Find-me appoints Rachel Boden as new CEO

 
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Find-me Technologies, the creator of the Find-me Carers Watch, a wearable device to assist the elderly and those diagnosed with dementia, is preparing for rapid growth with the appointment of Rachel Boden as Chief Executive Officer. 

With a career in health spanning over three decades, Ms Boden brings extensive experience in healthcare product commercialisation, having worked in start-up to large corporate pharmaceutical companies servicing Asia Pacific. 

Find-me technologies Chair Anne-Marie Birkill said the company was delighted to welcome an individual of Rachel’s calibre to the role of Find-me CEO.  

“Find-me is poised to become a world leader in the field of mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) providing safety, security and peace of mind for the frail and vulnerable and those who care for them. Rachel has the skills and experience to drive the company into this next exciting phase,” Ms Birkill said. 

Prior to joining Find-me, Ms Boden was a Commercial Director at Perrigo Australia where she drove the transformation of the Hospital, Prescription and Contract manufacturing business profitability through strategic partnerships, innovative product development and strong sales and marketing platforms. She has also held senior management positions in sales and marketing with companies such as Obagi International and AstraZeneca. 

“The Find-me Carers Watch provides the opportunity for millions of people to feel confident and safe, whether in their homes or outside living life. It is this freedom and peace of mind that provides the potential for the carers watch to have a significant impact in healthcare today and in the future,” Ms Boden said. 

“My focus throughout my career, beginning in nursing has always been motivated by a passion to find healthcare solutions through pharmaceutical products and devices. I am therefore very excited to join the Find-me team and its founders, who are equally committed to developing the carers watch into a device that will extend the possibility of millions of people world wide to maintain their independence.” 

“Given the aging population and escalating healthcare costs, there are opportunities to grow and quickly scale up this product offering. I look forward to working closely with the Find-me team, clients, shareholders and partners to deliver continuing innovation to the Find-me carers device that will assist carers and healthcare professionals provide independence to the wearers of the device,” Ms Boden said. 

Find-me is a portfolio company of the OneVentures Innovation and Growth Fund II and the Advance Queensland Business Development Fund.  

For more information visit these websites:

Find-me at www.find-me.net.au or www.carerswatch.com.au, OneVentures at www.one-ventures.com or the Advance Queensland Business Development Fund at https://advance.qld.gov.au/industry/business-development-fund.aspx

 

For more information, contact: 

Michelle Smytheman, Reflected Image PRoductions on +61 (0) 408 401 198 or email
michelle@reflectedimage.com.au, or
Anne-Marie Birkill, OneVentures General Partner and Find-me Technologies Chair of the Board on +61 (0) 419 789 401 or email abirkill@one-ventures.com
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Additional Background Information: 

About Find-me

The new Find-me Carers Watch is a bespoke wearable designed around the meeting the needs of those diagnosed with dementia, and the elderly wishing to live independently longer. The Carers Watch can receive incoming calls, from any landline or mobile phone, has a Global Positioning System that can monitor the location of the wearer, and an alert button that can be put through to a specialist 24/7 monitoring and response centre. 
The Find-me Carers Watch, can be worn on the wrist and not only tells the time, but also incorporates the capabilities of a mobile phone, a panic alert (with two-way voice communication), a tracking system, a fall sensor, and is water resistant so it can be worn in the shower or rain. Personal emergency alarms have been large and normally limited to working around the home. The Carers Watch will work anywhere there is mobile phone coverage (including Telstra NextG) and is 3G compatible. 
Read more about Find-me at www.find-me.net.au or www.carerswatch.com.au

About OneVentures: 

OneVentures is an Australian venture capital firm with $320M under management. OneVentures utilises its strengths in business building to accelerate portfolio company performance. A global growth focus drives investment selection with portfolio companies addressing multi-billion-dollar problems from breakthroughs in healthcare (e.g. needle free vaccine delivery) through to the transformation of online education (e.g. next generation courseware and personalised learning) and the connected world (IoT, SaaS and virtual reality). 
Read more about OneVentures at www.one-ventures.com

About the Advance Queensland Business Development Fund: 

An initiative of the Queensland Government, the Advance Queensland Business Development Fund is a $40 million early stage investment fund targeted at emerging and high growth innovative Queensland businesses to help Queensland’s best and brightest turn their ideas and innovations into a commercial reality. 
Read more about the Business Development Fund at
https://advance.qld.gov.au/industry/business-development-fund.aspx