Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp.
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- CareMax Medical Group and IMC Medical Group Holdings
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Richard Barasch has served as our Chairman since our formation and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DFB from its formation until the closing of its initial business combination. Mr. Barasch currently serves as Chairman of AdaptHealth and DFP. Mr. Barasch was Chief Executive Officer of Universal American Corp., a publicly-traded health insurance and services company focused on the senior market and government programs, from 1995 until Universal American’s acquisition by WellCare Health Plans in May 2017. Mr. Barasch has developed an extensive network of contacts throughout the healthcare industry and speaks regularly at industry conferences as a healthcare services expert. He is currently founding partner of RAB Ventures, formed to invest in growth healthcare companies, Chairman of HouseWorks LLC and Co-Chairman of ELMC Risk Management Inc. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Health Policy and Management program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor, and the Brown School of Public Health. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Barasch graduated from Swarthmore College and Columbia University Law School. Mr. Barasch was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his significant experience managing and investing in healthcare companies.
Steven Hochberg has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since our formation. A partner in the private transactions group at Deerfield Management, Mr. Hochberg joined Deerfield Management in 2013 to work on structured transactions. Mr. Hochberg has been a co-founder and manager of many healthcare companies, including DFB and DFP, and he led the merger of two New York City-based hospital systems, which created a healthcare delivery system in New York City with revenues in excess of $5 billion. Mr. Hochberg currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DFP. Mr. Hochberg has also led investments in more than 55 healthcare companies, including rollups of companies within the services and the medtech sectors. Since 2004, Mr. Hochberg has managed Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a leading venture capital firm he co-founded focused on early stage investment and development of biomedical companies. Since 2011, Mr. Hochberg had been the Chairman of the Board of Continuum Health Partners until its merger with Mount Sinai in 2013, where he is a Vice Chairman of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System, a non-profit healthcare integrated delivery system in New York City with over $7 billion in combined annual revenues. Mr. Hochberg serves on the board of Solar Capital and Solar Senior Capital, two publicly-traded business development companies and Solar’s private Business Development Corporation. Mr. Hochberg is also a member of the board of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on advancing new technologies and education in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Mr. Hochberg graduated from the University of Michigan and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Hochberg was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his significant experience managing and investing in healthcare companies.
Christopher Wolfe has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since our formation. Mr. Wolfe currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of DFP. Mr. Wolfe was a partner of Capital Z Partners, a middle market private equity firm, from June 2003 until December 2017. He was responsible for sourcing, structuring, execution and monitoring of private equity transactions across a variety of verticals. Mr. Wolfe served on the board of directors of Universal American Corp. from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Capital Z in 2003, Mr. Wolfe worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Wolfe graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.
Dr. Peter J. Fitzgerald will serve as a director as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Dr. Fitzgerald, an interventional cardiologist with a Ph.D. in engineering, currently serves as the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation. Dr. Fitzgerald has also served as the Director of Cardiovascular Core Analysis Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine since 1997. Dr. Fitzgerald is a professor in the Department of Medicine and Engineering at Stanford. From 2004 until 2018, Dr. Fitzgerald served as the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Technology. Dr. Fitzgerald also served as the Co-Director at the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions from 1994 until 2004. Dr. Fitzgerald has been the principle and/or founder of twenty-one medical device companies, fourteen of which he transitioned from start-ups to large medical device companies. In 2009, Dr. Fitzgerald co-founded TriVentures in Israel, a venture fund focused on early-mid stage medical technology and digital healthcare. Dr. Fitzgerald was also on the founding team of LVP Capital in 2001, a venture firm focused on medical device and biotechnology start-ups. Dr. Fitzgerald graduated from Santa Clara University after which he earned his M.S. in Electrical System Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Fitzgerald also earned his M.D. at Dartmouth Medical School and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering. Dr. Fitzgerald was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his significant experience in healthcare technology and strategic consulting.
Dr. Linda Grais will serve as a director as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Dr. Grais currently serves as a board member at the following biopharma companies: PRA Health Sciences (Nasdaq: PRAH), Corvus Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CRVS), Zosano Pharma (Nasdaq: ZSAN) and Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO). Dr. Grais also serves as a board member of several non-profit organizations, including Gladstone Institutes, Research Bridge Partners and PartnersGlobal. Dr. Grais was the president and chief executive officer of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. from 2012 until 2018. From 2005 until 2011, Dr. Grais was a partner at InterWest Partners. Prior to joining InterWest Partners, Dr. Grais founded and served as the executive vice president at Structural GenomiX, Inc. from 1997 until 2004. Dr. Grais was also a corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from 1993 until 1997, and was an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco from 1988 until 1990. Dr. Grais graduated from Yale University after which she attended Yale Medical School. Dr. Grais also earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Dr. Grais was selected to serve on the board of directors due to her significant management experience in healthcare and technology industries.
Hon. David J. Shulkin, M.D. will serve as a director as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Dr. Shulkin served as the ninth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs from February 2017 to March 2018 and the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health from July 2015 to February 2017. Prior to coming to such appointments, Dr. Shulkin was a healthcare executive, having served as chief executive of leading hospitals and health systems including Beth Israel in New York City and Morristown Medical Center in Northern New Jersey. Dr. Shulkin has also held numerous physician leadership roles including the Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Shulkin has held academic positions including the Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Shulkin founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality one of the first consumer-orientated sources of information for quality and safety in healthcare. He has served on boards of managed care companies, technology companies, and health care organizations. Dr. Shulkin was the 2018 University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute Distinguished Health Policy Fellow. He is board-certified internist. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, his internship at Yale University School of Medicine, and a residency and Fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulkin was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his significant management experience in the healthcare and technology industries.