Executive Program

HI2 is designed for the most forward-thinking leaders in healthcare.  By combining top innovation, talent and capital, HI2 helps you visualize change in healthcare, clarify your strategic vision, and collectively accelerate the efficiency of the overall healthcare system. 

The 2022 program will be available in the spring. 

2021 Program

Monday, September 27, 2021

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Meeting Lounge Open

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Opening General Session

Dry Powder: PE’s Post-Pandemic Outlook on Healthcare Services
An investment boom is coming. But where will PE place its bets – and how has the 2020/2021 healthcare economic crisis impacted the outlook on healthcare services? We’ll discuss the major factors impacting post-pandemic investment, including payer trends, policy changes and newly emerging healthcare disruptors.

David Ellis (Moderator), President and Founder
Lincoln Healthcare Leadership

Jonathan Lewis, Partner
Sheridan Capital Partners

Pete Magas, Partner
Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company

Matthew Pettit, Founding Partner
Seven Hills Capital

Justin Sunshine, Managing Director
General Atlantic

4:45 - 5:30 PM

Capital Strategy Panels

Fundamental sessions for every healthcare services owner contemplating an exit strategy.

Reading the Market: Is Now the Right Time to Sell?

Jed Cheney (Moderator), Managing Principal

Dexter Braff, President
The Braff Group

Chris Donovan, Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

Scott Ferguson, CEO
Aesto Health

A Seller's Exit Options: From Buyout to SPAC

James Lee (Moderator), Partner
​​Proskauer Rose LLP

Kristofer Blohm, Managing Director
Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC

Matt Bristol, Director
Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Aaron Cohen, Principal, Co-Head of Healthcare
Citrin Cooperman

Valuation & Due Diligence in a Post-Pandemic World

David Berman (Moderator)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, Principal ​​​​​​​
SimiTree Healthcare Consulting

Dan Gemp, President & CEO​​​​​​​
Dreamscape Marketing

Leah Jones, SVP​​​​​​​
Allscripts Healthcare, LLC

Ron Ralph, Owner​​​​​​​
Crowe, LLP​​​​​​​

Who's at the Helm - How PE Assesses Talent

Eric Scharber (Moderator), Managing Principal
SimiTree Healthcare Consulting

Vladimir Andonov, Director of Business Development
​​​​​​​Martis Capital

Tom Greer, Partner​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Fulcrum Equity Partners

Amel Hammad, Managing Director​​​​​​​

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Opening  Reception

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Meeting Lounge Open

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 -8:40 AM

General Session

Investing for Value: A Conversation with Brad Smith

From entrepreneur to CMMI Director to equity investor, Brad Smith has cultivated a very valuable perspective on the interrelationship of public and private healthcare stakeholders. In this one-on-one conversation, Brad will describe how innovation at CMS, the Biden healthcare agenda and value-based care are shaping his investment thesis as the founder and CEO of newly formed healthcare firm Russell Street Ventures.

Brad Smith, Founder & CEO
Russell Street Ventures
(Former Director of CMMI)

Tim Craig (Moderator), Managing Director
Healthcare Innovation & Investment Conference (HI2)

9:10 - 9:55 AM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 1 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Physical Therapy Services

John Geis (Moderator), Managing Director, Healthcare Sector Lead
Cresset Partners

John Gallucci, CEO
JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

Richard Leaver, CEO
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners 

Michael Rucker, CEO
Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

Kidney Care Services

Tom Ruane (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Vice President ​​​​​​​
Havencrest Capital Management

Chris Riopelle, Co-Founder & CEO​​​​​​​
Strive Health

Babajide Salako, MD, CEO​​​​​​​
Dialysis Care Center

Bobby Sepucha, CEO​​​​​​​
Cricket Health

Employer-Based Clinics

Pooja Goel (Moderator​​​​​)​​​​​​​, Partner ​​​​​​​
Virgo Investment Group

Gaurov Dayal, MD, President & COO​​​​​​​
Everside Health

Bruce Hochstadt, MD, EVP Health Center Operations & Sales​​​​​​​
Marathon Health

Tanvir Mangat, VP Growth Strategy​​​​​​​
Premise Health

Personal Care (Private Duty Home Care)

Adam Flisser , MD (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Managing Director
Marwood Group

Brandon Ballew, CEO​​​​​​​

Timothy Hanold, CEO​​​​​​​
Care Advantage

Ari Medoff, CEO​​​​​​​

10:05 - 10:50 AM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 2 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Ophthalmology Surgery Centers

