WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Audax Health™, a digital health company that empowers consumers to lead healthier lives, today announced that David Ko, former Chief Operating Officer at Zynga, will be joining the company’s executive board. A veteran of mobile, gaming and Internet services, Ko will provide strategic guidance on Audax Health’s product development and overall business operations, effective immediately.
“I'm honored to be a part of this exciting company, which is poised to be a game-changer in the digital health space”
“David is an experienced leader in consumer engagement and also understands the importance of industry disruption for startups,” said Grant Verstandig, Audax Health CEO and founder. “At its heart, Audax Health is a mission-driven company aimed at improving healthcare, but our team hails from a variety of industries to help ensure that we develop products that appeal to and engage consumers in innovative ways. David’s mobile and Internet service experience with Zynga and Yahoo! without a doubt brings a valuable perspective to the table, and we welcome that insight as we expand our company and offerings.”
At Audax Health, Ko will play a vital role in strategy, business development and mobile operations, particularly as the company increases the capabilities of its flagship platform, Zensey, and expands its strategic partnerships with top healthcare providers.
“I'm honored to be a part of this exciting company, which is poised to be a game-changer in the digital health space," added Ko. “Audax Health and its products have the potential to positively disrupt how we manage and engage in our health. I look forward to working alongside Grant and the executive team during this exciting stage in the company’s growth.”
Ko most recently served as chief operations officer at Zynga, where he oversaw all strategy, planning and operations for the company. He initially joined Zynga in 2010 as chief mobile officer, where he led the company’s shift to mobile including launching high-quality mobile social titles across multiple platforms. Before joining Zynga, Ko spent 10 years at Yahoo! in various senior roles, including senior vice president of its audience, mobile, and local businesses where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s mobile business worldwide.
David Ko joins Audax Health’s growing list of board members including: board chairman Richard Klausner, MD, chairman and former director, National Cancer Institute; John Sculley, former CEO of Apple; Jack Rowe, former chairman and CEO of Aetna; Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA CREF; Mark Boxer, Global CIO, Cigna; and Philippe Chambon, managing director, New Leaf Ventures; among others.
About Audax Health
Audax Health empowers people to take control of their health in an easy and productive way through its flagship digital health platform, Zensey. Using the power of data and the draw of social media, Zensey creates a personalized lifestyle plan for users, allowing them to connect and compete with others like them, track progress towards goals, and earn rewards through the HIPAA-compliant platform. Founded in 2010, Audax Health partners directly with healthcare payers with the objective of motivating healthier lifestyles, increasing member engagement and lowering costs spent on preventable illnesses.