Prior to joining WCP, Dave Bellaire was most recently a Senior Advisor at Bain & Company, following more than a decade as Senior Partner and Director and leader of the insurance, provider and healthcare services (including healthcare IT) sectors. Prior to Bain, Mr. Bellaire was the EVP/COO for a NASDAQ-listed health informatics, pharmaceutical and medical benefit, and clearinghouse services company; lead Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton; SVP at APM/Computer Science Corporation, and CEO of two specialty reinsurance businesses sold to an industry consolidator. Earlier in his career, he founded, built and sold Canada Prosthetics.
Mr. Bellaire is on the Board of Cordant Health Solutions (previously Sterling Healthcare Holdings) and is Chairman of Ivy Rehab.
He was a Northwestern University Medical School faculty member and recipient of biomedical research awards (President’s Council, VA) as a Northwestern, National Science Foundation, Rehabilitation Services Agency and Kellogg Foundation scholar.
Mr. Bellaire received an M.B.A. and graduate degrees (prosthetics/bio-engineering), with highest honors, from Northwestern University.
Mark Layden, an Operating Partner, joined WCP in 2015. Mr. Layden’s relationship with WCP began in 2014 through an executive-led strategy which culminated in WCP’s investment in CyberGrants. Mr. Layden is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CyberGrants and is on their Board of Directors. Prior to joining CyberGrants, Mr. Layden was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Applied Systems, Inc. During his tenure, Applied Systems doubled its revenue and EBITDA to become the largest provider of insurance agency management software in North America. Mr. Layden led several key value-creation initiatives, including the launch of the company's flagship Epic software platform, the fastest growing industry application adding more than 30,000 new users in five years. Mr. Layden's efforts helped enable the company to generate a $1.8 billion valuation at the time of its sale in January 2014. Prior to joining Applied Systems, Mr. Layden had senior management roles at leading global software companies including FICO (f/k/a Fair Isaac Corporation) and SAP, as well as at smaller entrepreneurial firms such as Temposoft and Campbell Software.
Mr. Layden holds an A.B. Degree in Economics from Harvard University.
David Lowenberg, an Operating Partner, joined WCP in 2013. Prior to joining WCP, Mr. Lowenberg was Chief Operating Officer of Express Scripts and President and Chief Executive Officer of its Curascript subsidiary, the specialty pharmacy business. Express Scripts (NASDAQ – ESRX) is one of the largest and most successful pharmacy benefit managers in the United States, a Fortune 100 company. During Mr. Lowenberg’s tenure at Express Scripts, the company’s revenues grew from approximately $150 million to nearly $20 billion. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lowenberg worked as an executive with both local and state governments in Arizona, including serving as the Executive Director of the Arizona Welfare Department.
Mr. Lowenberg holds a master’s degree in public management from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Cordant Health Solutions (f/k/a Sterling Healthcare Holdings) and as Executive Chairman of the Board of PSI Services.
Andrew Rueff, an Operating Partner, joined WCP in 2017. Mr. Rueff was one of the original founders and architects of the recapitalization of TransFirst Holdings, Inc., where he served in numerous executive roles while helping to build TransFirst into a top payments company in the U.S. During his 14 years at TransFirst, Mr. Rueff served as VP of Mergers and Acquisitions, Secretary of the Board, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and SVP of Corporate Development. From 2000-2014, he was responsible for the company’s strategy and corporate development, where he completed more than 25 acquisitions that helped grow the company from less than $20 million of net revenue to over $250 million of net revenue and significant profitability. Prior to joining TransFirst, Mr. Rueff served as Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Atlanta-based transaction processing company Nova.
Mr. Rueff earned both a Bachelor’s and an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a JD degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He also currently serves on the board of CyberGrants, where he advises on payments strategy.
George Ahn has partnered with WCP to pursue investments in the vertically-focused application software industry, and WCP has committed $100 million to the partnership. Previously, Mr. Ahn served as the head of IBM’s smart infrastructure software organization, following its acquisition of Tririga, where he served as CEO and member of the board and grew the company’s revenue and EBITDA several fold. Prior to Tririga, Mr. Ahn had success in senior leadership positions at several of the software industry's leading companies including serving as the head of PeopleSoft's CRM division, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of TIBCO, and general manager of Siebel Systems' middle market CRM division.
Mr. Ahn received a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Gary Mecklenburg, an Executive Partner, joined WCP in 2006. Prior to joining WCP, Mr. Mecklenburg served as President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 21 years. Mr. Mecklenburg’s career has included senior management positions at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Stanford University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Franciscan Healthcare in Milwaukee. Mr. Mecklenburg is recognized as one of the nation’s leading healthcare executives.
Mr. Mecklenburg holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He currently serves as a member of the Boards of Adreima and Cordant Health Solutions (f/k/a Sterling Healthcare Holdings).
Mr. Mecklenburg’s national role has included serving as Chairman of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois Hospital Association, the Health Forum, the National Alliance for Information Technology and the Healthcare Research and Development Institute. Mr. Mecklenburg is a Director of Becton Dickinson and Company, LHP Hospital Partners, Froedtert Health and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.