TORONTO, May 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Sprout Wellness Solutions, a pioneer in workplace wellness technology, is thrilled to announce the appointment of accomplished executive Andrew Zimakas as CEO.
Andrew brings over 25 years of rich experience in strategy, business development and marketing with a broad range of technology-driven businesses. His appointment follows five months as interim Chief of Operations at Sprout, during which he facilitated strategic planning and led a variety of operational enhancements at the company.
Before joining Sprout, Andrew served as SVP of Corporate Strategy for LoyaltyOne, Chief Marketing Officer at Tangerine Bank (leading the successful brand transition from ING DIRECT) and Principal at Level5 Strategy Group. Previously, he held progressively senior roles at Tier 1 organizations including Procter & Gamble and Microsoft. He has been recognized with multiple top-talent and industry awards and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his extracurricular contributions to Canada. Andrew holds a BComm from the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Andrew's executive leadership will be vital to Sprout's focus on becoming a global leader in technology-driven health and wellness solutions, said Sprout chair Tom Blake. "With this appointment, Sprout is embarking upon a very exciting new phase of our journey to improve the well-being of companies and their communities."
Sprout provides an innovative employee engagement platform to improve the health of workers and deliver actionable analytics to employers. Launched in 2011 by co-founders Martha Switzer and Christine Ford, the Canadian firm operates in 27 countries, serving sectors from finance to technology to energy. Its rapidly growing customer base includes clients such as Telus Health, McKesson and BC Ferries.
"I'm incredibly excited to be leading such a talented and committed team at Sprout," Zimakas said. "It's a great fit, given that we are a purpose-driven organization with a leading-edge solution that is at the intersection of two of my passion areas: technology and health and wellness."
Sprout is a leading online wellness platform and mobile app. With Sprout, employees can set goals, participate in challenges and compete with colleagues to create a culture of wellbeing. Sprout's Health Survey offers real-time insights into employees' health status, empowering employers to manage and measure wellness outcomes. Learn more at www.sproutatwork.com.
For further information: Martha Switzer, Co-founder and CMO, [email protected]