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At TreeHouse Health, we help emerging healthcare companies accelerate the growth and development of their business within an innovative and collaborative ecosystem by providing investment and expertise.
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is a nationally recognized Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with the largest emergency department in Minnesota. It is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County. The comprehensive public teaching hospital and clinic system includes a 455-bed acute care hospital and primary care and specialty clinics located in downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Village, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, and Richfield; and in Minneapolis in the Whittier Neighborhood and on East Lake Street. HCMC also has a retail clinic in Bloomington and an employer-based clinic in the Hennepin County Government Center.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS), with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago.
MentorMate integrates strategy, design, app development and staffing services bringing globally-informed technical expertise to tight-knit innovation groups and Fortune 500 companies alike.
Evantage is a business consultancy that helps organizations capitalize on change and how they interact with their customers.
Finnesse Partners focuses exclusively on recruiting for the healthcare industry. Our team digs deep, sticks around for the long term, and stakes our reputation on getting it right every time.
Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 27 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to improve business performance.
StoneArch partners with industry-leading medical device and healthcare companies from around the world delivering award-winning marketing, meetings and learning initiatives.
Peterson Habicht offers strategic legal and business counsel in Business, Banking, Real Estate, Employment, Estate Planning and Tax Services, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Health Care (legal, consulting and policy services).
With more than 1,500 associates in 34 offices, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the United States.
The intellectual property law firm of Christensen Fonder provides legal service and representation to clients worldwide.
Cresa Minneapolis is a real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services.
The Medical Alley Association is a global leader in industry advocacy, stakeholder connectivity and content delivery which help power the evolution of healthcare in supporting members so they may innovate, succeed and influence the global community.
Mill City ICC (Innovation, Collaboration and Commercialization) is a non-profit organization focused on assisting healthcare systems and providers in matching healthcare resources to the needs of their ambulatory patient population.
The Minnesota Cup is an annual competition that seeks to support and accelerate the development of the best breakthrough ideas from across Minnesota.
1635 Hennepin Avenue, suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403
TreeHouse Health is an innovation center designed to invest in emerging companies and facilitate innovation between large and emerging players in the industry. Our team plays an active role in helping Portfolio Companies achieve success.
Chairman Of The Board
John Blank has extensive experience in the healthcare both as a practicing physician and a senior executive in the managed care and services sectors of the healthcare industry.
John has successfully built and sold numerous managed care organizations. As Chief Executive of Harmony Health Plan, John led the company through a successful acquisition by WellCare in 2004. He then served as Chief Executive Officer of Unison Health Plans where he grew revenues to more than $950 Million before the business was acquired by UnitedHealth subsidiary, AmeriChoice, in 2008.
John was then Chief Operating Officer of AmeriChoice before serving as Senior Vice President of the Emerging Business Group at UHG.
John earned a medical degree from McGill University and is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology.
Joseph H. Whitney has significant professional business development, executive management, and financial experience with numerous companies ranging from start-ups to major public companies and is actively involved in venture capital investing.
He has been on the Board of Directors of numerous charitable organizations, and both private and public companies including Hixon Properties, Hawaiian Development Corp., Electro-Magnetic Components Inc., the Whitney Foundation, and Loring Corners.
Dave is an experienced sales leader of health and healthcare services. He began his career with Definity Health where he was responsible for regional employer sales, consumer sales, and account management growth. Upon the company’s sale to UnitedHealth Group, he became President of the Healthcare Transformation Group.
David then co-founded RedBrick Health, a health and wellness company dedicated to changing the financing to reward consumer healthy lifestyles .
In 2009, David co-founded The Second Story Sales Company and currently serves as its CEO.
J.D. is the Managing Director at TreeHouse Health where he oversees operations, facilitates business development and is responsible for executing investments in TreeHouse Portfolio Companies.
J.D. has past experience sourcing, evaluating and executing investments in early stage companies. He also has experience working in corporate Government Affairs. J.D. is a graduate of Miami University with a degree in Political Science and Business Legal Studies and is currently pursuing a MBA at the Carlson School of Management.
Holly is the Marketing Specialist at TreeHouse Health where she leads all things marketing, social media, and event related.
Holly’s background includes building marketing and social media programs in large healthcare companies, as well as planning and executing events. Her experiences at companies like Target, Optum, and Life Time Fitness, have sharpened her skills around project management, business analytics, and marketing campaign development.
Holly is passionate about health and wellness and is a certified personal trainer. She holds a BA in communications from the University of Minnesota.