What we stand for

We envision a healthcare system where decisions are routinely informed by personalized care profiles and predictive analytics, improving the health of individuals and populations.

What we stand for

We envision a healthcare system where decisions are routinely informed by personalized care profiles and predictive analytics, improving the health of individuals and populations.

Meet our founder – Nassib Chamoun

The kernel of the HDAI vision was planted decades ago and has been growing ever since. Our story begins in Lebanon more than four decades ago.

Creating a new life

As a teenager living in Beirut, Nassib experienced the horror of a civil war that divided and destroyed the once-beautiful city. He narrowly escaped execution by militants and lived with the constant danger of sniper crossfire, and the terror of relentless shelling. He was able to leave the violence behind by enrolling in Northeastern University and then went on to graduate studies at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health.

During this time, Nassib met two men who would become his life-long friends and mentors: the late Bernard Lown, MD, pioneering cardiologist, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the late Charlie Zraket, former CEO of Mitre Corp. Both nurtured his love of data-driven problem solving and inspired him to focus his life’s work on finding insights to complex questions that will have a positive impact on society.

Discovering the power of data

In the 80’s at Harvard, Nassib worked on one of the earliest computers in the US, building computer-assisted pattern recognition tools on big data to analyze some of the first digitized cardiac signals. Since then, he has spent thousands of hours inside the mathematical intricacies of models in the service of finding new insights that drive better outcomes for patients.

He has applied his experience with sophisticated algorithms to bring scientific rigor to clinical trials, he has authored numerous patents, and collaborated on many scientific publications.

Looking ahead

The themes of Nassib’s story are integral to the HDAI story: curiosity, the search for answers in big data, and the tireless drive to support clinicians and the patients they serve. And now a new collective story is being written.

Inspired by Nassib’s journey and the passion he brings to the work every day, our experienced team of healthcare experts, data scientists, technologists, consultants, and implementation specialists are helping to achieve HDAI’s mission of improving health outcomes for all patients.

Identifying an opportunity

Taking advantage of big data and computational technology, Nassib founded Aspect Medical to transform anesthetic and sedation management. This led to better, safer care which continues to this day. He invented the BISTM monitor, now a standard in operating rooms around the world. He built Aspect into a successful business by tackling the operational, financial, and regulatory challenges that are unique to healthcare. In 2018, Nassib founded HDAI.

He saw an opportunity to make sense of the ever-growing healthcare encounter data to create a shared understanding of quantified health risks to inform actions with the greatest potential to benefit patients. The company is built on the analytic tools that Nassib knows from the ground up, from the inside out, and work he initiated over two decades ago.

We’re building something special here — an incredibly talented, diverse, and inclusive team where employees feel appreciated and welcomed.”

Margie Ahearn
VP HR

What drives us

To deploy a versatile analytic platform that creates a shared understanding of quantified health risks to inform actions with the greatest potential to benefit patients.

I have the deepest respect for clinical expertise and judgement, and I know that nothing we do should ever replace that. Enhance, augment, but never replace.”
Phil Devlin
COO

Team

Headquartered near Boston, we have a 20-year history of building and deploying predictive models to advance our mission of improving the health of populations and individuals. Our team has deep experience working within healthcare organizations as well as life science and medical technology, big data, enterprise software, and data security companies. We recognize the value of a diverse, equitable, inclusive and welcoming workplace.

Our team is committed to making a positive impact on US healthcare. As patients, caregivers, and family, we are passionate about enhancing the care experience. Our data scientists, researchers, analysts, developers, and customer support teams have one goal — to make a platform that is used by healthcare providers, value-based care networks, payers, and patients themselves to improve care delivery, especially for vulnerable populations.

HDAI is a place where kindness matters.”
Carola Endicott
Customer Engagement and Marketing
Nassib Chamoun

Founder and CEO and cheerleader-in-chief

Nassib Chamoun
Founder and CEO and cheerleader-in-chief

Nassib is a data scientist, lover of logistical regression and serial entrepreneur. Outside of work he enjoys hosting and honing his cooking skills – specializing in Middle Eastern and outdoor feasts. He received an MS from Boston University.

