Castlight Health Hires Jonathan Rende as Chief Research and Development Officer
May 4, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – May 4, 2015 – Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT), a leader in enterprise healthcare management, today announced that Jonathan Rende has joined its executive leadership team as chief research and development officer. Rende brings over 20 years of experience in products, engineering, and marketing within high profile technology companies.
Most recently, Rende was the executive vice president of products and marketing at Keynote, a global leader in cloud–based testing, monitoring, and analytics for mobile and web applications. While there, he helped develop its brand and enhance the company’s product delivery with a customer-centric approach.
“Jonathan is an incredibly gifted and proven leader in product development, management, and innovation. His appointment demonstrates Castlight’s drive to continue evolving and growing its product capabilities to better empower employers to cure enterprise healthcare in America,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Castlight Health. “With healthcare costs continually on the rise, we are relying on Jonathan and his team to help strengthen our enterprise healthcare management products and deliver solutions that boost employee engagement, improve productivity, and ultimately help HR leaders manage their overall healthcare spend.”
Prior to Keynote, Rende was the vice president of products at Appcelerator, and was responsible for product strategy for the development, testing, monitoring and analytics solutions. He has also held various general manager and senior product roles at Hewlett-Packard, Mercury, and Informix.
“I look forward to joining the Castlight team and beginning my work to further develop and grow their already world-class enterprise healthcare products,” Rende said. “Building solutions that will help companies deal with a $620 billion dollar healthcare spend crisis will be an exciting challenge—and I am confident we can make an equally profound impact on employers and employees all across the country.”
Today, about 170 companies across 25 industries have selected Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud to leverage existing investments in employee health and wellness, eliminate waste, and eradicate unnecessary spending. Castlight customers include more than 40 Fortune 500 companies, including those in retail, technology, manufacturing, and transportation, as well as government entities.
About Castlight Health
Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) is a leader in Enterprise Healthcare Management. We believe great healthcare builds great business and U.S. enterprises can gain control over the $620 billion spent annually on healthcare, transforming a crippling cost into a strategic business advantage. Recognized as a top 2014 software platform by the HR Technology Conference & Exposition, the Castlight Enterprise Healthcare Cloud enables employers to understand and manage all their healthcare investments while helping employees make the best possible healthcare decisions. Castlight is a great place to work, honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice award and recognized by Rock Health for Diversity in Leadership. 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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