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Sherwin Sheik

Founder & CEO of CareLinx, an online nationwide marketplace that directly connects families with professional and affordable caregivers

Sherwin Sheik is the founder & CEO of CareLinx, an online nationwide marketplace that connects families in need of home care for elders with professional, reliable and affordable caregivers. Founded in 2011, CareLinx’s platform enables families to find professional caregivers at a cost of about 50 percent less than if they hired the same persons through an agency, while also helping them with admin tasks, including invoicing, care coordination, payroll processing, and household employment taxes. Currently operating in the nation’s top 50 metros (over 3,000 cities), CareLinx has more than 150,000 professional caregivers ranging from CNA's, MA's, LVN's and RN's, all of whom have passed a comprehensive background check and are covered with $4 million professional liability insurance through Lloyd’s of London. CareLinx won the AARP consumer vote at their national conference and has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, PBS, TIME, AARP Magazine, INC., Forbes, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg and more. Sheik founded CareLinx after witnessing his family’s struggles with finding and managing care for his sister with MS and uncle with ALS. Prior to starting CareLinx, he worked for over 15 years within healthcare, including biotechnology, healthcare investment banking and a healthcare investor at a $900 million dollar hedge fund.