We exist to help our patients
live their best lives.

We believe in intervention well before kidney failure, when there is still opportunity to improve quality of life and health outcomes while keeping costs in check.

Our Values:

We take it personally.

We care deeply about our patients, colleagues and communities. We take responsibility and get it done.

We bring joy to this work.

We are relentlessly optimistic. We celebrate the big and small wins along the way.

We value each individual’s unique journey.

We welcome different people, experiences, and points of view at our table.

Humility is a source of our strength.

We are curious and committed to learning. No big egos.

Everyone is worthy.

Every person deserves love, kindness, and respect.

We dare mighty things.

Things need to change. Big change demands bold action.

Founded in 2015, we are run by people who care deeply about the wellbeing of everyone facing chronic kidney disease.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA and Cambridge, MA, our team includes nationally recognized and respected leaders in healthcare and technology from Optum, Evolent, Iora Health, DaVita and Fresenius Medical Care.


  • Bobby Sepucha

    Chief Executive Officer

    Bobby’s diverse background includes everything from practicing law in Silicon Valley to serving as Chief of Staff to a dynamic member of Congress. He has launched a billion-dollar state agency to support life sciences, and worked as a senior executive for Fresenius Medical Care, one of the world’s largest health care companies.

  • James Chaukos

    Co-Founder & COO

    Prior to Cricket Health, James was part of the strategy and analytics team at LinkedIn, advising the leadership team on strategic decisions in the US and Asia-Pacific. Before LinkedIn, he worked in investment banking at JP Morgan, advising some of the world’s largest companies on M&A and capital raising.

  • Carmen A. Peralta

    MD, MAS, FASN Chief Medical Officer

    Carmen is a General Nephrology and Hypertension physician, who has authored over 160 research papers, and dedicated her career to investigating early detection and management strategies for kidney disease and hypertension. Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, she co-founded and served as Founding Executive Director of the Kidney Health Research Collaborative.

  • Adam Hameed

    Chief Development Officer

    Adam started in consulting, at Accenture and Deloitte, later moving to health care at Optum, where he served as SVP, Payer Sales and Account Management. Prior to joining Cricket Health, he was Chief Revenue Officer at PlanSource, Alegeus Technologies and Silverlink Communications (now part of Welltok). He also initiated the data and analytics business at Change Healthcare.

  • Andrew Schutzbank

    Chief Product Officer

    Andrew comes to Cricket Health with nearly a decade of experience in Health Care Innovation serving in clinical and product leadership roles at lora Health while simultaneously serving as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine during Hurricane Katrina, followed by Internal Medicine/Primary Care residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.

  • Sam Mankiewicz

    Chief Technology Officer

    Prior to entering the health care field, Sam worked in software engineering at a number of startups, and was the first CTO for Kiva.org. In 2016, he took on the role of CTO at Healthvana, building a patient engagement platform, while also serving on the board for Phoenix Bioinformatics Corporation.

  • Jesse Waldron

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jesse brings deep experience in digital health to Cricket. As VP, Finance at Propeller Health, he oversaw the finance function through rapid growth, including several financing events and the company’s acquisition by ResMed. Prior to that, he was VP of Finance at Healthgrades, a company dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful patient/provider connections.

Board of Directors

  • Arvind Rajan

    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

  • Bobby Sepucha

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Colleen Reitan

    Former EVP, Health Care Service Corporation

  • Nancy Brown

    Former VP, Strategy and Business Development, McKesson Technology Solutions

  • Tracy Bahl

    Managing Partner, Valtruis

Business Advisors

  • Jack Friedman

    Former CEO of Providence Health Plan

  • Brad Fluegel

    Former SVP and current Senior Advisor to Walgreens

  • Berk Smith

    Former President, Strategic Alliances at Evolent Health

Clinical Advisors

  • Bhupinder Singh, MD, FASN, FNKF, FCRS

    Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, Irvine

  • Allison Webber, MD

    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology Kidney Transplant Specialist

  • Ann Robar, BSN, RN, CNN

    Former VP of Home Dialysis Services for Satellite Healthcare

  • Glenn Chertow, MD

    Chief, Division of Nephrology, Professor of Medicine, Stanford

  • Joel Glickman, MD, FACP

    Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Valtruis | WCAS



First Round


Lifeforce Capital

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