CareLinx Appoints Healthcare Entrepreneur Melissa Miao to Head Commercialization and Accelerate Growth

, the leading online caregiver marketplace, announced today that
senior healthcare executive Melissa Miao has joined the company to lead
commercialization and operations.

Miao has broad experience addressing the marketing and business
development needs of fast-growth startups and Fortune 100 companies.
Earlier, she co-founded a healthcare informatics company that McKesson,
the country’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, acquired. Miao
remained at McKesson in business development and strategy roles.

“Melissa is a proven industry leader with the requisite business acumen
and experience to accelerate CareLinx’s already ambitious growth and
expansion,” said Sherwin Sheik, CareLinx’s founder and CEO. “She is a
valuable addition to our management team, having broad healthcare
experience both as a successful entrepreneur and as an executive at a
Fortune 100 company. Equally important, Melissa has experienced
first-hand the challenges and stresses of caregiving, having taken time
away from her career to assist with the care of her father, who was
sadly diagnosed with an advanced degenerative disease.”

Sheik, a former Wall Street healthcare analyst, founded CareLinx after
his own family struggled to find quality caregivers for his sister with
multiple sclerosis and for his uncle with ALS. CareLinx has grown into
the largest online caregiving network and is fast changing the way
families find and hire caregiving resources.

“Joining CareLinx provides a compelling opportunity,” Miao said.
“Sherwin pioneered the online caregiving space and has built a
significant network of registered caregivers. My goal is to accelerate
the growth of our reach as we promote greater awareness of our services
to families through advocacy and industry partnerships.”

Prior to joining CareLinx, Miao led business development initiatives for
CellScope, a digital health startup focused on delivering mobile health
imaging solutions for families. She earlier held a similar role with the
oncology services unit at McKesson, which she joined following its
acquisition of the healthcare informatics venture she co-founded.

Miao holds BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford
University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About CareLinx

is the leading online caregiver marketplace improving access to
affordable, quality home care for families with aging or disabled loved
ones. CareLinx empowers families to easily find and hire caregivers who
match their specific needs and budget. Through its online platform,
CareLinx allows families to pay significantly less compared to
traditional agencies by reducing overhead costs. And for caregivers that
pass CareLinx’s comprehensive screening process, they are able to retain
higher take-home pay. Our team is committed to helping families through
one of their most stressful times in life, by assisting them in finding
the best caregiver for their needs. The San Bruno, CA-based company
currently works with families in the top 50 metropolitan areas across
the United States and can be found online at
and @CareLinx.


Eric Starkman, 212-624-9755