Pivot is a leading behavioral change digital health company aiming to engage employers and health plans who are eager to deliver elevated wellness solutions to individuals.
Pivot successfully changed the game for tobacco users by developing a holistic offering, in the process perfecting a behavioral change model that works.
It's what's produced great success with Pivot Breathe, and why we developed our latest solution, Pivot Flex, which is focused on combatting everyday stress and building resilience.
Hear from Pivot’s Founder and CEO, David Utley, MD, as he explains why tobacco cessation matters to him - and why it should matter to you too.
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Apt tobacco cessation solutions help reduce the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. That's why Pivot is so laser-focused on providing solutions that promote real behavioral change and empower members to achieve their goals, no matter where they're at in their journey.
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We’re lucky to be joined on this journey by some of the best investors in the game.
David S. Utley, M.D. graduated from Harvard Medical School (’92). He then completed his surgical training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, at Stanford University Medical Center, where he was subsequently appointed to the faculty as clinical assistant professor of surgery (1992-2003).
In 2003, Utley founded BARRX Medical (GI endoscopy, ablative therapy for neoplasia) and served as CMO from 2003 to 2012. BARRX was acquired by Covidien in 2012, forming GI Solutions. Utley served as CMO for GI Solutions until 2014.
In 2015, Utley founded Pivot Inc. (fka. Carrot Inc.) to solve the global health crisis caused by tobacco use. Pivot addresses cessation for all forms of tobacco (combustible, vaporized and smokeless). Pivot is a scalable digital solution which is aligned with the HHS practice guideline and which delivers a mobile app experience with tailored behavior change content, pharmacotherapy, an FDA-cleared carbon monoxide (CO) breath sensor, a supportive peer community, and personal tobacco treatment coaching (www.pivot.co).
Dan is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of medical device experience, who has worked in small entrepreneurial companies, as well as Fortune 500 corporations.
Dan recently held C-level positions at DFINE, Inc. as Chief Development Officer until it’s acquisition in July of 2016 and prior to DFINE, as the President & CEO, and member of the Board of Directors, of BaroSense, Inc., a company focused on minimally invasive devices for the treatment of obesity.
Early in his career Dan held various senior management and engineering roles at Rita Medical (successful IPO in August 2000), Johnsons & Johnson Medical Inc., VA (as world-wide Director of R&D), Menlo Care (acquired by J&J in May of 1995) and American Pharmaseal.
Dan currently sits on the Board of Directors for BAROnova, a clinical-stage medical-technology company developing endoscopically-delivered devices for the chronic treatment of obesity.
Dan holds a BSME from California Polytechnic State University and is the author of over 120 patents or patent applications in the medical device field.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin’s business school, Kyle spent the following 20+ years in a variety of sales roles for technology companies including Business Objects, SAP, AppDynamics and, most recently, PagerDuty where he was Vice President of Global Solutions. The bulk of those years were spent leading teams through extended periods of rapid growth which was achieved by delivering material value for customers.
At Pivot, Kyle is excited to continue delivering business value for companies while also dramatically improving and saving lives.
Shariq has over 20 years of experience leading engineering teams in building mission-critical software applications for venture backed startups in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining Carrot, Shariq held engineering management roles at Hotwire.com, Expedia, Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce), FanIQ (acquired by PulsePoint), and founded Stayful (acquired by WorldVentures). He has also served as an advisor and consultant to several startups and Fortune 500 companies including Shell, AugmentCXM, Lyft and Deliverr (acquired by Shopify).
Shariq holds a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ha Van T. Le has more than 20 years of experience in budgeting, finance, and accounting for the high-tech industry, with an emphasis in business enterprise solutions and business intelligence.
Throughout her career, Ha Van has participated in multiple acquisitions and two successful initial public offerings: Accuray, Inc. in 2007 and Valicert, Inc. in 2000.
In 2003, Valicert merged with Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ: TMWD).
Prior to joining Carrot, Ha Van was the Corporate Controller and VP, Finance and Revenue Operations, at GetInsured, where she played an integral role in the company’s success and growth from 10 to 450 employees.
Ha Van joined Carrot in November of 2017, bringing an in-depth and a wide array of experience and expertise in Finance Operations. As Carrot’s Senior Director, Finance, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial management.
Ha Van holds an MBA from San Jose State University of California and a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Marler received her BS in Neuroscience from UCLA, graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and trained in Radiology at the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining Pivot, she served as the Sr. Director of Global Medical Affairs for BARRX Medical (GI endoscopy, acquired by Covidien in 2012) from 2008 to 2015.
She had increasing roles of responsibility while at BARRX Medical and Covidien, ultimately managing the Medical Affairs team with oversight of the clinical evidence-based strategy, peer relationships, clinical education, and medical writing along with collaborative leadership in clinical trial design, reimbursement and regulatory strategy.
Kate Cote has dedicated her career to connecting people with life-changing products through the art and science of healthcare marketing. As a Berkeley Haas MBA/MPH graduate, she brings a unique combination of expertise in marketing excellence and the nuances of the healthcare industry.
As VP of Marketing at Pivot, Kate oversees Pivot’s B2C, B2B, D2C and product marketing team and efforts. She drives the strategic vision for branding, campaigns, content, video, demand generation, and public relations, doubling consumer funnel conversion in 2022 alone.
Previously at Omada Health as Senior Director of Enrollment Marketing, Kate helped scale member enrollment practices while driving YoY growth and reducing CAC. She also brings diverse healthcare marketing experience from Ginger, Genentech, and ZS Associates.
When she’s not leading marketing teams, Kate loves to bake (chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon rolls are her specialities) and soak in the beautiful chaos that is being a mom to two young boys.
Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., PCC, FAIS is a leader in the field of leveraging stress for optimal productivity, leadership, health, and happiness. Dr. Ackrill recognizes that even before Covid illuminated all our vulnerabilities, our world, especially our work culture, is often not “human or brain friendly.” We are not taught some of the most critical parts of how to be our best human selves in a stressful world. She also believes that, though some human needs are universal, there is not a one-size-fits all recipe for well-being.
A graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Ackrill practiced primary care medicine, then transitioned to applied neuroscience to address a variety of mood and behavior challenges, including stress. She went on to certify in wellness and leadership coaching, and stress education.
Currently, Dr. Ackrill leads workshops and coaches leaders, individuals, and teams to co-create real-life strategies to advance performance and leadership goals, avoid disengagement and burnout, and flourish in a complex world. She has edited Contentment magazine for the American Institute of Stress and served as faculty for a wide range of leadership and coaching programs and she contributes widely as a stress and behavior change expert to a range of media, including CNN, Katie Couric, Today Show, Huffington Post, and multiple print/digital venues.
Are you interested in joining a company filled with curious, creative, diverse, and purpose-driven employees? Maybe you're looking to build awesome stuff that helps people.
If so, we've got good news — Pivot is growing, and is looking for talented people to help us change the world. See if there's the right role for you!