Home Care agencies got into the business to help their communities. Often after a personal situation with their own family member, they quit their corporate job and went from the c-suite to running a startup. It was hard starting the business from scratch but their intense connection to why they got into the business kept them going. Soon, after helping dozens of families with their sudden needs and helping caregivers find meaningful work, they are hooked -- this job becomes a calling, a passion, a new identity in their community.
What home care agencies may not realize is they are solving one of the biggest healthcare and economic challenges of our time -- who will take care of our aging population and how will they pay for it? Home Care agencies play a critical role in our economy and in their communities solving this problem. ClearCare helps agencies operate efficiently and grow but is working on helping solve these huge problems at all levels. We see a future where home care is the only choice for aging in place. We are working towards a model where payment for these services is seen as preventative versus after an acute care condition. And, caregivers play such an important role, too. By equipping caregivers with the right training and tools, they can dramatically lower the overall cost of care, reduce hospital admissions, and bend the cost curve of aging. These are big goals but we're making progress on these each day and thank our agency partners for enabling us to drive this mission forward.
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Founder & CEO
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Geoff founded ClearCare after personal experience as a family caregiver. He realized that there had to be a better way to give transparency to family members leading to ClearCare’s early point-of-care innovations and a cycle of ongoing innovation in partnership with ClearCare’s customers. Geoff has over fifteen years of experience in software development and is an alumnus of companies such as Motorola, Andersen Consulting, and Merrill Lynch. Geoff received his B.A. from Northwestern and M.B.A. from Kellogg. Geoff grew up in Texas but moved to the Bay Area and was fortunate to be eventually followed by all of his immediate family. He and his wife Andrea have two wonderful children, Kate and Henry, and an enthusiastic labradoodle named Charley.
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David is CFO at ClearCare, where he leads finance, strategy and product management. He brings extensive experience helping companies grow through strategies driven by winning customer value propositions. During his time at ClearCare, David has also been responsible for Business Development and managing Enterprise Accounts. Prior to ClearCare David led Strategic Programs at Vantiv, one of the Nation’s largest electronic payments processors. During his tenure, David helped Vantiv grow sales, deliver new products, enter new market segments and evolve their technology platform, enabling Vantiv to double in size and successfully IPO on the NYSE. Prior to Vantiv, David was a manager at Marakon Associates, a leading management consulting firm. At Marakon, David delivered strategy engagements with leading financial services, healthcare, industrial, and consumer products companies. His additional experience includes private equity and investment banking.
Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with family and friends and pursuing athletic endeavors ranging from running to golf to skiing and watersports. He has an MBA from The Wharton School and a BS, summa cum laude, from Duke University.
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As Vice President of Engineering, Bala Krishna Nakshatrala leads product development, security and technical operations at ClearCare and brings more than 10 years of experience leading engineering teams and delivering various consumer products and scalable SaaS applications. Prior to ClearCare, Balki led engineering teams at MasterCard and several startups - Truaxis (acquired by MasterCard), BillShrink and Yodlee. He holds a master’s degree in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Outside of work, Balki enjoys spending time with family camping, traveling, and going on long drives.
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Peter Sheats leads the product development team at ClearCare and brings with him over a decade of experience developing large scale SaaS applications. He is passionate about creating easy-to-use and elegant web and mobile applications. He also thoroughly enjoys getting to know and understand our customers and their needs and loves coming up with innovative solutions to save them time and money. He graduated with honors from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a B.S. in computer science. Peter, his wife Amanda, and two boys Malachi and Timothy currently live in sunny Jupiter Florida where he was born and raised.
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Ed leads the Marketing organization at ClearCare and brings deep experience as an entrepreneurial marketing leader the past 20 years at 5 venture funded B2B/SaaS startups and growth companies.
