It’s exciting to assume this role at this phase of our company’s life … there’s a great deal of momentum at MeYou Health right now, and I’m ready to sustain it and keep our company moving forward.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 10, 2015
MeYou Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthways, Inc., announced today that Trapper Markelz has been named General Manager. Markelz was previously Head of Product and grew the MeYou Health team from three to over 80 people, and coordinated the launch of five well-being products as well as the testing of numerous prototypes.
“It’s exciting to assume this role at this phase of our company’s life,” said Markelz. “We have a great software culture that enables us to build outstanding products that impact people’s lives every day. There’s a great deal of momentum at MeYou Health right now, and I’m ready to sustain it and keep our company moving forward.”
Before coming to MeYou Health, Markelz was Vice President of Product at GamerDNA, a digital gaming media company that derived insights on the gaming community. He co-founded 360voice.com, an online Xbox gaming community, and pioneered auto-blogging technology to drive new ways of interacting around games using data. He also worked in Chicago for Spencer Stuart and Associates for over eight years, pioneering agile development methods and adoption of new technologies.
To prepare for his new role, Markelz completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, an intensive four-month program that enables managers to successfully advance to the next level of senior leadership. Markelz replaces former General Manager Chris Cartter, who helped to launch MeYou Health in 2009 and retired after more than 25 years working in the areas of networking technologies, health and social change.
“It isn’t easy to say goodbye to MeYou Health and the many talented people who are so committed to improving well-being,” said Cartter. “I’m very confident that Trapper will use his strong leadership skills and passion to lead the company forward. His experience and dedication make him the ideal person to move MeYou Health into its next phase of growth and innovation.”
About MeYou Health
MeYou Health delivers a turnkey program that improves well-being by encouraging people to walk more, eat better, quit smoking, and make healthier decisions. The program focuses on validated engagement, scientifically proven clinical effect, and social features, with supporting services that include incentives integration, eligibility checks, real-time activity dashboards, and quarterly and annual reporting. MeYou Health, LLC is a Healthways, Inc. company.
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