Our purpose

We believe that patients and those who care for them deserve better.

To achieve this, we enable more precise and personalized care through trusted real-time intelligence and care guidance. We also create an exceptional environment to attract, excite, and develop passionate and innovative colleagues from inside and outside of healthcare.

 

Our story

We are a passionate group of professionals dedicated to making healthcare better. As a result of working with hundreds of health systems, hospitals, and payers, our founding team understood the need for a comprehensive digital solution for the healthcare system. Everywhere we looked, healthcare delivery seemed stuck several decades behind other industries.

The vision for Clarify Health crystalized when we combined this deep understanding of the healthcare system with our technical and engineering expertise from the financial services industry. By joining forces, we brought together the mix of talent required to build an innovative cloud-based, real-time care guidance platform.

As with many companies, we started around a kitchen table brainstorming how to make our vision for Clarify Health a reality. After a few months, our team had grown to 10. We moved into office space and the early presentation document rapidly transformed to functioning software powered by real claims data. The team's big-data engineering expertise was unleashed!

We deeply believe that the healthcare industry is ready for change with the rise of a more demanding consumer, the ability to engage patients through a smartphone, and the emergence of value-based payment models. As we continue to grow our team and work with our first customers, we are even more convinced that we are on the right path. If you are inspired or intrigued by our story and what drives us, please reach out to us.

 

Our team

We are proud to work alongside a diverse group of colleagues who bring together unique perspectives from both inside and outside the healthcare industry. We have the right skill set to develop digital solutions for improving care processes. We have a deep understanding of healthcare and hospital operations, top-quality enterprise software engineering, and successful cultural change experience. Combined, we have supported 100+ hospitals in operational improvements and change management, worked with 25+ hospitals in improving patient experience, and executed 5,000+ enterprise software deployments.

North America

 
Jean Drouin, M.D.

Jean Drouin, M.D.

CEO

Jean brings 20 years of experience in healthcare management, strategy, operations, finance and cultural change. Prior to founding Clarify Health, Jean led McKinsey's Healthcare Digital and IT practice, where he developed digital strategies for healthcare clients, and deployed digital and IT capabilities to strengthen sales and marketing, automate operations and improve quality and patient experience. Jean also built and served as the founding Head of McKinsey Advanced Healthcare Analytics (MAHA), which provides services and products on healthcare reform, consumer analytics, new payment and pricing models, and risk management. Jean is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. Jean holds an MD and MBA from Stanford University and an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton. 

Todd Gottula

Todd Gottula

CTO / CFO

Todd is a visionary CTO & CPO with 20+ years of achievement driving growth, innovation and profitability in the high-tech sector. He is an end-to-end leader who can design, build, deploy and market new technologies, complementing hands-on expertise with executive-level business acumen. Prior to founding Clarify Health, Todd was the EVP and CTO at Advent Software, a $3B public company, where he led cutting-edge development efforts from ideation through revenue generation, serving as the critical bridge between business and engineering. Outside of the office, Todd spends his time with his loving wife and daughter.  Todd holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Adam Alverson

Adam Alverson

Account Executive

Adam comes to Clarify with over 10 years of experience in healthcare sales. Prior to joining Clarify, he worked with Stryker in their Orthopedic Reconstructive Division focusing on sales and marketing of joint replacement systems and surgical robotics. A native of the Bay Area, Adam enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two young daughters. They enjoy all things  outdoors, experiencing everything Northern California has to offer. Adam holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of the Pacific.

Brian Andersen

Brian Andersen

Solution Development

Brian has over 25 years of experience in software. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Brian spent 16 years at Advent Software as a Director, Architect, and Manager. While there, he had responsibility for the technology platform, including extensive work with customers and holds two patents for innovations he created. Prior to his work at Advent, Brian worked on communications systems for the U.S. Navy. Outside of work, Brian enjoys running and singing in the Sonoma Bach Choir.  He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. and Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.

Sam Bauknight

Sam Bauknight

Solution Development

Sam brings over 15 years of experience working in the financial software industry at JPMorgan Chase and Advent Software. He most recently served as Senior Director of Advent’s European solutions development, where he oversaw multiple product teams and shepherded the formulation, creation and launch of a new product aimed at maximizing operational efficiency. In his free time, Sam loves cooking, spending time with his dogs and exploring San Francisco. Sam holds a BS from the California Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.

Mary Bond, R.N.

Mary Bond, R.N.

