Skipta cultivates a community environment of collaboration, integrity and accountability. Meet our community leaders below.
Dr. Theodore Search, Pharm. D. is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Skipta. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Ted benefited from practical pharmacy experience in both the retail and clinical settings.
During this time Ted envisioned ways to leverage emerging digital channels to enhance and subsequently transform how medical professionals communicate and collaborate. Following this vision, Ted created Skipta, which now comprises more than 30 specialized medical communities boasting over 600,000 US healthcare professionals as members. Ted is an innovation advocate, tech guru, and an expert on 'virtual professional networking.' He has been invited to speak at various conferences around the country and named amongst the 'Forty Under 40' for his achievements in social media.
Ted holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and is a board licensed Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
After founding a successful e-commerce business, Nick co-founded Skipta and now serves as the Chief Administrative Officer. Relying on past experience in social media, search engine optimization and database management, Nick plays a key role in member communication and community content development to increase the frequency and quality of member interactions.
Nick attended Pennsylvania State University.
As President, John is principally responsible for Skipta’s business operations and influencing network growth while optimizing efficiencies to support business objectives. John brings a wealth of knowledge from various leadership positions including Director of Business Analytics Development, V.P. of New Product Development and most recently, V.P. of Product Commercialization at Adheris Health.
John has successfully launched superior digital product offerings and led efforts to eclipse strategic business goals, including facilitating the growth of a former company from $18MM to $70MM in annual revenue.
John holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University.
Jeff guides strategy and business development efforts for Skipta as VP, Operations. He has a passion for interpreting data and understanding complex market trends to structure and commercialize new products and innovative solutions. He architects the vision behind new product development and also manages strategic partner and client relations.
Prior to joining Skipta, Jeff has spent more than 8 years in the healthcare industry launching innovative products aimed at improving physician day-to-day care and patient health experience. This includes leading a $2MM new product line integrating leading Electronic Health Record companies for the delivery of physician and patient education at the point of care.
Jeff holds a B.S in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Elizabeth directs the marketing, branding, and communications strategy for the company. Her role transcends corporate positioning and the subsequent sub-brand evolution for more than 30 specialized online medical communities. Elizabeth also leads member acquisition initiatives and is responsible for the general health and vibrancy of the networks’ communities.
Elizabeth has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years in various roles including Account Management and Product Development. She has managed teams responsible for servicing projects over $80MM in annual revenue.
Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Marketing, and M.S. in Marketing Analytics from Bentley University.
As Vice President of Sales for Skipta, Matt oversees the sales team responsible for direct revenue from all Pharmaceutical and Medical Device clients. Key functions include managing the sales team, development of sales strategies and new opportunities, key account management and working closely with operations on program execution and delivery.
With over 20 years of sales and management experience, Matt has a comprehensive background in health care including working with physicians, managed care and medical device companies. Prior to joining Skipta in 2015, Matt spent the previous 10 years in the digital health space working with pharmaceutical and medical device clients on their DTC marketing efforts.
Timothy Search R.Ph. is the President MediMedia Pharma Solutions, an ICON plc Company, responsible for the overall strategic direction, business development, and financial success of The Company. He has 32 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales, medical publishing, and healthcare communications, including 15 years with MediMedia, serving as a a Partner in Stezzi Communications and a Partner in BioCommunications, Inc. He is the co-founder of several publication titles in the healthcare market.
Tim earned holds a pharmacy degree from The Rutgers College of Pharmacy in New Jersey.
Dennis DiVenuta has maintained a law practice dedicated to healthcare clients for 27 years with a primary focus on regulatory compliance and legal risk aversion strategies. Dennis spent seven years as Corporate General Counsel for Computer Horizons, Inc., a public company with a prime focus on technology solutions in the financial services and healthcare verticals. He also served as CEO for two healthcare technology growth companies before becoming Senior Vice President for Innovation at MediMedia. Dennis currently serves as the Senior VP, Human Resources and Legal Affairs for PSKW.