Scott Brown (Moderator), Partner
The Edgewater Funds

Kane Harrison, Founder & CEO
Vision Care Connect

James Pereyra, CEO
Physician Directed Partners

Randall Shaw, Co-Founder & Chief of Strategy
Vision Integrated Partners

Behavioral Health: Addiction Recovery Centers

Terry Hyman (Moderator), Managing Partner
Northwood Healthcare Partners

Deni Carise, Chief Science Officer
Recovery Centers of America

John Peloquin, President & CEO
Discovery Behavioral Health

Nick Stavros, CEO
Community Medical Services

Independent Physician Groups

John Arnold (Moderator), Partner

Howard Orel, MD, CEO & President
Advocare Doctors

Tami Reller, President
DuPage Medical Group

Bill Wulf, MD, CEO
Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians

Home-Based Primary Care Practices

Thomas Cornwell (Moderator)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, MD, Senior Medical Director ​​​​​​​
Village Medical at Home

Paul Chiang, MD, Director 
​​​​​​​Northwestern Medicine’s Home Care Physicians

Jeff Kang, MD, CEO​​​​​​​
WellBe Senior Medical

Michael Le, MD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer​​​​​​​
Landmark Health​​​​​​​

11:00 AM - 12:10 PM

Company Presentations (Track 1 of 2)

Carefully curated growth-mode healthcare services companies actively seeking (or considering) PE partnership. 

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Primary Care ACO Network
Mat Kendall, Co-Founder & President

In-Home Diagnostic Systems
David Bardan, VP, Head of Commercial (US)

Regenerative Medicine: Orthopedics
Jason Hellickson, Founder

Specialdocs Consultants
Concierge Medical  Practices
Terrance Bauer, CEO

11:25 - 11:45 AM

Curve Health
Virtual Care for Seniors
Timothy Peck, MD, Founder, President & Executive Chair

Patient Engagement 
Arun Mohan, President

Medically Home
Raphael Rakowski, Executive Chairman

SALMON Health and Retirement
Long-Term Care (SNF and AL)
Matt Salmon, CEO

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Digital Home Care Coordination
Tim Coulter, COO

Post-Acute Staffing & Scheduling
David Coppins, Co-Founder & CEO

Charter Healthcare Group
Post-Acute/Complex Care Provider
Steve Larkin, CEO

Nevada Care Connect
High Needs Direct Contracting Entity
Brian Bertram, Managing Member

12:05 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 1:45 PM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 3 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Medical Cannabis 

Rod Stephan (Moderator), Partner
Altitude Investment Management

Eric Lee, Founder & CEO
Green Mind Physicians

Brett Novey, CEO

Roy Bingham, Co-Founder
Realize Therapeutics

Behavioral Health: Eating Disorder Centers

Natalie Green (Moderator), Principal
RiverGlade Capital

John Peloquin, President & CEO
Discovery Behavioral Health

Dave Willcutts, CEO
Accanto Health

Veterinary Clinics

Hal Katz, Partner (Moderator)
Husch Blackwell

Philippa Pavia, VMD, Director of Medical Excellence
Bond Vet

David Boguslawski, President & CEO

Bob Lester, DVM, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer & Board of Directors​​​​​​​
WellHaven Pet Hospitals

Palliative Care Services

Matthew Shofner (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Partner ​​​​​​​
Havencrest Capital Management

Torrie Fields, CEO​​​​​​​
Votive Health

Ryan VanWert, MD, CEO & Co-Founder

Bethany Snider, MD, SVP & Chief Medical Officer​​​​​​​
Hosparus Health​​​​​​​

1:55 - 2:40 PM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 4 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Advance Care Planning Services

Chris Henderson (Moderator), Managing Director ​​​​​​​

Ryan Van Wert, MD, CEO & Co-Founder

Arul Thangavel, MD, CEO​​​​​​​

Steve Wardle, CEO & Co-Founder​​​​​​​
Iris Healthcare

Hospice Providers

David Schuppan (Moderator), Senior Partner
The Vistria Group

Sonnie Linebarger, COO & EVP​​​​​​​
Bristol Hospice

Dean Forman, COO
Chapters Health System, Inc.

