by Jasmine Batchelor
September 27, 2018
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Chief Executive Officer,
Michael is an entrepreneur, investor, and healthcare strategist with 30 years’ experience leading technology-enabled healthcare organizations. Michael is currently CEO of Narus Health, a healthcare support and concierge service for individuals with significant illness.
Most recently, Michael was the founding President and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, serving in that capacity from 2010-2015. His work helped drive Nashville’s entrepreneurial growth and as honored by President Obama as a “Champion of Change” in 2012. Michael served as the Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2014-2016.
From 2000-2007, Michael served as President of ParadigmHealth. ParadigmHealth specialized in the management of clinically complex patients and is now part of Optum Health.
Previously, Michael was President and Founder of Theraphysics, a venture-backed, specialty rehabilitation firm. Theraphysics was acquired by Beverly Enterprises in 1998. Prior to founding Theraphysics, Michael worked at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as Vice President of Managed Care.
Michael is on faculty at Vanderbilt University where he teaches Healthcare Innovation and Launching New Ventures in the Owen Graduate School of Management. Michael began his career in healthcare in 1983 after graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Michael also holds an MBA from Belmont University and a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.