About us

Designed for people, powerful for business.

Amino Health is making healthcare more intuitive, accessible, and convenient because a system that benefits patients, benefits everyone.

Our story
Our story

In 2013, I applied for health insurance, and was denied coverage. I then entered the healthcare labyrinth many of us know all too well. I spent weeks trying to find a different plan, figure out if I could afford coverage, and choose new doctors. These decisions were incredibly important, but I didn’t have the context, information, or expertise I needed to make confident choices.

This is why we built Amino Health – to empower patients to make better health decisions.

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We have ambitious goals for the future of healthcare, and we’re always looking for curious, collaborative people to help us achieve them.

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Our leadership team

John Asalone
Chief Executive Officer

John Asalone

John is a seasoned executive with 20 years of experience leading software & marketplace companies to deliver growth at scale. He specializes in bringing consumer-grade customer experiences to highly regulated sectors such as energy, education, and healthcare.

As SVP/GM of GoodRx (NASDAQ: GDRX), John led new consumer growth P/Ls which scaled from $0 to over $150M in recurring revenue. He implemented processes to support the company’s rapid growth from 100 to 1,000 employees, and oversaw a team of over 500+ people across Strategy, Business Operations, Product, Clinical, Content, Partnerships, and Marketing.

Previously, John was the Chief Revenue Officer of Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE: BNED), which he joined via the acquisition of Student Brands in 2018. Prior to that, John was the Founder and CEO of a B2B digital marketplace, which was acquired in 2012. John started his career as a White House policy analyst, and advised CEO and senior management on business strategy as an engagement manager at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH).

John is an advisor and active investor in early stage entrepreneurs who are leveraging software to solve problems in healthcare.

Andy Kageleiry
Chief Operating Officer

Andy Kageleiry

Andy is Chief Operating Officer at Amino Health. An experienced healthcare executive, he has spent 15 years leading and advising healthcare technology companies.

Before joining Amino, Andy was COO at PatchRx, a medical device startup addressing medication adherence and remote therapeutic monitoring. Previously, Andy was a GM and VP at GoodRx (NASDAQ: GDRX) where he was responsible for building a new consumer health content business, driving $20M in new annual revenue and scaling a team of over 100. He started his career advising Fortune 500 healthcare companies on data science and strategy, first at Analysis Group, and later at Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Andy holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BS in Economics from Bates College. He is based in New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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Jim Fingal
Chief Architect

Jim Fingal

As Chief Architect and long-time Amino employee, Jim oversees product and technology strategy. Through scaling the engineering team, developing Amino’s product, and implementing impactful and transparent processes across the enterprise, Jim has helped to build Amino from the ground up.

Prior to joining Amino in 2015, Jim held a range of positions in engineering and product technology at MediaUnbound, Inc. through its acquisition by Rovi.

Merissa Hawkins
VP of Clinical Product Strategy and Operations

Merissa Hawkins

Merissa is the VP of Clinical Product Strategy and Operations at Amino Health. She is an experienced executive in the management and strategic growth of healthcare operations, particularly in the digital health space.

Before joining Amino, Merissa successfully led multi-disciplinary teams within Series A startups through company acquisitions and IPO. This includes her time as Head of Clinical and Patient Operations at GoodRx (NASDAQ: GDRX), and as a healthcare operations expert at Wheel, Nurx, Equitas Health, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF. She thrives off of collaborating cross-departmentally to create lean, high-performing teams with positive culture.

Merissa graduated from Purdue University with her MPH and BA. Though you will often find her in San Francisco, Merissa is based in San Diego, where she enjoys the beautiful weather with her husband and son.


Our Board of Directors

David Vivero
Co-founder and Chairman
John Zdanowski
Independent Board Member & Interim Fractional CFO
Mike Dixon
Managing Partner, Transformation Capital
Michael Marino
Independent Board Member & Partner, Aurora Capital Partners

Our clinical advisors

We work with world-class clinical experts to inform our platform and data models.

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Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
Stanford University
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Robert Wachter, MD
University of California,
San Francisco
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Udi Manber, PhD
National Institutes
of Health
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Joy Pritts
Patient Privacy Advisor
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Bryan Sivak
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Carol Cain, PhD
KP Care Management Institute
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Philip Pizzo, MD
Stanford University

Our investors

We’re supported by market-leading investors committed to our mission.

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