Transmit Security & Theresa Moriarty

Transmit Security & Theresa Moriarty

Theresa Moriarty joins Transmit Security as the new VP of Sales Operations.

Valor Partners announces the successful placement of Theresa Moriarty as the new VP of Sales Operations at Transmit Security.

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Maana & Scott Thompson

Maana & Scott Thompson

Maana Names Scott Thompson Senior Product Marketing Manager

Valor Partners announces the successful placement of Scott Thompson as the new Senior Product Marketing Manager at Maana.

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Surescripts

Surescripts

Surescripts Names Andrea Douglas Director of Market Development.

Valor Partners announces the successful placement of Andrea Douglas with Surescripts as Director of Market Development.

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Fauna Names Dan Meyers as New VP of HR

Fauna Names Dan Meyers as New VP of HR

Fauna Names Dan Meyers as New VP of HR

Valor Partners announces the successful placement of Dan Meyers as the new VP of Human Resources at Fauna. Dan, who previously held the position

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The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 3:

The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 3:

The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 3:

When you’ve determined that you have a qualified candidate: you know why he wants to leave his current company, that he has valid reasons for exploring your opportunity, and that you can provide what’s important to him, you have two important but too-often neglected tasks:

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The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 2:

The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 2:

The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 2:

Four Strategies for Getting the Information You Need

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Collective Medical Names Steven Goldschmidt VP of Post-Acute Business Development

Collective Medical Names Steven Goldschmidt VP of Post-Acute Business Development

Collective Medical Names Steven Goldschmidt VP of Post-Acute Business Development

SALT LAKE CITY - May 22, 2018 - Steven Goldschmidt joins Collective Medical Technologies as VP of Post-Acute Business Development. 

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The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 1:

The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 1:

The Dimensions of a Qualified Candidate, Part 1:

If I were to ask you, “What is a qualified candidate?” what would your answer be?

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 Valor Partners Takes the ParityPledge™ as Part of Its Commitment to Improving the Pathway for Women in Leadership Positions
   
             

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      ROANOKE, VA  – 5/7/2018 – VALOR PARTNERS  , a boutique executive search firm specializing in enterprise and healthcare software,   has taken the ParityPledge™, building on its commitment to improving the pathway for women in leadership positions. The ParityPledge™ simply asks that companies commit to interviewing at least one qualified woman candidate for every open position, vice president and above, including the C-suite and board. No quotas. No deadlines. The ParityPledge™ is an initiative of  Parity.org , a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on bringing gender equality to the highest levels of business.  "Parity.org’s mission aligns perfectly with the Valor Partners approach to executive search so joining forces was an easy decision.  Three years ago, we committed to making every effort to provide our clients with a gender-balanced candidate slate as part of our search process.  We are proud to lock arms with Cathrin and the other founding member companies who have taken the ParityPledge™ to promote the advancement of women." - Doug Johnson  “Parity.org was founded to correct the stark reality of gender imbalance at the very top of companies today,” said Cathrin Stickney, Parity.org founder and CEO. “While women represent 51 percent of the population, barely 20 percent of S&P500 corporate executive teams and boards are represented by women. We are thankful for organizations like Valor Partners that are willing to become a role model for change. We believe their public commitment and example will help us realize exponential progress toward reaching parity at the top.”  Organizations wanting to take the ParityPledge or learn more about how to get involved with Parity.org should visit  http://www.Parity.org .  “We’re tapping into an issue that so many companies are trying to get right. While much progress has been made at lower levels of organizations, the very top has remained elusive,” said Stickney. “We welcome all organizations – both big and small – that recognize the importance and benefits of a representative slate: a slate of candidates that reflects the population.”    About Parity.org   Parity.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to gender equality at the highest ranks of business leadership. Parity.org is assembling a founding advisory board of some of the most recognized men and women leaders in business. You can follow Parity.org on  LinkedIn  and  Twitter .   #parityPledge   ParityPledge™ is a trademark of Parity.org.

Valor Partners Takes the ParityPledge as Part of Its Commitment to Improving the Pathway for Women in Leadership Positions

“Parity.org was founded to correct the stark reality of gender imbalance at the very top of companies today,”

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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

Valor HeathTech Corner, featuring Healthify’s Manik Bhat: Social Determinants of Health

For this month’s installment of the Valor HealthTech Corner, I sat down with Healthify Co-founder and CEO Manik Bhat. Healthify is the leading the way when it comes Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

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Healthify Names Cesar Herrera VP of Client Services

Healthify Names Cesar Herrera VP of Client Services

Healthify Names Cesar Herrera VP of Client Services

February 26, 2018 - Cesar Herrera has joined Healthify as the new VP of Client Services. 
Cesar joins Healthify from ZocDoc where he was Head of Existing Business for Enterprise. He was responsible for overall retention and growth with Health Systems, in addition to leading product commercialization efforts with existing customers.

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Valor HealthTech Corner, with CareCloud's Ken Comee

Valor HealthTech Corner, with CareCloud's Ken Comee

Valor HealthTech Corner, with CareCloud's Ken Comée

See what Ken Comée, CEO at Carecloud, has to say about today's dynamic Medical & Health Tech economy as well as what we can expect from CareCloud in 2018.

