Lantern Partners Assists Wondr Health with Chief Technology Officer Search

March 14, 2024 – The forces that shape the technology, internet, telecom, and IT services industries move at the speed of light. In these industries, having the right leaders—with the vision and ability to drive growth and innovation—is an absolute necessity.

Recently, Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Lantern Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Greg Tracy as chief technology officer of Wondr Health in Dallas, TX. “We are pleased to announce that digital health industry veteran, Greg Tracy, has joined Wondr Health, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s product development and engineering efforts,” Lantern Partners said in a LinkedIn post.

“We are excited to have an established health technology and innovation leader join our team at a time of great momentum and market expansion for the organization,” said Scott Paddock, CEO of Wondr Health. “Greg brings extensive experience leading technology and innovation teams that deliver transformative solutions to large employers and health plans.”

Mr. Tracy is a seasoned technology professional with more than 25 years of experience, most recently in the digital health space. Prior to joining Wondr Health, he was co-founder and CTO of Propeller Health and went on to serve as VP of product development for ResMed after its acquisition of Propeller. “His experience with innovation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, artificial intelligence, and technology will be a strong complement to Wondr Health’s engineering team,” the company said.

“I am excited to join an innovative organization with solutions that transform peoples’ lives,” said Mr. Tracey. “I look forward to working with an exceptional team to build on the success of Wondr Health, and to deliver a highly integrated, seamless, tailored experience for participants and clients.”

Wondr Health is a leader in preventive and chronic care for metabolic, emotional, and physical health transformation. Leveraging over 15 years of behavior change experience and partnership with health plans and employers, it delivers interrelated, personalized, skill-building programs for weight management, obesity, nutrition, stress relief, anxiety, and movement that improve the health of participants. Wondr Health is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company.

Founded in 2003, Lantern Partners is a retained, executive recruitment firm, focused on C-level and executive leadership positions for the investor-backed technology, professional services, and healthcare and life sciences industries as well as information officers across a wide variety of sectors.

CTOs in High Demand

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum and executive search firms have been there to meet this demand. Here is an overview of some top firms working with organizations to fill their needs for technology executives from the Hunt Scanlon archives.

SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Samir into Arlo’s executive leadership as its new chief technology officer,” said Matthew McRae, CEO of Arlo. “Samir brings a proven track record of leading complex engineering organizations that bring together hardware, software, and services into a holistic, complete solution, and Samir is uniquely positioned to lean in and excel in this challenging role.”

Matt Mooney and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place Sathish Gaddipati as chief technology officer of Victory Live, a Clearlake Capital Group backed  technology platform. “I am honored for Sathish to join Victory Live as CTO,” said Sam Soni, founder of Victory Live. “Sathish is an experienced  executive that will help propel our engineering and product teams – and our company as a whole – to new levels of growth and sophistication.” Mr. Gaddipati brings technology leadership experience to Victory Live, having spent over 20 years designing and building distributed platforms, SaaS products, and data & analytics platforms across verticals that include media & entertainment, financial technology, and transportation, among others.

Jim Bethmann of Toronto-based Caldwell recently placed Richard Bonner as the new chief technology officer for Accelsius, which is working to remove the thermal constraints in computing. Mr. Bonner most recently served as vice president of R&D at Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT). In this role, he was responsible for ACT’s research and development group, including personnel, P&L, revenue, and new science, technology, and product development. The R&D portfolio included emerging heat pipe, phase change material, pumped-two-phase, phase separation, combustion, energy harvesting, coatings, and advanced computational modeling technologies among others. Before that, Mr. Bonner served in various engineering positions with ACT.

Related: Caldwell Fills Technology Posts for Concentra Bank  

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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