New Hires Signal Continued Expansion
Shearwater Health is excited to announce multiple new team members hired in the last month. The new team members will directly impact our clients’ needs in the areas of compliance, account management, and our newest vertical, Pharma & Life Sciences.
Andy Schwarcz joins Shearwater as Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel. Andy will drive all compliance efforts from the U.S. corporate office and will work with Allan Schroeder on legal matters. Andy brings over 20 years of legal experience focused on complex commercial contract negotiations, contract administration, risk management, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Shearwater, he held senior positions with Delek US Holdings, Inc. and was General Counsel of Delek Logistics Partners, LP, both of which are large energy companies based in Brentwood, TN and were publicly traded on the NYSE. At Delek, Andy was responsible for corporate transactions, contractual and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and enterprise risk management. He is originally from New Orleans and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from Vanderbilt. He and his wife, Barbara, have three children.
Kristen Nicholson is Shearwater’s newest VP of Account Management. Kristen will be responsible for managing new accounts across all of Shearwater’s verticals as well as a few existing ones. She has over 17 years of healthcare experience, focusing on sales, population health, contract negotiation, and account management.
Prior to joining Shearwater, Kristen held director positions with Ascension Care Management and Touchstone Medical Imaging, both located in Nashville, TN. At Ascension Care Management (formerly MissionPoint Health Partners), Kristen was responsible for nationwide network development, client management and new market implementation. Kristen is from Nashville and earned her Bachelor of Science –Health Care Administration from Western Kentucky University.
Ken Crews joins Shearwater as our first VP of Pharma & Life Sciences Sales as we expand into the Pharma vertical. He has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, focusing on sales leadership.
Prior to joining Shearwater, Ken was a senior director at Meda Pharmaceuticals overseeing operations throughout the Southeast U.S. and Puerto Rico/USVI. Ken also developed a number of specialty sales teams and was involved in marketing, compliance, human resources, and sales training/development. Ken is originally from Nashville and earned his BA at the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Cara, have one son.