About Us

DirectShifts has set out to modernize healthcare recruiting. We're a team of physicians and entrepreneurs who have come together to solve a major pain point facing medical professionals today.

We're making it easier for clinicians and administrators to connect about open roles. Healthcare is a noble profession burdened by loss of autonomy and an increasing number of intermediaries between patients and providers. Our fast, transparent, and affordable recruiting solutions help providers focus on better care.

Our Mission

Given the sheer complexity of the modern medical industry, it has become increasingly difficult for facilities to find qualified professionals. The DirectShifts platform is an innovative solution that streamlines and modernizes the process of matching clinicians to jobs and on-boarding them expeditiously. Inspired out of personal need by our physician led team, we understand the plight of today's medical professionals and aim to disrupt the staffing market by empowering those providing it. Come join us in building the future of healthcare.

As Seen On

Backed by

Y Combinator
Medstartr Ventures
Serent Capital

Recognized by

Best Healthcare Startup
Top 10 Healthcare Company

DirectShifts Team

Sai Kumar Thumuluru

Chief Executive Officer

Sai has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from Georgia Tech and several years of experience starting and building technology companies.

Vamshi krishna Gunukula

Chief Operating Officer

Vamshi has been enabling healthcare organizations to implement efficient workforce optimization strategies for over 15 years. He specializes in the integration of technology to drive decision-making using data. Vamshi plays an important role in the development of optimization solutions for clients & operations.

Shrinath Aithal

Chief Technology Officer

With 15 years of experience in IT and engineering, Srinath manages a high-performing technology team to lead innovation for new and existing products and collaborate with sales, marketing, and customer success teams to drive tech solutions that deliver business value.

Matthew Gang

Healthcare Partnerships Director

Matthew was a founder/CEO of two previous healthcare companies. He helps our clients with their recruitment needs in addition to solving healthcare problems for patients and employers.

Jimmy Walker

Director of Client Relations

Jimmy has several years of experience as an account executive at Aerotek Recruiting.

Sathish Kumar Ananatharaj

Director of Sales

Sathish has several years of experience setting up sales strategies and automation for startups. Sathish leads major Key Accounts presentations and contract negotiations and is actively involved in influencing our clients' decision-making to win their confidence and unlock potential opportunities.

Nandini Yadav, M.D.

Medical Director

Nandini is a board-certified internal medicine physician with several years of experience working locum tenens across the country and currently also working at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Kavita Madan

Sr. Manager Talent & Clinician Concierge

Kavita manages human resources, talent acquisition, clinician experience, and support. With 20 years of experience in customer success and start-up hiring, she has built global teams for over 50 start-ups across IT, healthcare, edtech, fintech &e-commerce.

Chandana Prem

Recruiting Manager

Chandana, with extensive experience in L&D, operations, and quality assurance, develops lead strategies and takes care of the recruitment process. She has worked with companies like Genpact in the past.

Tanjina Nawab

Recruiting Manager

With 10 years of experience in team leadership, business development, strategy planning, and support, Tanjina is responsible for end-to-end recruitment of clinicians, sourcing, clinician management, and client-account management.

Rachael Oldham

Clinician Network Manager

Rachael builds and curates the clinician community, providing personal and professional development resources, coordinating networking events, and building partnerships that offer our clinicians exclusive perks and benefits. An experienced strategy consultant for internal and external marketing strategies, she utilizes emotional intelligence coaching to strengthen internal business processes.

Jack Thompson

Director of Client Success

Jack serves as the liaison between the client and the DirectShifts team.  He strives to create a beneficial and positive client experience by providing consistent communication and ensuring efficient processes including recruiting, scheduling, and billing.

Nippa Esendal

Senior Delivery Manager

Nippa has 20+ years of operational experience in strategic project management, resource allocation, and risk mitigation.  She prioritizes collaboration, continuous process improvement and lifetime learning for robust organizational growth.

Upasana Sharma

Head of B2C Marketing

With over a decade of experience in digital marketing and growth, Upasana leads the DirectShifts' marketing team. Her responsibilities encompass developing and executing strategies for customer acquisition, retention, and brand enhancement.

Juan Mejia

VP, Finance

Juan has been a finance and operations leader for 10 years. His main focus has been helping high-growth companies set financial and operational strategy, improving cross-functional performance, managing investor relations, and building high-performing teams.

Deepa Mankani

Client Engagement Manager

With considerable experience in clinician and client support, Deepa is responsible for ensuring and fostering long-term client and clinician relationships and also manages recruitment


Director of Data and BI

At DirectShifts, Ramana converts challenges into data-driven projects and collaborates with teams to plan and implement data science solutions.

Investors and Advisors

Healthcare focused early stage investors
Leading seed accelerator program

UpHonest Capital

Early Stage Focused Venture Capital Group

Anita Pramoda

Former-CFO of Epic EMR, Board member of Federal Reserve, Partner at TCV Growth Ventures

Jim Sweeney

Founder of Caremark (sold to CVS)

Brian Holzer

CEO @ Aware Recovery Care

Mark Holmquist

Associate Principal, Vizient & former VP @ Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company

Jacob Reider, MD

CEO @ Alliance for Better Health,ex-CMIO: AllScripts

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We're a team of physicians and entrepreneurs who have come together to solve a major pain point facing the medical field today: healthcare recruiting. If you're a clinician, find your next opportunity to practice with ease. If you're an employer, match with 1 of over 500,000 confirmed clinicians. Join us in this revolution.
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