The long-time Chief of Staff, who is also the president and CEO of Cassling, takes over CEO duties from Mike Cassling as the company enters a period of remarkable growth.
Omaha, Neb. (December 20, 2023) – CQuence Health is bringing on a leader whose expertise and creativity have already been instrumental in driving the company’s strategic vision.
Effective immediately, Kyle Salem, PhD, will lead CQuence Health as Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Mike Cassling, who will continue to play a key role as the company’s Executive Chairman.
“I’m honored to be the steward of CQuence Health as we set out to impact over one billion patient lives throughout the world,” said Salem. “We continue to invest in inspiring, innovative companies who are changing the face of healthcare with novel technologies and solutions. I’m excited to play such a key strategic role in how we bring our partners’ visions, and our own, to life.”
As CEO, Salem will be responsible for aligning CQuence’s partner companies and business units with CQ’s strategy while leading the organizations’ overall growth and development.
“There’s no one better positioned to lead CQuence Health through the current transformative era of healthcare,” said Mike Cassling, chairman and former CEO of CQuence. “I’ve known Kyle for almost 20 years now, and he understands better than anyone how mission, vision and passion can fuel real change in the health of our communities. I can’t wait to see where he takes this company.”
Dr. Salem graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, where he also earned his doctorate in 2002. Dr. Salem served as a research scientist for Siemens Medical Solutions, where he managed U.S. research collaborations at nationally known facilities such as Duke University, Emory University, University of California – Davis, University of Texas – Southwestern, Princeton University, and the National Institute for Mental Health.
Dr. Salem also currently serves as President and CEO of Cassling, the CQuence flagship holding that provides customer-centric imaging and therapeutic technology, services and solutions. He joined Cassling in 2005 as Director of Clinical Imaging Technology and, before becoming its President and CEO, he was promoted to Vice President of Advanced Imaging and Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. While at Cassling, he completed the Kellogg Management Institute at the Kellogg School of Management.
Dr. Salem contributes to a number of community and arts organizations through either board participation or donating his time to lead strategic planning efforts.
To learn more about CQuence Health’s leadership, mission and values, visit https://www.cquencehealth.com/about-us.
About CQuence Health
CQuence Health shapes the future of healthcare by providing strategic guidance, professional services and investment capital to some of the industry’s most innovative companies. CQuence fosters and supports entrepreneurs from bold idea to thriving business venture and everywhere along that sequence, maximizing their impact on patient lives and the community.
CQuence Health is selective in its funding approach — supporting strong business ideas that have real potential to reshape healthcare. In addition to capital, CQ’s strategic guidance ensures entrepreneurs have the business and financial resources to become long-lasting enterprises, leading the charge for a better world. Our portfolio companies also benefit from professional services, such as research, marketing, human resources, accounting and IT support from experts with decades of experience in their respective fields.
To view CQuence’s full portfolio and see firsthand the impact CQuence is making in the healthcare space, visit CQuenceHealth.com.