Senior vice president, strategy and innovation
Aaron is Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Providence St. Josephs Health (PSJH), and Managing General Partner, Providence Ventures (PV). Providence St. Joseph Health is a not-for-profit health system that combines Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. Both organizations have served the Western U.S. for more than a century and together comprise 106,000 caregivers who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services. Aaron is responsible for the digital, web, mobile and online marketing channel for PSJH. His team is also responsible for driving innovative new programs across PSJH that improve convenience, lower cost and improve quality. Aaron is also responsible for early stage/venture technology and medical device investments for Providence Venture’s $150M fund. Aaron serves as an observer/board member on the boards of PV portfolio companies AVIA, Kyruus, and Sqord.
Prior to PHS, Aaron worked for Amazon, McKinsey & Company, and was an executive/founder of two early-stage technology companies funded by New Enterprise Associates and Mayfield.
While at Amazon, Aaron was general manager of CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing and print on demand business. CreateSpace gives authors the ability to publish their book on Amazon for free globally. Aaron went on to lead the Kindle North American Trade business helping major publishing partners like Random House, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins transition their businesses to ebooks on Kindle.