The Afternoon Sessions:
The Consumer Impact on Healthcare

In 2016, consumers have continued to drive transformation in healthcare delivery and costs, both individually and collectively through their employers. In parallel, Health Care Providers, Health Plans, and Health Services Companies are innovating around value-based care models, and meeting patient demand for timely, accessible care in new ways. Panelists will share perspectives on industry investments in new partnerships, business models, services, and tools to address the new consumer-focused healthcare landscape.

discussion leaders:

  • Sandeep Acharya, Vice President of Growth, OneMedical Group
  • Jeff Bennett, CEO, higi
  • Karan (KG) Garg, SVP, Houlihan Lokey
  • Danny Rosenberg, Managing Director, Sterling Partners
  • Eric D. Hargan, Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig

The Profiles

3-sandeep_004Sandeep Acharya
Vice President of Growth
OneMedical Group


Sandeep Acharya is the Vice President of Growth at One Medical Group, responsible for leading two of the fastest-growing business units with the organization: enterprise and physician partnerships. Prior to joining One Medical, Sandeep was an investor in healthcare at Bain Capital and technology at Insight Venture Partners. Sandeep now brings his knowledge to One Medical, leading cross-functional teams helping drive successful partnerships with the organization’s key strategic partners.

3-Bennett_0615_6701Jeff Bennett
higi SH llc


Jeff Bennett has been the CEO of higi since July 2013 after serving on the board since its inception. Prior to joining higi, Mr. Bennett was the Managing Director of Merrick Ventures, a holding company which focused on investments in healthcare IT and media.

Mr. Bennett formerly served as the VP of Corporate Strategy and Investments at Ygomi, a technology-focused holding company led by the founding investor of NAVTEQ, held executive positions at BridgePort Networks and PrairieComm, both venture backed organizations in the telecommunications industry, and was an executive consultant to Cadence Design Systems with focus on corporate strategy and M&A activities.

Mr. Bennett earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

3-Garg-Karan-CHKaran (KG) Garg
Houlihan Lokey


Mr. Garg is a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group. He has more than a decade of healthcare investment banking and private equity experience, including seven years at Houlihan Lokey. During his career, Mr. Garg has closed more than 50 transactions, including buyside and sellside M&A transactions, as well as private financing and equity raise transactions for public and private companies. He focuses on a wide range of sectors within healthcare services including, dental services and products, outsourced physician services, behavioral health, technology enabled healthcare services and clinical laboratories.

Mr. Garg’s notable recent clients include North East Dental Management, Absolute Dental, Valley Anesthesiology, RHA Health Services, Interactive Health Solutions, Dental Care Alliance, Deca Dental Group, DentMall, Gentle Dental of New England, ABILITY Network, MedHOK Healthcare Solutions, H.C. Materials, maxIT Healthcare, Calloway Labs, IEE, MWH Global, NextiraOne Group, Celsis, Accumed Home Health, CareFusion Technologies, Select Rehabilitation and SourceOne Healthcare Technologies. Mr. Garg is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Prior to re-joining Houlihan Lokey in 2010, Mr. Garg was an Investment Manager with Primus Capital Funds, a middle-market private equity fund, where he structured and executed private equity investments in healthcare and education sectors. While at Primus he evaluated investments in home health, long-term care, HCIT, distribution, rehabilitation, practice management and healthcare focused for-profit post-secondary education companies.
Mr. Garg received a B.S. in finance from DePaul University. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).

3-Danny-RosenbergDanny Rosenberg
Managing Director
Sterling Partners


Mr. Rosenberg joined Sterling in 1999 and is a member of the Investment Committee. As managing director, Mr. Rosenberg works on all aspects of the deal process including identification and due diligence of prospective acquisitions, and management and oversight of the active portfolio. Mr. Rosenberg also manages the Sterling Accelerator Program and works on the following portfolio companies: Adeptus Health, Meritas, Radial, SAVO and Surgical Solutions.

Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Rosenberg worked as an investment banker at Vector Securities International and as a Vice President of acquisitions at Heitman Financial.

Mr. Rosenberg is a founding member, former Chairman, and current Board Member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, the leading private equity association in the Midwest. Mr. Rosenberg received a BA from Duke University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

3-from-web-HARGANEEric D. Hargan


Mr. Eric D. Hargan is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Health & FDA Business Practice. He focuses his practice on transactions, health care regulations and government relations. Within the transactional area, he focuses on private equity, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions in the health care sector. For health industry companies and investors, his experience as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, combined with more than two decades of experience as a corporate attorney, allow him to provide unique and advantageous insights to his clients.

Previously, Eric served in the position of Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also served as Regulatory Policy Officer of the Department, overseeing the development and approval of all HHS, CMS and FDA regulations and significant guidance. At HHS, Eric participated in a wide variety of the Department’s initiatives and programs, including Medicare; Medicaid; the regulation of food, drugs and medical devices; public health; welfare programs and medical research. He served HHS as Deputy General Counsel prior to his other positions. In 2014, he was chosen by incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to serve as Co-Chair and Convener of Governor Rauner’s Healthcare and Human Services Transition Committee, and was appointed by Governor Rauner in 2015 to the Illinois State Health Improvement Planning Council and to the Illinois State Innovation Model (SIM) Workgroup.

Eric has spoken widely and been published both in the U.S. and overseas on health-related topics, including Medicare and Medicaid reform, health law, medical device and biologics regulation, food safety, vaccines, quarantine, public health preparedness and pandemic influenza. He was a member of the U.S. government team at the inaugural U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing, worked with the Ministry of Health of Japan on food safety and importation issues, worked with the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control to further biosecurity in developing nations and initiated and led the departmental group that developed the first responses to international food safety and importation issues in 2007.

Eric has also served as an expert witness on issues involving the federal physician self-referral and anti-kickback statutes.

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