CNO

Mary is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience in healthcare. Her nursing experience spans both clinical and administrative disciplines and includes strong perioperative, orthopedic, and physician practice knowledge. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Mary spent the last 7 years as a Chief Nursing Officer at an acute care facility in the Bay Area. Mary’s passion is the patient and family experience. She wants to combine her expertise in patient care with that of Clarify’s technology to produce a product that will assist patients and families as they journey along their care continuum. Mary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Raymond Chan

Raymond Chan

Product Development

Prior to joining Clarify Health, Raymond worked for Advent Software in San Francisco and Asia, where his experience ranged from product development to managing distributed teams working to improve engineering effectiveness, product quality and release management. Outside of work, Raymond enjoys hiking and photography. Raymond holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Sarah Chen, M.D.

Sarah Chen, M.D.

Clinical Transformation

Sarah has a passion for transforming healthcare delivery and making it more effective and efficient.  Medical training showed her that providing the best care possible can often be challenging and frustrating for patients and providers alike.  Prior to joining Clarify, Sarah spent 4 years at McKinsey & Company, serving clients across the healthcare industry on a range of strategic and operational topics.  Sarah especially enjoys leveraging her clinical background to work alongside clinical staff to improve hospital operations.  Sarah received her M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Anthropology and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Jennifer Cizek

Jennifer Cizek

Communication Strategist

Jennifer has a passion for people and leveraging technology to improve systems that make life better. Prior to joining Clarify, she spent time at a public affairs firm working to improve operational efficiency and developing strategies to build on the human-oriented side of the business. Outside of the office, Jennifer loves getting her heart rate up walking around the city and hiking and camping around the Bay Area. Jennifer graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Feminist Studies. 

Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen

VP Commercial

Julia has dedicated her career to advancing healthcare.  She is passionate about enabling transformation in pursuit of the Triple Aim.  Prior to joining Clarify Health, Julia served in multiple roles at Aetna, most recently as SVP, Strategy & Operations, Accountable Care Solutions, where she was responsible for the development, growth, and performance of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and ACO-based health plans.  Prior to that, Julia was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and held product and commercial roles at The Advisory Board Company, a health technology & services company. Julia holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Howard E. Mitchell Fellow, and a BA in Government and Psychological & Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College.

Jason He

Jason He

Data Science

Jason brings to bear advanced statistical methods informed by domain expertise in the medical social sciences. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Jason served as a psychometrician for large-scale outcomes measurement initiatives, including PROMIS and PCORI. Outside the office, he enjoys chess and swimming. Jason holds a masters degree in Quantitative Psychology from the University of North Carolina as well as a bachelors degree in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University.

Jeff Larson

Jeff Larson

Data Science

Once working as a trader for a hedge fund in New York City, Jeff is now a reformed data wrangler excited to enter the healthcare industry. He's most motivated to use his skills to contribute to Clarify's mission of improving the efficiency and quality of health services. While not nerding out in Clarify's "Data Den", Jeff loves getting outdoors on his bicycle, backpacking in the Sierra, and fishing for Dungeness crab. Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.

Josh Loehrer

Josh Loehrer

Business Development

Josh sees great opportunity for positive impact in the healthcare industry and puts his entrepreneurial spirit and problem-solving skills to work every day. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Josh spent 5 years at McKinsey & Company focusing on strategy, operations and organizational change. During his time at McKinsey, he spent 3 years in Africa, where he helped open and grow the Nairobi office to over 40 people. Outside of the office, Josh stays active by running, hiking and playing soccer; he also enjoys reading the news and exploring the Bay Area with friends and his wife Amy. Josh holds an AB from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Michael Oberst

Michael Oberst

Data Science

Mike has a background in statistics and management consulting, and is passionate about making a difference through data. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Mike worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in New York and Nairobi, where his experience spanned everything from big data analytics for major US banks to managing teams across Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa. Outside of the office, Mike reads all kinds of books, is working through a long list of hiking trips around the Bay Area, and competes in the occasional Kaggle competition.  Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University with a BA in Statistics. 

