CareJourney was founded in 2014 under the belief that our nation’s transition to value-based care is an important one, but without an “operating manual” that can reliably deliver on the promise of better quality at a lower cost. Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations they trust with open, clinically-relevant analytics and insights in the pursuit of the optimal healthcare journey.
Our solutions enable growth and drive network and clinical performance improvements for health care providers, payers, and life sciences organizations.
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Meet Our Leadership Team
Dan is the former Managing Director of Claraview, a business intelligence and analytics company. Over a 10-year career with the company, Dan was at the forefront of Claraview’s growth and rising influence in the business intelligence and analytics market, becoming its chief executive in 2010 following an acquisition by Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC). Prior to his tenure with Claraview and Teradata, Dan held senior management roles at subsidiaries of General Dynamics and Eastman Chemical. He was an early employee at MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR), and rose through the ranks to a Vice President position within the company. Dan is an expert in the application of business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing technologies for large enterprises, and a published author in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was the Business Team Leader and a Race Crew member for its 1993National Champion solar car team.
Aneesh Chopra is the President of CareJourney, an open data membership service building a trusted, transparent rating system for physicians, networks, facilities and markets on the move to value. He served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Obama (’09-’12) and in 2014, authored, “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.” He serves on the Board of the Health Care Cost Institute, the New Jersey Innovation Institute, and earned his MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and BA from The Johns Hopkins University.
Chairman of the Board
Sanju Bansal is the co-founder of MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR), a worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile software, big data and cloud-based services. He served as the company’s vice chairman of the board of directors and executive vice president till November 14, 2013. From 1993-2012, he served as chief operating officer of MicroStrategy. Bansal serves as a member of the board of directors of Cvent (NYSE: CVT), a cloud-based event management software provider, and The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO), a research services company. In 2013, Sanju received the Washington Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors award for his work with Cvent. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from MIT and a Master of Science in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University. More on Sanju here.
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Sheldon joined CareJourney in February 2017 as Vice President of Operations. In this role he oversees a number of functions including marketing, finance, investment strategy, and human resources. Prior to joining CareJourney Kevin had a long career in digital marketing and business intelligence for start-ups and large companies including AOL. He has overseen multi-million dollar digital marketing budgets across search, social, display, and e-mail. Kevin was a key team member in developing AOL’s strategic plan to shift from a dial-up business into what is now a burgeoning online media and advertising business. He has been involved in strategic planning, marketing analytics, and audience development for some of the largest digital brands in the world including AOL.com, The Huffington Post, and TechCrunch. Kevin received an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business, University of Rochester and a Bachelors degree in MIS from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Kevin is the Vice President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors for RIT.
Chief Technology Officer
Hellmut is Chief Technology Officer at CareJourney overseeing Software Engineering, Product, Data Science and Infrastructure. He started his career in Software Development and progressively moved to senior roles at companies like Sapient and Sirius XM Radio. Eventually he became an entrepreneur, co-founded and led technical architecture at mobile location-based technologies start-up Condaptive which was acquired in May 2011 by Millennial Media, one of the largest independent mobile ad networks at the time. Later on, he formed part of the leadership team through the company’s IPO. Recently Hellmut co-founded and was CTO at Intellei, an AI-powered conversation automation platform. He has advised and consulted various companies in Systems and Software Architecture, Data Processing and Strategy, Product Design, Sales Engineering, DevOps and Agile Software Development. His focus is making highly successful engineering teams and delivering high quality software products. Hellmut graduated from University of Los Andes with a degree in Systems and Computer Engineering where he served as student representative for the school of engineering.
Chief Growth Officer
Al is the Chief Growth Officer and is responsible for managing the go to market strategy, sales and business development activities into the Provider, Payer and Pharma markets and developing industry-leading solutions that meet and exceed our customers’ needs. Al has over 32 years of experience in the healthcare IT industry and has served in senior sales roles across many industry-leading firms like HealthVision Corporation, CareLinc Corporation, Eclipsys, Solucient/Truven Analytics, Press Ganey & Associates, and SPH Analytics. He brings with him a proven track record of creating sustainable growth and successful go-to-market strategies for healthcare analytics companies.
