Oak HC/FT-backed WithMe Health expands leadership team

WithMe Health, a portfolio company of Oak HC/FT, said Nov. 20 that four new executives have joined the company. They include: Helen Sherman as chief pharmacy officer; Smita Nair as chief product officer; Tom Smith as general counsel and head of compliance; and, Dickon Waterfield as chief commercial officer.


SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WithMe Health, the Personalized Medication Guidance company, has welcomed four new executives to its team: Helen Sherman as Chief Pharmacy Officer; Smita Nair as Chief Product Officer; Tom Smith as General Counsel and Head of Compliance; and Dickon Waterfield as Chief Commercial Officer.

The appointments reflect the rapid growth of WithMe Health, which was founded in 2018 and announced $20 million in funding from Oak HC/FT. The company’s platform is a modern, full replacement to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that aligns incentives across the value chain, enabling WithMe Health to focus on people, outcomes and the total cost of care.
“We are excited about adding further expertise to the WithMe Health leadership team during this accelerated period of growth and look forward to building upon the accomplishments we’ve made since inception,” said Joe Murad, WithMe Health CEO. “We feel very fortunate to be able to attract such great talent who understand our mission to provide the first-ever Personalized Medication Guidance platform. Helen, Smita, Tom and Dickon all bring a proven track record of success and will play critical roles as we solve one of healthcare’s most challenging problems.”
WithMe Health was designed to address employers’ frustrations around the misalignment of incentives along the value chain, the lack of discernible value and ever-rising costs. WithMe achieves this by providing a member experience personalized on a clinical, financial and interaction level that is supported by a 24/7 medication guidance team. This gives employers and their employees a significantly better experience while improving health outcomes and reducing the total cost of care.
WithMe Health’s new executives bring decades of experience in care delivery and tech-enabled healthcare services, further deepening the diverse expertise of the company’s leadership:
Helen Sherman, Chief Pharmacy Officer, leads WithMe Health’s clinical and contracting functions. As a practicing pharmacist, clinician, leader and consultant, she has a long operating history of advancing the best use of medications through scientific evidence. She has represented billions of dollars in pharmaceutical purchasing decisions across both the private and public sector. Helen holds a BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue.
Smita Nair, Chief Product Officer, is responsible for turning WithMe Health’s vision into products that transform legacy industries and inspire change. Previously, she led the product management team at Evolent Health, building their value-based platform from the ground up and leading her team through an IPO. She received her Bachelor in Computer Science Engineering from Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology and an MBA from Goa Institute of Management.
Tom Smith, General Counsel and Head of Compliance, oversees the company’s legal, compliance and human resources functions. He began his legal career at Latham & Watkins LLP and has since served as the general counsel of four VC-backed, technology-enabled healthcare companies. Tom earned his BS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MS degree from Stanford University and a JD and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Dickon Waterfield, Chief Commercial Officer, leads the go-to-market strategy across the sales, marketing and customer success teams. He was previously the Chief Commercial Officer at Big Health, a digital therapeutics company focused on mental health, and before that worked as an early-stage investor and healthcare strategy consultant at Monitor Group, advising pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers on their commercialization strategies. Dickon graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a First Class Degree.
To learn more about WithMe Health and Personalized Medication Guidance, visit www.withmehealth.com.
About WithMe Health
WithMe Health’s Personalized Medication Guidance platform is a modern, full replacement for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) with a simple business model that aligns incentives across the industry to focus on people, outcomes and the total cost of care. WithMe Health combines state-of-the-art technology, sophisticated clinical protocols and pharmacist guides to give plan sponsors and their members an unparalleled pharmacy benefits experience, personalized to each member, while improving health outcomes and reducing unnecessary costs.
The company is led by a proven group of entrepreneurs and operators steeped in tech-enabled healthcare delivery, managed care and pharmacy benefit management. Founded in 2018, the company is headquartered in San Mateo, California and has received $20M in funding from venture growth equity firm Oak HC/FT.