Citybiz Interview with Arthur Cooksey, Founder & CEO of Let's Talk Interactive, Inc.
Arthur Cooksey serves as the Chairman and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (LTI), leading the corporate strategy and development to drive the adoption of LTI’s suite of products and services. He founded the technology platform in 2001 as a way to provide consumers with access to qualified and licensed behavioral health professionals, which he later evolved to customized services and telehealth technology that LTI is known for today. Currently, LTI provides more than 3 million minutes and services roughly 40 thousand patients per month with telehealth services growing at 30% utilization month over month on our network.
The platform is having a major impact in the Florida Panhandle region. Championed by Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis and her Hope for Healing Initiative, the program placed telehealth kiosks from Let’s Talk Interactive in 63 public schools throughout the region. As a result, more than 60,000 students have access to mental health support.
In addition to collaborating with schools, Arthur continues to lead the growth of LTI into correctional institution programs, working alongside sheriff teams in Franklin County, FL to reduce recidivism through behavioral health support for inmates. He also emphasizes telehealth innovation among political leaders by attending judiciary hearings and White House events including the Summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence, and Substance Abuse.
Prior to Let’s Talk Interactive, Arthur held corporate and strategic roles for more than a decade, including leading corporate development with Bank of America Merchant Services. He was selected as a member of Bank of America’s Market President team where he reviewed social, economic and education issues, and sat on a political action committee that supported nonprofits throughout the Charlotte region.
A Charlotte native, Arthur continues to reside in his hometown.
Career | Prior to launching Let’s Talk Interactive, you spent 11 years at the Bank of America Merchant. Can you tell us about your career and the decision to launch Let’s Talk Interactive?
History | Let’s Talk Interactive was founded in 2001 to provide consumers with access to behavioral health professionals. Can you provide an overview of the history of the company?
Let’s Talk Interactive | What are the telehealth solutions provided by Let’s Talk Interactive?
Let’s Talk Interactive Today | Can you provide a snapshot of Let’s Talk Interactive in terms of employees, clients? What is the mix between product and services?
Covid | Covid has had a significant impact on the adoption of telehealth. How has Let’s Talk Interactive capitalized?
Competition | The competitive landscape includes a number of companies including Vsee and Global Med. How does Let’s Talk Interactive differ from the competitors?
Telehealth | How is Let’s Talk Interactive positioned in the telehealth landscape?
Capital | How has Let’s Talk Interactive been funded?
Growth | What are the growth plans for LTI?
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