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Christopher McCord

Houston, Texas Area

Christopher McCord is a co-owner and Managing Director of Healthcare Growth Partners (HGP), an investment bank and strategic advisory firm focused on health informatics and digital health, which he has run since 2006. At HGP, Chris has closed over $1 billion across 60 health informatics and digital health transactions—more than any other firm in the field. Chris also serves as an advisor, investor, and mentor to emerging companies and is a regular speaker and writer on the topic of health informatics.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Venture capital, mergers & acquisitions

    Healthcare software, data, informatics, information services, consulting, and business process outsourcing.

    • Finance
    • Investment banking

My Interests

Health Sectors
Health IT

Experience

  • Advisory Board Member

    DocbookMD | April 2014 - Current

  • Managing Director

    Healthcare Growth Partners | January 2006 - Current

    • Own, manage and operate an investment banking, merchant banking and strategic advisory firm focused on healthcare information technology and health information services representing companies and transactions with between $2 and $50mm in revenue and $5mm to $100mm in enterprise value. • Responsible for increasing annual revenue from less than $500k to over $7mm as well as founding and operating HGP Securities, the broker dealer affiliate of Healthcare Growth Partners. • Earned HGP two consecutive rankings on the Inc. 5000 in 2012 and 2013 (#954 and #1045, respectively). • Advised over 50 completed HIT transactions totaling over $1 billion, including sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions and growth equity and recapitalization transactions, as well as advisory in over 40 strategy assignments – representing more HIT transactions than any other advisory firm over the period. • Completed speaking engagements, research publications and articles, and mentorships across healthcare IT. • Built HGP to be the industry thought leader and domain expert covering all aspects of healthcare IT and healthcare technology-enabled services, including provider, payer, life sciences, employer, and consumer technology on behalf of strategics, private equity/venture capital, and other industry participants.

  • Board Member

    Clockwise.MD by Lightshed Healthcare | November 2014 - Current

  • CFO

    Marval Biosciences | January 2008 - December 2012

    • Served as CFO of a venture-backed, tech transfer biotechnology company developing contrast agents for CT imaging and managed the company through three rounds ($30mm+) of institutional venture capital.

  • Consultant

    Mercury Fund | June 2006 - September 2007

    • Evaluated new investment opportunities and provided strategic advice to portfolio companies for a technology and life sciences venture capital fund.

  • Senior Associate

    Value Management Group | March 2002 - July 2005

    • Served as the financial advisor to healthcare facility management companies, health systems, insurance organizations, private equity funds with a focus on healthcare facilities in over $1.5 billion in transaction value for mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and valuations. • Managed transaction teams, sourced engagements, constructed detailed financial models, presented findings, and assumed significant responsibility throughout the transaction process and engagements.

  • Associate

    KPMG | August 2000 - March 2002

    • Analyzed and valued over $1 billion of private enterprises across the telecommunications and technology industries to assess mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, and tax and financial reporting issues. • Performed merger and acquisition due diligence for transactions between $35 and $500 million.

Education

  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

    Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) | Finance, Accounting, Biotechnology and Health Industry Management | 2005 - 2007

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bachelor's Degree | Majors: Engineering Science and Mathematics Minors: Computer Science and Managem | 1996 - 2000

  • St. John's School

    High School | 1983 - 1996