Board of Directors
Healthline Networks receives direction and counsel from an active Board of Directors, with deep expertise across consumer healthcare, interactive marketing and publishing.
Philip Dur, Co-Chair
Investor Growth Capital
Phil has been involved in venture capital and private equity since 1995 and joined Investor Growth Capital’s technology investment team in 2004. Phil works out of IGC's Menlo Park office and focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled services businesses.
Prior to joining Investor Growth Capital, Phil spent four and a half years with Morgan Stanley Venture Partners where he was responsible for sourcing and executing investments in later stage software and services companies. Phil also spent two years before joining MSVP with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners focusing on investments in software, data communications, and media businesses.
Phil earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Princeton University.
Phil serves as a director on the boards of ClairMail, Healthline Networks, ID Analytics, InQuira, Novariant, RocketLawyer, Visible Technologies, and Venda and as a board observer with ForeSee Results, Mindjet and WhiteHat Security. Phil also worked with Investor Growth Capital's investments in InQuira (acquired by Oracle), Siperian (acquired by Informatica), Visiprise (acquired by SAP) and Vallent (acquired by IBM).
Richard Harroch, Co-Chair
Vantage Point Capital Partners
Richard joined VantagePoint in 2003 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, bringing with him an extensive body of transactional and business expertise. He is a successful entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of two companies: LawCommerce.com (sold to LexisNexis) and Allbusiness.com (sold to Dun and Bradstreet.) He is a noted author, having written and edited a number of legal and best-selling business books on start-up companies, partnerships, and joint ventures. Richard has been involved in negotiating or structuring more than 100 Internet related partnerships, financings, distribution deals, web content and license agreements and e-commerce contracts. Richard has also been involved in more than 250 mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings and strategic alliances. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley (BA) and the University of California, Los Angeles (JD), where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review.
Michael Barber, Vice President, healthymagination
Michael Barber is a GE Officer and the VP of GE’s business strategy on global health for the corporation. The healthymagination charter is (by 2015) to improve the quality of care by 15% or more, to reduce the cost of procedures and processes through the appropriate use of GE technologies and services by 15% and to increase the access to essential technologies and services essential to health by 15%. When selected for this role, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt remarked “Over the last four years, Mr. Barber has led all aspects of product development for advanced healthcare technologies, Mike knows how our technology can help patients, he knows what doctors, clinics and hospitals need to improve care and cut costs and he knows how to lead teams. With his deep experience in engineering and technology and his strong operations and process-driven expertise, Mike is the right leader to lead healthymagination and to grow our healthcare partnerships globally.”
Prior to this position Mr. Barber, a 25+year GE veteran, was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare leading a technology team of more than 7,000 engineers, technologists and scientists working in diverse fields such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound, patient monitoring, anesthesia, life sciences, imaging contrast agents and health-related R&D at GE Healthcare. Healthcare’s revenue totals over $17B and the company spends over $1B annually for R&D.
Kevin Brown, General Partner
Reed Elsevier Ventures
Kevin has been involved in early stage technology & venture capital since the late nineties, first as an entrepreneur & then as an investor. He was a founding partner of Reed Elsevier Ventures in 2000 & has specialised in digital media, Internet and large scale data & technology investments since then.
Prior to REV Kevin was at SOFTBANK/ News Corporation’s European joint venture fund, eVentures. Prior to that he founded a venture backed derivatives pricing software company after starting his career in strategy consulting with Arthur Andersen.
Kevin holds a Master of Arts degree in Social and Political Sciences from King’s College, Cambridge.
Kevin serves as a director on the boards of Healthline, Fina Technologies, Intelligize, Martini Media, GigaOM & Struq. He was previously director at Inxight (acquired by Business Objects), Inpharmatica (acquired by Galapagos) and Recruiting.com & board observer at Intraspect (acquired by Vignette). He also manages the fund’s investment in Palantir and works with Seedcamp.
Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006)
Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch
CEO, Canyon Ranch Health Division
President, Canyon Ranch Institute
Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Born to a poor immigrant family in New York City, Richard Carmona experienced homelessness, hunger, and health disparities during his youth. The experiences greatly sensitized him to the relationships among culture, health, education and economic status and ultimately shaped his future.
After dropping out of high school, Dr. Carmona enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967. By the time he left active duty, he was a Special Forces, combat-decorated Vietnam veteran. He then pursued a college degree and entered medical school at the University of California – San Francisco where he won the prestigious Gold Cane award.
Dr. Carmona became a surgeon with a sub-specialty in trauma, burns and critical care and was recruited to Tucson to establish the first trauma system in southern Arizona which he did successfully. Later, while working full time as a hospital and health system CEO, he earned a master’s degree in public health policy and administration at the University of Arizona.
In 2002 Dr. Carmona was nominated by the president and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to become the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. After completing his statutory four-year term as Surgeon General in 2006, Dr. Carmona joined Tucson-based Canyon Ranch as vice chairman. He is president of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute and Distinguished Professor at the Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.
Paul T. Sheils, Managing Director
Ansley Capital Group
Prior to joining The Ansley Capital Group, Paul Sheils was President & CEO of DocSite, LLC, an award-winning healthcare quality improvement and performance management company. Prior to DocSite, Mr. Sheils was Founder and Managing Partner of Silverado Health Partners, LLC, a digital health management consulting firm, whose clients included GE Healthcare, J&J, UnitedHealth Group, Hearst Digital Media and several private companies developing disruptive digital health technologies.
Prior to Silverado, Mr. Sheils was CEO of Aetna Health Information Solutions, Inc., responsible for leveraging Aetna’s assets to deliver more personalized decision support tools to Aetna’s 15 million members. Prior to Aetna, Mr. Sheils was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of InterCure, Inc., an innovative medical information and technology start-up with offices in Israel and Princeton, NJ. Prior to InterCure, Mr. Sheils was CEO of MayoClinic.com and Mayo Health Ventures, the venture capital division of The Mayo Foundation.
Mr. Sheils was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Medscape, Inc., one of the nation’s leading eHealth companies, now owned by WebMD. Prior to Medscape, Mr. Sheils was Vice President of Dow Jones Interactive Publishing from 1994 to 1998, and was Executive Director from 1993 to 1994. In these roles, Mr. Sheils was responsible for all of Dow Jones' corporate and consumer online businesses, including Dow Jones Interactive, now Factiva. Mr. Sheils led the team that in 1996 launched The Wall Street Journal Online, which is among the most successful subscription-based publications on the Web.
Before his business career, Mr. Sheils was a corporate attorney, serving as General Counsel of Dow Jones Information Services and as an attorney at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, a leading New York City law firm. He holds a BA from Williams College and a JD from Fordham Law School. He serves on the Board of Directors of Healthline Networks, Inc., a health-focused information and search engine company, and Voxiva, Inc., a mobile health technology company.
Jim Warner brings a diverse and deep set of experiences as a leader in the media business to his work advising companies in digital marketing and media. Through his 30-year career, he has led a digital agency, broadcast television network, magazine publisher and TV distribution business. Most recently, Warner was a leader at Avenue A|Razorfish and its parent company, aQuantive, where he advised a number of Fortune 500 companies including Capital One, Verizon and Starwood Hotels, on digital marketing, advertising and web strategy. As Executive Vice President of Avenue A|Razorfish and a member of aQuantive's executive team, he helped build the company into one of the premier digital advertising and technology companies. The company was sold to Microsoft in 2007.
Jim's expertise in content programming, marketing, and distribution comes from having served as President of the CBS Television Network, President of CBS Enterprises, and VP of HBO Enterprises. After twenty years in television, Warner ran Third Floor Enterprises, a media consulting firm, and served as President of Primedia's magazine division, where he oversaw more than 250 consumer and business magazines, web sites, and trade show properties.