(MIAMI, Fla.) — NEWS: Papa, Inc., the nation’s first human companionship platform for seniors, today announced the appointment of healthcare benefit industry veteran Chuck Hector as Chief Growth Officer. Mr. Hector will play an instrumental role in leading the company’s expansion of its “Grandkids On-Demand” service to address the epidemic of social isolation and loneliness in our nation’s senior segment.
He will be responsible for Papa’s product and revenue strategies, sales and client success, as well as strategic alliances to drive distribution to seniors.
“Papa has quickly become central to the conversation around the social determinants of health for seniors,” explains Andrew Parker, Papa Founder and CEO. “Chuck brings 20 years of experience bringing new and innovative solutions to market, and will surely accelerate our growth and expansion, partake in the evolution of our vision and help establish new benchmarks for addressing senior isolation. He is a key addition to our executive leadership team,” said Parker.
Before joining Papa, Inc., Mr. Hector was Chief Revenue Officer of MDLIVE, Inc., a telehealth industry leader, where he managed sales, implementation and client success for 8 years, guiding the membership growth to 35M members. He also spent 4 years with IncentOne, the online platform for incentive-based activity tracking, and 3 years with Chicago based ComPsych, the national leader in employee assistance and work-life benefits.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Papa at a stage when they are gaining national attention for their work,” says Hector. “I know the subject of senior loneliness hits very close to home for me, and many of friends who have aging parents. Papa will go a long way to stem the tide of this epidemic and the associated expense to health plans and employers.”
Hector graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois and earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, with a concentration in healthcare administration. He will continue to reside in Deerfield, Ill. with his wife Kari, and their four children. He will assume his duties on March 4, 2019.
About Papa, Inc.:
Based in Miami Florida, Papa, Inc. is the first and only end to end companionship platform targeting seniors that allows the member to self-direct the experience, while gathering helpful information to improve the members interaction with their insurer. Through the “Grandkids On-Demand” product line, Medicare, Medicaid and Duals members receive access to college enrolled students for companionship, light house work and transportation. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian is the notable seed investor and will guide the Y Combinator graduated company through Series A funding.
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