MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health, the leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced that it named Lee Shapiro Chief Financial Officer. Shapiro, who has been on the Board of Livongo since its founding and served as Chair of its Audit Committee, will take his new role in February 2019. He joins long-time business partner, Glen Tullman, Executive Chairman, newly named CEO, Zane Burke, and President, Jennifer Schneider to round out one of the strongest, most experienced leadership teams in the consumer digital health space.
Shapiro brings significant and broad industry experience to an already experienced team. He currently serves on the Board and as member of the audit committee of Medidata Solutions and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tivity Health. He previously served as President of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions from 2001-2012, where he was instrumental in over $3B in mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions. Subsequently, he and Tullman founded 7wireVentures, a $100 million early stage healthcare venture investment fund.
"I couldn't be more excited about working with Lee," said Zane Burke, Chief Executive Officer. "His intimate knowledge of Livongo, his close working relationships with the leadership team, and his connections across the industry, including virtually every analyst in the healthcare and technology space, will allow us to rapidly accelerate our business and better serve our members and clients."
Livongo has rapidly become a leader in the consumer digital health space and has created a new category called Applied Health Signals, which combines digital devices, coaching, and data science into a consumer experience that is personalized and delivers measurable improvements in healthcare outcomes and reduced costs, across all chronic conditions.
"I have been impressed with what the Livongo team has accomplished in such a short time," Shapiro noted. "As the company continues its rapid acceleration, my hope is to contribute in both financial and strategic ways to serve Livongo's mission of empowering more people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives."
Glen Tullman, Livongo's Executive Chairman, added: "Lee's experience in scaling companies is a perfect fit for Livongo as the company moves to the next level. I speak for the entire team in sharing my enthusiasm in gaining Lee's experience in building great companies for Livongo."
Shapiro is Managing Partner of the 7wireVentures Connected Consumer Fund and has served on the boards of many of its portfolio companies. He serves on the national board of the American Heart Association. He has a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Livongo pioneered the category of Applied Health Signals, empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Livongo's team of data scientists aggregate and interpret substantial amounts of health data and information to create actionable, personalized, and timely health signals. Livongo is the first company at the intersection of data science, behavior enablement, and clinical impact with the technologies and capabilities to Silence Noisy Healthcare™. Our approach is leading to better clinical and financial outcomes while creating a different and better experience for people with chronic conditions. For more information, visit: www.livongo.com.
SOURCE Livongo Health