Announcing Echo Health Advisors and New Team Members

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Photos of Anahita, Pia, David and Omair

Echo Health Ventures is committed to driving transformative change in health care through the investments we make and the work we do to connect our parent companies and other enterprise health care partners with market leading innovation. We know our success in these initiatives is driven by our team of experienced, dedicated health care professionals. We are excited to share several new additions to the Echo team

Announcing Echo Health Advisors

As we expand our set of non-investment services, we’ve created Echo Health Advisors to organize and coordinate their delivery. The Advisors team, led by Karim Botros, encompasses Echo’s innovative market development team and deepens our commitment to providing value beyond the capital we invest. 

Echo Health Advisors recently added two new team members to our Portland office. 

David Goad: David is an Associate, Corporate Development, focused on corporate development opportunities in partnership with our parent companies. 

Prior to joining Echo, David held corporate development roles at a publicly traded company and a privately held early childhood education company. David earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Towson University.

Pia ShivdasaniPia is an Associate Principal, Market Development, focused on identifying, facilitating, and executing strategic partnerships that accelerate innovation and improve the member experience.

Prior to joining Echo Health Ventures, Pia served as a Manager of Business Operations for Cambia’s Consumer Solutions division and also served as a consultant for Pepper Foster Consulting, leading strategy and execution projects in a wide range of industries. Pia is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. 

Strategic Investment Team Expands 

We are pleased to welcome two new Strategic Investment Associates to Echo Health Ventures. 

Anahita Nakhjiri: Based in Echo’s Seattle office, Anahita is responsible for deal sourcing and evaluation through transaction execution and portfolio management. Prior to joining Echo Health Ventures, Anahita served as a Senior Associate at McKesson Ventures in San Francisco. Previously, Anahita was a consultant with The Advisory Board Company, advising health system executives on clinical workflow improvement and implementation of performance technologies.  

Anahita is a graduate of The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Economics and Public Policy.

Omair AhmedBased in Echo’s Boston office, Omair is responsible for deal sourcing and evaluation through transaction execution and portfolio management. Prior to joining Echo Health Ventures, Omair began his career as a health care consultant for Accenture Strategy. Omair also brings considerable experience investing in health care innovation, through his prior roles at Merck’s Global Health Innovation Fund and 7Wire Ventures. 

Omair received a Bachelor’s degree in Business with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

We are excited to expand the team with these new roles that will help Echo continue to deliver on our vision of building the next, great companies to transform health care. Please join us in welcoming Anahita, Omair, David and Pia.