Audax Health Names David Ko President and Chief Operating Officer
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DECEMBER 19, 2013) — Audax Health, a digital health development company that empowers consumers to lead healthier lives, today announced that board member David Ko will assume the role of president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Ko, who will be based in the company’s San Francisco office, will continue to work alongside founder and chief executive officer Grant Verstandig with a focus on continuously growing the company’s flagship digital health platform, Zensey, as well as expanding product development and overall operations.
“I initially joined Audax Health’s board because of the company’s growing footprint in the digital health space, it’s passionate employees, and its promise to be a game-changer in the way we all manage and engage in our health,” said Ko. “That vision is quickly becoming reality, as several of today’s top healthcare leaders have partnered with Audax Health to offer Zensey to their members. It’s that high-impact growth that excites me, and as I step into this new role, I’ll have the opportunity to be even more hands-on and further Audax Health’s position as a leader and a true disruptor in healthcare.”
Added Verstandig: “I am thrilled to announce the addition of David to our team. His passion for our mission to revolutionize consumer health coupled with his extensive experience in consumer products and operations makes him an incredible fit for Audax Health as we continue to scale.”
Prior to joining Audax Health, Ko served as chief operations officer at Zynga, where he led the company’s shift to mobile including launching high-quality mobile social titles across multiple platforms. Ko previously spent 10 years at Yahoo! in various senior roles, including senior vice president of its audience, mobile, and local businesses overseeing all aspects of the company’s mobile business worldwide.
About Audax Health
Audax Health empowers everyone to take control of their own health through its flagship digital health platform, Zensey. Leveraging the power of data and the draw of social media, Zensey creates personalized lifestyle plan for users, allowing them to connect and compete, track progress towards goals, and earn rewards through the HIPAA-compliant platform. Founded in 2010, Audax Health partners directly with healthcare industry leaders with the objective of motivating healthier lifestyles, increasing member engagement and lowering costs spent on preventable illnesses. For more information on Audax Health, go to