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Healthcare Industry Veteran O’Grady to Head Growth Organization
BOSTON, July 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amwell®, (NYSE: AMWL) a national telehealth leader, today announced the appointment of Brendan O’Grady to the position of Chief Commercial & Growth Officer, effective immediately. Mr. O’Grady will report to Amwell’s Chairman and Co-CEO Ido Schoenberg.
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"Brendan has been a meaningful contributor to Amwell’s strategy and growth since joining our Board in 2015," said Ido Schoenberg, Chairman and Co-CEO. "His long and impressive track record successfully leading large scale growth in sizable healthcare organizations fits well with our plans. Having had the benefit of seeing his impact as a Board member, we are confident he understands our company, mission, and the tremendous opportunity ahead."
In his new role, Mr. O’Grady will be responsible for driving strategic growth initiatives and leading the business development, sales and commercial enablement, marketing, channel partner, and account management teams. He will support the expansion of Amwell’s strategy across geographies and new markets, as well as identify new pathways for growth.
Mr. O’Grady joins the Company with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector, bringing a successful track record of growing and scaling large organizations. Much of his career has concentrated on creating and implementing innovative solutions and teams to drive organizational growth and to advance healthcare access through medicine. In his most recent role, Mr. O’Grady served as President and CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals’ North America Business, where he was responsible for managing and scaling the productivity, profitability, and overall growth of all Teva’s North American business operations.
Mr. O’Grady commented, "Amwell has done an incredible job growing into one of healthcare’s most distinct, impactful companies, sitting at the center of care delivery. I am excited to join Ido, Roy and the team full-time with an eye on growing the company’s presence in familiar ways and exploring the unique opportunity that comes with the company’s deep connections to all the major players in healthcare, from providers, to insurers, employers and innovators."
Prior to his role as President and CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals’ North America business, Mr. O’Grady served as Chief Commercial Officer for Teva Pharmaceutical’s Global Specialty Medicine division and the interim head of Teva’s European Specialty business. Mr. O’Grady also held the positions of President & CEO of North America Generic Medicines and Senior Vice President and Head of US Market Access & Patient Services for Teva’s U.S. specialty business. Prior to joining Teva, O’Grady spent 10 years with Sanofi predecessor companies in a variety of commercial and medical affairs roles. In addition to serving on Amwell’s board since 2015, Mr. O’Grady has served as a board member for the Association of Accessible Medicines and most recently as a board member of the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (commonly known as PhRMA).
Amwell is a leading telehealth platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. Amwell believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare. The Company offers a single, comprehensive platform to support all telehealth needs from urgent to acute and post-acute care, as well as chronic care management and healthy living. With over a decade of experience, Amwell powers telehealth solutions for over 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, covering over 80 million lives. For more information, please visit https://business.amwell.com/.
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