Digital Health Today-ep031-paul-budd on growing businesses

As we release this episode we are days away from the end of the first half of 2017. 2018 is right around the corner, which means that the coming months will see companies firming up their plans and goals for the next calendar year. New products, sales teams, R&D projects, acquisitions, are all part of the strategies to succeed and grow – and no matter what your business is, there’s always one common need across all organizations – and that is the need for great people. Today we cover some of the changes and opportunities for growing businesses and finding talent in the digital health sector.

Paul Budd is a co-founder of Salus Digital. He trained as an engineer before moving into the executive recruiting business where he specialized in med tech sales and marketing roles. At Salus Digital, he’s focused on engaging talented professionals in the digital health sector through their media platform while also providing companies the opportunity to stand out in the increasingly crowded digital health space. He’s seen some changes in the way companies and candidates are interacting, and he’s here to give us some tips on things to avoid when seeking to fill or find that next role. He also tells us some of the things we should be doing in order to be effective using the tools that are available to job seekers and recruiters.

We tackle these issues and more in this episode of Digital Health Today. Tune in!

Today's Topics

  • How med tech and pharma companies and recruiters have adapted to the new opportunities in ‘digital health'
  • How digital health is opening doors for new talent and professionals
  • What employers can do to attract and engage potential employees
  • The role of social media in filling or finding new roles
  • How to leverage and grow your professional network

Lightning Round Answers

Q: What’s a favorite quote or saying that motivates you?

A: Blood sweat and tears

Q: What advice do you have for other innovators who are working to make a difference in health?<

A: “Understand where and how your product is going to be practically used and if there is reimbursement for it.”

Q: What book do you recommend to listeners and why?

A:  The Digital Doctor by Robert Wachter (Get it on Audible for FREE)

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol (Get it on Audible for FREE)

Q: What technology, tool or app would you recommend, and why?

A:  Twitter!

Q: If I gave you $5 million to invest in healthcare today, where would you invest it?

A:  I would invest in consumer driven technology that helps people monitor long term conditions.

Q: In appreciation of your time on the show, we make a donation to a charity of your choice. What charity have you selected?

A: Parkinsons UK – “Having Parkinson's can feel overwhelming if you don't have the right information and support. We're here to make sure that no one has to face Parkinson's alone.”


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Dan Kendall

Dan Kendall


As an engineer and business leader, I've worked to develop, launch and scale innovative products and solutions that impact health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand what it takes to start a business, build a team, and compete in the global marketplace.

On Digital Health Today, I leverage my experiences to help great leaders and innovators tell their stories and connect to users, investors and other stakeholders.

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