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Does your startup need a chief of staff (CoS)? At our June lunch, Cheston Newhall, the recently appointed chief of staff for Bamboo Health, shared why the role is important in startups, how it can take on different forms, and how a CoS can be a strategic growth lever, if used correctly. He noted that many CoS roles are popping up in tech companies, but cautioned against hiring one simply because it’s the trendy thing to do. Read more in this KY INNO article.

Newhall joined Bamboo Health, a national collaborative care network, in 2022. As CoS, he leads special initiatives and projects for the CEO and partners with company leaders to drive the business’ priorities through strategy, development and operations. He also maintains and builds relationships with Bamboo Health’s board of directors, as well as current and future investors, partners and collaborators.

Newhall has a wealth of experience in fast-growing technology companies, with expertise in organizational growth, business development and go-to-market strategies. He previously served as a sales alliance leader for Bamboo Health’s holding company, Appriss, playing a role in the successful acquisition of its Appriss Insights business unit by Equifax in 2021 for $1.8 billion. Prior to Appriss, Newhall held sales and revenue management positions at TEKSystems and ZirMed (Waystar).