The idea for Cedar came to our co-founder after a nightmarish personal journey through the healthcare system led to confusion, frustration and disappointment. One thing was clear: The system needed to change. Because when the patient experience is convenient and clear, it leads to significantly better outcomes for providers, payers and the people they serve. Cedar’s mission is to make healthcare more affordable and accessible through our consumer-friendly platform that’s powered by data science, smart product design and personalization.
Florian Otto, MD, PhD
Arel sets the strategic and technical direction for Cedar’s product line and leads the “Makers” team, which includes engineering, product, design and data science. Prior to founding Cedar in 2016, Arel was VP of product at AppNexus where he supervised the development and launch of the company’s flagship products. He was recognized as an honorary founder and received the “Founder Award” for his contributions to the company. Arel began his career as a technology associate at Bridgewater Associates, working on trading systems for the world’s largest hedge fund. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in electrical engineering and a certificate in finance.
With an MBA/MPA from Harvard University, Seth led high performing teams at McKinsey & Company and Castlight Health prior to becoming the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of OODA Health.
Harvard-graduate and entrepreneur, Hassan spent 15+ years building teams to deliver some of the most sophisticated algorithmic platforms in fin-tech and healthcare, including Bridgewater Associates and Navya Network.
After earning a medical degree from Boston University, Niren was an internal medicine physician at University of Chicago Medicine before advising healthcare clients with McKinsey & Company.
Niren Gandra, MD
After building customer experience teams in several startups, Liz has recently applied her human-centric approach to People at high-growth companies including TrialSpark and Clover Health.
With deep experience spanning Airbnb, Blackstone and Bain & Company, Krishna is a strategic finance leader with a degree in economics from Harvard University and a JD from Yale Law School.
Post-MBA from Columbia Business School, Bethany spent nearly 15 years leading high-performing marketing and strategy teams at brands including IBM, American Express and Samsung Electronics.
A seasoned entrepreneur and technologist, Anshul has directed technical strategy at Athenahealth, Unfold, Castlight Health and OODA Health.
For over 20 years, Aaron has built teams and architected security solutions for organizations from financial services to healthcare, including Palantir Technologies, Bridgewater Associates and Endgame.
Long-time statistician and Harvard graduate, Yohann’s previous roles include Chief Data Scientist at Live XYZ and Director of FX Electronic Trading at Natixis.
Jeff brings over 30 years of experience building and leading premier technology and consulting companies in healthcare, serving leading US health systems, academic medical centers, health plans, health technology and services companies.
With an MBA / MA in Education from Stanford University, Katie has led operations and finance functions at organizations including Maven Clinic, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and The Parthenon Group.
Katie Jaxheimer Agarwal
With a degree in economics from Princeton University, Michael has led product and technology teams at high growth startups including AppNexus, Parsley Health and Blink Health.
With a passion for building client relationships, Cat brings more than 10 years of enterprise commercial experience from organizations such as GE Healthcare (leadership program alum) and Zocdoc.
Ian brings 15+ years of consultative enterprise sales leadership to Cedar from healthcare technology brands including Kyruus, Flatiron Health, athenahealth and Cerner.
Employing psychology and design thinking, Amy has led numerous creative design teams to craft hyper-personalized, human-centered products, helping brands like Proctor & Gamble, Verizon and Goldman Sachs.
Midori has since spent 10+ years focused on healthcare – at Castlight Health, in health policy, and most recently as co-founder of OODA Health. She holds an MBA and MPP from Harvard and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford.
Monika has led servicing, back office processing, customer experience and BPO teams in the financial sector at companies like American Express and GE Money. At Cedar, she applies her passion for both the internal and external customer to ensure the best possible experience in every Cedar interaction.
Focused on enabling highly regulated businesses while reducing risks, Vanessa is a strategic legal leader with over 18 years experience both in-house and at large firms, including Opendoor and law firms, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Mayer Brown LLP and Reed Smith LLP.
Work with us
Team-oriented. High-growth. Mission-led. We bring together a deep understanding of data science, technology, experience and design to solve an important healthcare problem in a unique way. Our team includes a diverse group of talented, problem-solvers and change-makers who are building something transformational. If you thrive when pushing boundaries, moving mountains and challenging the status quo, you’ll find your crew here.