Yuri Sudhakar Of Nudj Health: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO
An Interview With Ben Ari
Empathy and Resilience are deeply connected. Empathy is the currency that allows you to build company resilience. Learning to be more empathetic while making big decisions again is hard but it needs to be intentional. Again, I am trying to hone my ability to be empathetic every day.
As a part of our series called ‘Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO’ we had the pleasure of interviewing Yuri Sudhakar.
Yuri Sudhakar is the Founder and CEO of Nudj Health, a tech-enabled health service that integrates evidence-based mental, behavioral, and social health aspects of patient care in collaboration with physician organizations nationwide. Prior to Nudj, Yuri served as President & CEO of Geneva Health Solutions (GHS), a subsidiary of BioTelemetry, the largest cardiac monitoring service provider in the world (Biotelemetry was acquired by Philips Healthcare). Yuri has over 20 years of experience in leading companies in the technology and digital health sectors.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?
My parents are originally from India. They came to the United States in the 70s and I was born in Los Angeles a few months after they arrived. We lived in a small apartment complex, and it was a unique, wonderful place to grow up. It had a mix of lower to middle income families who were ethnically diverse — White, Black, Asian, Hispanic. Many of these families had immigrated to the U.S. like my parents and were raising children. The apartment complex faced a common courtyard where “life” happened, and it was this unique feature that heavily influenced my thinking throughout my childhood. I learned that our neighborhood thrived not despite all of our differences but because of these differences. In fact, heterogeneity was its magic elixir. This truly represented the ideals…