WebMD Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

WebMD Sets Sights on Apple WatchOn Tuesday, mHealthWatch learned that WebMD Health Corp, a prominent source of health information, has announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Blake DeSimone, its Senior Vice President of Finance, as its Chief Financial Officer.

We’re told that DeSimone succeeds Peter Anevski who is leaving the Company.

DeSimone joined WebMD as its Senior Vice President of Finance in June 2015.
“In that role, he has been responsible for the Company’s SEC and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, and treasury management,” today’s media release explains.

Prior to joining WebMD, DeSimone was Chief Financial Officer of D+M Holdings, a global consumer electronics company that had approximately $500 million of annual revenue during his tenure.

“I congratulate Blake on his promotion,” says Steven L. Zatz, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of WebMD. “Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Blake, who has been a strong leader in our finance organization. Blake provides a unique combination of financial, operational and healthcare experience that will be of great value to the Company in his new role.”  Dr. Zatz added, “We thank Pete for his many contributions during his tenure with the Company and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

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