Joel Wherley, EVP & COO​​​​​​​
VITAS Healthcare

Urology Practices

Christian Chauvet (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Partner
Lee Equity Partners

Deepak Kapoor, MD, Chairman & CEO
Integrated Medical Professionals​​​​​​​

Eric Mason,  CEO​​​​​​​
Solaris Health Partners

Additional Speakers to be Announced

Behavioral Health: Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Todd Rudsenske (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Partner ​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Webster Equity Partners

David Hecht, Chief Strategy Officer​​​​​​​
RHA Health Services

Gary Nettis, Chief Development Officer​​​​​​​
Caregiver Inc.

Nancy Weisling, Managing Director​​​​​​​
The Braff Group​​​​​​​

2:55 - 4:30 PM

Company Presentations (Track 2 of 2)

Carefully curated growth-mode healthcare services companies actively seeking (or considering) PE partnership.

2:55 - 3:15 PM

Multicultural Patient Engagement
Abner Mason, Founder & CEO

Select Data
AI-Enabled Home Health Documentation & Coding
Ginger Voss, Chief Strategy Officer

Enhance Dental
Dental Partnership Organization
Benjamin Bowman, DDS, CEO

Hoy Health
Multicultural Digital Health and Wellness
Mario Anglada, CEO

3:20 - 3:40 PM

Array Behavioral Care
Telepsychiatry Service Provider
Geoffrey Boyce, CEO

American Senior Care Centers
Adult Day
William Zagorski, CEO

MD Revolution
Remote Care Management
Paul Huffman, VP Sales and Business Development

Tomorrow Health
Home Health DME Marketplace
Vijay Kedar, CEO

3:45 - 4:05 PM

Buoy Health
AI-Powered Healthcare Navigation
Craig Irvine, VP of Business Development

Integrated Care Solutions
Post-Acute Value-Based Convener
Brian Fuller, CEO

Socially Determined
SDOH Analytics
Trenor Williams, MD, CEO & Co-Founder

Zing Health
Medicare Advantage Plan
Eric Whitaker, MD, Founder & CEO

4:10 - 4:30 PM

Employee Population Health Management 
Greg Bellomy, CEO & President

Digital Healthcare Payment Platform
Florian Otto, MD, Co-Founder & CEO

American Pain Consortium
Chronic Pain Treatment
Sean Hayes, President
Edward Kowlowitz, MD, CEO/Founder

Senior Care Services Navigator
Dave Jacobs, Co-Founder/Co-CEO

4:45 - 5:30 PM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 5 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Enterprise Telehealth Services

Bob Juneja (Moderator), Co-Founder & Partner
Harbour Point Capital

John Jesser, President, Clinical Solutions

Shahin John Korangy, MD, Founder & CEO

Alissa Meade, President & CEO
Curavi Health

Behavioral Health: Autism Centers

Kent Berkley (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Principal, Growth Buyout Team
Frazier Healthcare Partners

Alison Hulshof, Head of Growth and Development
Family Treatment Network

Keith Laabs, CEO​​​​​​​
Carolina Center for ABA & Autism Treatment

Lori Russo, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Clinical Service​​​​​​​
Behavioral Innovations

Gastroenterology Practices

Kevin McGrath (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Vice President
RiverGlade Capital

Bede Broome​​​, MD, Managing Director
Assured Healthcare Partners

James Grant, CEO​​​​​​​
Pinnacle GI Partners

David Young, President & CEO​​​​​​​
PEGI Solutions

Home Health Providers

Brian Bruenderman (Moderator)​​​​​​​, Partner & EVP
Stoneridge Partners

David Curtis, CEO​​​​​​​
Graham Healthcare Group

Jennifer Gentzlinger, COO​​​​​​​
Premier Home Health Care Services

John Kunysz Jr., CEO​​​​​​​
Intrepid USA Healthcare Services​​​​​​​

5:30 - 7:00 PM


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

7:00 - 9:30 AM

Meeting Lounge Open

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 9:00 AM

Closing General Session

Virtual Care: The Future of Remote Patient Engagement
The pandemic turned telehealth from hot to white hot. But will it last? We’ll analyze which sectors of healthcare will be impacted most by virtual care services going forward, as well as the technology, regulations, and innovation defining the next five years.

Dan Gebremedhin, MD, (Moderator), Partner
Flare Capital Partners

Scott Powder, President
Advocate Aurora Enterprises

John Jesser, President, Clinical Solutions

Matt McCambridge, CEO
Eden Health

Additional Speakers to be Announced