Earlier this year we announced our Series B funding round and promised we would report back soon with exciting updates. So, here we are! Today we are announcing the expansion of our executive team with two new Vice President appointments, a Chief Technology Officer, two internal Vice President promotions, and a new board member.
Yes, we are running out of desk space.
Earlier this year we reached a huge milestone; our mobile app was downloaded by 500,000 people. Today, we have more than half a million nurses using our platform. It’s an important and exciting time at the company and the expansion of our executive team reflects that.
Our CEO said in our formal press release that “It’s an exciting time of growth for NurseGrid and the addition of these strategic hires and promotions will create even more value for our customers.”
Value like new features, more support, and an expanded product line. It’s go time.
So, without further ado, read on to learn more about each of the people joining our executive team in new roles. We think they are pretty great.
Lorenzo Ciacci, joining as CTO, has more than 20 years experience in technology and leadership and has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including Sony, Nike, Disney, Universal Music Group, Adobe, Intel, and AT&T. He recently served as CTO of Vacasa, a modern technology vacation rental management company, where he defined strategic initiatives and goals and scaled his team from 8 to more than 50 people.
NurseGrid is also adding a new board member, Pam Pure, who brings with her over 25 years of healthcare IT experience including 8 years serving as EVP, COO, and CTO at McKesson Provider Technologies.
Eric Hall, DNP, APRN, joining as Vice President of Professional Services and Customer Success, has over 20 years of experience developing, scaling, and leading global Customer Success and Operations teams in the healthcare industry. Eric is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and an Army Veteran. Most recently Eric served as Director of International Clinical Services & Operations for InTouch Health where he oversaw international front-line customer support, implementation, and account management teams.
Ward Sparacio, joining as Vice President of Sales, is a 25 year healthcare industry veteran with global management experience. As an entrepreneur and senior sales and marketing executive, Ward has participated and/or led the go-to-market effort for several start-up organizations within the medical imaging and diagnostics sectors. This includes public and private companies such as SonoSite, Confirma (Merge/IBM), Carrot Medical and Magnolia Medical Technologies.
Andrea Grimshaw joined NurseGrid in 2017 to oversee NurseGrid Manager. She now moves into the role of Vice President of Product, leading the product, design, and QA teams for the entire NurseGrid portfolio. Andrea brings over 15 years of experience driving product, QA, and customer success with startups in health tech, productivity tech and marketing tech, including most recently Act-On Software.
Jen McLean joined NurseGrid in 2016 as Sr. Director of Operations and now moves into her role as Vice President of People. She will continue to lead the company on improving team and management practices, structure, and policies. Jen brings with her over 10 years working in the financial industry in operational roles.