With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Mr. Whitney is an active investor and advisor in the IT enabled healthcare services arena. Blake is currently the President of BW Advisors, a specialty healthcare advisory and investment firm specializing in strategic planning, execution management and governance. Under Mr. Whitney’s leadership, BW Advisors is an investor and advisor to a diverse range of healthcare related ventures ranging from patient-provider collaboration technology to noninvasive cardiac function imaging products.
Mr. Whitney was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of MDdatacor, a healthcare informatics company that remotely captures and centrally processes disparate medical data into a single searchable database for creation of web-based health records using proprietary and patented processes. MDdatacor was acquired by SPH Analytics.
Blake was on the founding team and the first president of WebMD. He helped lead “WebMD Health’s homepage” as it created the health information transformation from the bookshelf to the computer desktop. At WebMD, he managed explosive company growth. WebMD merged with Healtheon (now NASDAQ: WBMD).
Previously, Mr. Whitney was the President of Quality Diagnostic Services, Inc., (QDS). There, he introduced mass-customization for medical data reporting for out-patient diagnostic services to many of the largest hospitals and heart institutes. QDS was acquired by Matria (now Alere NYSE: ALR).
Prior to QDS, Blake was the founder and president of MedStar, Inc., a cardiovascular products distribution company. His innovative approach of bundling educational services with product sales proved to be a highly successful business model. The company was acquired by Guidant (now Boston Scientific, NYSE: BSX).
Mr. Whitney is a graduate of the University of Iowa, BS, with externship at the U of I Hospitals and Clinics.
Mr. Koblentz is currently the senior partner at the Koblentz Group, a firm nationally recognized for resolving the most sensitive, critical and confidential client situations. Accordingly, his practices, as developed over the last 30 years, can best be described as “at the value creation level” for publicly traded companies and private equity concerns.
Previously, Mr. Koblentz was a Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder, a leading global executive search and board of directors’ consultancy. During his tenure, he was the managing partner of its New York and Atlanta practices as well as led its Service Sector Practice Group for the Americas.
Earlier, he held senior strategic management and financial positions at Cox Cable Communications (Atlanta) and Tiger International (Atlanta and Los Angeles) with previous experience in financial roles at Occidental Petroleum and as a senior consultant at EY.
Mr. Koblentz conceptualized and co-founded Emory University’s Directors Institute, which centered on the study of corporate governance and best practices for boards of directors.
Currently, Mr. Koblentz is a Trustee of The Chick-Fil-A Bowl Foundation and a board member of Junior Achievement and The Emory Center for Ethics wherehe leadsits Nominating Committee. He also advises Triton Value Partners as well as sits on several advisory boards of emerging companies.
Previously, he has served as a board member and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Focus Brands, a leading restaurant group with brands such as Carvel, Cinnabon, Moe’s Southwest Grill, among others. Mr. Koblentz also served on the board of In Q Tel, the C.I.A.’s venture capital fund and as board member for The National Association of Corporate Directors in Atlanta.
Over the years, his community activities have included board membership at the Atlanta’s High Museum, The Dean’s Advisory Council for the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Central Atlanta Progress, The Latin American Association and ZooAtlanta. Mr. Koblentz also served four terms on the Board of Councilors at The Carter Center as well as led the Membership Committee of Business Executives for National Security.
Mr. Koblentz is a CPA and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has lectured at various educational institutions and societies and has authored numerous articles on corporate governance and various aspects of corporate leadership. He is often sought for his views by the national media.
Mr. Koblentz has been named as one of Atlanta’s “100 Most Influential.”
Rob Anderson began his career in the medical device space with Cytyc Surgical, where he was responsible for developing the sales channel for new therapies in the radiation oncology space. Following Cytyc, Mr. Anderson moved into roles of increasing responsibility with Synthes Spine and then Covidien. At Synthes Spine, Mr. Anderson built a territory from scratch to over $1.5mm in revenue. Rob Anderson was brought in as an Area Manager at Covidien Neuro-biologics, where he was responsible for the strategic planning, business development, and sales of a $25 million product portfolio in the neuro-biologics space.
Mr. Anderson is the founder and CEO of Advantage Medical Consulting Group, an international distribution company with focus on unique products and services for the orthopedic, spinal, podiatric, and neurosurgical sectors. In addition to his executive role at AMCG, Mr. Anderson is also the president of Fortitude Equity Partners, LLC, in which he pulls from his experience to help refine marketing strategies and operations, develop partnerships in the surgical community, and secure key customers.
Rob Anderson attended Western Kentucky University on scholarship, graduated with high honors, and was officer of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Mr. Anderson earned an MBA from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, where he completed an internship in Shanghai, China with United Health Partners and graduated with honors.
Mr. Anderson serves on the board of various companies and foundations including the Terry College of Business Alumni Foundation, Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies, and Orthovestments. Rob Anderson is a founding member of multiple start-up companies in the orthopedic space and has played a key role in the development, commercialization, and divestment of products with revenues in excess of $9 million.
Terrence Bauer is a big-picture CEO and healthcare management consultant with decades of experience introducing strategies to drive growth within intensely competitive US healthcare markets and a proven record of productivity, profit, integrity and excellence---adroit in articulating long-term vision, identifying unique opportunities, and positioning start-up and existing enterprises for sustainable and profitable growth.
Mr. Bauer is a respected change agent with demonstrated proficiency in leveraging relationships and applying business acumen to negotiate key partnerships, mergers and acquisitions that fuel organizational transformation.
He is an operating expert, adept at developing, communicating and executing enterprise-wide processes and procedures to dramatically improve performance, streamline operations and deliver unimpeachable bottom-line results.
Terry is recognized for establishing, managing and motivating high-performance, market-driven executive and management teams—practices honed through a commitment to introducing firm-wide standards, establishing operational best practices, improving quality and increasing market share and equity value.
Mr. Bauer is currently a Principal and Strategy Practice Leader at Stroudwater Associates, a national healthcare advisory firm. He previously served as CEO of Bauer Health, LLC, following a long career as co-founder, president, CEO, and director of Orion HealthCorp, a medical billing and physician practice management company. Prior to founding Orion, Mr. Bauer was the President of Allegiant Physician Services, Inc., a provider of business management services, staffing, and software to healthcare organizations, and ATC Healthcare Services, a national healthcare staffing company. He also held positions of increasing responsibility at Critical Care America, Inc., IVAC Corporation (Eli Lilly) and American Hospital Supply Corporation. Mr. Bauer is a graduate of the University of Arizona.