George most recently served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN). Originally recruited to succeed the founders in 1992, George led a management transition and executed a strategic repositioning for the company. Under his direction, HCN became a global leader in senior housing and healthcare real estate and is now one of the ten largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REIT). Prior to joining Health Care REIT, George was a Senior Partner in charge of the Finance group at the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. He began his legal career in 1976 with the 650-person law firm of Dorsey & Whitney and earned his JD from the University of Chicago and BA from Cornell University.
Marty Felsenthal, Managing Member, Health Velocity Capital
Marty is the managing member of Health Velocity Capital. For more than 20 years, he has spent his career working exclusively with emerging growth and disruptive healthcare software and healthcare services companies. Previously, Marty served as a general partner for each of Salix Ventures and HLM Venture Partners. As a venture capital and growth stage investor, he has led investments in and/or served on the Boards of Directors of companies such as TelaDoc (NYSE: TDOC); change: healthcare (acquired by Emdeon); Aperio (acquired by Leica Biosystems); Titan Health (acquired by United Surgical Partners); US Renal Care (acquired by Leonard Green); Payerpath (acquired by Misys); Vantage Oncology (acquired by McKesson); NovoLogix (acquired by CVSHealth); OnShift; VeriCare; and ClearData Networks. Marty has a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners
Peter’s venture investment activity has been focused on health care services and health care information technologies. Peter is currently a director of ArroHealth, Imagine Health, Linkwell, Medicalis, Nordic Consulting, OnShift, Silverlink Communications and The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ). He previously served as director of several companies including: Casenet, MedVentive, Sanovia, Atria Communities (NASDAQ), Actamed (aka WebMD), Health Care REIT (NYSE) and Renal Care Group (NYSE). Prior to joining HLM in 1992, Peter was a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons, where he directed research in health care services and managed care. Previously, he was a research analyst at William Blair & Company and a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Peter received an AB from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Columbia University.
Jonathan Murray, Managing Director, Early Stage Partners
Jonathan Murray has followed a bumblebee’s path through American business. After graduating in 1980 from George Washington University, where he double-majored in Biology and English Literature, he worked in medical journalism in Washington, D.C. for a subsidiary of Capital Cities/ABC. An interest in business led him away from the Nation’s Capital and its concerns to New York, where he worked in pharmaceutical marketing for J. Walter Thompson. This job exposed him to corporate strategy, which became an enduring fascination that spurred him to return to school for an MBA, which he received from the University of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Murray has been Managing Director of Early Stage Partners since the autumn of 2000. The fund focuses on investing in early stage technology-based companies in industries in which Northeast Ohio has distinctive competence.
Mike Stubler, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Draper Triangle Ventures
Mike is a Managing Director and co-founder of Draper Triangle Ventures, a network partner of Draper Fisher Jurvertson. He has over 25 years of experience with start-up technology companies both as a co-founder and early stage investor. Mike currently serves on the boards of OnShift, Ayalogic, Unitask, TOA Technologies and ClearCount Medical Solutions. Mike previously directed the Fund’s investments in ClubCom (acquired by Amer Sports), Active Media (acquired by Precor), Renal Solutions (acquired by Fresenius, NYSE: FMS) and New Media (acquired by Zoom Media). Mike is a Director and President of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and a Director of the Ohio Venture Association. Mike graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA.
Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift
Mark joined OnShift in July, 2008 as CEO. Mark brings to OnShift over 25 years of experience in enterprise software sales and marketing, having worked for startup organizations as well as Fortune 500 companies. Prior to OnShift, Mark was Vice President of sales for Flashline, which was acquired by BEA in 2006. Mark successfully developed and implemented Flashline’s global sales and channel strategy and later BEA’s aqualogic sales team. Mark’s track record creating and running successful business strategies also includes work with TMW Systems, where he built the sales team from the ground up leading to over 1500% increase in revenue, and PSI, a regional hardware and software VAR. Mark leverages his extensive background in technology-enabled process improvements speaking at industry conferences as well as authoring articles on long-term care trends and issues.