Castlight Health Adds General Counsel, Chief People Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer to Leadership Team
Nov 2, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – November 3, 2014 – Castlight Health®, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) today announced three appointments to the company’s leadership team. Jennifer W. Chaloemtiarana joins Castlight as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, J.C. Herrera joins as the company’s Chief People Officer and Nita Sommers is promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. These roles are new to the organization and each executive has a successful track record helping companies scale during hyper-growth phases.
“We achieved very strong growth in Q3 2014 and see tremendous interest among large employers in Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud. Jennifer, J.C., and Nita will help us build on the momentum in our business and scale to support the demand we are seeing in the market for our enterprise healthcare management platform,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Castlight Health. “I welcome Jennifer and J.C. and congratulate Nita. All are fantastic professionals and individuals, and we share a collective passion to transform healthcare into a merit-based market.”
Jennifer Chaloemtiarana leads the legal function of Castlight as its General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, she was a Chief Counsel at Levi Strauss & Co., where she provided guidance and support for sales and consumer relations’ practices, as well as financing transactions, securities compliance, and corporate governance activities. Prior to that she was Associate General Counsel at Netflix, Inc. with a similar range of responsibilities, during a period of rapid growth. Chaloemtiarana is on the board of OneJustice, a civil legal aid nonprofit serving poor Californians. She has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
J.C. Herrera leads the human resource function of Castlight as its Chief People Officer. Herrera joins Castlight from global security software leader McAfee (an Intel company) where he served most recently as the SVP of Global Human Resources and Learning. Herrera started his career at Electronic Arts before assuming leadership positions at companies including Documentum/EMC and Dreyer’s/Nestle. He holds a BS in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
Nita Sommers has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer from her previous position as Vice President, Corporate and Business Development. During her tenure at Castlight, Sommers has made many critical contributions to the company’s growth through her leadership in early sales activities, major ecosystem partnerships, and company financings. Sommers was an early employee at athenahealth, and worked at McKesson Corporation and McKinsey & Company prior to joining Castlight. In her new role, Sommers will expand Castlight’s strategy and corporate development functions, and continue to lead the company’s business development and investor relations’ functions.
About Castlight Health
Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) believes great healthcare builds great business. Named a top 2014 software platform by HR Technology Conference & Exposition, the Castlight Enterprise Healthcare Cloud enables employers to deliver cost-effective benefits, provides medical professionals and health plans a merit-based market to showcase their services, and – most importantly – empowers employees to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes. For more information visit www.castlighthealth.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and Like us on Facebook. Source: Castlight Health.
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