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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.
Accenture delivers a wide range of health services and solutions that help the world’s leading healthcare providers and health plans use knowledge in new ways—from back office to the doctor’s office. Combining unmatched experience and specialized clinical and business skills—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture enables more effective, efficient and affordable healthcare.
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.
Stella is a healthcare company designed to build and deliver tangible consumer focused ideas and solutions that can make a real difference in people’s lives. We are investing in and building a portfolio of assets and companies that can impact the entire consumer healthcare journey. Our current portfolio includes Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, a leader in providing innovative mission driven solutions for over 80 years, along with other companies providing solutions in Healthcare Finance, Care Delivery and Consulting. We are continually looking to extend our impact and expand our value across the healthcare system consistent with our mission.
MANIFEST Technology is an IT Consulting firm that offers custom solutions to solve your business needs. Through strategic consultation, industry-leading talent, and effective solutions, MANIFEST’s personalized and collaborative approach ensures your success.
Square 1 is a full service banking partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, providing clients flexible resources and attentive service to help their companies grow. Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions through its 15 offices located in top innovation centers across the country.
Fathom is a business consultancy that helps organizations capitalize on change and how they interact with their customers.
Andcor, a pioneer in the recruiting industry with its equity-for-services fee structures and investment activities, is the leading resource for the assembly and development of entrepreneurial leadership teams for innovative emerging growth companies.
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.
Fredrikson is the law firm “where law and business meet” which means we bring our collective industry experience and insights to every engagement. We focus on delivering practical advice to early stage businesses quickly, succinctly and cost-effectively and leverage our extensive industry experience to help healthcare companies grow.
The intellectual property law firm of Christensen Fonder Dardi protects innovation by providing U.S. and international IP legal services 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.
The Minnesota Cup is an annual competition that seeks to support and accelerate the development of the best breakthrough ideas from across Minnesota.
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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.
As an Associate at TreeHouse Health, Des is responsible for driving brand awareness and engagement through marketing and events. Des has a diverse background that blends marketing, recruiting, project management and business development.
Prior to joining TreeHouse, Des spent several years helping clients across various industries, including healthcare, find unique solutions for their marketing and staffing needs. Des has a B.A. in International Business from Eckerd College.
John Blank has extensive experience in 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 Managing Director at TreeHouse Health where he leads business development and is responsible for executing investments in portfolio companies. J.D. also oversees TreeHouse Health operations and serves as the primary liaison between portfolio companies, anchor tenants, and service providers.
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 earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.