GoKart Labs, an invention company based in Minneapolis, has tapped Adam Dole as Lead Strategist, charged with leading client work and developing new strategic initiatives on the west coast. Dole is based in Los Angeles, CA and will help support GoKart’s growing network and bolster the company’s expertise and knowledge within the healthcare space.
“Having Adam on board opens up so many opportunities for GoKart; he has a wealth of knowledge innovating inside enterprise companies and adds depth to our healthcare expertise,” said Jim Cuene, President of GoKart Labs. “His background provides the perfect mix of talent and experience to make him a successful GoKarter: deep empathy for people, an entrepreneurial spirit and an understanding of how to navigate and innovate within large and complex organizations.”
Prior to joining GoKart Labs, Dole was the Co-founder and Vice President of Strategy for Better, a healthcare startup backed by the Mayo Clinic and Social Capital. Before launching Better, Dole was a Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF), working at the White House in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services to accelerate private sector partnerships and the growth of personalized healthcare in the United States. The PIF program pairs top innovators from private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate to develop solutions to improve people’s lives, save taxpayer money and fuel job creation. Earlier in his career, Dole was a Business Planning Manager for Mayo Clinic; a Design Research and Strategy Lead for Method Inc.; a Strategist for Jump Associates; and a researcher for NASA.
“GoKart is working with some of the world’s best and most innovative healthcare organizations. I’m excited to join such a creative and talented team and facilitate healthcare change by working with patients, healthcare providers/payers, academic institutions, employers, entrepreneurs and government policy makers,” said Dole.
GoKart Labs’ clients include Laureate International Universities, Mayo Clinic, National Geographic, Target, and UnitedHealthcare, among others.