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Signify Health appoints Michelle Concannon as global technology leader at new Irish technology center
By Signify Health News on 5/29/22 9:30 PM
Announcement comes after Elaine Murphy appointed as Site Lead at Galway base
DALLAS and GALWAY, Ireland -- Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY) -- Technology and Machine Learning expert Michelle Concannon has been appointed Senior Vice President of Engineering at U.S. company Signify Health which recently opened its first base outside the U.S. in Galway, Ireland.
Michelle has more than 20 years of international experience across Ireland, the U.S., EMEA and Asia and is joining Signify Health from Microsoft. She will be based at Signify Health’s new technology center in Galway but will have a global role in the company.
Michelle will be returning to her native Galway after almost a decade living in Silicon Valley and Dublin.
Her appointment follows the announcement of Elaine Murphy as Site Lead at the Bonham Quay campus, where the U.S. company plans to create 125 new technology jobs by the end of 2023. Signify Health, a leading U.S. healthcare technology company, which is dual-headquartered in New York City and Dallas, Texas, has more than 2,000 employees in the U.S.
Signify Health has been actively recruiting in Galway and across Ireland during the last two months with more than a dozen people already hired. A focus for the hiring team has been creating a diverse team in both the traditional sense as well as in terms of thought and experience.
Michelle will lead the tech engineering teams in both Ireland and the U.S. who will develop and apply new technology to solve the challenging problems facing the U.S. healthcare system.
Her team will evolve the company’s technology platforms which manage what it believes is a holistic suite of clinical, social and behavioral services that address a person’s healthcare needs and prevent adverse events that raise costs – all while shifting services toward the home.
Michelle has experience as both a hands-on software engineer and a leader of global product engineering teams. She spent the first 12 years of her career based in Galway City and the last nine years between Silicon Valley and Dublin.
Michelle joins Signify Health from Microsoft where she played a global engineering, product and site leadership role within its Cloud + AI organization for the past two years. Prior to Microsoft, she held senior roles at U.S. healthcare company, Optum, as well as at Cisco, where she was one of the first engineering hires in Galway in 2017, and at Avaya (formerly Nortel).
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick and a Master’s Degree in Computing from GMIT (now Atlantic Technological University) and a Nanodegree in Machine Learning.
Josh Builder, Chief Information Officer, Signify Health, says:
“We are delighted to welcome Michelle to Signify Health and are sure her wealth of technology and machine learning experience – especially in the healthcare sector - will help us achieve our goal of building the next generation healthcare ecosystem. Michelle and Elaine will head up a diverse team of professionals who will challenge the status quo and help us use new technology platforms for a new age of healthcare.”
Michelle Concannon, SVP of Engineering, Signify Health, says:
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work in the healthcare industry for three years and, as a technology leader, I found that experience to be incredibly inspiring, while at the same time, deeply humbling. Being able to apply the skills you have acquired as an engineer to truly change peoples’ lives is a mission that I have found to be innately motivating. Signify Health’s ultimate purpose is to help people by changing the way U.S. healthcare is paid for and delivered. I’m genuinely excited to work alongside Elaine, our Site Lead, building a team that will affect this mission.”
“I’m thrilled to be moving home to the West of Ireland having spent almost 10 years outside of Galway. I’ve experienced huge personal and professional growth during my adventures in Silicon Valley and Dublin but my heart remains in Galway, which, as a city and technology hub, is unrivaled in Ireland and possibly the world.”
Topics: Signify Health Ireland