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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.