E. Byron Hensley Jr.
Founder/Chairman of the Board
E. Byron Hensley, Jr. founded Seniorlink with a dual objective: To provide elders with the choice to receive care at home and to support family members and their employers in providing care for elders. The model for this business came from The Mentor Network, which Byron founded in 1983 to deliver support services to families caring for troubled teens, developmentally disabled adults and family members with head injuries. Mentor now operates in 33 states and generates more than $1.0 billion in annual revenues. It was long before his experience at Mentor, however, that Byron conceived Seniorlink's mission. Byron recognized the need for greater options in care for elders when he witnessed the sadness and loss of independence suffered by his grandfather when he was moved to a nursing home. Later, Byron was confronted by care decisions for his own parents, made even more difficult by the geographic distance that separated them. His resulting belief-that every person has the right to age with dignity, including the option to live out his or her life at home-was the impetus for Seniorlink's founding in 2000.
Thomas P. Riley
Tom Riley has more than 30 years of senior management experience working with families in various healthcare and education settings. He was the Chairman and CEO of ConnectEdu, a startup education software services company that assists students who are seeking college admission and financial aid. Prior to joining ConnectEdu, Tom Riley was the Chairman and CEO of The Brown Schools, a $200 million operator of psychiatric facilities and programs, including behavioral services for at-risk youth and boarding schools for students with specialized needs. Tom Riley served as the President/CEO and, before that, Chief Financial Officer, of National MENTOR, Inc. (now The Mentor Network), which provides housing to adolescents, individuals with developmental disabilities and other specialized populations. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Colby College and Master's degrees in Business Administration and Finance from Boston University.
Elliot Katzman is a general partner of Commonwealth Capital Ventures. Elliot has more than 25 years of high-technology experience and has been instrumental as a venture backer, founder, and hired executive in building some of New England’s most successful software companies. He focuses his investment activity in software, internet-related and new media companies. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Elliot was a general partner at Kodiak Venture Partners where he served on the boards of companies like Watchfire, Newforma and Spaceclaim.
Before becoming a venture capitalist, Elliot spent more than 20 years as a senior operating executive building four highly successful software companies. He founded and led Myteam.com, a direct marketing/new media company now part of the Active Network; where until recently, he served on the board of directors. Prior to Myteam.com, he was Senior VP and CFO at SolidWorks, where he led the merger with Dassault Systemes. As CFO of Atria Software, he led an IPO and a $1 billion merger with Pure Software, the largest software merger of its time. Earlier, Elliot served as CFO of Epoch Systems, where he had senior operational responsibilities and managed the company's merger with EMC. He was also an executive with Prime Computer during its significant growth phase in the mid-1980s. Elliot holds a BSBA summa cum laude from Salem State College. He is also involved in a variety of community activities including the Board of Trustees of St. John’s Prep High School and the Board of Fellows for Trinity College.
Stefen F. Brueckner
Stefen F. Brueckner has more than 25 years of experience in the health insurance, managed care, and health and well-being industries. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Healthways, Inc. Before joining Healthways, Brueckner held executive leadership with Humana Inc., Boston-based ProMutupositions al Group, Anthem Companies, Inc., and Community Mutual Insurance Company. Additionally, Brueckner's numerous professional affiliations have included serving on the Board of the Gateway Trust mutual funds, the Physician Insurer Association of America, the Center for Health Care Negotiation, and as vice chair of the Health Insurance Association of America. He is a graduate of Boston University.
Roshen Menon joined North Bridge Growth Equity in 2007. Roshen has been making growth equity investments for over 10 years and focuses on the e-commerce, financial technology, healthcare technology and software sectors. He is actively involved with North Bridge's investments in Clarity Software Systems, Dyn, Seniorlink, SmartPak and Valence Health. Before joining North Bridge, Roshen was with Summit Partners, a $15 billion private equity firm where he was involved in growth equity investments and management-led buyouts. Previously, he was a corporate strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting advising domestic and international healthcare and technology corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, growth strategy, operations and new product development. He started his career as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at FleetBoston Financial. Roshen has an AB in Psychology and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College, where he was a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar.
Meghan M. Fitzgerald
Meghan "Meg" Mair Fitzgerald has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. As president of Specialty Solutions, she leads one of the fastest-growing divisions of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 19 company. In this role, Meg leads a team of professionals that offer services for healthcare providers, payers, and pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Meg started her career as a nurse and later held a series of executive positions in international business development, business strategies, operations, and product marketing at Medco Health Solutions, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Sanofi-Synthelabo. She is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School, Women and Public Policy and the Yale University Biotech Advisory boards. In 2009 and 2010, she was voted one of Irish Americans most influential women in business.
Meg obtained a doctor of public health (DrPH) degree at New York Medical College, focusing on health policy. She earned a master's degree in public health from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Fairfield University. Fitzgerald also serves as a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia University in New York, teaching "The Business of Healthcare."