Investment Team

TRISTAR CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Christopher Rand, CFA

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  • 15+ years in healthcare investing
  • Currently active as board rep for 10 portfolio companies, Chairman and active engagement for 3 of those
  • Active as a mentor and advisor in multiple entrepreneurial and/or healthcare organizations

TRISTAR CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brian Laden, PhD

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  • 15+ years actively involved in healthcare and life science innovation and investing
  • Former Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Enterprise Development, Vanderbilt University
  • Board representative on several life science and medical device companies

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, INNOVATION INSTITUTE

Barry Didato

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  • 25+ years in due diligence, investment and M&A leadership.
  • 14 years as Director of Strategic Investment for the Saudi Royal Family.
  • MS Business & Real Estate from Harvard University.

PRESIDENT AND CEO, INNOVATION INSTITUTE

Joe Randolph

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  • 30+ years experience in healthcare leadership.
  • Most recently, EVP & COO for St. Joseph Health System (16 Hospitals, $5B+ in revenue.
  • Recognized by Orange County Business Journal as “Healthcare Business Person of the Year 2016

TRISTAR CO-FOUNDER AND
PARTNER

Harry Jacobson, MD

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  • Serial entrepreneur with several exits over $1B
  • Former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University
  • Former and current board member of several public and private companies (Ingram Industries, Merck and Co (NYSE: MRK), Kinetic Concepts (NYSE: KCI), Celonova and others
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