CHICAGO, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to improving the human condition, Abundant Venture Partners is adding a new partner to its leadership team. David R. Strand will join the Chicago-based investment firm as operating partner, leading Abundant's investments in the human performance space. He will work across Abundant's companies, including serving as interim CEO of Life Cross Training, a training and wellness company in the portfolio.
David brings over 30 years of innovative, entrepreneurial healthcare leadership experience to Abundant, across a variety of both early stage companies and established health care institutions.
"We're lucky to have the opportunity to tap into David's wealth of experience in growing and leading health companies," said Andrew Swinand, Abundant co-founder. "His human-centric approach to healthcare makes him the perfect addition to our team."
Founded in 2011, Abundant invests in companies that enhance the human condition by improving human wellness, human performance and human engagement.
Prior to joining Abundant, David co-founded and served as CEO at one of the nation's first patient experience improvement companies, ExperiaHealth, until its acquisition by Vocera (VCRA). He previously served as CEO at LifeNexus, LifeMasters and Medica, one of the nation's largest health plans. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic and Allina Health System. David began his career as outside counsel to United HealthCare, from its formation through its IPO and acquisition of its national network of HMOs.
"David's focus on transforming healthcare with a deep understanding of both patient and provider needs aligns perfectly with our approach at Abundant," said Eric Langshur, Abundant and Life Cross Training co-founder. "His addition will drive forward our expertise and momentum in leading the wellness movement."
Abundant Venture Partners is a purpose-based incubator focused on improving the human condition by creating companies that enhance human wellness, human performance, and human engagement. The partnership was formed with a core belief that it is still possible to do well while doing good. Abundant seeks to create and invest in early stage companies that share our values and beliefs. www.abundantventurepartners.com.
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