One day in early 2015, Cary Breese left his doctor’s office with a prescription in hand and drove across town to his local pharmacy where he found himself waiting in three separate lines: the first to drop off the prescription, the second to pay (after a 20 minute wait for the medication to be counted out by hand!), and the third to speak to the pharmacist. Cary found himself thinking: in the world of on-demand where you can order a car to pick you up within a few minutes, or have practically any retail product delivered to your doorstep, how can it be that pharmacy still requires you to drive to a pharmacy, stand in multiple lines, and often wait for 20-30 minutes or more for your prescription to be prepared?
Cary immediately called his friend and former work colleague, Sumeet Sheokand, NowRx’s current CTO and together they researched the industry and surrounded themselves with industry experts. Cary and Sumeet jumped in and NowRx was born.
Four years later NowRx has 5 licensed facilities spread across the San Francisco Bay area, Orange County, and Los Angeles, and has delivered more than 100,000 prescriptions to 18,000 customers.
Meet our executive team…
CEO AND FOUNDER
Successful, multiple time startup CEO, expertise in technology, healthcare and financial services. CEO of database software startup GenieDB. COO of technology incubator focused on developing innovative technologies in Healthcare. CEO and founder of bootstrapped financial services startup, acquired for 18x cash-on-cash. Led $100M product line as EVP, CIGNA. B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and credentialed Actuary (ACAS).
CTO AND FOUNDER
15+ years senior technology leadership in software and technology startups. Previously CTO, GenieDB; VP Engineering at enterprise search startup X1. Extensive expertise in building business line software and utilizing Big Data techniques to solve real business problems.
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
A senior marketing and sales executive with extensive experience growing, managing and scaling businesses as CMO, CRO and COO. Expertise in Branding, Lead Gen, Marketing, Online Advertising, Sales, Strategy, Ops, and Bus Dev at start ups and Fortune 500 companies like Procter & Gamble, HJ Heinz, AOL and Bain & Co.
Meet our pharmacists…
Director of Pharmacy — Mountain View
Melissa Bostock obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from UCSF and she holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. Melissa is trained in diabetes screening, pain management, pediatrics, immunizations and medication therapy management. Prior to NowRx, Melissa spent several years as Managing Pharmacist at Target.
Pharmacist-in-Charge — Irvine
Laemsing obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) from Touro University and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from UCLA. Laemsing is trained in diabetes and blood pressure screening, medication therapy management and immunizations. Prior to NowRx, Laemsing spent over 9 years as a Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacist at Target and CVS.
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