Health care technology services company Cricket Health has named Danny Shapiro, a former division vice president for DaVita Kidney Care, chief business officer.

Shapiro, who most recently worked as chief operating officer for Home Care Assistance, will focus on developing go-to-market strategies, building partnerships with relevant payers and providers, and expanding the company’s clinical footprint, the company said in a release.

Cricket is currently pilot testing its new education platform, HOPE (Health Options Patient Education), that is designed to help late-stage CKD patients choose a renal replacement therapy and transition to ESRD.

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“We’re delighted to welcome Danny to our team,” said Arvind Rajan, co-founder and CEO of Cricket Health. “He brings tremendous experience, contacts and expertise in kidney dialysis that cannot be replicated, and an incredible passion and commitment to improving the lives of patients.”

“I’m excited to join Cricket Health,” said Shapiro. “I’ve long been passionate about bringing together the best of technology, hospitality and human-centered design to improve the health and quality of life for patients with kidney disease.”

Cricket Health was co-founded by Vince Kim, a former general partner at Aberdare Ventures, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, and CEO Arvind Rajan, a former senior executive at LinkedIn.