May 24, 2021 – The Bowdoin Group has placed Kevin McDonald as chief growth officer at SchoolCare, a provider of student health records software in K-12 schools. Partner Sean Walker led the search along with managing director Katelyn Marini. “It was a pleasure working with Kevin and the SchoolCare team throughout this search,” said Mr. Walker. “Kevin is a passionate, successful and mission-driven executive who has a strong track record of scaling high performing sales teams. His knowledge of the payer market and value-based care space, as well as his ability to take companies to the next stage of growth, played a key role in joining the digital health startup.”
“What also really stood out to us was his passion for SchoolCare’s mission,” Mr. Walker said. “Our entire team truly enjoyed working alongside him and the company’s CEO, Brett Shamosh, during the entire process. Kevin, Brett, and the rest of the team are a formidable force and together are positioning the company for long-term commercial growth.”
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“Kevin’s extensive healthcare experience with states and payers will help advance our vision of connected health tech infrastructure in K-12 schools,” said Brett Shamosh, CEO of SchoolCare. “It is vital for states and payers to become more connected to the great work that happens in our K-12 school health offices, particularly for under-resourced families. I’m very excited to have Kevin work closely with states and payers to strengthen this connection.”
With more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, Mr. McDonald brings deep experience and a successful track record of business development in the payer sector. He has held leadership roles in the provider and payer consulting space with companies that include HMS, Cotiviti and PCG, among others. Mr. McDonald has expertise in business development, corporate strategy, operations, new product introduction and client engagement. Most recently, he was a member of the management team that sold PE-backed Discovery Health Partners where he, as chief growth officer, doubled annual sales while increasing client satisfaction. He has worked extensively in the Medicaid MCO space which is a key SchoolCare client constituency.
“What I appreciated immediately upon meeting the SchoolCare team is their mission-based commitment to improved health outcomes for children, and that passion is deep in their DNA,” Mr. McDonald said in regards to his decision to join SchoolCare. “This is an area of great opportunity and SchoolCare’s innovative approach well supports its goal to drive outcome improvements for students in every state in the country. I’m thrilled to join the team and look forward to partnering with payers to grow the number of lives positively impacted by this state-of-the-art-solution.”
SchoolCare powers the health of 1.6 million students across 29 states. SchoolCare’s platform enables nurses to chart health events electronically, allows district leaders to view health compliance reports, and engages parents in their children’s health, all provided at no cost to parents and schools. The company partners with states, managed care organizations and health systems to connect students to clinically appropriate, high quality care.
Leadership and Strategic Roles
Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group specializes in leadership and strategic roles for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to large firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion as well as venture- and private equity-backed firms. With deep expertise in biopharma, digital health, fintech and financial services, and software, the firm specializes in the Greater Boston area with the ability to source talent and service companies globally.
Mr. Walker has over 25 years of search, sales, and business development experience with venture-backed and emerging growth companies in the innovation economy. As a partner at The Bowdoin Group, he started a number of the firm’s practices, including the digital health and healthtech practice. Mr. Walker is deeply integrated in the digital health ecosystem, working closely with BoDs, VC firms and PE firms to define their go-to-market strategies and help them understand and define the types of C-level leaders they want and need. He is also responsible for partnering extensively with clients and advising their talent acquisition strategy, large hiring projects, and executive and strategic searches.
Ms. Marini has over nine years of executive and strategic search experience and was recently promoted to managing director from her role as a principal at The Bowdoin Group. Her responsibilities include managing key accounts within the digital health and life sciences practices. She works with providers of data, research, analytics, software, technology, and consulting services to hire top-notch industry talent.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media