Date: 9/21
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: Cabrillo Arts Pavilion

Ventech presents The Future of Work Series
Recognizing the Power of Virtual Healthcare
Joe DeVivo, former CEO of Santa Barbara’s InTouch Health, discusses Teladoc’s $1 Billion Acquisition

InTouch Health was a Santa Barbara born-and-bred company, founded by UCSB alumni, with the mission of transforming healthcare through telehealth and robotics. In early 2020, the acquisition by Teladoc for $600M was announced, and just 6 months later, it closed at over $1 Billion, making it one of the largest acquisitions in Santa Barbara history. Joe DeVivo was CEO of InTouch in the years of growth leading up to this highly successful exit.

During this Ventech talk, Joe will discuss his history as an executive, what led him to become CEO of InTouch Health, and the challenges and rewards on the path of growth towards an exit. Joe will talk about the journey to acquisition, both before and after. How the deal came to be, what it took to negotiate it, what happened before, during and after the closing period, and his subsequent tenure as President of Teladoc’s Hospital & Health Systems (HHS) division, until his recent retirement. Finally, Joe will discuss the influence of the pandemic on telehealth, and the future of virtual care.

Joseph DeVivoJoseph DeVivo recently led the Hospital and Health System business for Teladoc Health. Under his direction, the integrated platform and hardware business addressed the comprehensive needs of hospitals, health systems, retail clinics and physician groups globally.

Mr. DeVivo has extensive leadership experience from across the medical device industry. He was chief executive officer of InTouch Health until its eventual acquisition by Teladoc Health in 2020. Prior to InTouch, he served as president, chief executive officer and director at AngioDynamics. Other leadership roles include global president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, as well as vice president and general manager at U.S. Surgical, a division of Tyco Healthcare.  He retired from Teladoc in March of 2022.

Active in industry leadership as well as philanthropy, Mr. DeVivo is a member of the board of Mauna Kea Technologies, AdvaMed, the American Telemedicine Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

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