Nina Mermelstein is a Senior Associate at Aequitas Partners, where she leads searches for clients who are building innovative digital health businesses ranging from tech-enabled direct primary care to disease management mobile applications. During her tenure, she has built relationships with executives across the healthcare technology industry, placing skilled professionals in a variety of positions such as VPs of Engineering and Chief Medical Officers. With a mission to deepen her understanding of what it takes to build a business from the ground up, Nina has coffee chats with many CEOs and Founders on a monthly basis to gain insights into the entrepreneur’s mindset, and shares what she learns in a series of articles in the Aequitas Catalyst newsletter. She is also an active participant in the Healthtech Women group in NYC, where she often acts as an informal advisor to female executives who are looking for roles in the digital health industries.
She began her career as a healthcare consultant at Avalere Health, a Washington D.C.-based healthcare policy consulting firm. Once she gained a broad perspective of the healthcare policy landscape, Nina joined Avalere’s Payment & Delivery Innovation team where she managed client relationships and advised a wide variety of stakeholders such as providers, payers, and life science companies on value-based care initiatives. After analyzing the healthcare technology landscape for a client, Nina developed an undying fascination with digital health, leading her to join the Aequitas team in Q4 of 2017.