Livongo Health adds CMO, marketing lead

Livongo Health, a digital health startup aimed at supporting people with chronic conditions, appointed two new members to its leadership team.

Bimal Shah, MD, will serve as the company's chief medical officer, and Courtnee Westendorf will serve as the its chief marketing office.

Dr. Shah was formerly Livongo's senior vice president of clinical strategy, where he helped launch the company's hypertension offering. He remains a faculty member at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University, where he practices as a non-invasive cardiologist.

Msr. Westendorf, who most-recently served as chief marketing officer for the Oakland Raiders, will oversee brand, communications, marketing, events and digital activities for Livongo. Throughout her 25-year career, she has worked at Intel, Disney and Apple.

"We are excited to have a leading marketing executive like Courtnee join Livongo given her background building and expanding some of the world's iconic brands," Livongo Executive Chairman Glen Tullman said in a news release. "With the addition of Courtnee and promotion of Dr. Shah as our new chief medical officer, Livongo continues to expand our leadership capacity and strength to meet the rapidly growing market demand for our Applied Health Signals solutions."

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