August 29, 2017 —Tom Schmitt of Roseville, MN has been named President of Lifesprk, a $20 million whole person senior care company based in Edina, MN.
Joel Theisen, RN CEO/Founder for Lifesprk said, “We are at a point in our growth and development where it is time to take the company national. Adding this key role to our talented team will create an organizational structure and capability that will accelerate our growth and advance our model of whole person senior care on a broader scale. Tom is an accomplished executive with a broad range of health care leadership experience, but it’s his passion for improving the life experience, which we call ‘sparking lives,’ that has us excited to merge his experience with our vision.”
Schmitt’s extensive experience provides a comprehensive perspective on efforts to improve and transform the current health care marketplace. Over his nearly 30-year career in the health care industry, Schmitt has served as SVP of Population Health and Ambulatory Services and CEO of Woodwinds Health Campus for the HealthEast System and Vice President of Revenue Management for the Fairview Health System. He has also serves on numerous health related boards and is an active member of the community.
“Since the moment I learned about Lifesprk, I’ve been intrigued with the purpose, passion, and most importantly vision,” said Schmitt. “I’ve always believed that enhancing life experience should be an integral part of health care quality and outcomes for which we strive. The concept of ’sparking lives’ for our employees and clients is something I can really get behind. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to support Lifesprk and execute on this vision.”
Tom has undergraduate degrees from the University of St Thomas in both Business Finance and Economics as well as a Master’s of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.