Commercialization Director at leading Digital Health firm strengthens Alerje’s efforts as latest Advisor
We’re pleased to welcome Brian Kastenholz, Director of Commercial Partnerships at one of the leading digital health companies in the industry, Teladoc Health. His responsibilities include seeking, developing, and growing strategic channel partners, with areas of expertise in digital healthcare, commercial partnerships, and data analysis among other areas. Before this role, Brian co-managed the Client Implementation team, partnering with HR executives of self-insured employers to launch solutions and optimize enrollment. Here are a few words from Brian:
Alerje is a bold company with a brilliant leader whose mission is to tackle a large and growing problem. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), food allergies impact 32 million people in the U.S. (including 1 in 13 children) and every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to an emergency room. Medical claims show an increase of 377% between 2006 and 2017 of anaphylactic food reaction diagnoses. Further, the food allergy crisis disproportionately impacts communities of color who struggle with access and affordability to safe food, medical care, and medicine like epinephrine.
Alerje’s solution, to combine an easily available auto-injector device with a technology platform that educates its members, is truly a game-changer in the industry. From my time at Livongo (now a part of Teladoc Health) I have learned that a sharp focus on your members is how you best solve complexity, cost, and confusion when it comes to managing chronic health conditions. The mission is personal for Alerje, and its innovation will save money, time, and most importantly, lives, as it rolls out to people living with food allergies.
I am thrilled to know Javier and to work with his team on building out the digital health strategy for Alerje. I believe the center to any successful product is relationships — relationships with your members, relationships with your clients, and relationships with your partners. This solution fits nicely into a healthcare ecosystem that is craving for consumer-centrism, clinical efficacy, and cost-efficiency. Let’s get to work!