Prospective CEOs

The Prospective CEOs for the 2016 Health Program have come from across the country to confront wicked problems. Read more about them below.

Cathy Caplener

A visionary communications entrepreneur with 27 years of experience, 19 of which she has run her own company, Be Cause PR. Cathy provides narrative to shape societies and communities. She has a tenacious focus and analysis on companies and individuals combining business with social impact. She is a motivational leader and speaker with passion and perseverance in connecting individuals and organizations to the right audiences via promotion, business strategy and heart. She has created a new category called "Purpose Relations," the new public relations that focuses on organizations and individuals leading with and acting ON purpose.

Doug Kittelsen

Doug has broad executive experience in the financial services, public relations, and telecommunications industries. His proven track record of aligning a company’s products with the market need has allowed Doug to create market-dominating products and substantial returns for the stakeholders of each company he has led. Doug knows that it is the team that makes a company successful. He has built highly effective and cost-efficient teams. As a C-level executive, Doug has raised over $35M capital, managed key client relationships, defined the company's products, delivered those products to the market, and successfully sold two companies. As an inventor, Doug was a lead inventor for five finance industry-shaping patents on real-time risk management.

Philip Stehlik

Philip works in startups since the early 2000s. After his move from Germany to San Francisco in 2006 he worked with a variety of companies in social media, mobile, fintech and enterprise software. He started multiple companies, raised angel and VC funding, led projects to acquisition and most recently was the CTO of Taulia, which he co-founded in 2009. He served on multiple boards and advises startups on technology, product, teams and operations.

Majid Boroujerdi

Majid Boroujerdi comes with a unique set of experiences. He managed a $400M business at Procter and Gamble and co-founded a behavior change company focused on weight loss. In addition Majid has tremendous expertise in both product management and marketing. He started as a chemical engineer at Procter and Gamble and eventually gained experience in new business development, consumer research and product marketing. Some of these skills were honed in the process of developing a personal genetics service formerly known as Navigenics.

Eric Marcoullier

Eric Marcoullier has been starting companies since he dropped out of college in 1995. Some have ended well, plenty have flamed out. His primary focuses have involved the consumer web, videogames and software APIs. He currently co-owns a web and mobile development company. He is passionate about surfing, live music, virtual reality and long walks on the beach. Dislikes: down rounds, BO and shallow people.

Kenneth Bellian

Dr. Kenneth T. Bellian has spent his career in various clinical and administrative roles in healthcare over the last 18 years. He is dedicated to ensuring high quality, patient and family centered care delivered in a cost effective and timely manner. He has a deep understanding of the complex challenges that exist in healthcare, the stakeholders who are vested in the problems, and the opportunities which avail themselves to deliver disruptive solutions. Along this journey, Dr. Bellian has viewed these problems from multiple vantage points: single specialty group practice, academic medicine, safety-net delivery system, free-standing ambulatory care surgery center, Independent Physician Association (IPA) and the insurance industry. Outside of healthcare, he and his family are committed to supporting the community. He created a mobile rock climbing bus which offers outdoor education opportunities to students, regardless of socioeconomic status or community resources. Dr. Bellian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration with a certificate in Health Sector Management from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He attended The University of Virginia where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Pam Nurrie

Pam is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in many companies as Founder/CEO, one of which was highly successful with a twenty year run and a prosperous exit. Pam currently owns P3BC, a performance business counseling firm with a proven track record of assisting hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world to develop successful pivots, implement strategies to create, grow and sustain a lucrative business, and reach their peak potential by focusing on people, process, and profit.

Brendan Marshall

Brendan Marshall is a technology entrepreneur based in San Francisco who specializes in marketplaces. Most recently, Brendan was Kitchit’s co-founder and CEO, a chef marketplace for in home dining experiences. Under his leadership, he oversaw its growth into four US markets as an internationally awarded lifestyle brand at the forefront of the food and hospitality industries, as well the nascent experience economy. He is a long-time mentor to entrepreneurs for Stanford University’s StartX program and has been recognized in Forbes’ annual recognition of 30 Under 30 leaders.

Spencer Hutchins

Spencer is a serial digital medicine entrepreneur. He co-founded Reflexion Health, where he served as CEO for three years, achieving FDA clearance for Vera, a tele-rehab product used by some of the most progressive orthopedic and rehab programs in the United States. Prior to Reflexion, Spencer served as Senior Director at West Health, where he helped source & support investments in companies such as Humedica, Change Healthcare, and goBalto. Prior to that, he was a member of the founding healthcare team at the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama administration, and a consultant at Booz & Company. Spencer received an MBA from Yale School of Management and BA from Colby College. When not building health businesses, he’s a loving & (fully)-whelmed husband & father of a toddler.

Hector Rodriguez

Senior leadership executive in enterprise software, new technologies and cloud, company builder and entrepreneur. 20+ years of international leadership experience, including 7 years as part of the executive team of Accenture Strategy. Excel at strategic planning, cross-functional (direct and virtual) team management with direct P&L responsibility, strategic alliances, business partnerships, go-to-market execution, and development of key client relationships at CXO/VP/Director levels. Led a cloud automation SaaS startup from a 2 person company to a seven-digit acquisition (x10 ROI) by a leading European cloud industry player, heading go-to-market and corporate development efforts. Raised $42 Million in a Venture Capital constrained market (2000-10) and led Corporate Development, Sales, Marketing, Product, Operations and Legal for a San Francisco mid sized enterprise Software Company. Increased 48% the yearly revenue and decreased operating expenses by 50% in a complete turnaround of a Gartner-ranked Leader in workplace enterprise software, saving shareholders $6.7 Million of direct investment. Achieved market leadership on a new SaaS project collaboration technology in Spain’s AEC market, from setting up/financing the company ($4.5 Million), to hiring the sales team and directing all marketing and customer acquisition efforts. Fast-tracked to the Executive team in Accenture in 4 years working on business transformation engagements in US, Spain, Turkey and Latam.

*Prospective CEO photos courtesy of Jacqueline Endsley Photography