 
Phil Devlin

COO

Phil Devlin
COO

Phil has 30 years of experience in executive leadership. Along his journey he’s made effective and profound change in science. Little known facts about him — he loves traveling with his family, he was in the MD Engineering program at Harvard Medical School and owns 15 patents. He received an MS from Northeastern University.

 
Margie Ahearn

VP HR

Margie Ahearn
VP HR

Margie has 25 years of experience in HR leadership. An avid boater, Margie has received numerous awards for excellence in HR and is always looking for challenges to grow professionally and personally. She graduated with an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

 
Mike Bertrand

VP Product Development

Mike Bertrand
VP Product Development

A hard-working go-getter and outdoorsman, Mike has over 30 years of experience in Healthcare IT. Mike is a seasoned product guru with broad experience across the healthcare software spectrum. He received a BS in Computer Science from Westfield State University.

 
David Clain

Chief Product Officer 

David Clain
Chief Product Officer
David has vast experience with healthcare customers from his time at The Advisory Board Company and athenahealth. His expertise and passion for statistics, strategy, and innovative analytic insights is unrivaled, as is his devotion to the Duke Blue Devils. Looking for that “aha moment” of positive change is what drives him. He received a BA from Duke University.

 

I believe that the unique experience of our team allows for improving the healthcare system at a very wide scale, by applying the predictive analytics that have been developed here.”

Mike Bertrand
VP Product Development

Laura Clote

VP Provider Operations

Laura Clote
VP Provider Operations

Laura has over 14 years of experience in value-based care operations, working closely with and for health care systems and start-ups to drive operational change.  Outside of work, she loves to spend time in the great Oregon outdoors with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Bam Bam.  She received an MPH in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health.

 
Carola Endicott

VP Customer Engagement Marketing

Carola Endicott
VP Customer Engagement, Marketing

Carola has 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including HMOs, hospitals, and start-ups. Her knowledge and optimistic outlook in operations and leadership, and her passion for making healthcare workers’ lives easier is what drives her devotion to customer engagement. She received an EdM from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

 
Josh Gray

VP Analytic Services

Josh Gray
VP Analytic Services
Josh has 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including The Advisory Board Company, athenahealth, and Boston Consulting Group. Across his career, he has used a wide range of conventional and unconventional data sources to understand and teach the keys to top performance among the nation’s most innovative health systems and physician groups. Josh enjoys music, hiking, traveling, and watching his daughter take part in synchronized skating competitions. He received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.

 
Scott Greenwald

Chief Scientist

Scott Greenwald
Chief Scientist

With over 25 years’ experience in healthcare research and innovation, Scott is an unprecedented leader in his field, focusing on improved care for everyone. He is an author of over 10 US Patents and over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts. While he’s not immersed in research, you’ll find him playing a mean round of mini golf. He received a PhD in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST).

 
Summer Kramer

VP Clinical Programs

Summer Kramer
VP Clinical Programs

Summer is a clinical pharmacist with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, payors, and start-ups. Summer has focused her career on clinical program development and healthcare analytics with a constant drive to improve patient outcomes.

Residing in the pacific northwest, Summer enjoys hiking, camping, sailing, and traveling. She received her PharmD from the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy.  

 
Paul Manberg

VP Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Paul Manberg
VP Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Paul is an innovative, pragmatic leader with over 40 years’ experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He has directed clinical trial programs and regulatory activities supporting the successful market introduction of numerous impactful products. He spends his leisure time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, body surfing and fishing. He received a PhD in pharmacology from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

 
Karan (Kay) Mansukhani

VP Business Development

Karan (Kay) Mansukhani
VP Business Development

Kay has a decade of experience in population health analytics.  Starting his career in Maryland’s state-designated HIE – CRISP,  he was entrusted to set up the infrastructure and data elements needed by health system to achieve CMMIs Triple Aim. Kay is a trained epidemiologist who has a passion for preventive medicine, psychology, and anthropology. Kay enjoys spending lazy days with his wife Sonal, and son Avtar on the beach.  Kay also enjoys listening to podcasts, playing the guitar and badminton. He received his joint MPH MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

 
George Pace

VP  Business Development, Payer Markets

George Pace

VP Business Development, Payer Markets

George has over two decades of consulting, business development and client success experience in health care, working with both providers and payers to address their most pressing challenges. The bulk of his healthcare career was with The Advisory Board, Optum, Premier and Verisk Health, with a focus on risk mitigation, value-based care and population health management. He is deeply passionate about helping healthcare organizations do their best for their patients and beneficiaries. 

