Dr. Cordes is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and physician commericalization executive with 16+ years of healthcare experience, spanning an extremely rare skill set and guided by an entrepreneurial drive. She has a proven track record of growing sales and revenue using a consultative sales approach to acquire large, enterprise-wide health system clients. She has extensive experience working with venture firms to successfully drive fundraising rounds.
Sanaz joined at team of 5 employees at healthfinch, a young healthcare technology startup, in January of 2014, and built multiple departments including inside and outside sales, marketing, physician evangelism, and internal operations/finance/compliance. She helped grow the team to over 30 employees in 2 years, worked closely with the CEO to secure a large Series A, and drove a 10X revenue increase. A recognized clinical thought leader, Sanaz is invited to speak at numerous national conference and panels every year.
Prior to healthfinch, Sanaz began her career as a physician partner and administrator for Providence Health and Services – the sixth largest nonprofit health system in the country. She transitioned to healthcare technology at Zynx Health (a Hearst subsidiary), where she began as a physician product developer and then moved into roles including heading strategic partnerships & incubator company due diligence, and serving as the managing director of a business unit of sales, accounts, and regional medical and nursing officers. At Cogent Healthcare she served as the Chief Development Officer, closing over $16M in total contract value in one year.
Sanaz completed her residency at UCI in California, medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas, and a B.S. at Southwestern University in George, Texas.