At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Austin, Texas based CFO’ operating in the Health Care space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of Sante Ventures
Jason was hired by Santé in 2017 to manage the financial and compliance activities and to ensure the firm meets all regulatory requirements. Previously, Jason served as the Regional Head of Fund Services for the Americas for Maples Fund Services where he focused on growing the NA business through expansion of administration, middle-office and risk services to investment managers, institutional investors and family offices. Prior to that, Jason served as Director of Client Services for Alternative Fund Services with Deutsche Bank in London, managing all client service relationships with hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity and real estate funds across EMEA and Asia. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Jason served as Managing Director / COO of Hedgeworks, and positions at Capital Guardian Trust Company, Ernst & Young and Coopers & Lybrand. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University, is a current member of the CFA Institute, and Certified Public Accountant.
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About Sante Ventures: Santé Ventures is a life sciences venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies developing innovative medical technologies.
CFO of Kettle & Fire
Brian Hack is the CFO at Kettle and Fire.
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About Kettle & Fire: Kettle & Fire is a bone broth company that combines marrow bones with premium organic vegetables and filtered water in steel kettles.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of LDR Holding
Bob McNamara is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He has over twenty years experience within technology environments including medical device and software. His experience includes managing two IPO’s including Accuray Inc. ($330 million) and Somnus ($50 million). He also served as a board member post IPO for Northstar Neurosciences. During his CFO career, Bob managed six acquisitions or mergers including the acquisition of InDefense, Inc. by Microsoft Corp., the acquisition of Recourse Technologies by Symantec, and was part of the team that negotiated the $1.1B acquisition of Target Therapeutics by Boston Scientific. He holds an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BS from University of San Francisco. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) and the former Mayor of Menlo Park, California.
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About LDR Holding: LDR Global Home develops and commercializes systems and instrumentation used in spine treatments and surgeries.
Chief Financial Officer of Sanguina
Rene Gonzalez is the chief financial officer at Sanguina.
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About Sanguina: Sanguina is a wellness and diagnostic company offering at-home anemia management tools, through app technology and an over-the-counter kit.
Chief Financial Officer of Lung Therapeutics
Chuck Garner joined Lung Therapeutics in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Garner brings over 20 years of investment banking, corporate finance, business development and financial operational experience to Lung Therapeutics. Most recently, Mr. Garner was a life sciences industry consultant to private and public life sciences companies, providing financial and advisory services. Prior to this, Mr. Garner was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer for Recro Pharma, Inc., successfully leading the company’s initial public offering and acquisition of select assets from Alkermes, plc. Mr. Garner began his professional career as a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and, while an investment banker for Deutsche Bank AG, raised or advised on over $8 billion of financial and advisory transactions for healthcare clients. Mr. Garner received his Bachelors of Business Administration, high distinction, with a concentration in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan.
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About Lung Therapeutics: Lung Therapeutics provides innovative treatments for underserved, life-threatening lung conditions.
CFO of A Family First Community Services
Mike Bennett is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Idera. Mike is a 30-year veteran in the network and systems management industry with expertise in accelerating growth in early stage and public technology businesses, and building organizations that distinguish themselves in tough, competitive environments. A seven-time CEO, Mike most recently served as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of SolarWinds, a developer and marketer of network, applications, virtualization and storage management software. As CEO, Mike took SolarWinds public in 2009 and the company quickly achieved over $2 billion dollar market cap under his leadership. SWI continues to be one of the most successful IPOs since 2009 based upon the ‘SolarWinds Model,’ which was pioneered under his leadership, and has led to the rapid consumerization of IT across the software industry.
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About A Family First Community Services, ActivTrak, AVX Partners: A Family First Community Services provides outpatient mental health services through their Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program.
Brad Van Schouwen
CFO of EQO
Van Schouwen has always been intertwined with the startup community. The ever changing and challenging world of startups has always interested Van Schouwen who loves the diversity of experiences that are inherent in the startup community. After 15 years of helping other organizations find the right footing in the world of business and finance, Schouwen decided it was time for him to make his journey. So when Schwarz Taylor, an old friend of his, began to get involved with EQO, Van Schouwen saw the opportunity to fill a need the company soon had. As EQO’s financial expert, Van Schouwen works hard to direct the company’s ability to fund their long term investment; an investment that attracted Van Schouwen to EQO. The bigger and broader goal that EQO has makes it stand out from other entrepreneurs he has worked with in the past and he wouldn’t change any part of his time working with the team.
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About EQO, Signet: Environmental Quality Operations(EQO) was founded to bring the modern molecular biology laboratory to the field of environmental management.
CFO of Digital Pharmacist
Ted Pakes is the CFO at Digital Pharmacist Inc.
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About Digital Pharmacist: HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solutions to help your pharmacy attract new customers, increase efficiencies, and grow your business.
Chief Financial Officer of Cantata Health
Michael is a seasoned healthcare executive and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in healthcare strategy, finance, operations and business development. His broad industry experience includes payers, health systems, acute/post-acute/ambulatory care, ACOs, and consumerism. Michael has led corporate and business development, sales, operations, strategy, finance, and human resources functions. He is an expert at evaluating and implementing transformational and innovative strategies, managing processes and projects, driving revenue growth, and identifying opportunities to expand capabilities and markets. Before joining Cantata, Michael served as Vice President of Healthcare Solutions at MedHelp, a subsidiary of Merck. Earlier in his career, Michael was CEO and Co-Founder of Predictive Medical Technologies, a predictive analytics start-up that provides real-time messaging to clinicians regarding potential adverse events. He also serviced as CFO for Intelligent Healthcare and Med-Vantage, leading both companies to successful exits. Additionally, he has held several strategic and financial roles with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Morgan Stanley and General Electric. Michael earned his BS degree in Finance and Business Law and Public Policy from The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
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About Cantata Health: Cantata Health designs, develops, installs & supports client-proven RCM, EHR & add’l solutions.