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49: Connecting Health and Social Care, with Dan Brillman, Co-founder and CEO, Unite Us

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49: Connecting Health and Social Care, with Dan Brillman, Co-founder and CEO, Unite Us

In this episode, Gary speaks with Dan Brillman, Co-founder and CEO, Unite Us. Their conversation explores the story behind Unite Us, their growth over the pandemic, Dan’s advice for aspiring…
February 17, 2022

49: Connecting Health and Social Care, with Dan Brillman, Co-founder and CEO, Unite Us

Meet Dan Brillman:

Dan Brillman is the co-founder and CEO of Unite Us. He is a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a pilot, and has served since 2007. Previously, he was a Principal at Scout Ventures and an Investment Analyst at Buck Consultants. He received a degree in Political Science and Government from Yale University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Key Insights:

When Dan Brillman returned from a deployment, veterans that he served with asked for help with their health and social service issues. He realized veterans and civilians alike needed support in accessing fragmented human services. 

  • Connecting Fragmented Systems. Dan found that the services meant to help veterans – like housing, mental health, and employment – were disjointed and complicated to navigate. He founded Unite Us, a technology platform that smooths the connection between patients and services in their community.(7:39)
  • Redefining Care. Dan envisions a future where human services are given the same importance and funding as traditional health services; where housing is given the same attention and resources as a knee surgery. (16:15)
  • The Highs and Lows. A low point in the entrepreneurial journey for Dan was feeling ahead of the market, having trouble securing investors and partners, which limited the number of people they could help. A high point came when Unite Us scaled to where its teams were executing independently, with expertise greater than Dan’s own knowledge. (22:04)

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