Alex M.

Alex M.

5.0

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Studied at Brigham Young University

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Works at Datavant

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About Alex

Hi there! Welcome to my profile. I am super excited you are here. By way of introduction, my name is Alex. I grew up in Irvine, California and am the oldest of 5 siblings. Sadly, I do fit every single "oldest child" stereotype. In fact, one of my mom's favorite past times is sending me reels about "oldest children" with captions like "This is so you." Growing up, I enjoyed school. I was studious and a pretty curious kid. I fell in love with the brain my senior year of high school as we traversed through our neuroscience unit in my anatomy & physiology class. I had always enjoyed health related topics, but this was a new level of excitement for me. I learned about how even a small bump to a specific portion of the brain could mean that someone couldn't articulate words anymore, or how deficiencies in your fear-processing pathways may lead to anxiety. Heading into my undergraduate degree, I decided to study psychology and neuroscience. I loved everything about my classes -- I felt like everyday I was learning something new. I started my "career" during school conducting academic research. I would utilize electroencephalograms and magnetic resonance imaging to try and crack the code on the biological basis of mental health. I went on to publish over 10 research articles, covering topics from anxiety to OCD to dementia. But, something was still missing for me. I felt bummed that although I was working so hard to publish these research studies, many of the findings were not actually being used by practitioners, never reaching the people who needed help the most. I wanted to have a chance at making a bigger impact. This desire led me to pivot into the healthcare technology sector, landing at a private-equity backed unicorn. I started as an implementation lead and then was asked to be Chief of Staff to our President/Founder & CEO. You can imagine my surprise when that ask came, but I was so excited to jump in and learn an entirely new side of the business. From there, I've held multiple roles including running an implementation team and working on our business operations & strategy team. And now, we are here! About a year ago I decided that I wanted to apply to MBA programs. I had always wanted to go back to school, but now felt like the right time and place to go. I went through the grueling process of applying (sorry, but it's not that fun), and was accepted to Harvard, Stanford, and Kellogg. I have decided to spend my next two years at Kellogg, where my husband will also be a student! We are excited for this next adventure.

Why do I coach?

As a sophomore in college, I was weighing a unique opportunity. I was offered a position to participate in a two-year long "bootcamp" that would teach me how to conduct electroencephalogram research (yes, those funny net things that go on your head). As I decided whether or not I wanted to take the position, I told my dad that I was worried it would be a lot of work. He wisely said to me, "Well, yes, but anything worth doing is going to be a lot of work." It is small remarks like these from my parents, friends, mentors, and coaches that have pushed me to try out new fields, make a big pivot in my career, and even apply to business school. Coaching matters to me because I want to serve that same purpose for the next generation of students. I know that many of the successes I have seen in my own life have been in part because of the amazing supporters, mentors, and coaches (many of whom I found on Leland!) I had in my corner. I want to provide that same level of support, and cheerleading, to others to help them reach their ultimate goals.

Work Experience

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Business Operations & Strategy

Datavant

October 2023 - Present

In my role on the Business Operations and Strategy team, I lead a wide array of projects ranging from specialized initiatives to major strategic endeavors. This encompasses managing special projects, such as organizing sprints to enhance our call center capacity planning process, ensuring optimal efficiency and customer satisfaction. Additionally, I play a pivotal role in navigating mergers and acquisitions, leveraging my expertise to facilitate seamless integration processes and maximize value for our organization.

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Head of Product Success

Datavant

January 2023 - October 2023

As the Head of Product Success for the Payer vertical, I've overseen remarkable growth. Notably, I led the company's largest-ever implementation, gathering 2.1 million medical records, generating $16mm in revenue. Additionally, I established and trained a six-person team for new product implementations, generating $61mm in revenue.

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Chief of Staff

Datavant

February 2022 - January 2023

As Chief of Staff to the CEO and President & Founder (Feb 2022 - Jan 2023), I orchestrated strategic plans and drove special projects across Datavant. My work ranged from developing board presentations to new product launches to hiring our first ever Chief Marketing Officer.

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Product Success Lead

Datavant

April 2021 - February 2022

As a Product Success Lead, I've managed software implementations for 44 clients, orchestrating upsells generating $9mm in revenue. I also oversaw our COVID-19 Research Database where I handled the world's largest COVID-19 data collection, onboarded 800 researchers, and expanded data partnerships by 30%.

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Research Assistant

University of Southern California

June 2020 - April 2021

As a Research Assistant at the University of Southern California's Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute in Los Angeles, CA, under Dr. Paul Thompson (Jun 2020 - Apr 2021), I conducted data analyses for projects investigating degenerative neurological disorders. Collaborating with 2,000+ global researchers, I aided in data collection and publication efforts. Using R and Bash, I analyzed a dataset of 21,000 subjects to study severe mental illness.

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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Brigham Young University

September 2017 - April 2020

I worked as a teaching assistant for three years, covering Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Neurobiology courses. My day-to-day duties included answering student questions, grading quizzes and exams, and holding review sessions to ensure that students had the information they needed to do well in the class. Additionally, during my senior year I co-taught a six-person class centered around electroencephalogram research and statistical analyses. Many of these students went on to publish academic papers and attend graduate school / medical school.

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Research Assistant

Brigham Young University

January 2017 - April 2020

During my tenure as a research assistant in the Neuropsychology lab at Brigham Young University under the supervision of Dr. Michael Larson, I delved into the intricacies of brain function utilizing electroencephalogram (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technologies. These modalities enabled me to gain profound insights into the workings of the human brain. Over the course of my research, I published four first-author studies focused on unraveling the complexities of anxiety and various other mental illnesses.

Education

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Brigham Young University

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

2014 - 2020

While obtaining my undergraduate degree, I focused my studies and research on the relationship between the brain and our behavior. This included understanding the intricate neural pathways in our brains and how small deviations can cause mental health concerns.

Alex was also personally admitted to

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    Stanford Graduate School of Business

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    Harvard Business School

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    Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

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Alex M.

Alex M.

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