Hims & Hers today announced the addition of two members, Lynne Chou O’Keefe and David Wells, to their Board of Directors as the company prepares to enter the public market. Both are expected to serve on the Board of Directors of the public company, Hims & Hers Health, Inc., following Hims & Hers’ previously announced proposed business combination with Oaktree Acquisition Corp.
“Since day one, we’ve been focused on building a patient-centric healthcare company that looks like nothing else in the industry,” said Andrew Dudum, CEO and co-founder of Hims & Hers. “We’ve been able to meet customers’ needs through creating access to care that’s high-quality, safe and convenient. As we prepare to enter the public market, we’re anticipating rapid growth across the business. Lynne and David both have tremendous experience leading and nurturing fast-growing businesses and we’re excited to add to our Board as we prepare to enter the next chapter of Hims & Hers.”
For the majority of her career, Lynne Chou O’Keefe has been both a healthcare operator and investor. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Define Ventures, an investment firm focused on early stage digital health companies that are redefining healthcare. Prior to founding Define Ventures, Lynne was a Partner in the Life Sciences Group at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, during which time she also served on the board of Livongo.
“Hims & Hers has proven to be one of the category defining leaders in digital health,” said Lynne Chou O’Keefe. “Andrew and team have a proven track record of rapid growth that reflects the unique relationship they’ve built with patients. Too often patients are expected to navigate a complex, confusing healthcare system. Instead, Hims & Hers has created an experience that’s a front door for healthcare by designing a multi-speciality digital health platform that puts people back in charge of their own care. I look forward to joining the Hims & Hers Board as the company works to build a better healthcare experience.”
David Wells brings a host of relevant experience as one of Hims & Hers’ newest Board of Directors members — including 15 years at the helm of Netflix’s finance team, most recently serving as its Chief Financial Officer. His experience working within rapid growth environments, as well as his understanding of the market and economy of industries, will help ensure the company’s growth is matched with an enduring, long-term business model. David is expected to serve as Chair of the Audit Committee for Hims & Hers Health, Inc.
“What drew me to Hims & Hers is the company’s work to disrupt the traditional healthcare model,” said David Wells. “Hims & Hers is creating an experience designed entirely for the patient — from the ease of connecting with highly qualified physicians, to the simplicity and convenience of medication delivery. This commitment to building with the consumer in mind is what drives long-term growth for the most successful companies, and it was a core tenet of the work we did for fifteen years at Netflix. I’m proud to be joining an innovative company providing an accessible, affordable first stop for peoples’ healthcare needs.”