Chief Marketing Officer
Deepika is a marketing leader with over 16 years of experience in building global brands, driving revenue growth, and achieving business impact for technology companies. As Chief Marketing Officer at CareJourney, she is responsible for the development and execution of our marketing strategy, positioning, brand management, and demand generation programs.
Prior to joining CareJourney, Deepika served as the Head of Marketing for Bloomberg Law (a Bloomberg, LP company), where she successfully led the go-to-market strategy, brand development, demand generation, and sales support for a multi-million dollar business. Prior to that, she was the Product Marketing Director at CEB, now Gartner where she executed large-scale, global marketing programs for multiple SaaS products across NA, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM markets.
Deepika holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Hindu College, Delhi University as well as Marketing certifications from the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
VP, Customer Engineering
Ming Zhang joined CareJourney in February 2017 as VP of Customer Engineering. In this role, he works with members in leveraging CareJourney’s technology and analytics platform to best fit their needs. Ming comes to CareJourney from Equate Analytics, a company dedicated to helping consumers explore health insurance options, where he led their engineering team. Prior to this, he worked in professional services for Claraview (a subsidiary of Teradata), where he focused on large-scale data warehousing and analytics solutions for payers and providers. Ming received dual Bachelors degrees in EECS and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Teresa Freeman is a Human Resource executive with 20 plus years of experience. Teresa leads the Talent function at CareJourney and is responsible for driving talent strategy, work culture and human resource programs policies and procedures. She collaborates closely across the executive team to drive superior performance anchored in CareJounrey’s objectives, key results, and values.
Previously, as a talent leader at Amazon, Deloitte, and other fortune 500 companies, she held roles specializing in performance management, learning and coaching, recruiting, employee relations, risk management, and employee engagement. Teresa worked around the globe leading high-performing teams, directing talent transformation initiatives, handling crisis response, and driving leadership development.
Teresa graduated from Marymount University with a degree in Communications. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and often speaks to youth and less experienced professionals about the importance of developing critical soft skills including; communication, collaboration, influence, presenting, and networking.
Director of Programs and Quality
Pablo Fernandez serves as the Director of Programs and Quality and is responsible for establishing the right quality control processes as well as ensuring the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of CareJourney’s product and engineering projects. Prior to joining CareJourney, Pablo spent 19 years delivering Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence projects for Healthcare, Financial and Retail organizations, working as a Senior Project Manager at Freddie Mac as well a Solution Architect and Engagement Manager for Teradata Professional Services.
Director of Data Science and Research
Chris Lester joined CareJourney in February 2017 and is serving as the Director of Data Science and Research. In this role, he oversees the development of novel algorithms that power CareJourney’s products as well as CareJourney’s research goals and partnerships. Chris comes to CareJourney from Equate Analytics, a company dedicated to helping consumers explore health insurance options, where he led their search engine marketing and data science efforts. Before that, Chris was an Office of Science Graduate Fellow at the Department Energy sifting through peta-bytes of data for new particle signatures at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. His efforts contributed to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, a particle central to the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Chris received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Experimental Particle Physics and B.S from Duke University in Physics and German Literature.
Director of Software Engineering
Jake joined CareJourney in December 2016 and serves as the company’s Director of Software Engineering. In this role he oversees planning and implementation of engineering development projects, contributes to architectural guidelines and design of scalable solutions, and manages CareJourney’s various technologies and systems. Jake comes to CareJourney from the Democratic National Committee, where he served as Data Engineer in charge of data pipelines and workflows for the data services, voter file, and data science teams. Prior to that he worked at 270 Strategies as Deputy Data Director, where he built and managed data systems for a variety of projects and engagements. Jake holds a BA in Analytical Philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University.