Co-Founder & CEO
Samir is currently the CEO of Firsthand, a value-based care business delivering engagement and better outcomes for those struggling with serious mental illness. Most recently served as the CEO of Genoa Telepsychiatry, and an EVP at Optum. Samir and his partners founded 1DocWay in 2011 with a mission of increasing access to behavioral healthcare for the underserved. Over the course of 10 years, Samir and his team led 1DocWay through incubation, venture financing, an exit /PE recap in 2015 and then another exit to Optum in 2018 as the largest provider of telepsychiatry services in the nation, currently serving over 250k+ Medicaid appointments per year.
Prior to 1DocWay, Samir served as the President of Signature Healthcare and Director at CenterPointe Hospital, midwest-based behavioral health inpatient and outpatient providers, before selling the combined businesses to private equity firms, where he still serves on the Board of Directors. Samir started his career as a consultant for McKinsey focused on payors and providers.