Mr. Stark brings over 17 years of experience as an advisor, investor and occasional operator to lower and middle market companies. Mr. Stark has deep expertise in private equity investing, especially as related to the healthcare sector. During his career he has been affiliated with over $500 million in transaction value in direct investments and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Cascade, Mr. Stark was the Director of Strategic Investing for Medical Mutual of Ohio. There he was responsible for leading the acquisition activity, strategic partnerships and fund investing for a $3 billion regional health plan.
Prior to Medical Mutual of Ohio, Mr. Stark served as a Principal at EDG Partners, a lower middle-market healthcare focused private equity firm. His experience there focused on private equity investing and transaction structuring and analysis. At EDG, he was responsible for sourcing potential investments and for identifying and partnering with Founders, serial entrepreneurs and senior executives to help build industry-leading healthcare companies. Mr. Stark served as Chairman of Peak Payer Solutions, Inc. and on the board of Sommet, Inc., Unity Physician Partners and other portfolio companies.
Mr. Stark began his career in Charlotte, North Carolina at Wachovia Corporation within its Loan Syndications Investment Banking Group focused on the allocation of multi-billion dollar credit facilities. After Wachovia, he joined a Multi-Strategy $4 Billion Distressed Focused Hedge Fund. There, Mr. Stark quickly rose from Senior Analyst to Vice President responsible for sourcing new transactions and managing a $100 million plus portfolio. In addition, he served on the boards of select portfolio companies.
Mr. Stark holds a Masters of Business Administration with distinction from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University.