About

Wellsmith is a team of experienced, interdisciplinary executives, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, and care-providers that live and work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and consumer experience. We speak the languages, understand the gaps, focus on the opportunities, and are mindful of where industries have been, how industries are transforming today, and most importantly, what industries will become.

We are organized around one purpose: Improving the quality and longevity of human life.

 

 

Our Team

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Jeanne Teshler
CEO

Jeanne is responsible for executing the product strategies set by the Wellsmith executive group. She oversees strategy, product development, marketing, technology, and customer service teams. She previously served Chief Operating Officer of SixDI, Inc., a strategic consulting firm she co-founded with her husband, Yuri, and has over 25 years of experience leading innovation and production teams. Jeanne is always exploring ways to eat healthier and stay fit and often drafts her husband and five children as (willing) test subjects.

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Dan Bitman
CTO

Dan is responsible for the oversight of product and technology decisions, key initiatives, and works closely with our partners to stay ahead of the technology curve as it relates to health and wellness. He previously served as the Managing Director of Software Development at Personify and brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise software development, architecture, research and development. Outside of work Dan is a car enthusiast, enjoys competing in racquetball and spending time with his family.

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Nigel Dessau
CMO

Nigel is a long time professional marketer, Executive and Chief Marketing Officer. He started his career working for IBM UK and the US. Since leaving IBM, he has had senior Executive and CMO roles at StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, AMD and Stratus Technologies. Nigel is the creator of the3minutementor.com website which is followed by thousands of subscribers from all over the world and is currently being turned into a book called “Become a 21st Century Executive.”

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Elijah Kelley
Solutions Director

Elijah leads program and project management for Wellsmith’s product, technology, and business initiatives. Prior to Wellsmith, Elijah served as Technical Support Manager at Personify and led the services and support integration for acquisitions. He is an adventurous cook and eater, enjoys board games and trails, and reads indefatigably.

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Cody Griffin
Product Manager

Cody is responsible for managing the Wellsmith product lines from strategic planning to the coordination of tactical development and service activities. He collaborates with executives and key stakeholders to define the strategic product direction and business requirements, and coordinates their delivery to, and life cycle in, the market. Previously, he was a Product Owner at Personify. Outside of the office, Cody enjoys video game collecting and spending time with his wife, Lili, and his pug, Steve.

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Rudy Teshler
Technical Support Specialist

Advisory Team

Michael McGarry
Consulting Advisor

Michael is responsible for identifying strategic relationships and developing the partner network to support the Wellsmith platform. He previously served as Director of Innovation for Ascension Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health system, and has over 20 years of experience in medical device development, population health management and health engagement solutions. When not trying to crack the code for improved health outcomes, Michael is chasing his kids around the soccer field or trying to stay out front of them on the ski hill.

 

 

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Yuri Teshler
CSO

Yuri is an experienced entrepreneur, strategic consultant, and business leader, whose passion is inventing, incubating, and growing category altering businesses at start-up speed for the world’s most influential healthcare companies. Yuri has spent over a decade alongside doctors, nurses, policy makers, and healthcare executives in every facet of healthcare, gaining a uniquely diverse perspective of delivery in terms of quality and scale. With decades of experience between healthcare and some of the world’s largest consumer-based companies, Yuri is uniquely positioned at the intersection of healthcare, consumerization, and technology.

 

 

Gretchen Seal
Clinical Trial Manager

Gretchen is a Business Development Professional who leverages a rich knowledge of hospital operations, pharmaceutical and medical device sales, and healthcare business acumen to consistently deliver revenue and growth for respected industry leaders. Gretchen has served as Director of Development for Doctor Hospital at Renaissance, Clinical Sales with Intuitive Surgical, Hospital and Cardiovascular Sales with Eli Lilly and Roche. Prior to sales, she was Healthcare Consultant and Accountant responsible for tax and cost reporting and audit functions.

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