Richard Schwabacher, 40
Senior vice president and chief digital officer, BioReference Laboratories
Schwabacher joined the company in July 2020 after holding similar roles at Pfizer and Quest Diagnostics. Within three months of joining BioReference, he took the lead on a pilot in-home, on-demand service that allows consumers to request/do labs from home. Oscar Health, Teladoc and UnitedHealthcare were early to add it for their members. He quickly grew the digital team at the company, too, from 10 people in December 2020 to nearly 40 to meet growing demand. And Schwabacher built out the company’s capabilities to bring COVID-19 testing to school districts across the country.