Home Care agencies got into the business to help their communities. Often after a personal situation with their own family member, they quit their corporate job and went from the c-suite to running a startup. It was hard starting the business from scratch but their intense connection to why they got into the business kept them going. Soon, after helping dozens of families with their sudden needs and helping caregivers find meaningful work, they are hooked -- this job becomes a calling, a passion, a new identity in their community.
What home care agencies may not realize is they are solving one of the biggest healthcare and economic challenges of our time -- who will take care of our aging population and how will they pay for it? Home Care agencies play a critical role in our economy and in their communities solving this problem. ClearCare helps agencies operate efficiently and grow but is working on helping solve these huge problems at all levels. We see a future where home care is the only choice for aging in place. We are working towards a model where payment for these services is seen as preventative versus after an acute care condition. And, caregivers play such an important role, too. By equipping caregivers with the right training and tools, they can dramatically lower the overall cost of care, reduce hospital admissions, and bend the cost curve of aging. These are big goals but we're making progress on these each day and thank our agency partners for enabling us to drive this mission forward.
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Geoff founded ClearCare after personal experience as a family caregiver. He realized that there had to be a better way to give transparency to family members leading to ClearCare’s early point-of-care innovations and a cycle of ongoing innovation in partnership with ClearCare’s customers. Geoff has over fifteen years of experience in software development and is an alumnus of companies such as Motorola, Andersen Consulting, and Merrill Lynch. Prior to launching ClearCare, Geoff successfully sold his last venture to a Google/Facebook company. Geoff received his B.A. from Northwestern and M.B.A. from Kellogg. Geoff grew up in Texas but moved to the Bay Area and was fortunate to be eventually followed by all of his immediate family. He is happily married to Andrea and has an enthusiastic labradoodle named Charley, a feisty toddler, Kate, and a new baby boy, Henry.
Chief Financial Officer
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John joined ClearCare as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. Prior to ClearCare, John held senior finance roles with software companies including QAD Inc., BMC Software and E.piphany as well as being an alumnus of several other companies including AT&T, Westpac Banking Corporation and Wesfarmers Limited. Originally hailing from Australia, John combines his global experience including working and living in Asia Pacific and Europe with extensive financial strategy and management experience.
John is responsible for leadership of ClearCare’s financial strategy, leveraging his extensive experience with regulatory and compliance requirements, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, public market capital raising, cash and treasury management as well as investor relations experienced gained in earlier roles.
John earned his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. In addition holds a Masters of Business (Finance) from The University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney.
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David leads enterprise accounts at ClearCare. He brings extensive experience helping companies grow through strategies driven by winning customer value propositions. Most recently David led Strategic Programs at Vantiv, the Nation’s third largest electronic payments processor. During his tenure, David helped Vantiv grow sales, deliver new products, enter new market segments and evolve their technology platform, enabling Vantiv to double in size and successfully IPO on the NYSE. Prior to Vantiv, David was a manager at Marakon Associates, a leading management consulting firm. At Marakon, David delivered strategy engagements with leading financial services, healthcare, industrial, and consumer products companies. His additional experience includes private equity and investment banking.
Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with family and friends and pursuing athletic endeavors ranging from running to golf to skiing and watersports. He has an MBA from The Wharton School and a BS, summa cum laude, from Duke University.
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Amanda leads business development at ClearCare. She is an expert in SaaS offerings and has a deep background in search engine marketing solutions from her work at BrightEdge. She attended dental school at USC and has a B.S. from University of Colorado at Boulder. She likes training for triathlons so she can enjoy trying new foods.
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Peter Sheats leads the product development team at ClearCare and brings with him over a decade of experience developing large scale SaaS applications. He is passionate about creating easy-to-use and elegant web and mobile applications. He also thoroughly enjoys getting to know and understand our customers and their needs and loves coming up with innovative solutions to save them time and money. He graduated with honors from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a B.S. in computer science. Peter, his wife Amanda, and two boys Malachi and Timothy currently live in sunny Jupiter Florida where he was born and raised.
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Tim leads the finance and accounting functions at ClearCare. His early career was spent as an investment banker working at firms including Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch and advising companies across a wide range of industries. More recently he has run financial operations and consulted for multiple start-ups in the Bay Area. Tim earned a B.S in Finance from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.
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Byron Deeter, a partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined the firm in 2005. At Bessemer, he focuses on investments in the cloud computing and Internet sectors.Prior to joining Bessemer, Byron was a successful entrepreneur, investor and consultant. He most recently worked as an executive at IBM after the company’s acquisition of Trigo Technologies. At Trigo, Byron served as founding CEO, then became Vice President of Business Development as the company grew to profitability, 150 employees, and a global footprint. Prior to Trigo, Byron worked in private equity with TA Associates where he focused on technology investing. He came to TA from McKinsey & Company, where he was active in the firm’s Innovation and Technology Management practice.
