TORONTO, May 19, 2022 /CNW/ - iHealthOX, Canada's leading provider of corporate mental health and wellness benefit plans, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Deffett as the company President effective May 1, 2022. Mr. Deffett's experience includes 20 years as a senior capital markets professional and corporate advisor in equity markets, where he has raised more than $2 billion for Canadian growth companies. He has also served as an advisor and executive for companies in the cannabis, health care and technology sectors.
Prior to joining iHealthOX, Mr. Deffett was the VP Capital Markets and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Ketamine One, a provider of mental health therapy through a network of clinics in North America. In November 2021, the company partnered with iHealthOX to provide its patients with access to iHealthOX's online mental health services. At iHealthOX, Mr. Deffett will focus on continuing the rapid momentum iHealthOX has made in product development and securing new contracts, while also building out governance, strategic partnerships and funding growth.
"As a leading provider of comprehensive wellbeing and mental health solutions for government, organizations and companies, iHealthOX understands the new consumer healthcare experience," says Deffett. "While the challenges we face with mental wellbeing following the pandemic are greater than ever, thankfully this has also helped create greater awareness of these issues. I look forward to iHealthOX playing a pivotal role in destigmatizing mental health and increasing accessibility to mental health and wellness treatment."
"We're pleased to welcome an experienced business leader like Adam, who shares our passion for making mental health care services more accessible to employers and individuals across North America," says Terri Storey, Co-Founder and CEO, iHealthOX. "As the demand for consumer health care platforms continues to accelerate among employers, retailers, pharmacies and families, we identified the key leadership and management skill set we wanted to support the next phase of our development. With Adam's two decades of experience in governance, strategy, M&A, digital transformation and innovation through commercialization, iHealthOX is ideally positioned for success and continued growth in the health care sector."
iHealthOX is a health and wellness benefits company for employers that is revolutionizing the delivery of primary and mental health care in Canada by using data and advanced technologies to turn healthcare costs into a high value investment. Through holistic health care plans that use apps, surveys, self-serve digital courses, and personal health coaches to monitor the health of employees and their families, iHealthOX is transforming health care from a reactive to proactive health care benefit that reduces absenteeism and increases employee productivity. For more information, please visit www.ihealthox.com
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