(PRWEB) September 27, 2013
Roy Ziegler has been named the company’s first President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ziegler brings a broad scope of experiences to HealthTeacher, namely his expertise in healthcare and information technology services industries as an executive and investor. Ziegler’s appointment and the creation of this leadership role are in direct support of HealthTeacher’s continued growth and expansion of the company’s customer base and product lines.
Previously, Ziegler served as the Executive Vice President of First Consulting Group, where he was a member of the firm’s executive committee. Ziegler’s background also includes venture investing, most recently as a venture partner of Chrysalis Ventures, an investor in HealthTeacher, and previously with Health Evolution Partners, and Partech International.
“As HealthTeacher continues its rapid growth and we introduce new products like GoNoodle, we recognized the need to expand the leadership team to help scale our efforts to positively impact youth health,” said Scott McQuigg, CEO of HealthTeacher, Inc. "Roy brings proven experience in helping businesses deliver growth and scale operations. A plus is Roy has been consulting with us over the past year, so he already knows our business and customers."
"I'm excited to be working with community organizations, corporations and school districts to help our nation's kids be more engaged with their health and have opportunities to be more physically active throughout the day,” said Roy Ziegler, President and COO of HealthTeacher. "HealthTeacher offers unique technology-driven, kid-engaging and measurable resources that can easily scale to meet the challenge of delivering real results."
Ziegler also serves on the board of Foundation Radiology Group. He earned his B.S. from Pepperdine University.
About HealthTeacher, Inc.
HealthTeacher, Inc. improves student performance by helping kids develop healthy habits and increase their minutes of physical activity. Through its fast growing network reaching over 7 million students annually, the company’s web-based resources - HealthTeacher.com, GoNoodle and Awesome Upstander! - are used by teachers and families to positively impact the health and well-being of kids. HealthTeacher.com advances health literacy by helping teachers integrate key topics like bullying, nutrition and emotional health into math and language arts. GoNoodle delivers interactive brain breaks designed to get kids physically active inside the classroom. Awesome Upstander! is a first-of-its-kind mobile game that gives kids the knowledge and power to stand up to bullies. In many communities around the country, the resources of HealthTeacher, Inc. are underwritten for use in schools and homes by leading healthcare organizations, foundations and businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.healthteacher.com