Ken Paulus

Executive Advisor at Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC

Ken Paulus

Ken Paulus

Executive Advisor at Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Allina Medical Clinic
Partners Community Physicians Organization, Inc.
Allina Health System, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1891

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1960

Age

59

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Uroplasty LLC

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Chief Strategy Officer at Allina Health System, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Digi International, Inc.

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Fund Advisor at Roundtable Healthcare Management, Inc.

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Assistant Secretary at UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Piedmont Healthcare, Inc.

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Medical Director at Allina Health System, Inc.

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Chief Medical Staff at Allina Health System, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Team Health Holdings, Inc.

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Chairman at Hillcrest Capital Partners LLLP

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Ken Paulus
Executive Advisor at Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC
Education

Baccalaureate Level Instruction: Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit, and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world

Career History
Executive Partner
Current

Health Enterprise Partners (HEP) focuses exclusively on growth equity investments in healthcare services and information technology companies whose customers include hospital systems or healthcare plans. The firm is particularly interested in the following investment themes: (1) wellness and prevention (2) management of chronic conditions (3) enhancing the productivity, quality and consistency of care delivery through novel physician employment models, particularly in sub-specialties with acute physician shortages (4) error prevention (5) measuring, benchmarking and broadcasting clinical outcomes (6) interoperability and exchange of clinical information and (7) streamlining the billing, adjudication and payment/collection of claims.HEP prefers to back serial entrepreneurs who previously grown and successfully exited companies. They usually do not invest in pre-revenue companies. The firm seeks to invest in companies that are profitable or have a very clear path to profitability within 12 to 18 months. HEP typically does not rely on leverage to generate financial returns. They seek to invest in companies with very robust growth and high operating margin potential.Investments typically range from $10 million to $12 million, but the firm has the ability to fund larger deals with co-investors. HEP usually takes a significant minority ownership position in their portfolio companies, but they may occasionally take a majority ownership position. Together with our co-investors, the firm usually has a majority interest in their portfolio companies. HEP typically serves on the boards of their portfolio companies and attracts one or more world class independent directors with domain experience relevant to the company.

Executive Advisor
Current

Water Street Healthcare Partners focuses exclusively on investments in the healthcare sector. The firm invests in middle-market companies and lower-priority divisions of global companies in the following areas: diagnostic devices, medical products, pharmaceutical services, specialty distribution, specialty pharmaceuticals and specialty services. Water Street does not invest in biotechnology, traditional healthcare facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes or in early-stage companies without positive cash flow. They firm looks for companies with: (1) a leading market share (2) established brands and/or strong customer relationships (3) strong sales and distribution capabilities (4) platforms with the potential for expansion into new products, services and technologies and (5) management teams interested in retaining an ownership stake. Investments typically range from $50 million to $500 million.

Senior Advisor
Current

Vestar Capital Partners invests in middle market companies with valuations between USD 100 million and 1 billion. The firm provides financing for buyout, recapitalization and growth capital requirements with an investment size ranging between USD 50 and 150 million. Vestar Capital Partners invests in a broad range of sectors and industries.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2017 - Current

Corizon Health, Inc. provides correctional healthcare services. It offers healthcare services at correctional facilities across the country serving inmates and is the provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, delivering a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy programs to government agencies for the medical care of inmates. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Brentwood, TN.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Breg, Inc. manufactures and sells sports medicine products and services. Its products include knee braces, cold therapy, hip braces, shoulder braces, elbow and wrist braces, Orthopedic Practice Solutions, canes, crutches and walkers. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA.

Independent Director
2017 - Current

Teladoc Health, Inc. engages in the provision of telehealthcare services using a technology platform via mobile devices, the Internet, video and phone. Its portfolio of services and solutions covers medical subspecialties from non-urgent, episodic needs like flu and upper respiratory infections, to chronic, complicated medical conditions like cancer and congestive heart failure. The company was founded on June 13, 2002 by George Byron Brooks and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

Trustee
Current

Hamline University is a nationally ranked comprehensive university serving 4,500 students in its College of Liberal Arts, School of Education, and School of Business. It offers undergraduate, masters, doctorate and professional degrees, as well as certificate and continuing studies programs.

Member, Board of Overseers
Prior - 2015

The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management is a business school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Carlson School offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, as well as an executive education program. The Carlson School also offers dual degrees with the colleges and schools of public affairs, law, medicine, and public health.

Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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