by Stephani Simmons
April 10, 2017
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer,
Providence St. Joseph Health
Aaron Martin is executive vice president, chief digital officer of Providence St. Josephs Health (PSJH) and managing general partner of Providence Ventures (PV). Providence St. Joseph Health is a not-for-profit health system that includes Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. Both organizations have served the Western U.S. for more than a century and together have 106,000 caregivers (employees) who serve 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, and hundreds of programs and services. Martin is responsible for the digital, web, mobile and online marketing channels for PSJH. His team is also responsible for driving innovative programs across PSJH that increase convenience, lower cost and improve quality. Martin is also responsible for early stage/venture technology and medical device investments for PV’s $150 million fund. He serves as an observer/board member on the boards of PV portfolio companies AVIA, Kyruus, and Sqord.
Prior to PHS, Martin worked for Amazon, McKinsey & Company, and was an executive/founder of two early-stage technology companies funded by New Enterprise Associates and Mayfield.
While at Amazon, Martin was general manager of CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing and print-on-demand business. CreateSpace gives authors the ability to publish their book on Amazon for free globally. Martin went on to lead the Kindle North American Trade business, helping major publishing partners like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins transition their businesses to e-books on Kindle.