Growth Partners

The association is pleased to confirm the participation of the following private equity firms and related advisors. Each of these companies have specific expertise in the self-insurance industry. Some of these companies will assist with the educational content, and all will be available to meet privately with event attendees to discuss their corporate growth objectives. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide an introduction to their companies to the assembled group of Growth Partner Sponsors on the front side of the Forum.

Orlo "Spike" Dietrich
Managing Director
Ansley Capital Group
899 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Ansley Capital is a boutique investment bank focused on the intersection of technology and services, specifically related to self-funded employer health plans. In addition to traditional investment banking services, Ansley's wholly-owned subsidiaries include both a FINRA-registered broker-dealer (Ansley Securities) and an internal investment entity (Ansley Equity Partners). Given the significant experience of our Managing Directors and Operating Partners--as the Founders and Senior Executives of numerous healthcare companies within this space--we leverage this experience to provide clients with a unique combination of strategic guidance and business development assistance, in addition to our core banking services. Ansley principally serves lower and middle-market companies focused on business execution strategies that include capital raises, acquisitions (buy-side), and (sell-side) exit strategies such as the sale of all or part of a company. Our primary industries of focus are technology-enabled services supporting the self-funding of healthcare plans, including network administration (TPA), pharmacy benefit management (PBM), specialty drugs (Rx), claims repricing (RBP), care management (UM/CM/CCM), patient navigation and member engagement, and risk allocation (stop-loss).

Paul Barrett
Managing Partner
Argosy Healthcare Partners
900 W. Valley Road, Suite 1000
Wayne, PA 19087

Argosy Healthcare Partners is a strategic healthcare investor built to support founder-owned companies. We believe in your culture, reinvesting in your business, and together accelerating your growth.  We partner with management teams and together build market leading platforms. Our success is determined by the strength of our relationships with founders, employees, clinicians, patients, and the communities that our partners serve.

Matt Whitman
Investment Partner, Head of Origination
Arsenal Capital
277 Park Avenue, Floor 34
New York, NY 10172

Arsenal is a specialized private equity firm with what it believes are market-leading franchises in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Through deep immersion in our markets, we seek to discern needs and trends and craft technology- and innovation-rich strategies. Together with our management teams, we build high-growth, highly advantaged businesses that win in the market.

Matt Gorski
Cressey & Company LP
155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60606

With 40+ years of experience forging lasting partnerships across the healthcare industry, Cressey is one of the most experienced and successful partners in healthcare private equity. In addition to strategic capital, we deliver years of business-building expertise as well as a deep network of resources to help our partner companies accelerate growth.

Ben Hughes
Head of Business Development
Edgemont Partners
787 7th Avenue, 49th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Edgemont Partners is a premier healthcare investment bank that provides merger and acquisition advisory and growth capital raising services exclusively for healthcare companies. With deep domain expertise, exceptional execution, and incomparable integrity we go beyond the fundamentals to secure the greatest value and optimal overall terms for your company.

Kelsey Hilbrich
Vice President
Flexpoint Ford, LLC 1
Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 6100
New York, NY 10017

Flexpoint Ford is a private equity investment firm that has raised over $7.0 billion in capital and specializes in privately negotiated investments in the financial services and healthcare industries. Our industry-specific experience allows us to help build and add value to our portfolio companies through strategy development, operational guidance, sharing of best practices, and accessing key industry relationships. In addition, we leverage our financial expertise to assist our portfolio companies with identifying and executing acquisitions and financing their growth plans.

Jake Wetzel
Frontline Healthcare Partners
677 King Street, Suite 410
Charleston, SC 29403

We spend the time upfront to understand the goals and objectives of our founders / partners and management teams. Alignment of all shareholders is critical to executing upon a business plan. Frontline will apply its approach of developing strong, deep partnerships with founders, owners and operators who typically will roll over a significant minority stake into the new platform company. This partnership approach aligns incentives and creates a team that can maximize value in each business. 

Jon L'Heureux
Vice President of Business Development
Graham Healthcare Capital
4017 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 418
Nashville, TN 37215

Graham is a long-term investor focused on partnering with mission-driven healthcare founders. Working with Graham provides an alternative to traditional private equity: we intend to hold businesses for 30+ years, we preserve incumbent management teams, share annual distributions with our partners, don’t charge management or board fees, and place a premium or preserving your company culture.

Andrew Weisman
Vice President
Harvest Partners Ascend
280 Park Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Harvest Partners Ascend is a lower middle market private equity platform within Harvest Partners focused on the Business and Technology Services market. Harvest Partners Ascend seeks to invest in proven, profitable businesses that are leaders in their end-markets and provide their customer bases with mission-critical solutions that enable organizational scalability and business productivity, ensure compliance and provide insights for growth. Targeted sectors for investment include Healthcare Services.

