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Nightingales appoints Gowtham Jayaram as CTO

28th October, 2015 | Economic Times

Nightingales, the Speciality Home Healthcare Company of Medwell Ventures today announced the appointment of Gowtham Jayaram as Chief Technology Officer of the company.

Gowtham brings to Nightingales more than 20 years of experience in leading technology at multinationals and a wide range of start ups in US and India. He joins Medwell Ventures from Ezetap Mobile Solutions which is India’s leading mobile point of sale processing solution company. Gowtham was VP Engineering at Ezetap where he was responsible for growing the engineering team and played a pivotal role in the company's explosive growth. Prior to Ezetap, Gowtham was the Engineering Head of Yahoo's Store (Yahoo's Small Business e-commerce platform) one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world. In a previous assignment at Nuance, Gowtham was one of the early engineers and responsible for architecting the Operations, Administration and Management platform and building Nuance’s Solution Delivery team for India & ASEAN region. His core expertise is in building highly scalable software platforms and assembling world class engineering teams.

Commenting on the appointment, Lalit Pai, Chief Executive Officer, Nightingales Home Healthcare, said, “We are delighted to have Gowtham on board as the Chief Technology Officer of Nightingales. Having set the foundation of our business across 3 cities and multiple branches we are now ready to take a big leap as a technology led speciality home healthcare provider. We are looking to leverage Gowtham’s expertise in driving the transformation of our business towards superior customer experience, to develop a robust technology team and create innovative solutions.”

This appointment comes at a strategic time for the company, with Nightingales on the path to scale its operations across 10 cities reaffirming its commitment to the home healthcare delivery market, following its series A $ 10mn funding from Fidelity Growth Partners India. Medwell ventures has a planned outlay for $ 1mn for its various technology initiatives for the current fiscal.

“Technology enabled home healthcare services have the potential to create a new patient centric healthcare delivery model in India. As a biomedical engineer I have seen the positive impact that medical technology has delivered to improve patient lives, Nightingales has a unique opportunity to be a home healthcare leader in chronic disease management and I look forward to creating the technology ecosystem within the company to scale its products and growth. This is indeed an exciting opportunity” said Gowtham.

Gowtham holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mysore and Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering) degree from Louisiana Tech University.

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