Our Team

Our team brings
deep expertise and extensive experience
to healthcare analytics, performance improvement, and value-based care.

Our Journey

The Ark.one journey is guided by our passion for patient care and deep data science experience gained by working with leading entities including Geisinger Health, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sutter Health, Archimedes Inc. (Kaiser spin-off), and Apixio Inc.

Shawn Dastmalchi, PhD

Shawn Dastmalchi, PhD

CEO

Shawn is passionate about building teams that solve hard healthcare problems using cutting-edge technologies and tries to help other entrepreneurs to do the same in his spare time. He is cofounder and former CEO of Apixio, the leading provider of risk adjustment solutions using big data technology. He has 15 years of experience leading and pioneering healthcare analytic solutions. He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley.
Mark Selna, MD

Mark Selna, MD

Chief Clinical & Innovation Officer

Mark is passionate about using healthcare data to inform and empower smarter decisions. He loves documenting people’s life stories in his spare time. He has deep expertise in value-based care and has served as senior executive with highly-regarded organizations including Geisinger, Centura, Sutter, Kaiser & BCBS. He holds a medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Andy Schuetz, PhD

Andy Schuetz, PhD

CTO

Andy works at the intersection of data science and high-scale computing with the aim of materially improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare. He loves tinkering with robots and his 1931 Ford Model A. He has served in various technology leadership roles at organizations including Archimedes (a Kaiser spin-off) and Sutter. He earned his PhD in engineering from UC Berkeley, and has authored several peer reviewed articles and patents.
Sean Gaskie, MD, MPH

Sean Gaskie, MD, MPH

Principal Clinical Informaticist

Sean brings a burning curiosity to work but never loses sight of the persistent effort it takes to make the new idea a reality. It’s no surprise that he has climbed El Capitan. He has deep expertise in clinical workflows, EMR architecture, HITECH MU compliance, and population health. He earned his MD from UCSF and his MPH from UC Berkeley.
M.H. Azimi, PhD

M.H. Azimi, PhD

Sr. Director of Engineering

When Mohammad is not optimizing large-scale distributed systems to maximize their impact, he’s optimizing his barbecue creations for maximum flavor. He has led data science and engineering teams in cutting-edge lifescience analytics companies including Evidera and Archimedes. He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and UCSF.
Brad Peppard, MBA

Brad Peppard, MBA

CFO

Brad is passionate about helping startup teams grow and become high performing. He has deep experience in both finance and marketing working with a broad range of companies including Rainmaker Systems, Trader Joe’s, and CBS/Fox Studios. He earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Shamshad Ansari, MS

Shamshad Ansari, MS

System Engineering Consultant

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Faz Bashi, MD

Faz Bashi, MD

Investor & Evangelist

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Jacob Reider, MD

Jacob Reider, MD

Board Member

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