This newly created role and Rossell's hire directly align with the company's plan to expand its education technology offerings including GoNoodle.
Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Peter Rossell has been named chief financial officer of HealthTeacher, Inc., leading health education provider and creators of GoNoodle. Rossell brings a depth of financial management and investment banking expertise in healthcare services, retail and industrial manufacturing. Rossell will lead the company’s financial management strategy and serve as a member of the senior leadership team. This newly created role and Rossell’s hire directly align with the company’s plan to expand its education technology offerings including GoNoodle, an online suite of interactive physical activity breaks or “brain breaks,” designed to improve student health, performance and focus.
Most recently, Rossell served as co-founder and chief financial officer of NeighborMD Management, LLC, a Nashville-based retail urgent care start-up. Rossell led the company through several rounds of financing and strategic acquisitions that resulted in its sale to a joint venture between CareSpot Express Healthcare and TriStar Health (a division of HCA).
“With the amazing adoption of GoNoodle since its launch in August 2013, we have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of kids worldwide through classroom physical activity,” said Scott McQuigg, CEO of GoNoodle’s parent company, HealthTeacher, Inc. “Peter’s experience as a CFO and entrepreneur will be integral in shaping our financial strategies to achieve the next stage of growth.”
Rossell has extensive financial strategy, capital formation, and investment banking experience in the healthcare, consumer and industrial sectors at firms including Morgan Joseph & Co. and SunTrust Equitable Securities.
“I’m delighted to join the executive leadership team at this exciting time in the company’s development,” said Peter Rossell, chief financial officer of HealthTeacher, Inc., creators of GoNoodle. “Education technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors and GoNoodle has quickly created a leadership position improving student health and student engagement.”
A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Rossell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Emory University, Goizueta Business School.
About HealthTeacher, Inc.
HealthTeacher, Inc. is the leading interactive provider of healthy activities that improve kids’ lives. In addition to its K-12 online education resources used by thousands of schools to teach kids healthy habits, the company is the creator of GoNoodle, the fast-growing interactive physical activity resource.
GoNoodle is a research-based online classroom resource for elementary teachers to improve student engagement and youth health through desk side physical activity breaks or “brain breaks.” Helping to increase energy and focus while improving classroom behavior, GoNoodle’s activities can be played on an interactive whiteboard, projector or computer screen. Since its launch in August 2013, over 2 million kids have earned important incremental minutes of physical activity with GoNoodle. Teachers can sign up at gonoodle.com.