Murray brings 15+ years of strategic finance experience to continue scaling Brightside Health’s telemental health care model
Brightside Health, a telehealth platform that delivers life-changing mental health care to individuals with mild-to-severe clinical depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, appointed Chris Murray as Chief Financial Officer. Murray will be responsible for the strategic and operational direction of Brightside Health’s finance function as the company continues to grow and deliver critical mental healthcare.
“Chris is an outstanding finance and operations leader with deep healthcare, technology, and value-based care industry knowledge, and we’re fortunate to welcome him to our team,” said Brad Kittredge, co-founder and CEO, Brightside Health. “As Brightside Health continues executing on its mission and next phase of growth, we’re confident that Chris will help us continue to enhance all aspects of our financial and operational execution.”
Murray brings over 15 years’ experience in roles across finance, operations, and go-to-market functions at healthcare and technology companies. He joins Brightside Health from Evolent Health, a healthcare company that delivers clinical solutions to payers and providers, where he served as Vice President of Finance. Throughout his career, Murray has established a strong track record of driving growth and strategic initiatives while maximizing value, which will be instrumental for his new position at Brightside Health.
In his new role, Murray will directly oversee all accounting, finance, and tax functions, including financial planning and analysis (FP&A). He will also play a critical role in Brightside Health’s operations to ensure the company continues to deliver the best clinical outcomes at scale, along with superior financial performance.
“This is a critical time for Brightside Health as we witness increased rates of anxiety and depression, high demand for telehealth, and overutilization of emergency services,” said Murray. “I applaud the company’s investment in scaling digital technology and high-acuity services to deliver life-changing mental healthcare, including for patients at elevated risk of suicide. I look forward to applying my experience growing organizations’ financial health to position Brightside Health for continued success in meeting today’s industry challenges head on.”