Byron holds a B.A. degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley in political economy. He was named a California Emerging Leader Scholar and an Alumni Scholar, and was a varsity member of Cal’s national championship rugby team. Byron is co-author of “Bessemer’s 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and SaaS”, the BVP cloud index, BVP’s cloudscape and BVP’s next cloud unicorns. Byron was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and was also named one of the “power players” of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2013 and 2014 to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
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Derek Jones joined the senior care industry after losing several family members who could have lived a longer and higher quality of life if awareness of affordable home care services were available in his rural NC community. At one of the fastest growing senior care brands Derek managed 9 home care offices with revenues in excess of $20 million and then led global sales and marketing programs. Prior to joining the senior care industry Derek was an Analyst at American Franchise Company, a Charlotte, NC based investment and management firm focused on the health care industry. Derek also worked with MarketSource, a firm which focused on integrated sales and marketing tactics which help leading manufacturers and service providers in the consumer electronic, IT, telecom, automotive, and healthcare industries gain market share and grow revenues.
Derek received a B.S. from North Carolina State University in Biological Business Management and completed a Management Development Program with the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte.
Derek enjoys spending time with family running road races, has completed 6-half marathons, mountain biking, and anything to do with baseball or the outdoors.
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Jon Lee is CEO of Prosperworks, the creator of the world’s first zero input CRM. Prior to Prosperworks, Jon was CEO and Founder of several successful big data optimization companies. At Bazaar Advertising, Jon built a $47M business with less than $10k of founder capital in less than 2 years by developing a proprietary paid search trading platform that was the number one source of search leads in the personal finance and insurance categories. Jon sold Bazaar to Epic Media Group where he was Division President in charge of $250M+ in annual revenues. At DNA Games, Jon and his team built an analytics and optimization platform that guides game development to be more fun and more profitable. DNA deployed its own technology to create the #1 casino simulation game on Facebook. After selling DNA to Zynga and integrating its technology, Jon and his team created Chefville, which brought the delight of creating your very own virtual restaurant on Facebook to more than 50M players and was the largest game in the world by daily active players in Q2 of 2012.
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Curtis Feeny has invested in enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and Smart Grid technologies. He also has expertise in SaaS, open source, and capital efficient software companies. Curtis has served on 14 boards, both public and private, and has been a managing director at Voyager Capital since 2000, when he opened the Silicon Valley office. Since 2000, he was on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC:NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG:NYSE) in 2006, and has remained on the board since. In 2006, Curtis was also appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Trustee of the Presidio Trust.
Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company, helping oversee the University’s endowment from 1992 to 2000, when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion. He was responsible for investing and managing real estate and other asset classes including private equity and venture capital. Before joining Stanford, Curtis was managing partner for Trammell Crow in Seattle, with $700 million of assets under management. Previously, he worked in energy R&D and the semiconductor industry. Curtis has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University.
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Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures, which was recently ranked as one of the most prolific venture investors in the digital health sector. His investment interests are focused in the areas of intersection of digital and wireless technologies and health services including: consumer-driven wellness and fitness, chronic disease management, aging in place, transitional care, clinical trials and telehealth/telemedicine. Jack’s QLF digital health investments include: Airstrip, AliveCor, ClearCare, Fitbit, goBalto and Telcare.
Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE who helped establish the company’s US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Amber Networks where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and business development positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack earned a MSEE from University of Calgary and a MBA from McGill University.
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Stuart is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Harbor Pacific Capital, a Silicon Valley-based investment firm focused on venture capital and growth equity investments in the US, China and Korea. He oversees the firm’s investments and is responsible for finance and investor relations. He serves as a director or observer on the boards of Coupang, ChargePoint, ClearCare and Wise.io. Prior to Harbor Pacific, Stuart worked at Evolution Capital Management, where he focused on the firm’s special situation investments in Asia. Previously, Stuart was an investment banker for six years, focused on advising clients in the consumer and retail sectors on a wide range of M&A and corporate finance transactions. Stuart was an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank. He moved with the team to UBS from Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he began his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst. He has extensive cross-border transactional experience, having worked with Wal-Mart on four M&A transactions in Japan, Brazil, Central America and China. Stuart received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Government and Economics from Cornell University. Stuart is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
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Tom Rodgers is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director leading McKesson Ventures. He spent more than a decade in health care venture capital, most recently leading strategic investing efforts for Cambia Health, and before that as a Partner with Advanced Technology Ventures.
Before his venture capital career, Rodgers had significant operating experience in the health care industry. He held various strategy and commercial roles at leading technology companies such as McKesson, Genentech, FitLinxx and The Wilkerson Group.
Rodgers holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an All-American rugby player and long ago the math team champion of New Hampshire. He requests that neither be held against him.
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Dan is a Managing Director at Voyager Capital where he focuses on enterprise software and infrastructure, Smart Grid and wireless areas. He has extensive experience in venture capital investing, portfolio company management and technology entrepreneurship. Prior to Voyager, Dan was a partner and managing director at Woodside Fund, an early stage venture capital firm, for nine years. At Woodside, he led the firm’s investing in core technology and infrastructure companies, and led the creation, development and investment in numerous successful companies, including Analogix and Berkeley Design. Prior to Woodside, he was an associate at the Foster Management Company, a venture capital firm that invested in and consolidated fragmented service companies. Prior to Foster Management, Dan was the co-founder and president of Endpoint Technologies, a successful technology startup company, which developed and sold real-time manufacturing control systems for semiconductor device production before it was acquired by Applied Materials. At Endpoint, Dan was responsible for the company’s product management, business development, and finance functions. Prior to that activity, Dan was with the venture capital group at CS First Boston, where he worked with information technology companies.
Outside of work, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and is a classical violinist. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.
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