At Syllable, we are relentless in our pursuit of a better experience for healthcare consumers. Because finding the front door shouldn’t be so difficult.
Prior to Syllable, Andrew was an early employee at Shift Messenger responsible for mobile application development. Before that he was a software engineer at Stellar, the digital currency, and a software engineer at Google on the Google Wallet team and as an early member of the Android Auto group. Andrew holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Adam has served on the provider side of healthcare for 30 years and received his MD degree from the Pennsylvania State University and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the Northwestern University School of Medicine.
Adam joined the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he served as the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and interim Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Adam was the Primary Care Service Line Leader at St Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT and a regional Chief Population Health Officer for Trinity Health. He was a founding member of the CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation.
Chris is a proven and innovative sales leader with over 15 years of sales and management experience across multiple sectors of the healthcare industry. He has led sales teams at both large Fortune 100 companies such as Centene, as well as early stage healthtech start-up organizations such as GYANT. Chris holds a finance degree from James Madison University and a MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Holly has experience working in software implementation, project management, and product management at both healthcare technology companies and healthcare systems for the last 8 years. She worked on projects, ranging from electronic medical record software and patient intake solution software implementation at Phreesia to hospital wayfinding software at a startup, and most recently, robotic process automation and telehealth initiatives for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Transformation and Innovation Teams. Holly received a BS in Health Information Management & Systems from The Ohio State University.
Ian has been building technology for more than two decades in roles at Alphabet (Google Search, Pixel Camera, Verily), Motorola, and multiple healthcare startups. In addition, he spent nearly a decade in healthcare research at the University of Illinois at Chicago developing science and technology for high and ultra-high field MR human neuroimaging. Ian received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ritu is a marketing leader who has dedicated her career to scaling innovation and expanding access within health care and education. Prior to joining Syllable, Ritu built and led the marketing and communications team at Verana Health, a company that analyzes big clinical data sets to accelerate medical research, and at its predecessor DigiSight Technologies, which developed mobile health solutions for health systems. Ritu received a SB from MIT and a MA from Stanford University.
Tom McCormick has over 20 years of experience leading commercial organizations in healthcare. Tom was previously Chief Commercial Officer at Clarify Health, where he scaled the sales team and drove growth across industry segments, and Chief Commercial Officer at Sutherland Healthcare, where he developed long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with healthcare organizations.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Tom was Senior Vice President at Xerox, where he was responsible for the growth of the Government Healthcare Business that focused on Medicaid service and the Emerging Markets Business. Tom is a healthcare expert who has presented at national and international conferences.
Board & Advisors
Angela Lai is a computer scientist, with decades of experience building complex computing infrastructure and machine-learning platforms at a global scale, including for regulated industries such as health science and financial systems. In 2019, Angela founded BetterOmics to provide the best machine-learning platform for data analysis in life sciences. Angela was previously CTO of GRAIL, where she led the software and bioinformatics team to amass the largest clinical trial data set in oncology, and create a machine-learning platform with bespoke algorithms to detect cancer signals within tumor-derived cell-free nucleic acids in blood.
Prior to her life science endeavors, Angela spent over a decade at Google, where she was VP Engineering. The systems she built operated the $100B+ business, with innovative products and algorithms in Search and Advertising.
Esther Dyson is the Executive Founder of Wellville, a ten-year, five-community project dedicated to showing the value of investing in health as opposed to spending on care. She is also an angel investor in a variety of sectors, including healthcare. In addition to her investment in Syllable, where she is an advisor, her portfolio includes 23andMe (former director), 4D Healthware, Abridge.ai, BAMF Health (board), Big Health, Bioz, Boundless.ai (sold to Thrive Global), Care.Coach, CareMESH, Cecelia, Clover Health, Devoted Health, Element3 Health (board), Eligible, Empathic Technologies, Enso Relief, Epistemic.ai, Ezra.com, Hawthorne Effect, HealthCelerate, HealthTap, Humanity, Hurdle, i2Dx, Lipidio, LuminDx, MealShare, Medesk, MedicaSafe, meQuilibrium, Mindright.io, Nanowear, NeuroGeneCES, Nuna, Omada Health, PatientsKnowBest, Pocket Naloxone, Prognos.ai, Proofpilot, Resilient, Solera, Startup Health, Supportiv, Tega, Tocagen, Virgo SVS and X-Vax. Follow Esther on Twitter: @edyson.
Jed McCaleb is co-founder and Chief Architect of the Stellar Development Foundation, an open network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. In 2014, Jed created Stellar, an open-source blockchain network built to democratize economic participation by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered.
An early pioneer in decentralized systems and blockchain technology, he created eDonkey2000 which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners. He is also a co-founder of Ripple.
Jed’s devoted his career to developing and leveraging technology that promotes inclusion and transparency.
Vig sits on the Board of Directors at Syllable. He joined Oak HC/FT in 2014 and focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities in Healthcare. Vig currently serves as a Board Observer at Axial, Cricket Health, Oncology Analytics, TherapyBrands, Unite US, Vesta Healthcare, and VillageMD. Vig is also actively involved with Notable.
Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Vig was an Associate with LLR Partners, a middle-market growth equity firm, where he focused on investments in healthcare services companies. Vig received a dual Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.