When he’s not working, you will find him playing guitar, riding his bike or spending time with family, friends, and his dog Luna.  

 
Kevin Sampson

VP Finance

Kevin Sampson
VP Finance

Kevin is a CPA with 25 years of executive and managerial experience in accounting, corporate finance, and operations in a variety of industries including medical device, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

By listening and connecting with people, Kevin understands that accurate timely information is vital for everyone in the healthcare system. He received a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.

 

I have the deepest respect for clinical expertise and judgement, and I know that nothing we do should ever replace that. Enhance, augment, but never replace.”

Phil Devlin
COO

Team

Headquartered near Boston, we have a 20-year history of building and deploying predictive models to advance our mission of improving the health of populations and individuals. Our team has deep experience working within healthcare organizations as well as life science and medical technology, big data, enterprise software, and data security companies. We recognize the value of a diverse, equitable, inclusive and welcoming workplace.

Our team is committed to making a positive impact on US healthcare. As patients, caregivers, and family, we are passionate about enhancing the care experience. Our data scientists, researchers, analysts, developers, and customer support teams have one goal — to make a platform that is used by healthcare providers, value-based care networks, payers, and patients themselves to improve care delivery, especially for vulnerable populations.

HDAI is a place where kindness matters.”

Carola Endicott
Customer Engagement and Marketing

Margie Ahearn

I believe that the unique experience of our team allows for improving the healthcare system at a very wide scale, by applying the predictive analytics that have been developed here.”

Mike Bertrand
VP Product Development
By providing Bloomberg-like insights and analytics, HDAI has more potential to drive improvement in the healthcare system to the benefit of patients, providers, and payors than any project I’ve worked on in my 4 decades as a venture capital investor.
Edwin Kania
Co-Founder

Board of Directors

We are backed by investors and advisors who share our vision and keep us focused on our mission to extract value from health data and revolutionize its use for the good of society. Our board members come from finance, medical device, health IT, research and academia, and they are committed to helping us get it right.

I believe that the unique experience of our team allows for improving the healthcare system at a very wide scale, by applying the predictive analytics that have been developed here.”

Mike Bertrand
VP Product Development

John O’Connor is the former vice chairman of services for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also serves on several corporate boards. He received a BA from Suffolk University and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. He graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Leadership in Professional Service Firms program.

Edwin Kania is the co-founder of Flagship Pioneering, a leading life sciences venture firm. He has 35 years of experience in the venture capital industry. Mr. Kania has worked with entrepreneurs and invested in over 100 companies valued at over $10 billion. He received a BS in physics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kenneth Froot is a founding partner of FDO Partners, LLC, State Street Associates and MKT MediaStats. Mr. Froot is a professor at Harvard University. He received a BA from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His research on various financial topics has been widely published.

Marcus Traill began his career as an analyst at Bank of New Zealand and Owens Group prior to joining the McPike Global Family Office (MGFO). At QuantRes, part of the MGFO, he has played key roles in the trading of various quantitative strategies and was responsible for managing the operations of the group. As co-head of Private Investments he oversaw the MGFO private investment strategy. He is now a Founding Partner at Altered Capital, a venture capital and reinvestment stage fund manager focused on private growth companies pursuing strategies in technology, healthcare, and financials. He remains a close advisor to MGFO and serves as an Investor Director at Starling Bank, a UK regulated digital bank.

By providing Bloomberg-like insights and analytics, HDAI has more potential to drive improvement in the healthcare system to the benefit of patients, providers, and payors than any project I’ve worked on in my four decades as a venture capital investor.

Edwin Kania
Co-Founder