Anu VatsAnu joined Pip Care in January of 2023 when he realized that he had a calling to make a truly positive impact in the lives of patients and enable healthcare partners to provide best-in-class care. As Co-Founder & Vice President of Growth and Partnerships, Anu’s role is to collaborate with the Pip team members to drive partnerships with healthcare companies to improve patient care and eliminate waste in the surgical journey. Prior to joining Pip, Anu led partnerships and strategy at a virtual pharmacy and healthcare benefits company.

Walk us through your career evolution.

I have had the pleasure of learning from and collaborating with leaders in healthcare and other industries across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. I began my career as a product manager for a fintech startup, before managing sports personalities across Asia, and then led global expansion for a digital entertainment startup which we took public. I have received my MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. I was grateful to be given an opportunity to help people and communities achieve better health at Florida Blue. I led innovation, strategy, and partnerships at Florida Blue before joining a pharmacy startup to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

What is the most unique part of working at Pip Care?

Pip Care’s vision to support patients throughout the surgical journey is extremely personal to me. I have aging parents who underwent surgery recently and I wish I had access to Pip Care’s service during their surgical journey. At Pip Care, we aim to aid and support patients throughout the country by partnering with our amazing, innovative healthcare providers and partners.

What is one the biggest lessons that you’ve learned in your career so far?

Self-reflection. I am a strong advocate for self-reflection. We all should self-reflect – learn what we are good at, and areas where we can improve. We should aim to surround ourselves with people who have different strengths than us. This helps a person build a strong team – in their personal and professional life. A strong team helps an individual get better every day. I am a work in process, and I want to learn every day and be better than I was the day before.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know.

I am a sports aficionado who likes to follow soccer and cricket the same way I like football and tennis and other sports. And, thanks to my daughter, I am well-versed with all the Disney princesses from Moana to Aurora, Jasmine to Rapunzel, Ariel to Tiana, and all the others.