Dwight French is a proven executive with over 20 years of successful healthcare focused experience. He is equally effective leading a C-level strategy conversation on behalf of a start-up enterprise or a Fortune 500 company. Dwight has an established track record of successfully building and leading growth.
The last two years, at the direction of the board of directors of a publicly traded company providing services to 47 Medicaid states and 270 managed medicaid health plans, he developed a 5 year growth strategy and successfully implemented an enterprise product management function. The company is well on its way to achieving it's goal of regaining consistent year over year growth with revenues in the double digits and EPS in the 12% to 14% range.
Over the previous 6 years, he co-founded and served as COO for an innovative population health management technology start-up. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing the initial business plan and strategy for the company, producing in excess of $12M in funding for a $3.5M business, developing several key strategic alliances and executing against the business plan by doubling revenues and adding net new strategic clients.
Dwight has been working at the leading edge of healthcare reform since its inception. Considered by many as an insightful leader, his disruptive strategies and cutting edge vision exploit business opportunities that arise from this evolving reform. Dwight possesses the rare ability to craft strategies and shape vision into actionable results. He accomplishes this unique skill through solid operational execution, effective communication and intentional relationship development.
An innovative entrepreneur with the experience of a disciplined operations manager, Dwight has a proven track record conceptualizing early business trends and then developing the strategy and execution plan that delivers results. As a result of his vision for healthcare reform, well before the ACA was signed into law, he secured an initial investment of $2.5M for a small software company to begin preparing for the opportunities reform would provide to technology innovation over the next decade.
After securing strategic funding from the second largest health plan in the country, his “healthcare is social” vision led to an innovative population health management platform based on cloud technology. This next generation of population health management capabilities incorporates social media and a consumer-like experience, including secure IM and video for the care team and patient.
Throughout his career, Dwight has worked closely with senior executive management for both national and local healthcare delivery systems. He has worked closely with board directors from many facets of business, technology and healthcare. As evidenced by same source multi-investment tranches, his collaborative style and visionary leadership instills confidence in executive leadership, board directors and strategic investors alike.