leadership team

Alison Wistner


About Alison

Alison is responsible for Upwell’s corporate strategy and operational leadership and brings a broad range of investment experience in healthcare services and HCIT companies to her role. Prior to joining Upwell, Alison was managing director at Mercato Partners, a private equity firm managing $450M focused on growth stage technology companies. She was also principal at Prospector Equity Capital (PEC), CFO of Zane Benefits, vice president at Hunter Capital, and a financial analyst for NationsBanc Montgomery Securities. She was named a ‘Top 40 Under Forty’ by Utah Business magazine and received the Trailblazer Award from the Women Tech Council. Alison holds a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a collegiate diver. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit, mountain biking, and taking advantage of Park City’s abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.

Patrick Grosso


About Patrick

As Upwell’s Chief Financial Officer, Patrick oversees all business administration functions and participates in the development of strategic initiatives and tactical plans to ensure the achievement of key organizational objectives. Patrick brings 19 years of private and public company operations experience to Upwell. Previously, he served as Skullcandy’s vice president of strategic initiatives and corporate affairs and chief legal officer, leading several departments internationally. Prior to that, he held various management and legal roles at national companies. Patrick received a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University, a BS in economics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a CPA. Patrick lives in Park City with his wife and two young children, and enjoys snowboarding, running, and camping in his spare time.

Bridget Quinlan


About Bridget

After spending 20+ years in the technology and advertising/publishing space with companies such as Rakuten and Adobe, Bridget is uniquely qualified to conceptualize and implement programs that engage and influence customers. Bridget’s professional passions include developing strategies to drive revenue and growth through market intel and using technology as a facilitator to increase efficiency, automation, and ROI. She received her degree from UMass Amherst. Outside of the office, Bridget blows off steam with yoga, skiing, and trail running.

Josh Walker


About Josh

Josh brings an impressive blend of expertise, passion, and healthcare experience to his role as chief operating officer. He previously served as COO at Imagine Health and Optum, and has an extensive background developing the framework for multiple companies that have achieved transformational growth in the healthcare space. Josh’s primary focus is on helping UpWell operationalize relationships with PBMs, payers, and manufacturers, while overseeing the technology, IT, pharmacy operations, and project management teams. Josh has a BS from the University of Utah and an MBA from the George Washington School of Business. When he isn’t spending time with his wife and three energetic children, he can be found skiing, cycling, and running the trails along the Wasatch range.