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Healthify Names Jim Devlin VP of Sales

Healthify Names Jim Devlin VP of Sales

Healthify Names Jim Devlin VP of Sales

January 18, 2018- Jim Devlin has joined Healthify as the new VP of Sales. Jim is a high performing sales leader, responsible for direct sales of more than $250 million in revenue throughout the course of his career. Prior to joining Healthify Jim was the Area Vice President of the Phytel Business Unit at IBM Watson Health where he oversaw ...

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The Valor Podcast: Building companies and culture in todays’ tech market.

The Valor Podcast: Building companies and culture in todays’ tech market.

The Valor Podcast: Building Companies and Culture in Todays’ Tech Market.

Listen as we talk about how Greg has built his career from getting started at Chrysler to now being a 4-time software CEO.  Greg has seen a variety of situations- from the company that was in desperation mode to firing on all cylinders!

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Lucina Health Names Clint Reid Chief Revenue Officer

Lucina Health Names Clint Reid Chief Revenue Officer

Lucina Health Names Clint Reid Chief Revenue Officer

September 29, 2017 - Clint Reid has joined Lucina Health as the new Chief Revenue OfficerClint has an extensive 15+ years of Sales and Business Development Leadership experience in Health IT and Insurance. Prior to joining Lucina Clint was the EVP Sales at Altruista Health where he played a vital role in their 3 year growth from $2M to $23M. Clint has also had successful Sales Leadership stints with Medecision, United Healthcare and CIGNA.

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Building a Health IT Leadership Team | Drew Ramsey on the #HCBiz Show

Building a Health IT Leadership Team | Drew Ramsey on the #HCBiz Show

Building a Health IT Leadership Team | Drew Ramsey on the #HCBiz Show.

The #HCBiz Show sits down with Partner, Drew Ramsey to crack the code on building Leadership teams for Health IT startups

 

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Amplion Names Sherry Henricks as VP of Sales.

Amplion Names Sherry Henricks as VP of Sales.

Amplion Names Sherry Henricks as VP of Sales.

September 12, 2017 - Sherry Henricks has joined Amplion Clinical Communications as the VP of Sales. Prior to Amplion, Sherry was the SVP of Sales at Extension Healthcare and lead the company’s Sales and Business Development efforts through their acquisition by Vocera. Sherry’s prior experience includes Network Development & Strategy with LifeBridge Health as well as Sales & Business Development Leadership with Emergin (acquired by Philips Healthcare), Draeger and Siemens Medical.  

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Are Women Better Salespeople? We Asked 150 Software Sales Leaders- Here's What We Found...

Are Women Better Salespeople? We Asked 150 Software Sales Leaders- Here's What We Found...

Are Women Better Salespeople? We Asked 150 Software Sales Leaders- Here's What We Found...

We recently surveyed 150 VP of Sales in the Software/SaaS market. The focus of the survey was to learn about their experiences and thoughts about hiring and managing women. (It is worth noting that of the 150 sales leaders, the vast majority were men.)

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     What You Need To Do When You Decide To Drop Out Of A Job Interview  Original article found  here .  During a  long job search , it can seem ridiculous to  turn down an interview . Even when it’s obvious that a position is totally wrong for you, there are always reasons to see it through anyway. Sometimes you think you could use the  interview practice . Other times, you’re convinced that you’ll learn something about the company or the role itself that will change your mind.  The truth is that it’s perfectly fine to drop out if and when you realize you wouldn’t accept the job. But there are a few things you should do before (and after) you make the final call.   Don’t Rush The Decision   It’s easy to hear a couple things during the process that make you say, “Geez, this place sounds insane! I’d better run out of this room before they offer me this terrible job!” While you should pay attention to potential issues along the way (such as  these red flags ), it’s also important not to jump to conclusions based on one or two early-round interviews.  At this point, ask yourself why you’ve started considering dropping out. In my experience, there are two reasons people initially get to this point: they’ve either heard something that rubbed them the wrong way, or there’s something deeper (and more personal) going on.  If it’s the former, take advantage of any future interviews to discuss your concerns with the employer. But if it’s the latter, take it from me — reflect on your motivations for dropping out before you follow through on it. I once canceled an interview the morning I was supposed to meet with the hiring manager — all because I was afraid to try something new. In hindsight, that was immature of me and I wish I could take it back.   Find Someone You Trust And Ask For Their Feedback   A few years ago, I was going back and forth about a role I was interviewing for — and no matter what I did, I couldn’t figure out how I felt about the company or the job itself. A few things I heard were really exciting, but others made me want to rip my hair out.  There were a few conclusions that were easy to come to on my own, but eventually, I realized I needed to speak to someone I trusted about my situation.  For me, getting a chance to say the things I was thinking out loud to another human being was a great way for me to process all the information I had. It’s also a great way to answer a lot of the questions you have about fitting in at this potential organization. In my case, after I told someone about what I had learned about a particular company, she responded by saying, “Rich, you’d go insane at that job. Why are you even considering it?”   Let The Hiring Manager Know ASAP If You’re Pulling Out   Again, there’s nothing wrong with deciding that you don’t want a job that you haven’t finished interviewing for—but once you make that decision, don’t sit around.  And don’t overthink it! A simple email that doesn’t go into a whole lot of detail will suffice (seriously). With that said, if you think you’ll ever want to reach out to this person again or apply for a role a few years in the future, make sure to personalize it. Especially if you’re a few rounds in, multiple people have invested time in meeting with you and you want to leave the door open for any future opportunities.  Here’s a template you can use:   Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],    Thanks so much for taking the time to consider me for the [position you’re interviewing for.] I’ve truly enjoyed meeting with you and discussing [a specific you spoke about]. However, I’ve decided to go in a different direction at this time.    I look forward to [seeing the product we discussed go live / continuing to follow the company’s success / watching the CEO speak at that conference / anything that would give you a reason to reach out in the future if needed.]    If you have any questions, please let me know.    Best,    [Your Name]   In an ideal world, you’d only go to interviews for jobs that you’d be excited to take. However, the reality is that you’ll probably end up sitting in conference rooms, talking about positions that don’t interest you right now. That’s OK!  Rather than writing off this interview as a worthless meeting, think of it instead as an opportunity. You not only got practice speaking to strangers (always valuable), but if you play your cards right, you might make a new connection in your field.

