Stanford alum, Lily serves on the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Freeman Spogli Institute Council, and the Stanford Undergraduate Education Cabinet. She is also Founding Partner of Project BIG: The Stanford Brain Immune Gut Initiative. Lily’s board service extends to other high-impact nonprofits including the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the BerkeleyHaas Center for Innovation Economies, where she is board chair. An appointee to the California Governor’s Alzheimer’s Task Force, Lily serves in various leadership roles to advance economic development, civic engagement, and precision health. Lily holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University, where she was Eben Tisdale Fellow and Class President. She has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Health Care Executives Woman of the Year, and a Silicon Valley 40 Under 40. Lily is a Member of Young Presidents’ Organization, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
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About Home Care Assistance: Home Care Assistance is a consumer health company in the in-home care industry.
CEO & Founder of TrueCare24
Founder and CEO of TrueCare24.
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About TrueCare24: In-Home Senior Care Automation Platform
Co-Founder & CEO of Kindly Care
Igor Lebovic is the Co-Founder & CEO at Kindly Care.
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About Kindly Care: Kindly Care is a company that specializes in non medical home care for the elderly and disabled that require a little extra help.
Ryan Van Wert
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Vynca
Ryan is a prolific healthcare innovator and dynamic speaker with a passion for improving patient care through technology. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and the Assistant Director of the Faculty Fellows Program at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. His academic focus is in technology assessment and in teaching biomedical innovation. He is a cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Vynca, Inc., a Silicon Valley healthcare technology company whose mission is to improve care delivery at the end of life, and co-founder at AWAIR, Inc., a medical device company developing technology to reduce complications in the intensive care unit, which was licensed to Cook Medical Technologies in 2015. He serves as an advisor to young technology companies, including through the Biomedical Zone, a hospital-based incubator in Toronto, Canada.
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About Vynca: Vynca ensures that personalized end-of-life care is available to every individual, every time.
Co-Founder & CEO of People Power Company
Gene Wang is CEO and co-founder of People Power, an award-winning software company enabling remote control and management of connected devices from your smart phone. People Power’s groundbreaking smartphone app, Presence, transforms spare iPhones, iPads, and iPods into wireless video cameras for monitoring and more. Cameras can be monitored in real-time from another iOS device with the Presence app, and they can send meaningful alerts with video clips to the user’s email any time motion is detected. Gene was CEO and Chairman of Photo Access, which sold to Agilent in 2000. Gene was CEO of Computer Motion, a leader in medical robotics, which he led through a successful IPO in 1997. At Symantec, Gene was Executive VP where he managed four divisions and helped grow the annual sales from $172 million to $412 million. Gene was VP and general manager at Borland, where he drove sales of the C++ programming language to over one million copies. Gene was co-founder and VP Marketing at Gold Hill Computers, an Artificial Intelligence company. Gene earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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About People Power Company: People Power Company is transforming the way home care is delivered with AI-driven and family-centric telehomecare services.
CEO of WhiteCoat Healthcare
Mike Kwon is a CEO at WhiteCoat Healthcare.
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About WhiteCoat Healthcare: WhiteCoat brings quality healthcare to patients in the comfort of their own homes, including urgent care, IV therapy, and lab testing.
Co-Founder & CEO of Ride N Care, Inc
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About Ride N Care, Inc: Ride N Care is the one-stop health + wellness transportation marketplace
Co-Founder & CEO of Tombot
Tom Stevens is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Tombot.
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About Tombot: Tombot makes robotic animals that transform the daily life of individuals, families and communities facing health adversities.
CEO and Founder of Embodied Labs
Carrie Shaw, CEO and founder of Embodied Labs, works at the intersection of health education and virtual reality storytelling to produce immersive training tools for caregivers working with older adults. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a master’s in Biomedical Visualization. After returning from the Dominican Republic where she served as a Peace Corps Health Educator, Carrie became primary caregiver to her mother who was living with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease. This opened Carrie’s eyes to the needs of the aging services workforce. In 2018, Embodied Labs won the grand prize of $250K from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for XR in Education.
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About Embodied Labs: Embodied Labs is an immersive training platform that improves outcomes in training, awareness, and family and caregiver support.
CEO of JET HEALTH
Prior to SV, Jim was the President and CEO of Amerita, Inc., a leading provider of Specialty Infusion Services which he founded in 2006 and sold to PharMerica, Inc. in 2012. Since 2009, Jim also served as a Director and member of the executive committee for the National Home Infusion Association. Prior to Amerita, Jim held senior leadership positions with several national specialty infusion and home health organizations including Apria Healthcare, Gentiva Health Services and Coram Specialty Infusion Services.
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About JET HEALTH: JET HEALTH is a healthcare company that provides skilled nursing care, hospice support, physical, speech, and occupational therapy.
CEO of LiveWell Home
Former Corporate professional with 20 years of program development and social impact experience, with leadership role at Fortune 500 companies. Extensive experience in policy and process development including global program implementation; creating metrics and reporting; and strategic partnerships and alliances. Highly effective communication strategist with proven ability to influence key stakeholders ranging from senior executives to investors
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About LiveWell Home: LiveWell Home is addressing market gaps by providing an ecosystem of curated services to form a solution to aging in place.
CEO of Tahmo, Inc.
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About Tahmo, Inc., Vencipio, LLC: Tahmo Inc. is a developing health and comfort smart devices.
Founder & CEO of Monit
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About Monit: Monit uses IT technology to create smart diaper care solutions for the elderly.
Dr. Golda Joseph
CEO, Co-Founder of Regeneration
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About Regeneration: Regeneration is a New Health Care System. Focused on Women and Children’s Health Through the Circle of Time.
Co-Founder and CEO of Mentia
Mandy Salomon is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of creative media, human-computer interaction and cultural gerontology to build next-generation tools for people living with dementia and those who support them. Salomon is the co-founder and CEO of Mentia, the maker of Deva World, an interactive digital world that helps organizations to reach their relationship care and person-centered care objectives, efficiently, across the eldercare ecosystem. The focus of Mentia’s work is to apply innovative technologies to solve the large-scale senior care challenges: scaling expertise and up-skilling care staff for better health outcomes. Prior to this, Salomon received her M.A. and Ph.D. at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne (Australia) for her work on inclusive design for people with dementia, and for developing digital systems that enable them to participate. While there, she conducted studies that showed the acceptance of 3D virtual worlds for people living with dementia and the psycho-social advantages of using them. Stirling University’s Dementia Services Centre (UK) selected Salomon’s research for ‘Ideas today that will impact tomorrow” award, describing her work as ‘digital empathy’. She was also the recipient of the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre’s CEO award for Best PhD. Salomon also holds a BA in Drama and Visual Arts and brings a large body of work from theatre and media production to her practice. Salomon brought Mentia to the US in 2017, where it is a portfolio company at Launchpad Digital Health in San Francisco. In 2018, Mentia was honored as a finalist in Sompo/Aging2.0’s search for the most promising high-impact startup in senior care. She is a Research and Industry Fellow at Swinburne University, a member of Creative Aging San Francisco, and an Alliance member of Aging 2.0.
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About Mentia: Digital Empathy for Cognitive Care
Chief Executive Officer of Nurse at Your Door
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About Nurse at Your Door: NAYD delivers quality, efficient care to your location via the app, web or call center. Care is a click away.