Trey Marinello
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
111 S. Wacker Drive, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Houlihan Lokey is a leading global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. Our global industry coverage brings sector-specific knowledge, experience, and relationships to every client we work with. Through our nine dedicated industry groups and financial sponsors efforts, Houlihan Lokey provides the focused expertise to help advance your vision.

Todd Squilanti
Managing Director
InTandem Capital Partners
One Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 2400
New York, NY 10017

InTandem Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in and helps accelerate the growth of small to mid-sized companies in select healthcare services sectors. We specialize in helping local leaders become national powerhouses.

Michael Langer
Managing Director
40 West 57th Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10019

At Lightyear, we partner with exceptional management teams to help them grow their businesses and create enduring value. We empower management teams by bringing deep domain expertise and a vast network of operating partners and resources that provide strategic, operational, and financial support.

Peter Schwartz
Vice President
LLR Partners
2929 Arch Street, 27th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm investing in technology and healthcare businesses. We collaborate with our portfolio companies to define high-impact growth initiatives, turn them into action and create long-term value. Founded in 1999 and with more than $5 billion raised across six funds, LLR is a flexible provider of equity capital for growth, recapitalizations and buyouts.

Josh Weber
Managing Director
MBF Healthcare Partners
121 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 1100
Coral Gables, FL 33134

We are operators who evolved into investors. MBF Healthcare Partners, one of healthcare’s most sought-after private equity partners, has been accelerating growth for healthcare services companies since 2005. In partnership with exceptional leadership, we build premier companies that deliver uncompromising care to patients and improve our healthcare system. We don’t just take positions. We take action.

Charlotte Black
Vice President
2200 Atlantic Street, Suite 300
Stamford, CT 06902

Our approach is simple. As one of the earliest venture investors in Healthcare and FinTech, we partner with the best entrepreneurs in these industries at any stage – whether early or growth. Entrepreneurs are our lifeblood. We thrive on collaborating with innovative thinkers to help make their visions a reality. This is why they choose to partner with us time and time again.  Having backed some of the leading companies in these spaces, we understand the trends and fundamentals driving both sectors and provide hands-on support in helping founders and management teams advance to the next stage.

Brian McGregor
Vice President
Sheridan Capital Partners
400 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

Sheridan Capital Partners is a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm that focuses on lower middle market buyouts and growth equity in the U.S. and Canada. Sheridan partners with companies in the verticals of providers and provider services, healthcare IT and outsourced services, and consumer health and medical products, bringing strategic resources to accelerate growth, build enduring value, and achieve strong results.

Michael Burcham
Chief of Strategy & Talent Development
Shore Capital Partners
1 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

The Shore investment process and value creation strategy is based on the belief that when industry, management, and a company are in alignment, we have an opportunity to drive transformational growth. Our management philosophy is rooted in a shared vision of success developed jointly with our entrepreneurs and board members. Utilizing the Shore playbook, we have generated consistent and repeatable results.

Jeff Haywood
Managing Director
Spectrum Equity
One International Place, 35th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative internet-enabled software and data services companies. For over 28 years, we have partnered with high-growth companies across the information economy.

Gregg Osenkowski
Sverica Capital Management
One Boston Place, Suite 3910
Boston, MA 02108

Sverica Capital is a specialized private investment partnership focused exclusively on acquiring lower middle-market businesses. Sverica leadership brings unique industry experience, insights and guidance to the management teams of its portfolio companies to help drive transformational growth. At Sverica, we believe in long-term strategic partnerships, built on trust and driven by core values.

Timothy Farris
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

We build great companies and create lasting value. It’s all about partnership and collaboration, built on a foundation of trust and transparency. Our team leverages deep sector knowledge and operating expertise to drive a shared vision for success. Our integrated teams work together as one over the full life cycle of an investment. From developing deep sector expertise and relationships to partnering with management teams in the development and execution of Value Creation Plans—we believe our approach delivers quicker, advantageous outcomes.

Patrick Teyro
WaterStreet Healthcare Partners
444 West Lake Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606

Water Street is a strategic partner and investor in the healthcare industry. Our team has a history of successful partnerships with middle-market companies interested in accelerating their growth, market presence, and long-term value. Working closely with founders and executives, we align our industry expertise and network of resources to support their growth objectives. We build market leaders that help strengthen the healthcare system through improved patient care, increased efficiencies, and lower costs. Water Street has been deeply involved in the healthcare services market for 10+ years, building a leading franchise of businesses specializing in technology-enabled outsourced services to employers, payers, and providers.

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