What You Need To Do When You Decide To Drop Out Of A Job Interview

During a long job search, it can seem ridiculous to turn down an interview. Even when it’s obvious that a position is totally wrong for you, there are always reasons to see it through anyway.

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     The 6 Hottest Startups in Health Care  Original article found  here .   Health care  presents one of the biggest opportunities for startups--as well as some of the biggest frustrations. The market size and the potential to make an impact in people's lives are nearly unrivaled, as is the level of regulation. Still, in 2016, venture investors poured  $12.2 billion into health care , backing companies that promise to change everything from  cancer care  to the process of  finding a new doctor . Here are some of the standouts.  1. Flatiron Health  Google Ventures-backed Flatiron Health has developed a cloud-based technology platform that's currently used by about 260 cancer clinics. The New York City startup takes the patient data it collects from those centers--without identifying details, of course--and shares it with pharmaceutical companies and researchers. The company raised an $8 million series A round in 2013. A little more than a year later, it raised $130 million, and a year after that, an additional $175 million, bringing its valuation to about $1.2 billion. Flatiron is one of fewer than a dozen billion-dollar-valuation "unicorn" companies in the health care space.  Major Investors: Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Roche, Allen & Co.   2. Freenome   Freenome, headquartered in South San Francisco, is one of a slew of so-called liquid biopsy (i.e., blood test) companies to break out over the past few years. The goal is to use a patient's DNA, rather than a tissue sample, to diagnose cancer. Freenome says its tests do better than the current options for diagnosing prostate, breast, colorectal, and lung cancers. The company is using a $65 million round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz, to head into clinical trials.  Major investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Charles River Associates   3. Clover Health   Another health care unicorn, Clover Health is an insurance start-up aiming to use data science to improve preventive medicine. The San Francisco-based company tracks dozens of clinical and social data points to help elderly and low-income patients avoid hospital visits. It currently handles claims for about 25,000 Medicare Advantage patients in New Jersey. With a recent $130 million funding round from Google Ventures and other backers, Clover plans to expand, and begin operations in three more states by this fall.  Major investors: First Round Capital, Sequoia Capital, Greenoaks Capital   4. Zocdoc   New York City-based Zocdoc allows users to find in-network health care providers, book appointments online, and read reviews from other patients. About 6 million patients in the U.S. use the service each month. Providers pay a subscription fee to be listed, and then Zocdoc integrates with their practice management software. Zocdoc recently added a feature that lets patients type in their symptoms using natural language and then matches them with an appropriate provider, such as a doctor, dentist, nurse practitioner, or physical therapist. The company has raised a total of $223 million.  Major investors: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs   5. 23andMe   In 2013, the FDA ruled that genetic-testing company 23andMe, which has raised a total of $233 million, could no longer sell one of its signature services: test results that indicate a person's propensity to develop inherited diseases. Since then, Mountain View, California's 23andMe has mainly been using its genetic testing services to provide information about ancestry and origin. But in April of this year, the company finally won FDA approval to sell direct-to-consumer tests that provide genetic health risk information for conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and hereditary thrombophilia.  Major investors: Google Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, WuXi Healthcare Ventures   6. Babylon Health   London-based Babylon Health, which has raised a total of $85 million, started as a telemedicine company, enabling doctors to make diagnoses via video and allowing patients to rate the quality of each interaction. But it's received more notice lately for another program it's piloting in the U.K.: an AI-powered chatbot that analyzes a patient's condition against a database of symptoms, while incorporating the patient's own medical history and responses to the chatbot's questions.  Major investors: Vostok New Ventures, Hoxton Ventures, Mustafa Suleyman

The 6 Hottest Startups in Health Care

Health care presents one of the biggest opportunities for startups--as well as some of the biggest frustrations. The market size and the potential to make an impact in people's lives are nearly unrivaled, as is the level of regulation.

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