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Cole Sandau

Chief Executive Officer

Cole comes to Health Scholars with over 20 years of experience in business leadership, technology and strategy. As CEO Cole oversees product management, marketing and sales to support our goal of evolving clinical education and simulation training to improve patient safety.

Cole joins Health Scholars via Health Scholar’s acquisition of the Optera Group (Optera) and Optera’s virtual reality (VR) simulation platform where Cole was founder and president. Prior to Optera, Cole held strategy and finance roles at Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, Qwest, Epidemic Marketing and Arthur Andersen. Cole holds degrees in Accounting and Corporate Finance from Purdue University.