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.

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 Technical Officer

An engineering guru and former technology director at a $100 million startup, Shrinath is currently leading the engineering efforts at DirectShifts, building the product, and mentoring the team. He has been leading and architecting the servers and software of DirectShifts for 4 years.

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

Sr.Sales & Key Accounts Manager

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.

Nick Park

Director of Growth and Sourcing

Nick is the Operations Manager at DirectShifts. He is passionate about learning and exploring innovative solutions that address modern healthcare issues.

Leslyn Thompson

Credentialing Manager

With over 10 years of experience, Leslyn leads the credentialing team at DirectShifts working with health systems and payers.

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.

Rashmi Shrivastava

Digital & Growth Marketing Manager

Rashmi was the co-founder of a digital marketing agency, and takes care of marketing strategies. She contributes to enhancing business volumes, growth, and probability norms for DirectShifts.

As Seen On

Backed by

Y Combinator
Medstartr Ventures

Recognized by

Best Healthcare Startup
Top 10 Healthcare Company

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 @ Lacuna Health (Kindred Healthcare)

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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