Kenny Ro

Kenny Ro

Solution Development

Kenny believes in the value of disciplined code writing that benefits both users and developers of program. Prior to joining Clarify, he spent 20 years developing and enhancing the proprietary database of Geneva, industry leading portfolio management system of Advent Software where he was awarded 3 US patents for his innovative inventions. Kenny holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Adam Rogow

Adam Rogow

Solution Development

Adam’s 20 years of software experience ranges from hands-on coding to managing large teams working on many different technical platforms.  Prior to joining Clarify Health, Adam was a Principal Engineer and Senior Director at Advent Software, developing various financial accounting products. Adam is a thoughtful problem solver and is excited to bring his engineering expertise to healthcare patients and providers. Adam holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from SFSU. 

Emmet Sun

Emmet Sun

Solution Development

Emmet loves tackling technology challenges, especially when they improve healthcare for patients. He is a technology leader with broad experience bringing customer solutions to market. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Emmet was a VP at Advent Software where he led multiple product development teams. He started his career at McKinsey & Company as a business consultant.  Emmet is an East Coast transplant to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now lives with his wife and daughter. Emmet holds a dual undergraduate degree in finance and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Swails

Benjamin Swails

Account Executive

Benjamin brings twelve years of experience to the business team at Clarify Health after a successful career in the medical device and enterprise software industries in the U.S. and Europe. He is excited to explore any number of project possibilities with his clients.  Known for his creative thinking and ability to find solutions, Benjamin will utilize his organizational, commercial, and leadership qualifications to bring effective results to any project.  A lifetime of passion for anything water, Benjamin can be found outside of the office sailing, surfing, kayaking, or paddle boarding on San Francisco Bay. He earned a Business Degree with emphasis on Entrepreneurship from Graceland University.

Erik Talvola

Erik Talvola

Solution Development

Erik loves a good technology challenge, and is committed to creating high quality, user-centered solutions. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Erik worked at Advent Software as a Senior Director and Engineering Fellow, implementing software for clients in the alternative investment space. As a Senior Architect at Sapient, Erik gained deep experience managing projects in the financial services, consumer and technology sectors. Outside of the office, Erik enjoys exploring everything the Bay Area has to offer with his wife and two children. Erik holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with honors.

Yale Wang

Yale Wang

Solution Development

Prior to joining Clarify Health, Yale spent nine years building financial services enterprise software. Most recently, he led a team of engineers at Advent Software who architected and implemented foundational data and workflow components for a cloud-based system. Yale also has extensive experience building insurance claims processing and patient/order management systems. Yale holds a dual BS from the California Institute of Technology in Computer Science and Economics.

  China

Jack Chen

Jack Chen

Solution Development

Jack joins Clarify Health as an experienced backend engineer. Before joining Clarify, Jack spent three years in software development in the education industry. When he's not at the office, Jack has a passion for music. Jack holds a bachelor's degree from China University of Geosciences. 

Leaf Chen

Leaf Chen

Solution Development

Leaf’s motto is “stay hungry, stay foolish” and she holds herself to it. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Leaf worked as an iOS Developer for Rhythm Media Group Beijing Company. Outside of the office, she enjoys running and listening to music. Leaf graduated from Tangshan College and holds a Bachelor's Degree.

Joey Li

Joey Li

Solution Development

Joey Li has over 10 years of development experience. Prior to joining Clarify Health, Joey served at Advent as a development team lead. Outside of the office, football and family mean everything to him. Joey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management and Information System from ZUEL.

Michael Li

Michael Li

Solution Development

Michael Li loves technology and is a hard working “geek.” Prior to joining Clarify Health, Michael spent six years in software development, specialized in troubleshooting. Michael is fond of machine learning technologies such as tensorflow and nupic and brings that excitement to Clarify. 

David Liu

David Liu

Solution Development

David has a passion for iOS development and keeping up with the cutting edge technology of mobile developing. Prior to joining Clarify, David served at an internet company focused on the automotive aftermarket in China. He has a great sense of responsibility for technology and work. Outside the office, David enjoys biking and he is an excellent basketball player.

Joey Zeng

Joey Zeng

Solution Development

Prior to joining Clarify Health, Joey spent two years in the area of front-end development. She believes in the power of leveraging technology in improving healthcare delivery services and outcomes. She likes to travel in her spare time and has left her footprint across southeast China.

 

Our values

We are a unique mix of medical professionals, engineers, data scientists, and business analysts. But we share these values in common:

Empathy

We believe in compassion and dignity in care.

Humility

We don’t have every answer. We’re working on it.

Collaboration

It’s what drives both our platform and our company. Let’s work together.

Resilience

There is so much still to be done in our industry. We are up to the challenge.

Impact

We dedicate our efforts to what will truly improve patient care.

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