Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway’s health venture now has a chief operating officer.
According to a report by CNBC, former Comcast and Accolade executive Jack Stoddard started in that role today. GeekWire has reached out to Amazon for comment on his addition and will update this story when we hear back.
Stoddard was most recently the general manager of digital health for Comcast. He was previously on the founding team of health technology company Accolade, which was taken over by Concur co-founders Raj Singh and Mike Hilton in 2016. Stoddard spent eight years as Accolade’s COO and chief strategy officer.
His addition comes three months after surgeon and writer Atul Gawande was selected as the new venture’s CEO. Stoddard seems to be Gawande’s first hire as he works to build out the company’s executive team.
The venture was founded by the three companies earlier this year in order to tackle rising healthcare costs for its employee base, but the company’s aspirations go bigger. It plans to eventually create innovations, potentially including technology solutions, for the broader healthcare market.