Leading health insights company announces key hire and continues its 2020 growth trajectory following $71 million Series C fundraise announcement as the pandemic makes at-home testing increasingly vital
LetsGetChecked, the leading direct-to-consumer at-home health testing and insights company, announced today a new hire to its executive team: respected digital health veteran Derek Newell, who will act as President of LetsGetChecked, effective immediately. Newell joins the company in this executive role as LetsGetChecked is experiencing exponential growth following the recent launch of its FDA EUA authorized Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sure-track test, which is viewed as a catalyst for reopening the U.S. economy.
LetsGetChecked has continued an impressive growth trajectory since its founding in 2014, particularly as at-home testing becomes increasingly integral in light of the ongoing pandemic. Newell joins the growing team following the company’s announcement this spring of a $71 million series C fundraise round, further scaling its vast remote diagnostics network.
Newell, who formerly held positions at Virta Health as Head of Commercial and before that, at Castlight as President, joins LetsGetChecked with more than 20 years experience in the digital health industry. He rose to prominence in the sector during his tenure as CEO of Jiff, which he sold to Castlight in 2017. Known for a long track record of success leading high-growth companies in the healthcare sector, Newell will bring his extensive experience to LetsGetChecked at this pivotal juncture for the company.
"LetsGetChecked is revolutionizing how individuals access and monitor their health data while staying at-home, at a time when it is more important than ever," said Peter Foley, CEO and founder of LetsGetChecked. "We are recruiting the best talent to build an even better service for our consumers and continue to scale our company to meet growing demand. We will continue to innovate across all aspects of our offerings to include technology, data science and clinical services to make this a reality. I am pleased to welcome Derek Newell to our executive team and look forward to working together to accelerate LetsGetChecked’s growth."
As President of LetsGetChecked, Newell will oversee the commercial functions globally, including sales, marketing, and client relations. In his new capacity as President, Newell will spearhead company activities to further enhance the consumer experience through brand awareness and customer acquisition.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a scalable, consumer oriented at-home testing service and LetsGetChecked has the best platform in the market," said Derek Newell, President of LetsGetChecked. "For a significant portion of testing needs–from HbA1c to colorectal screening–there is no reason for a patient to go through the hassle or the risk of going to the doctors office when they can complete those tests from the comfort of their home. I am excited to join the LetsGetChecked team on this exciting journey."
LetsGetChecked customers can order in-state physician-approved laboratory tests via LetsGetChecked.com or through partner retailers, including CVS.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com and more.
LetsGetChecked manufactures and ships home tests from their US-based facility directly to customers’ homes within 24 hours. Individuals then self-collect and return samples for rapid processing by CLIA-certified reference labs within two days and are connected with in-state board-certified physicians to discuss results, which can be accompanied by an e-prescription at no additional cost to the pharmacy of their choice.
In addition to its Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sure-track test, LetsGetChecked's portfolio of testing options cover a wide range of major health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The company also provides testing options for cancer screening, sexual health testing, fertility testing, wellness testing and pharmacogenomic testing among others.
LetsGetChecked is a leading health insights company that allows consumers direct access to a wide range of testing options and clinical services from home. Founded in 2015, the company empowers people to take an active role in their health to live longer, happier lives. By combining health data and diagnostic results, LetsGetChecked provides rich health insights to enable better healthcare decision making. LetsGetChecked tests cover general health, men's health, women's health, and sexual health, and are available nationwide in the US, Canada, and Europe. LetsGetChecked has corporate offices located in New York City and Dublin. For more information, visit www.letsgetchecked.com.
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