Fort Worth, TX, January 17, 2017 – DW Healthcare Partners and Council Capital, two healthcare-focused private equity firms, are pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Lashley as Chief Executive Officer of Caregiver, one of the leading providers of services to the intellectual and developmental disability community in the United States.
Mark comes to Caregiver with over twenty years of healthcare and leadership experience, most recently as a Division President for Rural/Metro, the nation’s second largest ambulance company. While with Rural/Metro, Mark helped lead the company through a major integration initiative ultimately improving employee engagement, patient care, financial results, and the successful sale of the company in 2015. “With years of experience in leading teams that serve others, we are confident that Mark will help Caregiver continue to provide the finest services to allow individuals we serve to enjoy productive, dignified, and fulfilling lives.” stated Andrew Carragher, Caregiver Board Member and Founder and Managing Partner of DW Healthcare Partners.
Prior to Rural/Metro, Mark was a Vice President with ARAMARK Healthcare, where he led a region that included over sixty (60) hospitals throughout the southeast United States and the Virgin Islands. During Mark’s leadership tenure, the Healthcare division experienced significant revenue growth, higher levels of employee and customer satisfaction and strong financial results. Eric Keen, Caregiver Board Member and General Partner at Council Capital, stated, “We are confident that Mark brings the right experience and leadership skills to lead the organization and to drive significant growth within and outside of Texas.”
About Council Capital
Council Capital is a Nashville-based healthcare private equity firm with approximately $300 million of capital under management. Council Capital has a longstanding history of successfully partnering with healthcare companies that will benefit from its CEO Council business model, a distinct value proposition that offers exclusive access to a top-tier group of 34 industry-leading CEOs and several strategic healthcare investors.
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ABOUT DW HEALTHCARE PARTNERS
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm manages over $800 million in committed capital and invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams.
DW Healthcare Partners is led by seasoned healthcare executives with more than 110 years of combined industry experience. The firm provides the capital, strategic guidance, and acquisition expertise to help mid-to-late-stage companies realize their potential for growth.