About Us

Our mission is to connect the world's health data to improve patient outcomes

We believe in connecting healthcare data to eliminate the silos of healthcare information that hold back innovative medical research and improved patient care. We help data owners manage the privacy, security, compliance, and trust required to enable safe data sharing.

Datavant's vision is backed by Roivant Sciences, Softbank, and Founders Fund, and combines technical leadership and healthcare expertise. Datavant is located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District.

Learn what we do in under 2 minutes here or read about the Datavant Vision here.

Meet Our Team

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Travis May

Founder & CEO

Prior to Datavant, he was co-founder and CEO of LiveRamp, a marketing technology company that eliminates data siloes for the world's largest marketers. LiveRamp was acquired in 2014 by Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) for $310 million. Mr. May graduated with degrees in economics and mathematics from Harvard College, where he received Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude honors. He was listed on Forbes Magazines' "30 Under 30 List" and AdAge's "40 Under 40" list.

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Aneesh Kulkarni

Head of Data Science & Engineering

Before Datavant, Aneesh was a data science lead at Lyft, where he built dispatch, fraud, and pricing algorithms. Previously, he was a software engineer at Microsoft. Aneesh received a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard, and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

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Steve Swank

Chief Revenue Officer

Prior to Datavant, Mr. Swank held numerous sales leadership positions at technology and enterprise sales companies. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer at RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) where he grew the client base by over 300 clients and more than quintupled revenue to $330 million in December of 2017. Prior to RPX, he served as the Vice President of Sales at Comdata. Mr. Swank received his BA in Economics from Bucknell University and his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Holly May

Head of People and Operations

Prior to Datavant, Holly led business operations at Elementum, a SaaS platform for supply chain management. Previously, she supported the commercialization of dozens of medical innovations across pharma, biotech, devices, and tech-enabled medical services. Holly received a degree in History of Science from Harvard and holds a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Nick Colburn

Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Datavant, Nick was the Chief Financial Officer of Building Robotics (DBA Comfy), which was sold to Siemens in 2018. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Funding Circle U.S. and at Nexxo Financial. He has also held senior finance positions at PayPal and Providian. Nick received three degrees from Stanford University, a BS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, an MS in Engineering Economic Systems, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business.

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Shahir Kassam-Adams

Head of Strategy

Shahir was a co-Founder of Universal Patient Key (UPK) – now a part of Datavant. He has been an operator or early investor in multiple healthcare technology-enabled startups and companies including Aileron Solutions, Social Safeguard, TGaS, Decision Resources Group (DRG), and Thomson Reuters Scientific & Healthcare. Shahir has an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and an MBA from Wharton.

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Vera Mucaj

Head of Implementations

Prior to joining Datavant, Vera was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company in the Pharmaceutical & Medical Products and Private Equity practices where she supported clients on growth strategy, business development, and M&A due diligence efforts. Vera is a scientist by training, and holds a BA in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology.

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Jason LaBonte

Head of Product

Jason has over 15 years of experience in health information, market research, and commercial benchmarking, and has held executive leadership roles at Decision Resources Group, MedPanel, and UPK. Jason has designed and launched successful new products at every stage of his career. Jason has an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton and a PhD in Virology from Harvard.

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Sam Roosz

Head of Life Sciences

Sam is a healthcare product veteran with experience in pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies to bring over 15 products to market. Sam received a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard, and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Bob Borek

Head of Marketing

Bob moved to Datavant from Roivant Sciences where he was Head of Business Operations. Before moving into healthcare, Bob worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York and practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Bob graduated with a J.D. and M.B.A. from Yale Law School and Yale School of Management in 2013, and holds a B.A.S.H in Symbolic Systems and English Literature from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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Serena Gupta

Engineering

Serena is a member of the Engineering Team. Before joining, she worked to build tools to support an internal care team and earned her B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Berkeley. She likes listening to audiobooks and climbing.

David Gold

David Gold

Engineering

Prior to joining the Datavant engineering team, David received an A.B. in Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary in Computer Science from Harvard College. As an undergraduate he conducted research on cellular processes implicated in disease. Outside of work he can be found baking flaky pastry and throwing pottery.

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Victor Cai

Engineering

Victor is a member of the Engineering Team. When he’s not organizing the world’s health data, Victor enjoys watching 30 Rock, playing badminton, and reminding friends that there’s always room for dessert. Victor did his undergrad at Cornell, where he studied math.

Pooja Kathail

Pooja Kathail

Engineering

Pooja is a member of the Engineering team. Prior to joining Datavant she received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, where she conducted single-cell genomics research.

Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin

Engineering

Andrew is a data scientist on the Engineering Team. Prior to Datavant, he received his B.S. and M.S. in statistics from the University of California, Davis, where he researched machine learning methods on large network data.

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Alex Coda

Engineering

Alex is a member of the engineering team at Datavant. Prior to joining, he has had internships at a neuroscience lab, CERN, and the movie company Legendary. Alex received degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Northeastern University, and holds an MS in Intelligent Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University. In his spare time, Alex likes cooking, hiking, rock climbing, and traveling.

Anjali Suresh

Anjali Suresh

Engineering

Anjali joined Datavant’s engineering team after graduating from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in EECS and a B.A. in Classical Civilizations. Her educational background has primarily made her uniquely qualified to share the fun fact that the invention of the computer was based on Aristotelian principles of logic, but in her defense, it’s a very fun fact.

James O'Brien

James O'Brien

Engineering

James is a senior software engineer with a history of growing successful new ventures. He was an early contributor to the London-multi-asset-exchange (LMAX); where he wrote the original trade matching engine. Since moving to the US in 2010 James has contributed to the success of both Google and LiveRamp. He holds a first-class masters degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College.

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Karthik Raj

Engineering

Before Datavant, Karthik was an engineer at Twilio, where he built data pipelines and billing systems. Karthik holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. When he's not trying hard to make computers understand what he's trying to communicate, he's busy tending to his plants, baking pastries that are hard to master, cooking, hiking, volunteering, and always planning for his next trip.

Farhana Sarker

Farhana Sarker

Engineering

Before joining the Datavant engineering team, Farhana completed a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. As a graduate student, she conducted research within a software engineering lab. Her research focused on data mining of developer activity data within open source software repositories on GitHub to analyze the socio-technical behaviors of software developers. In her spare time, Farhana enjoys spending time with family, gardening, hiking, and playing old video games.

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Dan Girellini

Engineering

Dan is a member of Datavant’s engineering team. He enjoys hiking, sailing, reading, and participating in various aspects of the Bay Area’s unique culture. With whatever time is left over he likes building software systems drawing from his experience in a diverse field of industries including telecommunications, video codec research, embedded media products, and healthcare.

Ryan Ma

Ryan Ma

Engineering

Ryan is a member of the engineering team at Datavant. Prior to joining, he worked to build scalable calculation pipelines and a platform for improving cancer patient outcomes. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Molecular & Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Outside of work, he can be found playing board games, brewing coffee, or exploring the great outdoors.

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Mark Ungerer

Product

Mark is a member of Datavant's Product team where he strives to deliver best-in-class products that enable clients to de-identify, discover and connect healthcare datasets. Prior to Datavant, he designed and launched enterprise data products that provided insights on the performance of millions of mobile apps. Mark received a BSE in Operations Research & Financial Engineering from Princeton University with a certificate in Computer Science. Outside of work Mark can be found on the tennis court, running the hills of San Francisco, or relaxing with his cat, King Solomon.

Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Marketing

Prior to joining Datavant, Joyce served as a consultant to biopharma and medical device manufacturers for 4 years at Decision Resources Group, with a focus on market access strategy. She received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. In her spare time, Joyce enjoys hiking, watching documentaries, and curating the Instagram account for her cat Noe.

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Su Huang

Head of Data Ecosystem

Prior to Datavant, Su held a variety of roles at Invitae, a genetic testing company, from leading market access to growing the client services function. Beyond diagnostics, she has also supported commercialization and market access strategy for new biopharma and medical device products at IMS Consulting Group and Abbott Vascular. Su received degrees in Finance and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds an MBA and MS in Education from Stanford University.

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Justin Rapp

Customer Success

Justin Rapp joins Datavant after spending more than 5 years at App Annie where he was responsible for scaling the global Customer Success, Value Consulting, and Customer Support departments before serving as Chief of Staff to the CEO. Justin is a proud graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology holding degrees from both The Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Hiliary Critchley

Partnerships

Hiliary Critchley joins Datavant with 15 years of experience developing partnerships with health plans and systems in IT, enterprise SaaS and digital health. She is a frequent guest speaker on health and wellness data, software, and innovation. Hiliary received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and holds certifications in Business Analysis, Strategic Decision & Risk Management from Stanford University. In her free time, Hiliary loves to explore the bay area through hiking, wine tasting and live music.

