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Chin Named Chief Financial Officer of Akido

 

 

Eric Chin is the new Chief Financial Officer of Akido, a tech-integrated medical network. Chin previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Apollo Medical Holdings, a publicly traded physician-centric technology-powered healthcare company. During Chin’s time at ApolloMed, the company was a member of the S&P SmallCap 600.

Founded in 2015, Akido was created out of the University of Southern California’s D-Health Lab with the idea that empowering government, healthcare, and nonprofit services with population-based data could help usher in a new era of preventive public health. The company is focused on addressing the systemic inequities that lead to chronic illness and vulnerability through early interventions designed around social determinants of health (SDoH), best-in-class care and human-centered technology. Akido’s proprietary Wellness Graph—a platform for predicting health and social outcomes—enables the company to identify key markers on a patient’s journey into chronic illness and build preventive programs to address them.

“We believe we are on the precipice of driving much-needed change in how the health system cares for our most vulnerable,” said Prashant Samant, co-founder and CEO of Akido. “Eric has a proven track record of accelerating growth at his previous companies. His impressive knowledge of the financial side of healthcare paired with his passion for helping those in need makes him the perfect partner to help us drive exponential growth for Akido as we continue to expand our medical network and ‘whole person’ care philosophy across the country.”

Chin will oversee all finance and accounting operations, including participation in fundraising and investor relations. During his time as CFO of ApolloMed, Chin was instrumental in developing the company’s internal financial controls and spearheading its capital allocation, corporate finance and communications strategies. In addition to his role as CFO, Chin held a number of financial and operational leadership positions at ApolloMed and its subsidiaries, including Interim Co-Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary. Chin has also previously held leadership roles at Public Storage within its real estate division, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, both of which are publicly traded and members of the S&P 500. Chin began his career at Ernst & Young, LLP, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics with Accounting and Computing from UCLA.

“As an Angeleno, I see the need for change in our city every day,” said Chin. “Our country’s healthcare system is clearly neglecting our most vulnerable citizens, and I am honored to be joining Akido, a company that has dedicated itself to driving this necessary change. I look forward to helping the growth of the company as it spreads its care model nationwide.”

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