Virgin Pulse appoints New Chief Financial Officer to support Growth and Expansion

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DigitalCFO Newsroom | 28 October 2021

Rik Thorbecke

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Virgin Pulse, the leading worldwide supplier of tech-enabled solutions that help users make the right decisions at every step of their health and wellness journey, announced today the appointment of two important executives to its leadership team. Amit Jain has been designated the company’s first Chief Technology Officer, while Rik Thorbecke has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (CTO).

“I am thrilled to announce the appointments of Rik and Amit to Virgin Pulse’s leadership team,” said Chris Michalak. “Both are joining at a crucial time as we complete our acquisition of Welltok and prepare for our next stage of growth. As accomplished, high-impact leaders in their respective fields, both bring a complementary combination of strategy, finance, and technology leadership to our organization that will help us optimize resources and investments as we continue to evolve Homebase for Health® and expand our global footprint in the health and wellbeing market.”

  • Rik Thorbecke brings broad and global leadership experience in strategic finance, mergers and acquisitions, business planning, enterprise software, and international business to Virgin Pulse. As CFO, he will oversee finance strategy and operations and accelerate Virgin Pulse’s growth trajectory, leading a team focused on building business partnerships and optimizing business processes and systems. With software experience spanning enterprise information management, API integration, and data-driven decisioning, coupled with a consumer-centered, customer-first orientation, Rik’s leadership will be invaluable as the company expands its Homebase for Health® strategy. Prior to Virgin Pulse, Rik held several executive finance and strategy roles at well-known public and high-growth private companies, including Electronic Arts, Equinix, Levi Strauss, Magnitude Software and most recently as CFO of Jitterbit, a leading API integration and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider.
  • Amit Jain joins Virgin Pulse as the company’s first global CTO. As CTO, he will lead technology strategy, overseeing global R&D, engineering, and technical platform operations as the company advances its Homebase for Health® vision, product innovation and global expansion. Amit brings extensive experience building highly scalable global SaaS platforms and distributed computing architectures, implementing modern technology infrastructures, and applying predictive modeling and artificial intelligence to forecast outcomes.  With more than 20 years of enterprise software experience spanning global organizations, Amit has a proven track record of leading cross-functional global engineering teams. Prior to Virgin Pulse, he served as the CTO of RSi (Retail Solutions Inc.), where he led the build and transformation of a cloud-native global SaaS platform. Prior to RSi, Amit led engineering development for large SaaS platforms, risk modeling and cloud network analytics at Infor and RMS.

The appointments of Virgin Pulse’s latest executives comes on the heels of the company’s commercial team expansion, announced last month.

Source: Global Newswire

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