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VP, Insights & Analytics

Virta Health

Virta Health

Data Science
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

VP, Insights and Analytics

Virta Health is pioneering a new standard of care for people to reclaim their lives. We are in the midst of a public health crisis: obesity rates are at an all-time high and over half of US adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and despite billions spent on new treatments, outcomes are largely worse. Virta reverses these diseases and delivers life-changing results by pairing individualized nutrition with ongoing care from a clinical support team. We have raised over $350 million from top-tier investors, and partner with the largest health plans, employers, and government organizations to help their employees and members restore their health and take back their lives.

Role Overview

As the VP of Insights and Analytics, you'll leverage our extensive data on nutrition and metabolic health to drive transformative insights and capabilities. Leading a team of analysts, data scientists, and actuaries, you'll shape our data strategy, enhance decision-making, and propel Virta's mission forward. Virta has more experience and data on using nutrition to improve metabolic health and reverse diabetes and obesity than any company or health system.

The Insights & Analytics team is accountable for both pioneering new classes of data that power our business, and ensuring that data is powerful, clear, correct and easy to use throughout the company. The team collaborates closely with the engineering, product development, commercial, and clinical teams to transform data into actionable insights that propel Virta's mission forward.

This role is crucial in shaping our data-driven decision making processes and driving impactful insights that advance our mission.


Data Excellence:

  • Maintain top-tier nutrition data for metabolic health.

  • Innovate new data classes to enhance our impact.

  • Ensure data is accessible and powerful for all teams.


  • Lead and inspire a high-performing team of analysts, data scientists, and actuaries.

  • Foster a culture of career growth and development.

  • Improve workflow and drive high quality, timely outputs

Strategic Data Management:

  • Build and optimize data collection, analysis, and reporting systems.

  • Apply AI to enhance data efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Develop impactful tools that drive business insights.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Lead teams supporting all company functions.

  • Align team priorities with business goals.

  • Develop and track metrics that drive business growth.

Health Tech Expertise:

  • Manage health data expertise, including compliance with HIPAA.

  • Lead teams through global health business expansion.

Innovation and Strategy:

  • Drive innovative data solutions and technologies.

  • Integrate data insights into business strategies.

Customer Impact:

  • Translate data into actionable strategies for customer success.

  • Present data-driven insights to enhance customer outcomes.


  • Experience: Proven leadership (7+ years) in analytics and data science within high-growth startups (200 to 2,000 employees), with a background in health tech.

  • Skills: Expertise in data analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, SQL, relational databases, and BI tools (Looker, Tableau), AI based solutions. Strong project management in agile methodologies.

  • Attributes: Exceptional leadership, communication, organizational skills, and a deep commitment to Virta’s mission.

Values-driven culture

Virta’s company values drive our culture, so you’ll do well if:

  • You put people first and take care of yourself, your peers, and our patients equally

  • You have a strong sense of ownership and take initiative while empowering others to do the same

  • You prioritize positive impact over busy work

  • You have no ego and understand that everyone has something to bring to the table regardless of experience

  • You appreciate transparency and promote trust and empowerment through open access of information

  • You are evidence-based and prioritize data and science over seniority or dogma

  • You take risks and rapidly iterate

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As part of your duties at Virta, you may come in contact with sensitive patient information that is governed by HIPAA. Throughout your career at Virta, you will be expected to follow Virta's security and privacy procedures to ensure our patients' information remains strictly confidential. Security and privacy training will be provided.


Virta has a location based compensation structure. Starting pay will be based on a number of factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience. For this role, the compensation range is $200,000 - $245,000. Information about Virta’s benefits is on our Careers page at: https://www.virtahealth.com/careers.