Edgar Bronfman Jr. is a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a unique firm that specializes in creating companies to solve important problems in large industries, and Executive Chairman of Global Thermostat LLC, a pioneering company designed to develop and commercialize a technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and other sources.
Mr. Bronfman is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music, one of the world’s largest music companies.
During Mr. Bronfman’s tenure, WMG was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” in 2007, the first music company ever to receive the honor and, in 2009, was recognized as one of the “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” by Fast Company magazine.
Bronfman also serves on the board of InterActiveCorp and is Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to international development. Bronfman also serves on the board of New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
J. Michael Cline is the founding Partner of Accretive LLC. Michael co-founded Exult, Xchanging, Fandango, Accretive Health, Accolade, and others. He serves as Chairman of Everspring and as a director on the boards of Accolade, Arise and Accumen. Before founding Accretive, Michael spent 10 years as General Partner at General Atlantic Partners and was an associate at McKinsey & Company.
Michael received a BS from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a Director of Panthera where he chairs the Tigers Forever initiative. In addition he serves on the board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Harvard Business School Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as the Harvard Business School and Cornell School of Hotel Administration Deans Advisory Boards. He is married with six children.
William H. Frist, M.D. is a nationally acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U. S. Senate Majority Leader, and chairman of the Executive Board of the health service private equity firm Cressey & Company. Dr. Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years where he served on both the Health and Finance committees responsible for writing health legislation. He was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history. His leadership was instrumental in passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act to provide prescription drugs at lower costs to seniors and the historic legislation (PEPFAR) that reversed the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.
In the private sector, he serves on three public company boards, Select Medical, Teladoc and AECOM, (the largest engineering/architectural company in the world). In addition, he is a board member of Unitek (nursing and information technology), Aegis (lab), Aspire (palliative care), MDSave (health consumerism), and Cognosante (information technology in health). Dr. Frist serves as an adjunct professor of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt University and clinical professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College. As a leading authority on healthcare, Senator Frist speaks nationally on health reform, government policy, global health, education reform, and volunteerism. Dr. Frist is married and has three sons and lives in Franklin, Tennessee.
Jeff is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously CEO and then executive chairman of OpenTable, where he led the company during a period of accelerated domestic and international growth and oversaw its initial public offering.
Prior to OpenTable, Jeff was president of PayPal and responsible for establishing the company as the global standard for online payments. Earlier, he was senior vice president and general manager of eBay North America, overseeing eBay’s growth into one of the Internet’s leading commerce brands and driving the successful acquisitions of PayPal and Half.com.
Before joining eBay, Jeff was chief financial officer of Hollywood Entertainment and president of Reel.com. He also worked as senior vice president of finance for The Disney Stores at The Walt Disney Company.
Jeff holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he also serves on the Advisory Counsel. He received a BA in Political Science and Psychology from Amherst College.
Jeff also serves on the board of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: 500px, Airbnb, Belly, Instacart, Lookout, OfferUp, Pinterest, Tilt, and Walker & Company.
Mark V. Mactas was most recently deputy chairman, president and chief operating officer for Towers Watson until his retirement in 2011. He was formerly chairman and chief executive officer of Towers Perrin (before it merged with Watson Wyatt) from 2001 to 2009. With 40,000 associates around the world, Willis Towers Watson offers professional services in benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.
Mr. Mactas is currently vice chairman of the board of Save the Children, where he has been a trustee since 2006. Since 2011, he has served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Lehigh University. In 2013, he joined the Envision Healthcare board, which offers an array of healthcare-related services to consumers, hospitals, healthcare systems, health plans and local, state and national government entities. He also was president of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and served on its board as well as that of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Jim is the co-founder and managing director of Carrick Capital Partners. Previously, Jim founded and ran Exult. He led a successful IPO, grew the business to over $500mm in revenue and managed an eventual $800 million acquisition by Hewitt in 2004. Exult was the market pioneer and leader in HR BPO for Global 500 companies, including BP, International Paper and Bank of America. Jim is also involved in several other successful technology-enabled services companies, including Axiom, Genpact (NYSE: G), Mavenlink and ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV).
