Walkingspree Executive Appointments
Enhanced C Suite Team in 2023
[San Antonio, TX, February 07, 2023] Walkingspree USA, Ltd. announced today that Ram Melkote has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer and Carrie Donnell has been promoted to Vice President of Client Engagement. These appointments are poised to take Walkingspree to the next level as we continue to excel in our mission to engage people to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
We are thrilled to have Ram Melkote join our leadership team and we look forward to the contributions he will make in his role as Chief Technology Officer at Walkingspree. We are confident that his leadership will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and grow our business. Ram has over 20 years of technology management experience in software with a track record of delivering market leading products. His experience spans from startups to large enterprises. Ram was at Change Healthcare as VP of their platform technologies, a company currently being acquired by United Healthcare for $13B. Prior to that he was at IBM in the Enterprise Marketing Management product line. He led the customer analytics portfolio and their integration with Watson. Before IBM, Ram worked at several startups in the enterprise and mobile software space. Ram’s experience includes a tenure at CA where he managed the strategy for the service management offerings. Ram spent six years at Oracle, where he was the Director of Product Management for the Application Server product line. He was also at Bell responsible for one of its premier telecommunication services software. Ram also has a deep understanding of the latest technological trends in the SaaS industry. He created an innovative mobile AI platform as the founder of CEO of Sedara and was a VP Advisor for many SaaS startups including AgShift, tapclicks, ACME Technologies, and Noosh.
Ram has an MBA in marketing strategy from University of Chicago, an MS in Robotics/AI from Cornell, an MS in Computer Science from Columbia, and a BS in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
We are also delighted to announce the promotion of Carrie Donnell to the role of Vice President of Client Engagement. Carrie has been an integral member of our team for over four years, and we are excited to recognize her contributions to Walkingspree by elevating her to this important leadership role as Vice President.
Carrie has been instrumental in building and nurturing our relationships with clients. She has a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and has been able to deliver exceptional service and results. Under Carrie’s leadership, her Client Success Management team has increased the Walkingspree Net Promoter Score (NPS) rating from clients to an impressive 83 with our ‘white-glove’ account management support and dedication to exceeding Clients’ expectations. Boasting a 4.6 app rating from nearly 6,000 reviews at the Apple and Google Play Stores, Walkingspree is proud to always exceed a Member Satisfaction rate of 95+%. Carrie has overseen the improvement in member engagement with an average of 15 touches per member per month with a variety of programs aimed at increasing member participation and engaging our members to live an active and healthy lifestyle. We continue to demonstrate the value of Walkingspree to our clients. Walkingspree recently published a case study of a multi-state healthcare system where the average claim cost of Walkingspree participants was lower by $2,476 PMPY (or 46%) compared to those who were not in the Walkingspree program. The cost of the Walkingspree program combined with the client’s internal reward program was $41 PMPY, thus delivering an amazing ROI for the client.
Hiran Perera, the CEO of Walkingspree stated, “We are elated to have recruited and developed a quality leadership team to ensure that our technology aligns with our business objectives to serve our expanding opportunity within the digital health space, exceed our corporate client’s expectations, engage our members, and continue innovation in all areas of our business.”
Please join us in welcoming Ram Melkote to our team and in congratulating Carrie Donell for a job well done.
Founded in 2006 with the mission to engage people to live an active and healthy lifestyle, Walkingspree, is an expert at physical activity, employer-sponsored wellness platforms. Walkingspree has been a global leader in digital health and wellness software as a service (SaaS). Offering a variety of programming and member touches to connect employees and enhance company culture has shown to result in lower healthcare claims costs for clients. Walkingspree’s targeted solutions and full account management provide easy implementation and guarantee success. Custom marketing materials, email marketing, leaderboards, in-app messaging, clubs, custom challenges, points program, push messaging, in-app pulse check survey, and member support are available to motivate and engage members. Walkingspree offers modern wellbeing features to enhance the holistic program for our participants.
Visit walkingspree.com to learn more and schedule a demo to see the program in action.