Houston, TX, November 19, 2019 – Digestive health startup Vivante Health, creators of the GIThrive all-in-one digital health solution for gut health and disease, announced Jonathan Fox has joined the company’s Board of Advisors.
An accomplished healthcare executive, Mr. Fox’s achievements
include over 17 years as a managing director for one of the nation’s leading
healthcare advisory firms. As a business executive, he guided a diagnostic
imaging company from startup to an industry leader. In addition, Fox has a
wealth of experience leading sales teams and negotiating contracts in the
healthcare benefits space, including extensive knowledge of complex labor laws
such as the Taft-Hartley Act, a federal
statute regulating labor union activities.
Mr. Fox’s expertise in labor unions, among other
areas, distinguishes him from other healthcare executives, according to Dr.
Kimon Angelides, Vivante Health Founder and CEO. “I’ve known Jonathan for some
time and have always admired his innovative approach to healthcare delivery.
Jonathan is joining us at the perfect time,” said Angelides. “Up to this stage,
we’ve focused on getting GIThrive to people via their employers; to date, it’s
been an employer-sponsored health program. But in 2020, we’re going to expand
on that, making big moves in the health benefits space. Jonathan’s negotiation
prowess and deep knowledge of Taft-Hartley will help bring this much-needed
solution to these new union partners.”
Bill Snyder, Vivante Health President and Chief
Commercial Officer shared similar sentiments. “Jonathan is a great addition to
our Board of Advisors,” he said. “His experience in health benefits, healthcare
growth, and labor unions is phenomenal. I look forward to his insight as we
continue to grow Vivante Health in 2020.”
Mr. Fox is a Managing Director for the Marwood
Group, a leading healthcare advisory and research company. Concurrently, he is
a Partner and Managing Director for US Imaging, a Marwood subsidiary that
provides member engagement and concierge services for advanced imaging. Mr. Fox
acts as one of the firm’s senior executives, overseeing sales, account
management, partnerships, and strategy involving employers, labor unions,
municipalities, third-party administrators, and health plans. Outside of
Marwood and US Imaging, Jonathan serves as a strategic advisor to management
teams of healthcare companies, including Vivante Health.
“I’m excited to be a part of
Vivante,” said Fox. “I’ve looked at the data.
Digestive disease is an important cost driver that at-risk payors have not come
to fully appreciate yet.” He added, “Plus, gut health is an important part of a
person’s overall mental and physical well-being.”
Vivante Health is an
innovative digital healthcare company reinventing the way chronic conditions
are managed, starting with digestive disorders. Our all-in-one gut health
program, GIThrive, empowers
people—through brilliant technology, advanced science, and on-demand human
support—to improve digestive health, while lowering their cost of care. To
learn how employers and health plans are saving money with GIThrive, visit vivantehealth.com or email email@example.com.