Jacob Plummer

Jacob Plummer

General Manager, Health Systems & Government

Jake was CEO of Health Data Link - now a part of Datavant. He has been involved in the health sector for over fifteen years and began his healthcare career as a hospital executive at University of Chicago Medical Center. He has led strategy, corporate business development, sales, and go-to-market activities for companies in the Electronic Medical Record, Population Health, and Telemedicine sectors, both within and outside the United States. Jake has a MPP in Health Policy and an MBA, both from the University of Chicago.

Jasmin Phua

Jasmin Phua

Head of Health Systems & Government Solutions

Jasmin was co-founder and Chief Data Officer of Health Data Link - now a part of Datavant. She has over 20 years leading user-centered design solutions and enterprise architecture across multiple industries including within health IT for federal, state, and local governments. Most recently, Jasmin was Executive Director for a public-private medical informatics organization that served as the central data hub for research and public health reporting. She has a B.A. in Psychology with a Cognitive Science concentration from Oberlin College.

Paul Bayless

Paul Bayless

Implementations

Paul has over 30 years of experience in Healthcare IT, Business Intelligence and Quality Assurance. Prior to Datavant, he was head of Software Development and Implementations at UPK. Prior employers include Enziime and Enterworks.

Ed Pompili

Ed Pompili

Implementations

Prior to joining Datavant, Ed spent four years leading client implementations at Castlight Health. He received a B.A. in History from Boston College. Outside of work, Ed enjoys playing soccer, following Bay Area sports teams, and eating cheeseburgers.

Salma Ratanjee

Salmaneh Ratanjee

Implementations

Prior to joining Datavant, Salma was the Lead Solutions Architect for platform and TV partners at LiveRamp. Before entering the data connectivity space, Salma worked in technology at Levi Strauss & Co. and as an e-commerce consultant for major retailers. She received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley with a minor in City & Regional Planning. Outside of work, Salma enjoys creating tactile art, perusing local bookstores, and seasonal outdoor activities.

Vivek Jain

Vivek Jain

Implementations

Vivek is a part of the Implementations team. He received a B.A. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley. When he isn’t working, he likes to hangout with friends, watch/play basketball, or watch random rom-coms on Netflix.

Sarah Rowe

Sarah Rowe

Business Operations

Prior to joining Datavant, Sarah led business operations and strategic finance at Remedy Partners, a healthcare startup enabling providers and payers to transition to value-based payments. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics and Geoscience. Outside of work, you can find Sarah hiking, running, or planning her next trip to a cold and remote place.

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Eric Chin

Security Analyst & IT Administrator

Eric is the Security Analyst and IT Administrator at Datavant. Prior to Datavant, Eric has served a variety of roles, ranging from Marketing Design to Data Center Operations. He received his B.S. from UC Davis in Design and Psychology, with a biology emphasis. Outside of work, Eric is often taking photographs, traveling, or building something in his shop.

Liz Dunlap

Liz Dunlap

Office Manager

Curiosity about the language of images brought her to UC Davis where she earned degrees in History of Art and Studio Art, focusing on figurative painting. A passion for holistic care led her to a 15-year career in bodywork, working with chiropractors and managing spas. As an office manager at Datavant Ms. Dunlap continues her journey asking, “How will data protection and ethical sharing help us achieve optimal health in body, mind, and spirit?”

Advisory Board

  • Joseph Austin
    Founder, Universal Patient Key
  • Niall Brennan
    President and Executive Director, Health Care Cost Institute
    Former Chief Data Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Daniel Burch
    Chief Medical Officer, PPD Biotech
  • Emiko Higashi
    Founder and Managing Director, Tomon Capital Partners LLC
    Member of the Board of Directors, Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Auren Hoffman
    CEO, SafeGraph
  • Sachin Jain
    President and CEO, CareMore Health System
    Former Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer, Merck
  • Abel Kho
    Director, Center for Health Information Partnerships
    Associate Professor of Medicine & Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University
  • Min Li
    SVP and Head of Neurosciences R&D, GSK
    Former Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew Lo
    Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
    Principal Investigator, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

  • Bernie Lo
    Chair of Committee on Sharing of Clinical Trial Data, IOM
  • Peter Neupert
    Lead Independent Director & Board Member, LabCorp and Former Corporate VP, Microsoft
  • Sam Nussbaum
    Former CMO, Anthem
  • Atul Pande
    Former SVP, Head of Neurosciences R&D, GSK
    Chief Medical Advisor of PureTech Health
  • Frank Rockhold
    Professor of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)
  • Charles Safran 
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Bryan Spielman
    Former EVP, Medidata
  • Michael Stebbins 
    Former Assistant Director for Biotechnology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Richard Thomas 
    Former President Tech & Solutions / CIO, Quintiles
  • Lila Tretikov
    Former Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation