We believe in the power of truth plus knowledge, the genesis of the name “Truveta.” Our team is a unique combination of software, health, and big data experience.
Truveta leadership team
Chief Executive Officer & co-founder
Chief Technical Officer & co-founder
Chief Growth Officer & co-founder
Ryan Ahern, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer & co-founder
Martin (Marty) Doerfler
Chief Policy Officer & General Counsel
Our origin story
Truveta began as an idea within Providence in 2018. They knew there were valuable needles of insights buried within the haystacks of data they managed – answers on how to best treat patients, cure diseases, and best serve their communities – yet they could not access them. After working on their concept, they realized two things: the data set needed to be much larger to statistically serve all patients and building a data platform to make sense of the data would require significant technical expertise and investment.
CEO Terry Myerson joined the Truveta mission in March 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic began ravaging our country and our world, families struggled to safely protect each other with well-intended, but conflicting guidance. Physicians struggled to learn how to treat this virus as hundreds of thousands died. Life science companies struggled to staff clinical trials with enough diverse participants to effectively test and garner approval of life-saving vaccines. The world needed faster answers, clearer guidance, and the opportunity to learn from each other. It became clear – the world needed Truveta.
In September 2020, the company was founded with Providence, Advocate Aurora Health, Tenet Health, and Trinity Health. Soon after, with a vision of together Saving Lives with Data, innovative health providers like AdventHealth, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Bon Secours Mercy Health, CommonSpirit Health, Hawaii Pacific Health, Henry Ford Health System, Memorial Hermann Health System, Northwell Health, Novant Health, Sentara Healthcare joined in the formation of Truveta. And from there, our Health System community has grown with new members which share our vision of Savings Lives with Data.
Terry previously enjoyed a 21-year career at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Xbox, and the early days of Office 365. As Executive Vice President, serving on the Senior Leadership Team, Terry played a pivotal role in developing the strategy for Microsoft alongside CEO Satya Nadella. Terry excelled at managing large teams at scale, tackling complex software challenges, and driving growth in partnership with a global ecosystem.
After leaving Microsoft in 2018, Terry joined the Madrona Venture Group and the Carlyle Group as an advisor to their investment teams and portfolio companies. He enjoys learning about new technology, particularly at the intersection of data, AI, healthcare, and life sciences.
An entrepreneur at heart, prior to Microsoft Terry cofounded Intersé, one of the earliest internet companies, which Microsoft acquired in 1997.
Terry is a graduate of Duke University and a current member of the Duke Engineering Board of Visitors.
Jay Nanduri is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Truveta. Jay oversees teams responsible for engineering, de-identification, AI, ML, security, privacy and compliance at the company. As one of the leaders who coined Truveta’s mission of “Saving Lives with Data”, Jay is passionately motivated by how AI will unlock research capabilities with rich EHR data.
Prior to this role, Jay was a Microsoft Technical Fellow with 25 patents and several technical publications. Jay was one of the top engineers at Microsoft during his more than 20-year tenure. He led Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection and Supply Chain Insights, focusing on data gravity through consortiums, AI-driven insights and outcomes, and global optimization using operations research.
He also built cloud-based machine learning graph platforms that power the infrastructure for the purchase and usage of Microsoft products, Microsoft’s loyalty program, store recommendations, e-commerce experience optimization, and campaign systems that increase engagement and monetization for Windows, Xbox, Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and MSN. Jay was also a key leader in building the Bing search engine, including leadership roles in Bing Mobile and Bing Maps.
Jay earned a Master of Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology India and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School.
Lisa Gurry is the Chief Growth Officer and co-founder of Truveta, overseeing product management, design, clinical informatics, marketing, and communications. As a co-founder of Truveta, Lisa initially joined Truveta as Chief Marketing Officer. As Truveta grew quickly, her role expanded to Chief Operating Officer, leading human resources, operations, marketing, and communications. In her current role, Lisa leads a team focused on aligning product leadership with go-to-market strategies to help the company achieve its growth goals and mission of Saving Lives with Data.
During her 23 years at Microsoft, Lisa held a range of leadership roles focused on business strategy, communications, marketing, and operational excellence. She was responsible for building the brands and leading public relations for some of Microsoft’s most important products, including Windows, Office, Bing, and Xbox.
She is passionate about the potential for Truveta to save lives with data. As a mother of three children, including a daughter with neurological and chromosomal conditions, she has compassion for families seeking answers to complex and rare medical conditions.
Lisa earned a Master of Arts for communication from the University of Missouri.
Dr. Ryan Ahern is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Truveta with more than a decade of experience in healthcare data and clinical research. At Truveta, Ryan leads the Life Science Partner team which focuses on developing new partnerships and ensuring those partners are successful in their research. Prior to this role, he was Head of Corporate Development and Data Strategy at Clarify Health Solutions leading corporate development, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnership activities. He also has experience as an Engagement Manager in the Healthcare Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice at McKinsey and Company.
Ryan is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and practices at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle’s large county hospital. Prior to this, he trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center and New York Presbyterian; attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Ryan currently serves as a business advisory board member at Kitotech Medical, a medical device company with micro staple-based wound closure technology.
Dave Heiner is the Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel of Truveta. Dave joined Truveta to pursue the promise of harnessing data to improve healthcare—a mission that can be attained only with careful attention to privacy, compliance, and ethics.
Prior to Truveta, Dave enjoyed a 25-year career at Microsoft, where he served as a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel leading the company’s global Regulatory Affairs team, with responsibility for privacy, telecommunications, accessibility, human rights, and online safety. Dave was a co-founder of the Microsoft’s internal AI advisory board and helped the company develop its AI policies relating to fairness, reliability, privacy, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability. Dave was also the chief antitrust lawyer for Microsoft from 1994 through 2013, a time when the company was under intense antitrust scrutiny globally.
For many years Dave served as the executive sponsor at Microsoft for the law department’s pro bono legal work. Today he serves on the board of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and volunteers with the Seattle Clemency Project and the Sexual Violence Law Center.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.
Deb Nielsen is the Chief People Officer of Truveta focused on recruiting, hiring, and human resources for the company. She’s passionate about culture with the belief that employees are a company’s most vital asset and resource.
Deb has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, predominantly in technology, media, and staffing. Prior to Truveta, she worked as the Vice President of Employee Experience at OfferUp where she helped the company navigate through accelerated growth. Her experience spans the spectrum of HR functions, most prominently in employee acquisition, growth and retention, compensation and benefits, and organizational development.
She collaborates across all levels of an organization to align employee talent and create an environment where employees and the organization are all working to achieve and contribute their fullest potential. Deb has extensive experience partnering with executive leadership to define company values and culture. She is a trusted partner and advocate for all levels of the company.
Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and International Business from The University of Puget Sound. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has achieved certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Fabien Mousseau is the Chief Financial Officer of Truveta with over 20 years of experience as a finance leader with expertise in generating strategic insight, driving smart financial and business decisions, designing pricing strategies, managing risk, optimizing cost structure, and establishing reporting and planning processes.
Before joining Truveta, Fabien was Senior Vice President Finance Planning and Analysis at Core Scientific, a startup focused on infrastructure and software solutions for artificial intelligence and blockchain. At Core Scientific, Fabien built the first budgets, helped design the pricing of the new AI PaaS and SaaS business, drove infrastructure capacity planning across the business, and supported more than 20x revenue growth over three years.
Prior to Core Scientific, Fabien worked at Microsoft leading the Customer Lifetime Value program where he built the customer-centric revenue growth framework. He was also CFO of the Windows Business Group, a $15+ billion business for Microsoft, where he helped transition offerings to an enterprise SaaS model and analyzed acquisition opportunities for commercial enterprise growth.
Fabien received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from École Polytechnique, in France, a Master of Engineering in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Marty Doerfler is the executive vice president of healthcare of Truveta where he focuses on health system membership and success, as well as Truveta Research and genomics innovation.
Prior to Truveta, he was the senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy and Development and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Northwell Health. During this time, he led the clinical Improvement efforts focused on system-wide clinical efforts around sepsis, advanced illness care, and critical care medicine optimization. Marty’s experience also includes research at the NIH and NYU and practicing medicine as the Chief of Critical Care at NYU and Bellevue Hospital in NY.
He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed his residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital/New York University, and a fellowship in critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also served as a medical staff fellow at the NIH researching biochemical mechanisms of the cellular response to endotoxin.
Currently, he is a professor of medicine and science education at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has over 30 publications in journals such as JCI, JExMed, NEJM, CCM and others on a broad array of academic topics.