David Massias: Spirit of Gainesville nominee

Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.

David Massias, the CEO of Shadow Health, has dedicated his time, resources, experience, and considerable talents to founding and growing a company that develops digital clinical simulations.


David Massias


Category: Entrepreneurship

About David Massias

Occupation: CEO, Shadow Health

Years in Gainesville: 5

Spouse: Dr. Michelle Massias

Children: Noah, Mary, and Hannah

Shadow Health was founded in 2011, and already employs over 20 team members. The company recently graduated from its space in the Florida Innovation Hub at UF, and now occupies a previously vacant space in downtown Gainesville. David Massias believes in stewardship, and every decision he makes reflects his commitment to his company, his staff, and his community. David sacrifices an astounding amount of his time, even in light of the birth of his third child in June, to making real, positive change in health professions education. The passion and the vision of David Massias will put Gainesville on the map as a leader in educational simulation technology, and Shadow Health will continue to attract and employ talented Gainesville residents as it generates new growth in the local economy.

David Massias is very involved in the startup community, from teaching an entrepreneurship course in the UF College of Business, to mentoring through the FloridaWorks' TechQuest program.

Submitted by A.J. Kleinheksel

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