Gene has a 30+ year career building health care businesses, focusing on health services
companies, health plans, provider organizations, and most recently payment reform and value
based care initiatives in the post acute setting for skilled nursing facilities. Gene managed
home health care, and home IV therapy businesses, was COO of OptiCare Eye Health, and
was President and Chief Development officer of a multi-state physician home visit company
that was sold to CIGNA. In the health plan sector, he built the Medicare Advantage business
from start up to an $850 million unit of Oxford Health Plans in the CT/NY/NJ market, was
CEO of Citrus HealthCare in Tampa in a turnaround / ownership transition, ran the Medicare
Advantage plan for HealthNet of the Northeast, built Chronic Special Needs Plans for Aveta,
and ran the nationwide 24 hour nurse line for IntraCorp / CIGNA HealthCare. Over six years
Gene led the post acute business for Remedy Partners, the largest player in the CMS Bundled
Payment for Care Improvement program, generating substantial savings for Medicare,
surpluses for SNF partners, and returns for investors.
Gene is also an active investor in healthcare ventures, investing directly, and as a partner in
two Private Equity funds, Ferrer Freeman and Company, and Health Catalyst Capital where
he is also a Senior Advisor. He has had Board roles in Pulse8, a healthcare analytics venture
sold to Allscripts, and currently with ReferWell, a cloud based referral management company.
Gene is also assisting with business development and sales for other SaaS based healthcare
Gene is currently Executive Chairman of ReferWell, and CEO of CapZone Healthcare, a
venture focused on curating healthcare investment opportunities in low income Opportunity
Zones and advising OZ investors. He is frequently engaged for his broad experience and
insight in the post acute and long term care sectors with a focus on value based care, aging
in place, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and personalized medicine.
Gene earned his Bachelors degree in Chemistry at Cornell University, and a Masters in the
Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an
active outdoor sports enthusiast and a highly competitive rower.