Nurtur Appoints Craig S. Russell as Senior Vice President to Lead Company’s Growth Strategy

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Healthcare industry veteran to direct national Sales and Business Development teams.

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Craig Russell joins Nurtur as Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Craig's experience, energy and passion for improving the way healthcare is delivered in the U.S. make him a perfect fit with our strategic direction at Nurtur.

Nurtur®, the behavior change company serving multiple market segments, today announced the appointment of Craig S. Russell as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. A recognized leader with 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mr. Russell will lead Nurtur’s market-facing teams in developing and implementing strategies for continued growth.

Mr. Russell brings to Nurtur his extensive experience in successfully leading health and wellness companies to execute market expansion strategies. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for tele-medicine start-up, Carena. For six years prior to Carena, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Health Dialog, where he was responsible for a broad range of market-facing and product management initiatives including health and wellness, strategic alliances and consultant relations. Other prior experience includes serving as Executive Vice President of SHPS, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of CareWise, Inc., and co-founder for Health Decisions International and The Center for Corporate Health. Mr. Russell began his career at Xerox as manager of the health management program.

“We are pleased to welcome Craig to spear-head Nurtur’s growth strategies and lead our sales and business development teams. His experience, energy and passion for improving the way healthcare is delivered in the U.S. make him a perfect fit with our strategic direction at Nurtur,” said Dan Cave, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nurtur. “Craig is a leader with a stellar track record of developing high performance teams and bringing organizations to the next level.”

About Nurtur: Nurtur is the behavior change company dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and wellbeing. The company offers wellness programs and health coaching to educate, enable and motivate people at all life stages to address the life issues that get in the way of health as well as the health issues that complicate living. Nurtur life and health management programs include wellness, disease management (including Back Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Disease), episodic/catastrophic care management, work-life resource and referral, employee assistance and professional training. The company provides services to multi-market segments including employers, plan sponsors, Third-Party Administrators, commercial health plans and government agencies. For more information, visit:

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