Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, today announced the addition of senior healthcare technology executive and investor Chris Hocevar as an Executive Partner.
Throughout his career, Chris has been committed to the transformation of the healthcare industry. Most recently serving as President of Cigna’s U.S. Business Segments and Specialty Businesses, he has a distinguished career building leading healthcare organizations. He brings a wealth of expertise in innovative value-based care models, integrated care, and technology. Chris also serves as Senior Healthcare Advisor for Centerbridge Partners, a later stage private equity firm based in New York.
"Chris will be an exceptional resource for our portfolio company executives as well as provide relevant insights into our investment decision process. It is clear to all of us that Chris is a lightning rod for great talent," observed Michael Greeley, co-founder and general partner of Flare Capital.
Chris earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve and his BBA, Accounting from the University of Toledo. He currently serves on several boards including for Help at Home, Civitas, Community Psychiatry, as well as the non-profit Shatterproof, which is focusing on addressing national issues of substance use disorder.
"Chris will be an important member of the Flare Capital team, particularly given his deep understanding of the health insurance marketplace. As one of the original investors in Bright Health, we are very focused on the introduction of many innovative new care models, and Chris is well- equipped to help us pursue these important opportunities," commented Bill Geary, co-founder and general partner of Flare Capital.
"I am excited to partner with the Flare Capital team. They have built a great portfolio of investments that are poised to deliver breakout innovation and growth in the next few years. Together with the existing portfolio and the new investments to be made, Flare Capital is at the forefront of innovation enabling a more consumable and effective health ecosystem," commented Chris Hocevar.
About Flare Capital Partners
Flare Capital partners with inspirational entrepreneurs who seek to transform the business of healthcare by developing innovative and impactful products and services. In so doing, we seek to help build significant healthcare technology companies to improve outcomes while lowering costs. Flare Capital is a team of proven healthcare technology investors and senior operating executives known for their thought leadership and unparalleled strategic industry resources. Our funds are some of the industry’s largest dedicated venture capital funds focused on early stage opportunities in healthcare technology innovation. Our investors include some of the industry’s leading healthcare companies, major institutional investors, important family offices, as well as sovereign wealth funds. We are "life cycle" investors as we seek to partner with entrepreneurs over the entire company-building journey. Select portfolio companies include Aetion, Aspen RxHealth, Bright Heath, Cohere Health, Eden Health, HealthVerity, Iora Health, Somatus, and VisitPay.
Learn more at www.flarecapital.com and follow the firm on Twitter @flarecapital
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