Press Release · April 8, 2015
Boston, MA, April 8, 2015 — par8o, Healthcare’s Operating System, today announced the addition of Fred C. Goad, Jr. to its Board of Directors. Mr. Goad is actively involved in several portfolio companies involving healthcare and information services and has served over 20 years as the president or chief executive officer at various healthcare companies.
“Fred brings over 40 years of experience in managing and growing healthcare companies, so we are thrilled to have him join our Board,” said Daniel Palestrant, MD, co-founder and CEO at par8o. “This is a pivotal moment in par8o’s growth, so it’s the perfect time to bring someone like Fred on board, as his understanding of the full lifecycle of a startup will be instrumental in guiding us and helping us achieve our business goals.”
Mr. Goad founded Voyent Partners, LLC, a private investment company, in August 2001, and is currently a partner. He served as co-chief executive officer of the transaction services division of WebMD Corporation, a provider of healthcare transaction, information and technology services, from June 2000 through March 2001. From March 1999 through May 2000, Mr. Goad was a senior advisor to the office of the president of the transaction services division of Quintiles Transnational Corporation, a contract research company providing a wide range of clinical research services for biotech and pharmaceutical clients. He was co-chief executive officer and chairman of Envoy from June 1996 until Envoy was acquired by Quintiles in March 1999. From 1985 to June 1996, Mr. Goad was the president and chief executive officer of Envoy Corporation, a provider of electronic transaction processing services for the healthcare industry.
“I’m very excited about par8o’s disruptive technology and what its groundbreaking approach for connecting providers, payers, and patients means for the healthcare industry,” said Mr. Goad. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my years of experience and deep knowledge across multiple industries to help par8o continue to grow and change the industry for the better.”
Mr. Goad is an in-demand advisor and has served on numerous boards throughout his career. He has been on the board of directors at Luminex Corporation since September 1997 and also served on the board of directors of Emageon Inc., a provider of information technology systems for hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities, until its sale in 2008. Mr. Goad holds a B.S. in business from the University of Virginia.