SOURCE: Limeade


June 10, 2015 09:30 ET

Limeade Appoints Former McKesson SVP Suzanne Obst to Vice President of Partnerships

Experienced Business Strategist Leads Partner Strategy for Employee Health and Well-Being Engagement Platform

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Limeade, an award-winning employee engagement technology company, welcomes Suzanne (Suzy) Obst as vice president of partnerships. Bringing more than two decades of strategic business development experience, Suzy now leads partnership strategy to expand the capabilities and programs Limeade offers through its platform.

"We're thrilled Suzy is leading the expansion of our partner strategy to bring the most value to our customers," Limeade CEO Henry Albrecht said. "She has the intellect, passion and experience to architect a truly world-class partner program."

Suzy will launch new partner relationships and maximize the success of existing Limeade partners. Limeade seamlessly integrates with partners to deliver apps, devices, interventions, content and programs for weight management, smoking cessation, financial fitness, safety, training and much more. With partner programs connected through the Limeade platform, HR leaders create an engaging employee experience in a way that's easy to manage through a central dashboard.

"We develop strategic partnerships with best-in-class solution providers to drive outcomes for our customers," said Suzy, who has spent 20 years leading strategy and business development at premier healthcare companies, including McKesson, Pfizer and Genentech. "We deliver value for our partners through new business opportunities and, more importantly, increased utilization of their services through our ability to reach and reward specifically targeted populations."

"At Limeade, our seamless integration and management of interventions delivers both successful outcomes and makes programs easier to manage," Chief Revenue Officer Chris Dickinson said. "Our goal is to integrate the best programs without all the heavy lifting. The ongoing ability to leverage external market innovation is very exciting."

"Limeade is a pioneer in developing solutions that inspire people and companies to improve their health, well-being and performance," said Suzy, who is based in San Francisco. "I believe in the vision of focusing on the whole employee, beyond traditional wellness limits, and I'm thrilled to be part of the team that's making this happen."

Before joining Limeade, Suzy was at McKesson for nearly a decade, most recently as the senior vice president of strategy and business development for the U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution business. In this role, Suzy was responsible for leading strategic planning and developing new capabilities through acquisition, partnerships and incubation of new businesses. Before McKesson, Suzy was a marketing leader at Pfizer, directed product lifecycle planning and patient communications at Genentech, and managed clinical trials for Alere Medical. Suzy has a B.A. in psychology from Harvard University and an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

About Limeade
Limeade is a technology company that engages employees in health, well-being, performance and culture. The Limeade engagement platform, people and partners bring company culture to life, inspire changes and deliver fresh innovations. Recognized for its award-winning culture, Limeade is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., and serves over 100 employers including top global brands. Learn more on, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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