Meet Jake Dreier, Veta Health’s New Head of Growth
Company Role: Head of Growth
Favorite Quote: “The world belongs to those who show up.”
What’s your background?
I spent six years in education before going to Yale for MBA. I wanted a career change and I was especially interested in entrepreneurship. I did my internship with Goldman Sachs but in my second year of business school I was accepted into the entrepreneurial program so I turned down my full-time Goldman offer and started a company with two classmates. Entrepreneurship is a learnable skill which I have dedicated my career to mastering. Even though the company I started in business school didn’t prove to have a tenable business model, I was able to build off of the learnings and successes we had. Veta health will now be the 5th early stage company I’ve worked with around growth and strategy and the second focused on healthcare.
What do you do at Veta Health?
My role is Head of Growth so I am largely focused around growing our business. This means a lot of business development as well as strategy.
What are the values that drive you?
I get excited by finding new opportunities. I think we are entering a really exciting era for what technology can do in the health sector so I love being able to be part of finding those new opportunities.
What are your top 3 favorite podcasts/books?
Mindset by Carol Dweck changed my life. It made me aware of just how much power our brains have to adapt and grow. On the business side I love To Sell is Human. It helped me reframe sales in my mind to be something impactful and purposeful. Finally, I’d say the Count of Monte Cristo. I re-read it every few years and I am constantly amazed.
What do you enjoy doing while you’re not working?
Cooking, yoga, running and reading. Netflix as well.
What is your favorite technology and/or digital tool, and why?
Probably my Kindle. I am usually reading 3-4 books at any given time and it makes travel so much easier.