We have an incredibly talented and experienced team who are extremely passionate about improving access to evidence-based mental health therapy.
Chairman & Executive Team
Simon Cartmell, OBE - Executive Chairman
Simon Cartmell is a 35 year life-sciences industry veteran. He has pharmaceutical, biotech and med-tech experience gained in commercial, product development, supply chain, strategic leadership and corporate executive roles. Simon is a serial entrepreneur in early stage healthcare businesses. As CEO of ApaTech Ltd, a QMUL spinout, he developed the company from start up to world leading orthobiologics company prior to its sale for $330m to Baxter International Inc in March 2010.
Before joining ApaTech in 2004 Simon was a Main Board Director of FTSE 100 Celltech Group plc, serving as CEO, Celltech Pharmaceuticals, prior to which he served as COO of FTSE 250 Vanguard Medica (later Vernalis plc). The early part of his career was spent at Glaxo/Glaxo Wellcome plc in a series of senior UK and international sales, marketing, supply chain and strategic development leadership roles.
He is currently part time CEO and Director of Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd, an Operating Partner at Imperial Innovations plc for whom he serves, in addition to his role as Executive Chairman of Ieso Digital Health Ltd, as the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Veryan Medical Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Creo Medical Ltd and of ReNeuron plc. Previously he has served as Chairman of, or a Non-Executive Director on, several private and public company Boards and as a member of the Office of Life Sciences and Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group.
Dan Clark – President & Chief Executive Officer
Dan has a rich background in behavioral health. He is a mental health counselor by training and has not only started two successful, technology-enabled healthcare service businesses, but has also led the scaling, innovation and growth of companies ranging from smaller seed-stage companies, to major Fortune 50 organizations. Dan has held senior executive level posts at OPTUM Health, Humana, Aetna, Cigna and ValueOptions (now Beacon Health Options) and has extensive experience in managed behavioral health, wellness, population health services, general healthcare and group insurance across several markets including Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial, Payer and Provider groups.
Sarah Bateup - Chief Clinical Officer
Sarah is a BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists) accredited cognitive behavioral therapist and supervisor and has delivered over 25,000 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to people across the UK. Having worked for many years within the UK National Health Service (NHS) managing talking therapies services, she is responsible for all clinical management at Ieso Digital Health, including therapist supervision and quality monitoring. Sarah also provides clinical training at a number of leading universities.
Rob Brougham - UK Managing Director
An astrophysicist by training, Rob has spent the bulk of his career leading commercial innovation for technology based businesses, mainly in the telecoms sector, in the UK, Europe and Asia. After successfully setting up, growing and then selling his own conference call company he joined UK telecoms giant, BT. He led the team that won BT Wholesale’s first ever £billion deal and moved on to lead new technology businesses including BT’s digital health business. More recently Rob has been running his own digital health consultancy, advising clients ranging from the smallest start-ups through to a major global pharma company.
Julian Coe - Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Julian has put in place the infrastructure for the company to scale and grow, looking at back office systems and processes and how the firm is organixed financially and operationally to ensure maximum efficiency.
Julian trained as a chartered accountant and has had a variety of financial and operational roles, primarily in life sciences companies.
From 2000-2007 he was first Financial Director and then Chief Executive of Altrix Healthcare plc which developed a range of innovative solutions for the public sector using an oral fluid diagnostic test for detecting substance misuse. Altrix was one of the first commercial organizations to win contracts from NHS pathology labs.
Dr Andy Blackwell - Chief Scientific Officer
Andy gained his doctorate in psychology from the University of St Andrews before working as a medical research scientist in world-leading laboratories in the departments of psychiatry and experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge.
In 2006 he became Chief Scientific Officer of Cambridge Cognition, a psychology and technology-focused business, and a year later joined the company board. He was part of the team that developed the commercial strategy that built the company up to a successful public listing on the AIM market in 2013.
At Ieso Digital Health Andy’s principle role is to develop and implement a global science and technology strategy to complement the commercial vision of the company.
Gidget Madix - Chief Growth Officer
Gidget brings an outstanding level of behavioral health acumen spanning more than three decades. Gidget has focused her career on building high performance sales and customer relationship teams for a diverse range of companies including Cigna, Magellan, MHN/HealthNet (now Centene) and most recently Bensinger, DuPont & Associates. In her role as Chief Growth Officer for Ieso, Gidget is responsible for Ieso’s continued expansion and penetration in US. With her comprehensive background in health care and experience in start-ups, product innovation, sales leadership and strategic alliances, Gidget accelerates Ieso’s strategic vision of transforming the delivery of mental health in USA for both payers and providers through the company's online, evidenced-based psychological interventions.
Mike McGreal - Chief Operating Officer
Mike is the former COO and EVP at Beacon Health Strategies, which recently merged with Value Options to create Beacon Health Options, a large managed behavioral health care leader covering 50 million members. As EVP and Chief Operating Officer for the majority of his tenure, he was responsible for business operations including operations strategy development and implementation for the company. Prior to the merger, Mike oversaw the growth at Value Options from 10 employees in the first office to 1,200 employees across 18 offices in 12 states. Value Options became the largest privately-held behavioral health business, managing health benefits for 12 million members with over half a billion dollars in revenue.
Craig Gravina - Chief Technology Officer
Craig has over 20 years’ experience developing highly innovative platforms, products and disruptive technologies within the health care, clinical trials, and digital media industries. He has successfully built and sold several technology startups, and led large-scale product strategy and development efforts across significant product portfolios. Prior to joining Ieso Digital Health, Craig served as the CTO of Cogstate, a software and services vendor focused on cognitive assessment within clinical trials. He oversaw healthcare strategy for Nuance Communications and a portfolio of products representing $1B in revenue for the company.