VC-Backed Castlight Health Announces New Hire

Castlight Health has hired Motasim Najeeb as vice president of engineering. In his new role, Najeeb will be responsible for managing Castlight’s engineering team and guiding technology developments. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Castlight Health is a provider of health care solutions. It is backed by a number of investors that include Maverick Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Oak Investment Partners, Redmile Group, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and Wellcome Trust.

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Castlight Health, the leader in Health Care Transparency, has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Motasim Najeeb to vice president of engineering. Motasim will be responsible for managing and scaling Castlight’s engineering team, and guiding the development of first-in-class technologies.
“Health Care Transparency is emerging as a leading technology-driven solution to the health care cost and quality crisis,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO, Castlight Health. “Castlight’s robust, scalable technology platform and innovative approach to user experience is helping millions of Americans become more informed, engaged and confident health care consumers. Motasim’s stellar background steering the development of cloud, enterprise software and health care solutions will extend our technology leadership in exciting ways.”
Motasim brings 25 years of leadership to his role at Castlight, having led development teams across enterprise applications and cloud services for health care, among other industries. He was a founding team member of Healtheon (which merged with WebMD), where he oversaw strategic development and helped grow the company, leading to a successful IPO. He also managed development teams for technology companies including Oracle, PeopleSoft and Silicon Graphics and has served as an advisory board member for the Department of Computer Science at Texas Tech University.
“Castlight’s proven technology has spurred the creation of an entirely new market focused on transforming the health care system,” said Motasim. “The opportunity to leverage Big Data, cloud and mobile technologies in health care is ripe, and I am thrilled to join a company committed to groundbreaking work. Castlight has attracted top-notch engineering talent from across the technology landscape, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with them to help achieve our company’s mission.”
Motasim’s appointment reflects Castlight’s continued focus on applying cutting edge technologies that further Health Care Transparency. Over the past year, Castlight has introduced a number of advances to its health care management suite, including Castlight Rewards, Reference Based Benefits and Castlight Pharmacy, with additional releases planned for 2013.
About Castlight Health
Castlight Health enables employers, their employees, and health plans to take control of health care costs and improve care. Named #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s list of “The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” for 2011 and one of Dow Jones’ 50 Most Investment-Worthy Technology Start-Ups, Castlight Health helps the country’s self-insured employers and health plans empower consumers to shop for health care. Castlight Health is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by prominent investors including Allen & Company, Cleveland Clinic, Maverick Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Oak Investment Partners, Redmile Group, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock, Wellcome Trust and two unnamed mutual funds. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.castlighthealth.com or call (415) 829-1400. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and Like us on Facebook.