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Shift Health is proud to welcome Martin Thame as our Director, People and Operations—a new position that will be central to the next chapter of Shift Health’s growth. Martin will serve as a member of the Leadership Team and play an integral role in shaping Shift Health’s future.
Martin is a highly accomplished human resources professional, bringing nearly two decades of experience in diverse industries, including hardware, retail, healthcare, telecommunications, professional services and consumer goods. Guided by a deep and abiding commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA), Martin will bring strong leadership, professional skills and fresh ideas to enhance the culture, capabilities and wellness of Shift Health’s consulting and administrative teams.
“I am thrilled to welcome Martin Thame to Shift Health’s vibrant team. As inaugural Director, People and Operations, Martin brings new capabilities, perspectives and possibilities at an exciting point in Shift Health’s journey. Martin is exactly the leader we need, and I look forward to working with Martin to uplift our talent, strengthen our culture and position Shift Health for transformative, people-centred growth.” — Ryan Wiley, President, Shift Health
“I pride myself on working for organizations with big dreams. I’m drawn to companies that challenge themselves to do more and do better. I’m inspired by Shift Health’s culture and vision for a more innovative and equitable healthcare future, and I’m excited to help create this future.” — Martin Thame, Director, People and Operations, Shift Health
With his exceptional relationship building skills and his drive for employee success, Martin has partnered with business leaders to build and fulfill their people agendas. He has played critical roles in championing organizational culture and supporting enterprise-wide transformation. Martin specializes in people strategy, employee engagement, inclusion/belonging, learning/development, talent acquisition and management, and compensation strategy.
Martin has also served as an educator in the postsecondary setting. He taught Interpersonal Dynamics and Compensation Management at the University of the West Indies and Introduction to Management Accounting at the University of Technology.
Martin earned his B.Sc in Management Studies with Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica). He later received the Fulbright Scholarship to complete his M.Sc. in Human Resources Management at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. In addition, Martin holds certifications in both Project Management and Human Resources, including PMP, SHRM-SCP and SPHRi designations.
Outside work, Martin enjoys swimming, theater, movies, traveling and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Welcome, Martin! We look forward to your continued success as a member of the Shift Health team.