Avexia, a provider of an athlete recovery management platform for injured athletes and active people, has announced two new board members – Nathan Thomson and George Gardner – who add digital health, software development and endurance sports experience ‘to propel the company’s commercialization for growth’.
In addition to being new board members, a release from the company noted that both Thomson and Gardner have invested in Avexia.
“The technology and digital health expertise that both Nate and George bring to the company will enable Avexia to grow and scale appropriately, but also understanding the endurance sports space is key,” said Steve Moye, CEO of Avexia.
Avexia is developing an Athlete Recovery Management Engine to help injured athletes and active people in managing their personal recovery pathways. The company notes that it provides a ‘24/7, clinically-moderated, evidence-based digital solution to support the injured athlete through all factors of recovery: physical | emotional & behavioural | opioid misuse | social.’
Nathan Thomson is known in the competitive swimming world as he was a member of the US National Swim Team, the US World University Games Swim Team, a record-holding swimmer at LSU, and competed in the Olympic Trials. In addition to being an endurance sports athlete, Nathan brings experience and knowledge in software development as a trained computer engineer. He also adds entrepreneurial experience having run his own company and has ‘served as a strategic advisor and partner to many leading corporations’.
“As an investor, I believe Avexia is what the athletic world has needed in the wake of the very real concerns surrounding drug addictions reeking havoc upon too many lives,” said Nathan Thomson. “Avexia can help reverse this tide by assisting professional athletes in managing their pain properly with a goal to recovering and not addiction in order to bring them back in line with their goals: becoming the best athlete they can be.”
“I’m excited about the opportunities that Avexia will provide,” Thomson added. “I hope to help the company with guidance on the way professional athletes think as well as bringing contacts within the swimming and triathlete worlds.”
Healthcare industry veteran, George Gardner has over 20 years’ experience with some of the leading healthcare payers, providers and pharmaceutical organizations as an executive management consultant and investor. He has designed, launched and managed various ventures and services encompassing digital health, consumerism and population health – and he previously worked in private equity where he helped craft and launch the large IPO, PartnerRe, on the NYSE. Gardner also ran a $450M portfolio of mixed assets utilizing trading algorithms.
“The Avexia team has designed a truly creative and practical solution to one of the most significant and intractable issues in healthcare today – behaviour modification and health,” said George Gardner.
He continued, “Every healthcare organization will want to follow this approach especially as individuals see measurable results they can feel proud of achieving. And by initially engaging the active / athletic population it will make the acknowledgment and treatment of behavioural issues not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and pathway to becoming a better athlete and person.”