Today, PerfectServe – healthcare’s only comprehensive and secure communication and collaboration platform – announced that Robert Rinek, managing director at Piper Jaffray, and Brant Heise, managing director of Memorial Care Innovation Fund, have been named to its board of directors.
“We are honored to welcome two well-respected investors to our board of directors,” said Terry Edwards, PerfectServe CEO. “Brant’s deep healthcare experience paired with Robert’s financial and strategic insight will be instrumental as we continue to drive the company’s growth and capacity to support the needs for greater care team collaboration, including the quest to help physician offices, hospital and health systems meet value-based care demands.”
Involved in a variety of investing activities for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations over the course of his career, Robert Rinek brings more than 35 years of investment expertise to PerfectServe. Joining Piper Jaffray in 1982, he established the firm’s financial institutions group (“FIG”) and served as global group head of FIG until December 2007. Having also served on the board of Piper Jaffray Ventures, Robert helped start a number of venture and equity funds, including Northern Leasing Fund and Twin Cities Angels. He graduated from Denison University and earned a master of business administration degree from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Over the past 20 years, Brant Heise has accumulated experience in business development and operations in entrepreneurial start-up companies, physician organizations, community hospitals and academic medical centers. In addition to his role as managing director of the MemorialCare Innovation Fund, Brant sits on the board of directors for several privately held, venture-capital-funded companies within the MemorialCare Innovation Fund’s investment portfolio, now including PerfectServe. Additionally, he is also a senior managing director of Summation Health Ventures. Brant earned a master’s degree in health care services administration from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor of arts in psychology from Grinnell College.
“PerfectServe has the ability to solve longstanding clinical communication issues,” said Brant Heise. “Their ability to fix process problems by improving clinical communication workflow, while solving the acute challenges associated with reaching people quickly and securely in healthcare, aligns all of the critical areas of providing patient care.”
PerfectServe Synchrony™, the company’s unified communications and collaboration solution, allows clinicians to immediately identify and reach the most appropriate patient care team member so they can address a patient’s urgent needs quickly and provide the highest quality of care. By allowing physicians to filter and receive pertinent information based upon where, when and how they work, physicians are able to respond more timely and in a way they prefer, increasing their overall engagement.