Tom has been with Spencer Stuart since 1976. He managed the worldwide firm from 1979 to 1987 and founded and chairs the firm’s U.S. advisory board of prominent CEOs. He previously was a principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton in executive search and CEO of an information systems company. Tom has served on the public boards of ACE Limited (chair of governance committee); Hewitt Associates; Macmillan, Inc.; and Exult. In addition, he has served on the boards of several private companies including the Lord Abbett Mutual Funds with assets in excess of $100 billion.
Rajeev Singh is Chief Executive Officer at Accolade, the leading technology-enabled consumer healthcare engagement services company for large employers, payers and provider organizations.
He was most recently co-founder, president and chief operating officer of Seattle-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) travel and expense management firm Concur, the eighth-largest SaaS company in the world.
Rajeev co-founded Concur, the global leader in travel and expense management, in 1993. His early years in the company were focused in the product management and development organizations. In the 20 years that followed, he worked in nearly every role in the business – culminating in his final role as president, chief operating officer and board director for the last nine years of his tenure. During that timeframe, the company grew from $60mm in revenues to over $800mm in revenues before being acquired by SAP AG for $8.3bn in 2014.
He graduated from Western Michigan University with a BSE. Today, he serves on the board of Avalara, a top provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses; Apptio, a SaaS technology business management solutions provider; Amperity, the world’s only Intelligent Customer Data Platform; Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.
Tom Spann is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Accolade, provider of the country’s leading comprehensive consumer healthcare engagement platform for large businesses. The company’s technology-enabled solution helps individuals and families get the right care and delivers consistently superior savings and consumer satisfaction results.
Since its founding in 2007, Accolade has grown to 600-plus employees serving health plans as well as some of the nation’s largest self-insured employers. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 Most Promising Companies by Forbes magazine and the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500. Employees have consistently voted Accolade a top workplace in the Philadelphia region.
Prior to founding Accolade, Tom served as Senior Managing Partner at Accenture, where he led the North America Products Group, a 10,000-employee operating unit with $2-billion-plus-revenue, 50% of which was the Health and Life Sciences Operating Unit, serving leading health plans, providers and life sciences companies.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Yang joined Comcast Ventures (CV) in 2009. He leads CV’s investment activities in healthcare and Internet of Things. Some of his portfolio companies include Accolade, BodyMedia (acquired by Jawbone), and Healthline. Prior to joining CV, Michael was a VP/GM at Yahoo! and responsible for several lines of business including Yahoo! Health. Previously, he was a principal with Atlas Venture and a member of the AOL Business Affairs team. Michael has an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sheri Dodd is VP/GM for Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS). The MCMS business includes patient monitoring services, a value-based healthcare solution for improving outcomes and reducing cost of care for all levels of acuity and multiple disease states. She joined Medtronic in March 2010 and has served in clinical, health economic, health policy and reimbursement leadership roles. Prior to Medtronic, she spent 13 years at Johnson & Johnson and 5 years at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Dodd earned a joint MSc degree in Health Economics and Epidemiology from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Matt McIlwain is a managing director with Madrona Venture Group where he focuses on companies delivering enterprise software, cloud and machine learning powered platforms and applications. Matt currently serves on the boards of several companies including Apptio (NASDAQ: APTI), Smartsheet and Qumulo. In 2017 Matt was awarded Director of the Year from the NACD and Puget Sound Business Journal for his work fostering growing companies over the past 17 years. Matt is also a board member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Washington Policy Center. Matt is a graduate of Dartmouth College, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Richard Neeson is Executive Vice President and Chief Development and Innovation Officer for Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, he works closely with Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty to identify and execute on priority partnerships, which are central to advancing the company’s vision and achieving scale and new capabilities. He also oversees the Corporate Development and Innovation area. Before joining Independence, Mr. Neeson served as Chief Executive Officer at Keystone Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania Blue Shield. Mr. Neeson holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut.
Charles B. Patton is an experienced healthcare investor and advisor. He served as a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners, a middle market private equity fund with over $8 billion of capital under management. At Oak Hill he was responsible for originating, structuring, and managing the firm’s investments in the Healthcare industry for over thirteen years. Prior to Oak Hill, he was a Vice President with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Mr. Patton also worked in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring and Private Investment departments. Mr. Patton earned a BS degree from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.