Discover how Will Febbo (CEO of OptimizeRx, NASDAQ:OPRX) realized the importance of connecting the dots when hiring up, and why he claims it’s a blessing to have both good and bad experiences with people. (13 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Will Febbo. He is the CEO of OptimizeRx (NASDAQ:OPRX)
Over the last 20 years, Will has led health service, technology and finance companies, connecting key participants in the healthcare industry. As CEO and Director of OptimizeRx, he has continued to drive innovation in healthcare, and over the last several years, he has led the transformation of OptimizeRx into a leading digital health company that facilitates communication at the point-of-care for better health outcomes.
In 1999, Willco-founded and became CEO of MedPanel, a market intelligence and communication provider to thelife sciences and financial industries. MedPanel was acquired in 2007 by Merriman Capital,a leading investment bank. At Merriman, he served as COO of investment banking and CEO of the firm’s Digital Capital Network. He launched pioneering digital compliance and transparency products and was part of the management team that raised more than$500 million in banking and M&Atransactions.
Will earlier held a number of M&A and international business development roles at multinational companies involved in automotive, medical, precious metals and other industries.
He currently serves as a faculty member for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s linQ program, a collaborative initiative increasing the potential of innovative biomedical research to benefit society and the economy.
Will serves on board ofThe United Nations of Greater Boston, a non-profit focused on building a stronger network of global citizens in the Boston area.He also serves as a board member of Modular Medical, an early stage public medical device company.
Will earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. He is fluent in Spanish, married with threechildrenand enjoys playing soccer.
For more information about Will Febbo and OptimizeRx, visit; https://www.optimizerx.com/
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots podcast which was recognized in 2020 by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA (by 733%), and having listeners in 11 countries; https://ceoblindspots.com/