Newfire Partners Announces Appointment of Michael Weintraub to its Board of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newfire Partners, a leading service provider that helps technology
companies bring innovation to market, today announced that Michael
Weintraub has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective

“Michael is a business leader and operator who has consistently
disrupted the status quo by bringing meaningful innovation to market,”
said Stephen S. Hau, chairman and CEO, Newfire Partners. “His experience
and success as both entrepreneur and investor will be invaluable to
Newfire Partners and to our customers in today’s demanding business

“I have had the pleasure to watch the Newfire Partners team in action,
helping businesses build, modernize, and scale,” said Michael Weintraub.
“They are trusted partners to entrepreneurs, operators, and investors. I
look forward to working with them.”

Background on Michael Weintraub

Michael is Co-Founder and Managing partner of Ardan Equity Partners, a
healthcare enterprise software private equity firm. He was most recently
Managing Partner of Optum Ventures, a leading health services company
focused on digital health innovation. Michael previously co-founded and
served as CEO of Humedica, a pioneer and leader in the field of
population health management and big data. In 2013, Humedica was
acquired by UnitedHealth Group (UHG), and he broadened his role within
the company to become President and CEO of Optum Analytics. Prior to
launching Humedica, Michael served as senior managing director at
Leerink Partners, a leading healthcare investment bank. He was also
president and CEO of PHARMetrics, a healthcare informatics company,
which was acquired by IMS Health (now IQVIA) in 2005.

Michael serves as Founding Chairman of the Board of Phreesia, as well as
Chairman of the Board of BroadReach, a global healthcare company
headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. He holds Board Director
positions at Oncology Analytics and The College Diabetes Network (CDN),
is an Advisory Board member of the Innovation and Digital Health
Accelerator at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is an Entrepreneur in
Residence at Harvard Business School.

Michael received his MBA from Harvard Business School and earned his
bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brandeis University.

Newfire Partners is a leading
provider of strategic services with global reach in the areas of
advisory consulting and staffing augmentation. Our pragmatic approach
helps entrepreneurs, operators, and investors bring innovation to
market. For more information about Newfire Partners, visit:


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