Founder & CEO Health:Further
Marcus Whitney is Founder and CEO of Health:Further, as well as Co-Founder and Partner at Jumpstart Health Investors. Marcus founded Health:Further in 2015 when he sensed that significant forces of change were about to enter the healthcare industry, and that there was a need to convene a diverse group of leaders from different segments, industry incumbents, investors and innovators to share insights and learn from each other to navigate the path ahead.
Creating the Health:Further Festival, Marcus established the largest gathering of healthcare innovators in the Southeast US between 2015 and 2018. Over those years, insights were shared by leaders like CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Olympic legend and Cancer activist Scott Hamilton, HCA Chairman Milton Johnson and CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman. Marcus also organized and hosted delegations of dignitaries and innovators from China, Israel, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands to the festival.
In 2019, Marcus partnered with Steve Tremitiere to evolve Health:Further into a strategic advisory firm. In a few short months, the pair have become advisors for CEOs of multi billion dollar healthcare firms and partners with the Greater Manchester international innovation initiative.
As a co-founder and partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, Marcus helped build the most active healthcare venture capital firm in the country, investing in over 80 companies in five years. This has given him expert-level insight into innovations happening in digital health, AI and the rise of consumer healthcare models.
Marcus has a track record of success as an entrepreneur in his own right, inside of healthcare and beyond. He recognized the shift to consumer engagement in healthcare as the co-founder of Clariture Health (sold to Trilliant Health) a HIPAA compliant digital and social advertising platform for health systems. His knowledge as a digital marketer goes back to the early 2000s where he was a partner and Chief Architect at market leading email marketing company Emma (sold to Campaign Monitor) where he designed the software systems and led technology.
Additionally, Marcus is co-founder and co-owner of Nashville Soccer Club, a new professional soccer team currently competing in the United Soccer League and set to debut in Major League Soccer in 2020.
Marcus is a member of the 2019 class of Nashville Health Care Fellows, the inaugural Young American Leaders Program class of Harvard Business School and a board member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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