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Blane Walter | Advisor

Blane is a Partner at Talisman Capital Partners. Blane was the founder of inChord Communications, Inc., which he built into the largest independently-owned, healthcare communications company in the world. In 2005, inChord was acquired by Ventiv Health, the largest provider of outsourced sales and clinical services serving the pharmaceutical industry to create inVentiv Health. In 2008, Blane became CEO of the combined public company. Through organic growth and more than 20 acquisitions, inVentiv Health became the leading provider of outsourced product development and commercialization services to the global pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. inVentiv's client roster consists of more than 350 leading pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences and healthcare payer companies. In 2010, Mr. Walter led the successful $1.2 billion buyout of inVentiv Health by Thomas H. Lee Partners. Blane presently serves as Vice Chairman of InVentiv Health.

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Bill Sullivan | Advisor

Bill Sullivan is a partner at Brighton Partners. Bill has been a partner of Apax Partners since February 2007. He has more than 21 years experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Apax Partners, Bill was chief executive officer of Magnacare Holdings, Inc., an Apax portfolio company. Bill also spent 13 years at Oxford Health Plans, where he held numerous positions, including vice president of sales and executive vice president of sales and marketing. From July 1995 to December 1999, he was president of Oxford Health Plans.



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Dr. Ron Barg | Advisor

After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Barg completed Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He then served a year as Chief Medical Resident. He was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1983. He then joined Bortin Weiss MD Associates a suburban Philadelphia General Internal Medicine Practice. The practice was acquired by the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. From 1987-1995 Dr. Barg served as Medical Director of the New Ralston House Nursing Home and was board certified in Geriatrics in 1991. In 1997 Dr Barg became a Regional Medical Director for Clinical Care Associates of the University of Pennsylvania (CCA). He then moved on to Senior Medical Director and to his current role as Executive Director of CCA. Dr Barg is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Philadelphia College of Physicians.