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Sirona Medical, Radiology-Based Software Company, Hires Allison Herd as Vice President of People

Sirona Medical, a San Francisco, CA-based software company founded on a deep understanding of both the practice and business of radiology, has appointed Allison Herd as Vice President (VP) of People. Sirona Medical partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search.

In her role as VP of People, Allison will analyze and prioritize business challenges faced by the organization, deploy HR interventions as needed and direct the Company’s Human Resources (HR) and Operations functions. She will create, implement, and manage the processes and systems encompassing all aspects of progressive and innovative People management and leadership. Allison will report to the Chief Financial Officer, Fred Ong.

Allison joins Sirona Medical from Strateos, where she served as Vice President of People. There she managed people processes and HR transactions, served as a strategic business partner in supporting the business, partnered with people managers and employees to address and resolve employee relations issues and concerns and supported health, wellness and engagement initiatives, and other rewards programs.

Prior to Strateos, Allison worked at VitalConnect, Inc. as VP of HR. Allison has served in senior leadership roles at multiple startups including Layered Technologies, Barracuda Networks Inc., Cardiac Pathways, and Progressive Angioplasty Systems among others. Herd holds a Masters in HR Management from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Sociology from San Jose State University.

Sirona Medical is addressing the needs of today’s radiology practices with a novel cloud-native platform that unifies radiology IT applications – worklist, viewer, and reporter – onto a single, streamlined workspace with the goal of enabling radiologists to work as fast as they can think.

The growing shortage of radiologists and the increasing volume of diagnostic studies, coupled with shrinking reimbursement, have placed radiology practices under enormous pressure. Designed to unify fragmented radiology IT systems, Sirona’s cloud-native platform aims to simplify workflow and boost the speed at which radiologists can read, diagnose, and report. Sirona’s collaboration with five leading national practices represents a major milestone for Sirona’s mission to transform medical imaging. Together, these practices are responsible for nearly two percent of radiology reads in the United States.

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact executive talent for innovative companies worldwide. As a part of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Frederickson recruits executives for the entire C-suite, specializing in HR and People, and matching startups, tech unicorns, mission-based organizations and Fortune 500 enterprises with world-class executive leaders. Frederickson’s U.S. locations include San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and Nashville, serving many global tech hubs, Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Fitbit, Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Intuit, Lyft, Nieman Marcus, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, SoFi, The Nature Conservancy, Twitter, Uber, Waymo and Workday.

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