Alan Weinstein, a member of the Board of Directors, is the founder and former President of Premier, Inc, a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) serving hospitals nationwide. During his four decades in healthcare, Alan focused on developing and supporting businesses serving hospitals through shared programs and the aggregation of common interests.
In addition to OpenMarkets, Alan also serves on the Board of Directors of Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Precyse, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science and the American International Health Alliance.
Jeff Levitt has over 35 years experience with healthcare service and technology companies, most recently founding and leading Precyse, a Health Information Management leader in the performance management space. In 2015 Jeff sold Precyse to the private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management and retired from active company management. Prior to founding Precyse, Jeff served in leadership roles with Arthur Anderson, Foster Medical Corporation, Heritage Health Systems, Orthopedic Services and NovaCare. Through these businesses Jeff developed significant expertise navigating venture capital and private equity markets, successfully bringing together the right financial backing to help his companies scale and create lasting outcomes in the healthcare industry.
In addition to OpenMarkets, Jeff serves on the boards of Verisma and the Palm Beach Civic Association, and is an advisor to Chiron Healthcare, Gifted Nurses and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
As CEO and a member of the Board of Directors, Michael Fineberg directs strategy and leads the OpenMarkets team. Prior to October 2016, Michael served as the company's CTO, where he revamped the development process and instilled a customer-centric product focus.
From 2000-2015, Michael served as CTO of SurePayroll, a payroll automation company acquired by Paychex in 2011. While at SurePayroll, Michael led a range of core functions, bridging the gap between customers, strategy, technology and security. In this role, Michael led diverse engineering teams, product experts and data analysts as they revolutionized the payroll service industry. Prior to SurePayroll, Michael was with the healthcare software company Systemetrics, which was acquired by Medline.
In addition to OpenMarkets, Michael serves on the Board of 71lbs, a technology company optimizing the way businesses ship via FedEx and UPS, and is a Techstars advisor. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago-Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Randall Crowder, a member of the Board of Directors, is a co-founder of and managing director for TEXO Ventures, an Austin, TX-based firm supporting innovative healthcare companies.
Randall’s passion in healthcare is to spur positive change through the portfolio companies of TEXO and to support the greater entrepreneurial culture in Texas and across the nation. A robust set of experiences and successes gives Randall a unique vantage point to advise startups on often overlooked details related to the execution of a business model. This core competency is manifested through Board responsibilities with OpenMarkets, Swipe Sense and Wenzel Spine, and was honed through Randall’s work as a co-founder of Precedent Health and Texas Venture Labs. He also served as Executive Director of the Central Texas Angel Network.
After graduating from West Point, Randall served as a Captain in the US Army and was awarded two Bronze Stars for combat actions in Iraq.
Bill Esping, a member of the Board of Directors, is a seasoned investment professional with a complete skill set for handling complex equity transactions. He is a co-founder and Managing Director of EFO Financial Group and has served on over 30 boards in his career.
Through the years Bill has developed a strong network and relationship base in healthcare, finance and entrepreneurial communities. Sharp negotiation and deal-making skills allow Bill to advise entrepreneurs on the both business and emotional issues faced by founders.
Bill resides in Dallas, TX, with his wife,three children and a great dog named Tivo.
As an Advisor to OpenMarkets, Ashish V. Shah brings strategic, technical and operational expertise commercializing innovative and disruptive ideas in Healthcare. Ashish is the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and SVP of Product Management for Medicity (acquired for $500MM by Aetna in 2011). Under his leadership, the company outlined a market-leading product roadmap, influenced fast-changing government regulations and delivered on a progressive technical vision. The end result was a profitable and highly scalable healthcare information network with over 1,000 Hospitals and 250,000 Physicians sharing over 2 billion patient health records annually.
Ashish advises many Provider-side Executives, Government Officials and Healthcare Entrepreneurs on meeting the challenges of healthcare reform. He has worked with Diamond Technology Partners (acquired by PWC Advisory Services), Microsoft, Boeing, and Apollo Solutions (acquired by CNet).
A seasoned leader and entrepeneur in the greater equipment and data marketplaces, Dan Michalek launched OpenMarkets in 2011 and served as the CEO/President into 2016. Dan previously launched a highly successful data analytics company (Paynet, Inc.), ventures within American Express and The Revere Group, and early in his career, a capital equipment leasing company that was sold to a publicly traded finance company.
He was runner-up for the Ernst & Young Entrepeneur of the Year award in 1999 and holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School and a BBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University.
David Neighbours is a Partner at Waud Capital Partners (WCP), a Chicago-based private equity investment firm investing $10 million to $100 million in private healthcare and business services companies. At WCP, David currently serves as Chairman or Director of several portfolio companies, including Adreima, Hospitalists Management Group, Revenue Cycle Solutions and True Partners Consulting.
David has served on the board of directors of The Healthcare Private Equity Association, a non-profit trade association that represents the U.S. healthcare private equity industry.
John Strong’s leadership roles in the healthcare supply chain industry include a recent stint as the Senior Vice President at Nexera Consulting and service as the President and Chief Executive of Consorta, a leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Under John’s guidance, Consorta merged with the Healthtrust Purchasing Group.
John now consults for a range of key industry companies through his firm, Insight for Healthcare.