Chuck Kruger

Chuck Kruger

Chief Executive Officer

Chuck has over 25 years of experience starting and leading rapidly growing private equity backed healthcare services companies.  He is passionate about building and energizing teams, providing world class levels of customer service, and achieving operational and financial excellence.

At Akeso we are driven to provide the highest quality and most cost-efficient occupational medicine solution for patients, employers and payors.  We accomplish this by hiring top performing physicians who provide world class care and outcomes, embracing proprietary technology solutions which improve workflow, and constantly focusing on communication and customer service.

Immediately prior to joining Akeso Chuck was the President of TrialRunners, a clinical research organization (CRO) which has managed over 70 ophthalmic clinical trials involving over 10,000 patients across 19 countries.  Prior to TrialRunners Chuck was the President of Dignity Health GoHealth Urgent Care, which he launched in 2016 and rapidly grew into the largest urgent care provider in San Francisco.  Prior to GoHealth Chuck was the Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN).  During his 10 years with PRN he led an aggressive acquisition and denovo initiative, adding and integrating over 125 new outpatient physical therapy clinics in 11 states.


Chuck began his career in investment banking and private equity before his first entrepreneurial venture as the co-founder of a startup which become one of the largest privately held medical products distributors in the country.  Chuck holds degrees in both Human Biology and Economics from Stanford University.