Kiio, a provider of digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solutions, has announced the appointment of Afsana Akhter as Chief Growth Officer. In the role, Akhter will manage the Sales and Client Success teams and look to expand distribution of Kiio's MSK solutions to millions of people by partnering with employers, health plans, PBMs, and other ecosystem partners. She will be based out of Mountain View, California, and report directly to company CEO Lydia Zeller.
"In selecting a Chief Growth Officer, we had a very specific vision. We looked for a leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and a successful track record of collaborating with national health plans and large employers to provide exceptional member and client experiences. Afsana has all of this, and a passion for improving quality of care and access to services," said Zeller. "This makes her a perfect fit for our growing team."
Akhter brings deep expertise in the digital healthcare market to the team at Kiio. She has previously served in leadership roles in the digital health industry at SkinIQ, Livongo Health, Prealize Health (formerly Cardinal Analytx), and Medullan. Before working in digital health, Akhter worked at Cisco Systems and Mazu Networks, where she led engineering teams in developing and deploying cybersecurity solutions. She earned her Masters in Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees from MIT.
"Kiio has developed a user-friendly, evidence-based solution that remarkably improves pain and function for people with low back pain, a condition which affects 30% of the adult population every year. In addition, Kiio's solution has demonstrated substantial medical cost savings which have been proven with multiple health plan clients. I'm excited to help Kiio scale during a time when digital healthcare is more important than ever and is gaining rapid adoption," Said Akhter.