Kate Shamsuddin, Definitive Healthcare's SVP of Strategy, Recognized as Worcester Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business”
FRAMINGHAM, MA – October 28, 2019 – Definitive Healthcare, the leading provider of data, intelligence, and analytics on the healthcare provider market, today announced that Kate Shamsuddin has been recognized with the Worcester Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business” award. Shamsuddin leads the company’s strategy and growth initiatives as the company’s Senior Vice President of Strategy.
Shamsuddin will be honored alongside five other winners during the awards ceremony at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, MA on November 15, 2019. The highly regarded awards program recognizes women from the MetroWest area for their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment, and community leadership.
“These kinds of awards belong to so many people. While I'm honored for this recognition, I've learned so much from so many great peers and team members,” said Kate Shamsuddin, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Definitive Healthcare. “I always aim to have a positive impact on the people around me. I've been incredibly lucky to have had mentors that helped me grow, and I hope I can empower others to achieve their goals as well."
Shamsuddin is a 10-year healthcare industry veteran and has been a core member of the Definitive Healthcare leadership team since joining the company in 2015. As SVP of Strategy at Definitive Healthcare, Shamsuddin has been the key architect in building a powerful product strategy for one of Massachusetts’ fastest-growing data and analytics companies. Supporting that growth, Kate has driven product innovation at Definitive Healthcare with the ideation and execution of over 20 product launches and releases, serving Fortune 100 companies across the U.S. In addition, Kate has been active in supporting three major company acquisitions: U.S. Lifeline in 2015, Billian’s HealthDATA in 2016, and the data services portion of HIMSS Analytics in 2019. She also played an integral role in securing private equity investment from Spectrum Equity in 2015 and Advent International and 22C Capital in 2019.
“I cannot think of another person more deserving of this award,” said Jason Krantz, CEO of Definitive Healthcare. “Kate's greatest strength is her ability to combine the strategic with the tactical. She not only sees the higher-level growth vision of the company, but she is also able to drill down and execute on those goals. That is a unique combination I've found in very few people. Kate is incredibly bright and driven; her vibrant leadership style truly stands out in both her daily work and investment in the career growth of young professionals throughout the company.”
In addition to her responsibilities as SVP of Strategy, Shamsuddin is actively involved in the community. She was instrumental in founding the company's DefinitiveCares program in 2015, which quickly gained traction with a 100% participation rate throughout the company in 2017 and 2018. Currently, Shamsuddin is the company’s ambassador for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless where she leads the organization of the following four events, on a quarterly and annual basis: Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Bingo, the Medicine That Matters Gala, and Definitive Healthcare's annual holiday and Mother's Day gift drives. Her efforts have helped the company earn a slot in this year's Boston Business Journal's Corporate Citizenship Awards.
Shamsuddin graduated with a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard’s School of Public Health. Before arriving at Definitive Healthcare, Kate already had a proven track record within healthcare industry leaders (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte & Touche Healthcare Practice) and non-profit institutions focused on national health initiatives (RTI International).
About Definitive Healthcare Definitive Healthcare is the leading provider of data and intelligence on hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Its product suite provides the most comprehensive and highest quality data available anywhere on 8,800 hospitals and IDNs; 148,000 physician groups; 1.7 million physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals; 11,200 ambulatory surgery centers; 14,600 imaging centers; 91,600 long-term care facilities; 40,000 clinics; 1,400 ACOs and HIEs; more than 4 billion commercial medical and Rx claims; 115,000 clinical trials; and 900 Canadian hospitals. The company’s data provides its 2,200+ clients with the analytics and insight needed to effectively segment and research the healthcare provider market. Definitive Healthcare is backed by 22C Capital, Advent International and Spectrum Equity. For more information, or to trial the service, visit https://www.definitivehc.com/.