Most recently, he was CMO at Satmetrix, a Customer Experience SaaS company and the co-creators of the industry standard Net Promoter Score (NPS) for measuring customer loyalty. Prior to Satmetrix, Ed was VP of Marketing at Avangate, a Digital Commerce and Payments platform where he helped grow revenues 6x in 4 years. He was also Head of Marketing at OPENLANE, a B2B Online Marketplace in the automotive industry where he grew revenues from $20MM to $100MM. Previously he was also VP of Marketing at XUMA and Head of Marketing at CNM Network.
Ed holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has completed courses in marketing management at Harvard University.
In a previous life, Ed was a drummer in a part-time rock band that played gigs in San Francisco and was a regionally ranked tennis player as a teenager. Now outside of work, he spends most of his free time trying to squeeze in dinner/movie date nights with wife Jessica and playing the Crossy Road video game with 5-year-old daughter Sophia.
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Dave leads ClearCare’s customer success teams and brings a wealth of support and SaaS operations experience from multiple industries. Prior to joining ClearCare, Dave led platform support at McKesson, where he built out a seamless end to end support organization with an eye on customer satisfaction. Dave’s diverse industry experience includes home/health care, speech, change management consulting and private equity.
Outside of work, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Angela, daughter Hailey, and Toby “the wonder mutt” and he can be found most weekends at his daughter’s softball tournaments or watching his beloved San Francisco Giants. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
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JJ leads the Account Management function at ClearCare. He brings a wide breadth of experience managing customer relationships through strategic partnership development. Prior to ClearCare, JJ held senior roles at Triage Consulting Group where he managed several teams of consultants focused on revenue cycle engagement services. In his tenure at Triage, JJ worked with some of the largest national and regional healthcare systems across the US including HCA, Scripps Health, Tenet, and Centura Health.
JJ earned his B.S. in Business Administration - Finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was a member of the DI soccer team. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, triathlons, and tirelessly rooting for his hometown San Diego sports teams.
Learn more about Chelsea
Chelsea joined Battery in 2006 and focuses on investments in the software and healthcare-IT sectors. She is particularly interested in vertically focused SaaS companies. Chelsea currently serves on the boards of Avalara, ClearCare, Intacct and WebPT. She was also involved with Battery’s investments in Glassdoor and Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO). Her previous investments including Brightree (acquired by ResMed), Data Innovations (acquired by Roper Industries), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) and RealPage (NASDAQ: RP). In 2013, Chelsea was named to the Forbes Midas “Hot Prospects” list of up-and-coming venture capitalists.
Prior to Battery, she was an associate at the private equity firm Key Principal Partners. Earlier in her career, Chelsea was a manager at Accenture, where she led technology and strategy projects. She also has held positions with Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and with Classified Ventures. She received a BS with honors in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Learn more about Duncan
Duncan is a vice president at Battery, focusing on later-stage enterprise-software investments, including buyouts, carve-outs, take-privates, PIPES, and growth-equity. He is currently involved with Battery’s investment in ClearCare.
Prior to Battery, Duncan was a principal at True Wind Capital, a middle-market technology private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Duncan was a vice president at Thoma Bravo where he sourced and executed new platform investments and portfolio company add-on acquisitions within the infrastructure software sector. Duncan began his carrier as a leveraged finance analyst at Citigroup.
Duncan earned a BS in management with concentrations in finance and economics from Boston College.
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Steve Walske is renowned for building one of the most impressive enterprise software sales-driven organizations in the world. His disciplined, methodical practice is now emulated globally. As CEO of Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: PMTC), a supplier of mechanical design and manufacturing software, Walske took the company from founding to over $1 billion in revenue. Under his leadership, PTC had 40 consecutive quarters of increasing revenues and profits as a public company.
In addition to joining the ClearCare board in 2016, Walske serves on the board of several prominent Silicon Valley companies including Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS), Medallia and Platfora. He was formerly chairman at Bladelogic (acquired by BMC) and at Endeca Technologies (acquired by Oracle). In his current role as managing director of Myriad Investments, Walske advises VC-backed companies on sales processes and growth strategies for optimal revenue growth.
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