Meet the Care Thread Team

care thread president nick adams

Nick Adams, MBA | Co-Founder & President

Nick’s passion improving healthcare for both patients and providers through for mobile technology drives him in evangelizing Care Thread’s technology to customers and investors alike as he leads commercial and financial activities. Hailing from generations of physicians and nurses across both sides of his family, Nick has seen too well the communication challenges confronted my medical professionals. Prior to co-founding Care Thread, Nick spent 15 years delivering sales for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies including Roche, Pfizer, and Gilead Sciences. He has experience selling to a wide array of institutions and has grown sales in large, multi-state regions from $1 million to over $30 million annually. In addition, he has trained hundreds of sales professionals, developed organization-wide training curricula, and helped launch multiple blockbuster antiviral drugs. Nick brings this significant business, sales, and customer development experience to Care Thread as Cofounder & President. Nick has a BA in Chemistry from Macalester College and an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business.

care thread co-founder andrew shearer

Andrew Shearer | Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Andrew is in charge of Care Thread’s technology, delivering both the vision and deployment of Care Thread’s suite of solutions and its roadmap. He has nearly 20 years of healthcare IT software development experience for hospitals and other enterprise systems. During his tenure at Lifespan, the largest hospital system in Rhode Island, Andrew developed clinical applications used by thousands of healthcare providers, and gained extensive experience integrating clinical systems. He designed and implemented a popular patient hand-off tool that is still used by Brown Medical School physicians since its roll-out in 2004. He was also responsible for an electronic Continuity of Care system that was used for all inpatient discharges system-wide between 2005 and 2010. Before co-founding Care Thread, Andrew also served as technical lead at several other startups.