The Strive Health Team

With extensive experience in healthcare, growing companies, and building amazing cultures, Strive’s team is here to innovate kidney care like never before. We hope you join us on the journey to improve our patients lives!

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The Strive Health Team

With extensive experience in healthcare, growing companies, and building amazing cultures, Strive’s team is here to innovate kidney care like never before. We hope you join us on the journey to improve our patients lives!

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MEET THE STRIVERS

Our team is a league of Strivers. Each of us has chosen to dedicate our time to something bigger than ourselves. We are resilient, tenacious, and strive for continuous innovation. We have fun. And we always care for others first.

Chris Riopelle
Chief Executive Officer

Chris has spent almost his entire career working to better the lives of under-served patient populations in a way that drives alignment and value for patients, providers, and payors. Chris entered the healthcare world in 1995 and joined GeriMed, a geriatric value-based care company that sparked his interest in both underserved patient populations and risk-bearing healthcare businesses.

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Shika Pappoe
Chief Medical Officer

Shika is a pioneer and a nephrologist. She has blended medicine, public health, and business administration to give her a perspective that is unlikely to be shared by many others. She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Yale University, followed by her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Masoud Nourmohammadi
Chief Technology Officer

Before joining Strive, Masoud had an impressive rise through the healthcare technology world. He has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from University of Utah. He started working for Mountain Medical Physicians Specialists as a Senior Software Engineer in 2005, rising to serve as Chief Technology Officer in 2014. In this role, he gained first-hand experience working with physicians, nurses and caregivers to deliver to them best in class software solutions.

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Bob Badal
Chief Revenue Officer

Bob Badal is a veteran of the healthcare industry and an expert in kidney care. Bob began his career in healthcare right out of college, working in health plan network development and hospital administration. He continued his education with an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and joined ECG Management Consultants after graduating.

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Sandy Ryan
Chief Kidney Hero Officer

Sandy Ryan is an innovative healthcare leader with extensive experience in designing, developing, and delivering healthcare in various settings. Her operational strategies have helped companies enhance customer service, reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and grow revenue across the healthcare and retail industries. She’s a military veteran, a startup veteran, and a corporate healthcare officer.

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Will Stokes
Head of Strategy & Development

Will has spent his career focused on the launch and growth of transformational healthcare businesses. Will started his career as a Strategy Consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice, where he worked with some of the largest healthcare companies in the country to make internal and external investments in clinical and business model innovation.

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Ben Kuhn
Head of Provider Solutions

As Head of Provider Solutions, Ben is responsible for the growth and management of Strive’s physician-focused businesses. Prior to Strive, Ben spent the last 15 years building and growing businesses in the healthcare and technology space. Most recently, he led the turnaround, growth, and exit of a SaaS analytics business for private equity investors, serving as CEO and COO.

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Coco Zuloaga
Head of Data Science

Coco (Jorge) Zuloaga got his masters in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada and his PhD in computational physics from Rice University in Houston, TX. His work in computational mathematics and physics has spanned several fields, from particle physics to quantum plasmonics. He has been a visiting researcher at DESY in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institute of Physics, CSIS, in Madrid, Spain.

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Jason Kemmer
Head of New Markets

Jason has more than 20 years of experience across the healthcare industry including in insurance, government programs, value-based care, care management, and care delivery. He has deep experience building independent companies and new entities within existing companies.

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Kyle Snook
Head of Clinic Operations

Kyle has spent his career leading small and large teams in mission driven organizations pursuing overall good. After graduating from the United States Military Academy, Kyle started his career as a US Army Infantry officer leading soldiers in stateside operations as well as a deployment to Afghanistan. He is a Purple Heart recipient and continues to support wounded veterans in their transition to post-military career.

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Rob McKinney
Head of Product

Rob McKinney is a 20-year veteran of the digital industry who has been fortunate enough to run operations ranging from the AOL Welcome Screen (when it was cool) to multiple early-stage startups. He specializes in helping teams in traditional industries build best-in-class digital products. Rob is also a proud veteran of the U.S Navy.

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