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Board of Directors

Stephen N. Kahane, MD, MS

Stephen N. Kahane, MD, MS

EVP | President, Client Organization, athenahealth


Dr. Kahane is a healthcare information technology industry veteran with a track record of driving growth, market leadership and significant value creation. Dr. Kahane’s career spans more than 30 years across companies that have delivered healthcare IT and automation solutions for physician practices, hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and accountable care organizations. For the past 8 years, Stephen has served in a variety of senior leadership roles at athenahealth, a cloud-based tech-enabled services company with solutions for a wide variety of healthcare services organizations. Prior to joining athenahealth, Dr. Kahane was Chairman and CEO of publicly-traded AMICAS, an image and information management solutions company. Dr. Kahane’s experience also includes roles as CEO & Vice Chairman of publicly traded VitalWorks (sold to Cerner in 2005), CEO of Datamedic, and Medical Director and System Development Director of IT at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Dr. Kahane holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and an M.D. from Emory University. Dr. Kahane also served as an operating partner at both SV Life Sciences and Bessemer Venture Partners, venture and private equity firms focused on healthcare and technology. He has served on several boards including Homecare Homebase, a leading provider of information management solutions for home health services delivery and RedBrick Health, a leading provider of cloud-based tech-enabled services for employee health engagement.

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Dan Nova

Dan Nova, MBA

Partner, Highland Capital Partners


Dan joined Highland in 1996 as a Partner to establish and build the firm’s internet investment practice. He is leading the firm’s expansion efforts into China. He continues to be an active investor focusing on technology and consumer investments with specific experience and interest in internet, digital marketing and media technologies. Dan has led the firm’s investments and served on the boards of a number of successful companies including: Amp Resources (acquired by Enel), Ask Jeeves (IPO), BeFree (IPO), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), eToys (IPO), Fastclick (IPO, acquired by ValueClick), Gamesville (acq'd by Lycos), Lycos (IPO), MapQuest (IPO, acquired by AOL), N2 Broadband (acquired by TANDBERG), Navic Networks (acquired by Microsoft), NextCard (IPO), NYTimes Digital (acquired by New York Times), Qihoo 360 (IPO), Quote.com (acquired by Lycos), Raindance (IPO), RoweCom (IPO), StyleFeeder (acquired by Time, Inc.) and YogaWorks (acquired by Great Hill Partners). His current portfolio includes Beyond the Rack, CMI Marketing, HourlyNerd, Rent The Runway, ThredUp, and Yipit. Dan has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry. Prior to joining Highland in 1996, Dan was a Partner at CMG@Ventures where he co-led the partnership's investment activities in early-stage internet companies. Dan earned a B.S., Computer Science and Marketing from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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