San Francisco, February 11, 2021 – Global health innovation leader W2O announced today that Stephanie Garcia has joined the company as Chief People Officer to integrate, empower and connect the company’s 1,600 and growing workforce.
Garcia comes to W2O with 24 years of exceptional HR and business operational experience at a pivotal time in the firm’s evolution. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, People and Civic Labs, at Postmates, where she had responsibility for the entire People function. Garcia led the Postmates workforce as it scaled from 800 to 1,400+ employees and drove the company’s people efforts throughout the pandemic and leading up to its recent acquisition by Uber. Before that, Garcia led global HR and business performance at PayPal and Salesforce. She also held HR leadership roles at Life Technologies Corporation, a leader in biotech solutions, prior to its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
“I’m excited to join W2O at this point in their trajectory,” said Garcia. “The team is writing a dynamic story in the healthcare technology industry – for clients, patients, communities and W2O’s dedicated people. It’s not often you’re able to find a company that has purpose, people and business strength, together in one incredibly authentic package.”
Garcia’s extensive track record at world-class technology companies spans across all HR capabilities, including talent, culture and team development, diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational design, management coaching and performance metrics. She has excelled in working with high-tech, product-driven teams and recruiting technical talent in a competitive environment. She was integral at PayPal and Salesforce during some of their most intense growth years.
W2O began a partnership with leading private equity firm New Mountain Capital in June, 2019. Since then, W2O has made nine acquisitions and hired nearly 1,000 people to become a go-to partner of choice to help clients accelerate clinical trials, achieve commercial success, and navigate and engage their key stakeholders in an increasingly digital, data-driven, tech-enabled post-COVID-19 reality. W2O achieved $360 million in revenue in 2020, a 60% increase over 2019, and expects to grow again significantly in 2021.
“Stephanie brings incredible energy and a refreshing perspective that will help us achieve our ambitious vision for the future,” said Jim Weiss, Founder and CEO of W2O. “I’ve always said that our motivated, talented people have been the key to our success and that our mission of making the world a healthier place begins with us. Her strategic business skills and understanding of the technology industry will ensure the continued high performance, synergy and diversity of our workforce.”
Founded by Jim Weiss in 2001 and built on an ethos of entrepreneurship, staying fluid and doing the right thing, W2O has achieved nearly 20 years of uninterrupted growth while remaining fiercely independent. W2O is an alchemic mix of 1,600 people and hundreds of clients and partners – working from bench to bedside – to make the world a healthier place.
Driven by data, W2O applies proprietary analytics and best-in-class technology to build insights that power creative ideas and concepts. W2O seeks to become the partner of choice to empower optimal healthcare knowledge, access and outcomes – now and in the future.
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