SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stride, the leading benefits platform for gig and independent workers, today announced it has appointed new vice presidents of Engineering, Customer Operations, and People, expanding its executive leadership team.
"We're thrilled to welcome a collective triple threat to the Stride team," said Noah Lang, CEO and Co-founder of Stride. "Each of these leaders brings with her phenomenal experience, domain expertise, and creative vision to support our mission of filling the substantial benefits gap for gig and independent workers."
Sumathi Swaminathan joined Stride as the Vice President of Engineering. Sumathi leads the team charged with building the world's first all-in-one benefits platform designed to help people who work for themselves make fast, smart decisions as they manage themselves as a business. Prior to Box, where she served as Director of Engineering, Swaminathan led engineering teams at Shutterfly, World Savings, and QuinStreet.
Regina Pitstick brings nearly two decades of healthcare leadership to overseeing operations and customer support teams in the healthcare industry. As Vice President of Customer Operations, she will spearhead and scale the evolution of Stride's world-class customer service, support and experience teams, and associated initiatives. Previously, she served as a vice president at UnitedHealth Group and Director of Customer Success at Castlight.
Kim Rohrer comes onboard as the Vice President of People, where she will lead all people operations and talent development for Stride. Rohrer and her team will accelerate hiring and drive investments in Stride's employee experience, company culture, and diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to joining Stride, Rohrer was the Vice President of People & Culture at Disqus, where she focused on integrating the company's culture into the holistic employee experience. She's also the co-founder of OrgOrg, a global community of people operations leaders.
"Stride helps gig workers minimize the time they spend getting health insurance and worrying about taxes - so they can maximize their productivity and earnings," said Lang. "Contingent workers are expected to comprise 40 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020 and we're proud to play a critical role in ensuring the economic security of the future labor force. With Sumathi, Regina, and Kim on the team, we'll be able to scale faster and offer more to make these workers' professional lives easier and more lucrative."
Stride is the first benefits platform for gig and independent workers, helping them save time and money on insurance and taxes. The company partners with the world's largest on-demand work marketplaces and employers of independent and part-time workers, including Uber, Postmates, Etsy, Airbnb, GrubHub, Care.com, Rover.com, Avis, TaskRabbit and others.
Launched in 2014, Stride (www.stridehealth.com) is backed by the leading health and consumer venture finance firms, including Venrock, New Enterprise Associates, and F-Prime Capital Partners.